We believe that participation in the game of soccer can produce joy and fulfillment that may be found in few other places. We embrace the way the game builds strong and healthy bodies, develops the minds of young players and nurtures their emotional well-being. The Boulder Valley Youth Soccer program – a cooperative effort between FC Boulder and the YMCA of Northern Colorado – provides all players with developmentally appropriate playing opportunities. Coaches are supported through age-appropriate soccer curriculum and professional development opportunities.

Financial Assistance information: BVYS offers financial assistance options for all age groups, visit this link for more information and to apply.

QUESTIONS?
Player Registration (ages U4-U8): Katy Brown (katy.brown@ymcanoco.org)
Player Registration (ages U9-U19): Lenore Knox (lenore.knox@fcboulder.com) 

Weather line:
Ages U9-U19: 303-661-7440.  Updated after 2pm on weekdays and 7:30am on weekends.

PLAYER PATHWAY OPTIONS

U4

Mini- Kickers Clinics (U4, COED)
DOB: 10/1/15-9/30/16

Coed – Fall/Spring Seasons

This frolicking, fun-filled introduction to soccer focuses on our littlest and silliest players. Led by BVYS staff, U4 Soccer teaches fundamentals and core concepts through various games and energy-burning activities. Your player will build a foundation in sportsmanship and work on the all-important skills of following directions and listening to a coach.

Location/Time (choose one):

Friday, 4:00-4:45PM; Location: Pleasant View Soccer Complex in Boulder
Friday, 4:00-4:45PM; Location: TBD in Superior
Saturday, 10:00-10:45AM; Location: TBD in Boulder

Dates: April 3rd/4th- May 8th/9th

Fee: YMCA Member $60 / Non-member $90 (no uniform required)

Registrations deadline/ Wait list period begins: April 1st.

Fun!

U5

Learn to Play Soccer (U5, COED)
DOB: 10/1/14-9/30/15

Coed – Fall/ Spring Seasons

Give your child a primer in the sport of soccer. Each team will have a one hour commitment each week including a 25-minute practice followed by a 25-minute 3v3 game each meeting throughout the 6-game season. Learn to Play is a program dedicated to developing young athletes with skills and knowledge of the game in a positive and playful environment. Volunteer Coaches are needed to help facilitate game play.

Optional skills clinic is lead by BVYS staff from 4:15-5:00pm (choose one):
Monday – South Boulder Recreation Center
Tuesday – Community Park in Superior
Wednesday – Columbine Park in Boulder
Thursday – Arapahoe YMCA turf field.

Game locations/ times (choose one):
Friday afternoon, Games between 4:00-7:00 pm at Pleasantview Soccer Complex in Boulder
Friday afternoons, Games between 4:00-7:00 pm at the Arapahoe YMCA in Lafayette
Friday afternoons, Games between 4:00-7:00 pm at: TBD in Superior
Saturday, Games between 10:00am-2:00pm at: TBD in Boulder (U5/U6 age groups are combined to allow for enough teams)

Dates: April 3rd/4th- May 8th/9th

Fees: YMCA Member $75 / Non-member $105. (Plus uniform fee)

Sportsmanship

U6

Learn to Play Soccer (U6, COED)
DOB: 10/1/13-9/30/14

Coed – Fall/ Spring Seasons

Your child loves soccer, and you love watching them thrive on and off the field. Using modified rules, this program allows young players o refine and define their skills and learn the intricacies of soccer fundamentals while nurturing their passion for the sport.

Teams will play in a 4v4 format each week throughout the 6-game season. Volunteer Coaches are needed to help facilitate game play.

Optional skills clinic is lead by BVYS staff from 4:15-5:00pm (choose one):
Monday – South Boulder Recreation Center
Tuesday – Community Park in Superior
Wednesday – Columbine Park in Boulder
Thursday – Arapahoe YMCA turf field.

Game locations/ times (choose one):
Friday afternoon, Games between 4:00-7:00 pm at Pleasantview Soccer Complex in Boulder
Friday afternoons, Games between 4:00-7:00 pm at the Arapahoe YMCA in Lafayette
Friday afternoons, Games between 4:00-7:00 pm at: TBD in Superior
Saturday games, Games between 10:00am-2:00pm at: TBD in Boulder (U5/U6 age groups are combined to allow for enough teams)

Dates: April 3rd/4th- May 8th/9th

Fees: YMCA Member $85 / Non-member $115. (Plus uniform fee)

Opportunity

U7

Recreational Soccer (U7, COED*)
DOB: 10/1/12-9/30/13

Fall/ Spring Seasons

Skill, strength, and sportsmanship. U7 Soccer provides your player with the adeptness and knowledge to build on skills with passing the ball and field awareness.  With the help of volunteer coaches, your athlete will cultivate their role as a team player and enjoy a focus on more advanced skills and athleticism–while having a ball.

Coed teams will play in a 4v4 format each week throughout the 6-game season. Volunteer Coaches are needed to help facilitate game play. Note: some coaches may offer an additional practice outside of game days. This is the exception, not the norm for U7 play.

*Note: U7 girls will be combined with the U8 girls age groups to allow for enough teams.

Optional skills clinic is lead by BVYS staff from 5:00-5:45pm (choose one):
Monday – South Boulder Recreation Center
Tuesday – Community Park in Superior
Wednesday – Columbine Park in Boulder
Thursday – Arapahoe YMCA turf field.

Game locations/ times (choose one):
Friday afternoon, Games between 4:00-7:00 pm at Pleasantview Soccer Complex in Boulder
Friday afternoons, Games between 4:00-7:00 pm at the Arapahoe YMCA in Lafayette
Friday afternoons, Games between 4:00-7:00 pm at: TBD in Superior
Saturday games, Games between 10:00am-2:00pm at: TBD in Boulder

Dates: April 3rd/4th- May 8th/9th    

Fees: YMCA Member $95 / Non-member $125. (Plus uniform fee)

Registrations deadline/ Wait list begins: March 15th. ($25 late fee after)

community

U8

Recreational Soccer (U8, Boys & Girls)
DOB: 10/1/11-9/30/12

Fall/ Spring seasons

Foster your athlete’s passion for the sport of soccer! U8 Soccer helps players progress to the next level: teams and field are bigger, kids learn to play goalie, rules are added and teams are no longer coed. It’s a big jump, but your child is ready for the new challenges and new victories that come with this program, which helps them prepare for competitive or recreational leagues.

This league will offer one team practice per week scheduled by the league. Volunteer Coaches may request day and location. Teams will be divided into Boys and Girls leagues and will play in a 6v6 format each week throughout the 6-game season.

BVYS staff will offer an additional weekly 45-minute team skills clinic to help develop players’ individual abilities. Clinics will be held from 5:00-5:45pm at the following locations (choose one):
Monday – South Boulder Recreation Center
Tuesday – Community Park in Superior
Wednesday – Columbine Park in Boulder
Thursday – Arapahoe YMCA turf field.

Game locations/ times (choose one)*:
Friday afternoon: Games between 4:00-7:00pm at Pleasant View Soccer Complex
Saturdays*: Games between 10:00am – 2:00pm at TBD  in Boulder
*Note: Saturday time slot is for beginners.  Friday time slot is geared for players with experience.

Dates:  April 3rd/4th- May 8th/9th

Fees: YMCA Member $110 / Non-member $140. (Plus uniform fee)

Registrations deadline/ Wait list begins: March 15th. ($25 late fee after)

progressive competition

U9-U19

CSA Recreational Divisions
DOB: U9 = 2011, U10 = 2010, U11 = 2009, etc. 

Fall/ Spring seasons

Beginning at the U9 age group (players born in 2011 and older), teams play in the Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) Recreational Leagues. Teams transition into the CSA leagues beginning at U9 as it can be difficult to provide appropriate levels of play for all teams with an “in house” league. Entry into the CSA league is an exciting step for most players. 

This CSA league is designed for those players who are looking to play in a fun, low commitment, recreational league.  Teams travel to “away” games.  Most away games are withing a 30-40 minute drive from Boulder.

  • Each team will receive 1-2 team practices per week scheduled through the league.
  • Teams are divided into Boys and Girls teams and will play an 8-game season.
  • U9-U10 teams play 7v7 and U11-U19 teams play 9v9 (including goalie). 

With CSA league play, teams are determined by BIRTH year, not the school calendar. Players born in 2011=U9; 2010= U10 and so on. Players are allowed to play “up” on a team, but playing “down” is not allowed. 

Resources/ Questions/ FAQ’s
2019-2020 birth chart for age groups
FAQ for CSA U9-U18 Recreational Players
FAQ for CSA U9-U18 Recreational Coaches 

U9/U10 Divisions
DOB: U9 = 2011, U10 = 2010

Fall/ Spring seasons

This CSA league is designed for those players who are looking to play in a fun, low commitment, recreational league. Each team will receive one team practice per week scheduled through the league. Volunteer coaches may request a day and location. Teams are divided into Boys and Girls teams and will play in an 7v7 (including goalie) format each week throughout the 8-game season. Teams in the CSA league will travel to their away games. Most away games are within a 30-40 minute drive of Boulder. 

BVYS staff lead optional skills clinics in addition to games/team practice from 5:45-6:30PM at the following locations (choose one): 

Monday: South Boulder Recreation Center
Thursday: Arapahoe YMCA turf field   

Game locations for HOME games (choose one):
-Saturday games at Pleasantview Soccer Complex and/or TBD Middle School in Boulder
-Saturday games at Arapahoe Ridge Park in Erie
*For Spring 2019, the Superior fields will not be available for home games. However we will still have Superior-based practices for Superior-based teams. 

Dates:
Practice/ skill clinics start: week of March 15th
Games start Saturday, March 21st and end by Saturday, May 9th/16th
**NOTE: there will be no bye weeks for Spring Break, games will play March 21st & 28th 

Fee: YMCA Member $150/ Non-member $200/ PlayPass recipients $140. (Plus $65 uniform fee) 

Registration deadline: Janurary 31st ($20 late fee after)  

**Please note: players will need a current photo and a copy of their birth certificate/passport uploaded to their player account to be eligible to play in the CSA soccer league. Information only needs to be added once, it will carry over for future seasons. 

U11-U19 Divisions
CSA Upper Recreational League
DOB: Birth years 2009-2001

Fall/ Spring seasons

The CSA Upper Recreational Leagues are designed for anyone wanting to continue their soccer development in a low commitment, fun recreational league. Each team will be entered into the CSA Recreational League in their correct age division. Teams are built based on players’ birth years. Leagues will be separated into Boys and Girls teams and will consist of one to two practices per week with a 9v9 (including goalkeeper) match each Saturday during the 8-game season. Coaches are paid a stipend for their time and commitment. Anyone interested in this coaching opportunity should contact Lenore Knox (lenore.knox@fcboulder.com) and will be required to go through a short training course.

Travel time to away matches may be longer as there are often fewer teams in the upper recreational age groups. U11-U15, 30-60 minutes for most games, but there may be the occasional longer travel time. U16-U18 play in the north metro division, travel till is generally less than 45 minutes.

With CSA league play, teams are determined by BIRTH year, not the school calendar. Players born in 2009=U11; 2008=U12; 2007=U13; 2006=U14; 2005=U15; 2004=U16; 2003=U17; 2002=U18; 2001=U19 and so on. Players can play up on a team, playing down is not allowed.

BVYS staff lead optional skills clinics in addition to games/team practice from 5:45-6:30pm at the following locations (choose one): 
Monday: South Boulder Recreation Center
Thursday: Arapahoe YMCA turf field.

Game locations for HOME games (choose one):
-Saturday games at Pleasantview Soccer Complex and/or TBD Middle School in Boulder
-Saturday games at Arapahoe Ridge Park in Erie
*For Spring 2019, the Superior fields will not be available for home games. However we will still have Superior-based practices for Superior-based teams.

Dates:
Practice/ skill clinics start: week of September 8th.
Games start on Saturday, September 14th and end by Saturday, November 9

Fee: YMCA Member $190/ Non-member $250/PLAYpass recpients $160. (Plus $65 uniform fee)

Registration deadline: January 31st ($20 late fee after)

**Please note: players will need a current photo and a copy of their birth certificate/passport uploaded to their player account to be eligible to play in the CSA soccer league. Information only needs to be added once, it will carry over for future seasons.

GAME SCHEDULES

More information to come.

CONTACT US

Lenore Knox
Recreational Registrar
U9-U19

lenore.knox@fcboulder.com
*U9-U19 should contact Lenore

Katy Brown
Sports Program Director

katy.brown@ymcanoco.org
*U4-U8 should contact Katy

FC Boulder
303.443.8877
2450 Central Avenue
Unit D-1
Boulder, CO 80301

YMCA of Lafayette
303.413.9622
2800 Dagny Way
Lafayette, CO 80026

YMCA of Boulder
303.442.2778
2850 Mapleton Ave.
Boulder, CO

YMCA of Longmont
303.776.0370
950 Lashley St.
Longmont, CO 80504

QUICK LINKS

CONTACT US

FC Boulder
303.443.8877
2450 Central Avenue
Unit D-1
Boulder, CO 80301

YMCA of Lafayette
303.413.9622
2800 Dagny Way
Lafayette, CO 80026

YMCA of Boulder
303.442.2778
2850 Mapleton Ave.
Boulder, CO

YMCA of Longmont
303.776.0370
950 Lashley St.
Longmont, CO 80504

ABOUT BVYS

The Boulder Valley Youth Soccer program – a cooperative effort between FC Boulder and the YMCA of Northern Colorado – provides all players with developmentally appropriate playing opportunities.

A Great Partnership