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RECREATIONAL SOCCER

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 Boulder Valley – provides all players with developmentally appropriate playing opportunities. Coaches are supported through age-appropriate soccer curriculum and profession development opportunities.

With playing opportunities beginning for players three years old through U19s, Boulder Valley Youth Soccer provides developmentally appropriate soccer environments for players of all ages and abilities. 

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)
Coaching (U4-U19): Camilo Solarte  (camilo.solarte@fcboulder.com)

Weather line:
Ages U9-U19: 303-661-7440.  Updated after 3pm on weekdays and 7:30am on weekends.

Game Schedules for U9-U19 age groups:
 https://events.gotsport.com/events/Default.aspx?EventID=74020

FAQ:

How to upload player Birth Certificates for U9+ players
How to upload player Photos for U9+ players

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: Community Park in Superior
Saturday, 10:00-10:45AM; Location: TBD in Boulder

Dates: Sept 13th/14th- October 18th/19th

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

Registrations deadline/ Wait list period begins: August 22.
Early bird discount of $5 thru June 1!

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
Thursday – Arapahoe YMCA turf field.

Game locations/ times (choose one):
Friday afternoon, 4:30 & 5:45pm games at Pleasantview Soccer Complex in Boulder
Friday afternoons, 4:30 & 5:45pm games at the Arapahoe YMCA in Lafayette
Friday afternoons, 4:30 & 5:45pm games at: TBD in Superior
Saturday games (played between 10:00am-3:00pm) at: TBD in Boulder

Dates: Sept 13th/14th- October 18th/19th

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

Registrations deadline/ Wait list begins: August 22. ($25 late fee after) Early bird discount of $5 thru June 1!

LEARN TO PLAY SOCCER (U6, COED)

DOB: 10/1/13-9/30/14
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
Thursday – Arapahoe YMCA turf field.

Game locations/ times (choose one):
Friday afternoon, 4:30 & 5:45pm games at Pleasantview Soccer Complex in Boulder
Friday afternoons, 4:30 & 5:45pm games at the Araphoe YMCA in Lafayette
Friday afternoons, 4:30 & 5:45pm games at: Community Park in Superior
Saturday games (played between 10:00am-3:00pm) at: TBD in Boulder

Dates: Sept 13th/14th- October 18th/19th

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

Registrations deadline/ Wait list begins: August 22. ($25 late fee after) Early bird discount of $5 thru June 1!

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.

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
Thursday – Arapahoe YMCA turf field.

Game locations/ times (choose one):
Friday afternoon, 4:30 & 5:45pm games at Pleasantview Soccer Complex in Boulder
Friday afternoons, 4:30 & 5:45pm games at the Arapahoe YMCA in Lafayette
Friday afternoons, 4:30 & 5:45pm games at: Community Park in Superior
Saturday games (played between 10:00am-3:00pm) at: TBD in Boulder 

Dates: Sept 13th/14th- October 18th/19th      

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

Registrations deadline/ Wait list begins: August 22. ($25 late fee after) Early bird discount of $5 thru June 1!

RECREATIONAL SOCCER (U8, BOYS AND 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, 4:30 & 5:45pm games at Pleasant View Soccer Complex 
Saturdays, games between 10:00am – 3:00pm at TBD Middle School 
          ***Locations may be combined based on enrollment*** 

Dates: Sept 13th/14th- October 18th/19th

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

Registrations deadline/ Wait list begins: August 22. ($25 late fee after) Early bird discount of $5 thru June 1!

U9-U19 CSA Recreational Divisions 

DOB: By birth year.  Ex. U9= 2011, U10= 2010, 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

CSA Recreational League. 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 Fall 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 Saturday, September 14th and end by Saturday, November 2nd/9th

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

Registration deadline: July 31st ($20 late fee after) The deadline has passed, please email lenore.knox@fcboulder with your child’s birthdate.  Players may be added on a space available basis.

**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 Camilo Solarte  (camilo.solarte@fcbolder.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 Fall 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: July 31st ($20 late fee after) The deadline has passed, please email lenore.knox@fcboulder with your child’s birthdate.  Players may be added on a space available basis.

**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.