The Gateway Region YMCA is excited to partner with MLS team St. Louis CITY SC and Together Credit Union to make soccer more accessible to area youth.

Read our press release announcing the partnership. 

Eligible youth Pre-K through 6th grade at our 8 partner branches will have the opportunity to participate in youth soccer for a reduced cost - only $5 for Y members or $10 for non-members per season. 

Those eligible to receive discounted soccer rates include kids age Pre-K through 6th Grade who are current Y members and non-members approved for financial assistance, and those who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program through the state of Missouri or Illinois.

 

Registration Information

Register at partner branches by calling or visiting the branch. Online registration is not available for this program.

Bayer YMCA
Call 314-367-4646 or visit the Welcome Center.

Carondelet Park Rec Complex 
Call 314-768-9622 or visit the Welcome Center.

Collinsville, Maryville, Troy YMCA 
Call 618-346-5600 or visit the Welcome Center.

Downtown Belleville YMCA
Call 618-233-1243 or visit the Welcome Center.

East Belleville YMCA
Call 618-236-9983 or visit the Welcome Center.

Emerson YMCA
Call 314-521-1822 or visit the Welcome Center.

O'Fallon, IL YMCA
Call 618-628-7701 or visit the Welcome Center.

South City Family YMCA
Call 314-644-3100 or visit the Welcome Center.

Who is eligible for discounted soccer lessons?

Those eligible to receive discounted soccer lessons include kids, ages Pre-K through sixth grade, who are current Y members or non-member participants approved for financial assistance, as well as those who qualify for the free or reduced lunch program and/or the Missouri Department of Family Services.

Y members pay only $5 per season, non-members $10.

Which branches are participating?

For the spring 2023 season, the partnership program will be available at 8 YMCA locations: Bayer YMCA, Carondelet Park Rec Complex, Collinsville, Maryville, Troy YMCA, Downtown Belleville YMCA, East Belleville YMCA, Emerson YMCA, O'Fallon, IL YMCA, and the South City Family YMCA.

Coach Training Program

St. Louis CITY SC will provide additional support by working with the Y to implement a training curriculum for the participating coaches to heighten the level of training and play within our existing soccer program. The partners will collaborate on developing new soccer curriculum for coaches and youth participants that reflect a well-rounded education on technical, emotional, social, tactical and physical skill sets.

   

Become a Volunteer Coach

Be a YMCA Volunteer Youth Sports Coach at one of our partner branches and be trained by St. Louis CITY SC! Partners are developing a new soccer curriculum for coaches and youth participants that reflect a well-rounded education on technical, emotional, social, tactical, and physical skills sets. 

Make a difference in players' lives at the Y, where our Youth Sports focus on learning, character development and teamwork.

“This partnership with St. Louis CITY SC will enable us to improve access to our soccer programs and better serve under-resourced youth, which is core to the Y’s mission. We are so grateful to the generosity and leadership of St. Louis CITY SC in their ongoing efforts to help strengthen our community.”

Tim Helm, Gateway Region YMCA President and CEO

 

“Our club looks to unite our community through soccer and inspire our next generation of players, and this is being brought to life with Soccer for Our CITY. As we work with Gateway Region YMCA and Together Credit Union to reach and engage with our area’s youngest players, we look forward to continuing to work with the communities this program will serve.”

Barbra Silva, St. Louis CITY SC Director of Community Relations.