The Gateway Region YMCA is excited to partner with Major League Soccer expansion team St. Louis CITY SC to make soccer more accessible to St. Louis youth.

Read our press release announcing the partnership. 

Eligible youth Pre-K through 6th grade at our 4 partner branches - Bayer YMCA, Carondelet Park Rec Complex, Emerson YMCA, and South City Family YMCA - 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.

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.

Emerson YMCA
Call 314-521-1822 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?

The partnership program is initially available at four YMCA locations; including Bayer YMCA, Carondelet Park Rec Complex, Emerson 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

 

“St. Louis CITY SC is committed to making high-level soccer training accessible to all within the St. Louis region through interactive and inclusive programming, and this is just the first of many ways we plan on accomplishing that goal. Our partnership with the YMCA allows us to offer these opportunities through the power of collaboration, and we look forward to bridging the gap of soccer together.”

Khalia Collier, St. Louis CITY SC Vice President of Community Relations