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.
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.
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.
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.