Yap Soccer

Soccer has grown in popularity and is open to both boys and girls ages EC4 - 6th Grade

Soccer is one of the most recognized sports to develops your child's coordination skills, while challenging their mental and physical conditioning. The YAP Soccer program is designed for your child to have fun, teach soccer fundamentals, and develop teamwork skills in a safe environment. The success of our season will be determined by your child's improvement in these areas alone, and not by the number of wins or losses.

Calendar: Our Soccer program is run in the fall.  Currently the plan is to draft teams on September 9th and start the season on September 29.

Teams: Each team will have approximately 10 players.

Fees: $85

Games: Teams will be tentatively scheduled to play one game per week, each Saturday.  Games times will announced following the draft night end of August, and each game will be one hour in duration.

Practice: Each team will have one practice per week, approximately 1 hour in duration, weekdays at the St. Lawrence field. After all teams have been formed, your Coach will determine the practice day / time and notify team members via email.

Experience: Previous experience is not necessary. Practices will include basic skills, teamwork drills, and game strategy.  Parents are encouraged to work with their children on soccer skills they learn at practice.

Coaching: We highly encourage all parents to volunteer to coach and/or assistant coach their child’s team.  It is a great way to experience what YAP is about, and earn points along the way!  No experience is required to coach.

Age Group for this Sport are:

U6 (Grades: EC-4 & K)

U8 (Grades 1st & 2nd)

U10 (Grades 3rd & 4th)

U12 (Grades 5th & 6th)

Uniforms and Equipment*:

Jersey (provided by YAP)

*Black Shorts, Black Socks, Cleats, Shin Guards, and Water bottle (supplied by player)

*Soccer Ball - U6  (supplied by player)

*Soccer Ball - U8, U10 and U12, Size 4 ball (supplied by player)

Age Groups / General Rules
• U6 (Grades: EC-4 & K) - will play 4 vs. 4 with no goalie and two 25-minute halves with a five minute halftime. Coaches are allowed on the field to direct players and will serve as referee.
• U8 (Grades 1st & 2nd) - will play 5 vs. 5 (including a goalie) and two 25-minute halves with a five minute halftime. Coaches are allowed on the field to direct players only if deemed appropriate and one certified referee will be present.
• U10 (Grades 3rd & 4th) - will play 6 vs.6 (including a goalie) and two 25-minute halves with a five minute halftime. Coaches are not allowed on the field to direct players and one certified referee will be present.
• U12 (Grades 5th & 6th) - will play 6 vs.6 (Including goalie) and two 25-minute halves
with a five minute halftime. Coaches are not allowed on the field to direct players and
one certified referee will be present.

PLEASE NOTE: Once registration is completed and closed for this sport, YAP coaches and staff will inform all parents of the practice day(s) for your child's team.