JULY 2021 — As a nonprofit, community organization, The Summit Area YMCA is a champion for enriching the lives of all, especially the minds and bodies of youth. Beginning Monday, August 2, 2021, the Summit Area YMCA will open Fall Session program registration for its Youth Soccer Association (YSA).
The Youth Soccer Association is a noncompetitive, co-ed youth sports program designed to teach kids ages 2.5-8 the basics of soccer.
Children are able to expend their energy while having plenty of fun dribbling, passing and shooting on the soccer field.
In addition to physical skills and game play, our team of caring volunteer coaches and Summit Area YMCA Staff make sure kids also learn about the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship while also building self-esteem, confidence, and more. The Y’s four core values of respect, honesty, caring and responsibility are taught and practiced by the youth participating in our programs.
Children meet each week for recreation at the Summit High School Lower Field, while games are held on Sundays so that busy parents are able to bond with their children on the weekends. For some, the YSA not only bonds families through tradition, but also provides social opportunities with other families. “I coach for the YMCA because I have played soccer for many years and my mom was my first coach,” says Caroline Doyle, YSA soccer coach. “The YMCA provides me with the opportunity to continue that tradition with my children and share my love of the sport with other young athletes.”
Games are played on Sundays beginning on September 12 through October 24, with a rain date of October 31.
Enjoy Early Bird Pricing for Youth Soccer Association from August 2 through August 28!
To participate, players must have a red and black jersey, which can be purchased at the Summit YMCA Front Desk for $20.
First Sunday, all divisions will practice only. Second Sunday, there will be 20 minutes of practice followed by games. Rain Date October 31.
SUNDAYS, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Summit High School Lower Field
As a charitable organization, the Y is focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Supporting youth, their families and the community in their efforts to spread the importance of sports, exercise and healthy living habits for youth is core to the Y’s mission to help all people learn, grow, and thrive.
To learn more about soccer programs at the Y, please visit www.theSAY.org/soccer
Youth & Sports Director
SUMMIT AREA YMCA
In 1886, we were founded as the Young Men's Christian Association, but today, we are The Y. An association that values, and is made stronger by, its diverse people. We stand for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility — For a better us. We are committed to creating equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, age, disability, income, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious affiliation. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture in which our four core values — responsibility, honesty, caring and respect — are integral to everyday operations.
Each year, as one of the area’s leading 501(c)3 charitable organizations, the Summit Area YMCA serves more than 15,000 individuals with our free and fee-based programs and services in an area spanning the New Jersey communities of Berkeley Heights, Gillette, Millburn, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield, Stirling and Summit. Our history is rooted in working side-by-side with our neighbors to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, we are able to offer financial assistance for our programs and services to those in need.