Play Soccer at the YMCA of San Diego County

Soccer is one of the most beloved and widely played sports on the planet! Whether it’s a recreational soccer game between coworkers, a competitive soccer league, or a soccer clinic for beginners lead by an experienced coach, soccer is a great way to stay healthy and make friends for all ages. Playing soccer provides many health benefits, including:

  • Improved cardiovascular health for the entire body
  • Increased strength
  • Enhanced endurance to play at a higher level for longer stretches of time
  • Better hand-eye (and foot-eye!) coordination

No matter how it’s played, one of soccer’s most important benefits is social interaction. As a team sport, soccer provides an opportunity for people to work together as a team and forge close relationships. It also provides youth a chance to learn how to interact with compassion and sportsmanship in a healthy environment.

For these reasons, soccer is a fun, popular way to get fit and stay healthy!

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Soccer Activities Offered at the YMCA

The YMCA of San Diego County offers multiple soccer programs and activities, ranging from youth or adult soccer leagues to training clinics and soccer-focused summer day camps.

With the YMCA's mission in mind, our experienced coaches and trainers encourage a healthy competitive spirit that's driven by supportive teamwork and good sportsmanship. Each player is also encouraged to achieve their own personal fitness goals while developing their soccer skills and knowledge of the game, whether they’re playing in a clinic or league.

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SOCCER CAMPS

The Y also offers several sport-based day camps (particularly during the summer) that focus on soccer! Find the soccer camp that is right for your on our day camp page.

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YOUTH SOCCER

Play soccer with San Diego Wave FC! As the Y's official youth soccer technical partner, San Diego Wave FC will provide direction and guidance to our volunteer coaches, sponsor co-branded team jerseys.San Diego Wave FC and YMCA of San Diego County Partnership
As our community mental health partner. Rady Children’s Hospital will provide resources to our players on self-confidence, positive relationships and resilience. Learn about the partnership here.

YMCA recreational soccer leagues play with modified rules for each age division. While practices are geared toward strengthening your child’s individual skills, game time emphasizes each player’s understanding of the sport, game rules and team competition. Y volunteer coaches will focus on developing a sense of teamwork in a setting that encourages fun, healthy, age-appropriate competition. By the end of the season, your child will have gained a better understanding of the sport, its rules and the basic skills. YMCA youth recreational soccer leagues play with modified rules for each age division and will take place at various Ys throughout San Diego County.

Select your branch below or visit the Community Portal and type in the respective keyword into the search bar (e.g., SPASC20 for Mission Valley YMCA adult soccer leagues) or use the top left location filter to view your local YMCA options. When you're ready to register, here's a shortcut to all soccer options across San Diego County.

New this season! Girls sports leagues!

❯ ❯  SPRING YOUTH LEAGUES 2024 (CLICK TO EXPAND)

Copley-Price Family YMCA

Coed leagues for ages 6-17 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCL16 FIND SESSIONS 
Season practices begin the last week in March. Games and practices take place on Saturdays. Registration remains open until teams are full. 

Practice schedule

  • Ages 6-7 | Saturdays, 10:00am
  • Ages 8-9 | Saturdays, 12:00pm
  • Ages 10-13 | Saturdays, 2:00pm

Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

Coed leagues for ages 6-17 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCL39 FIND SESSIONS 
Season practices begin the last week in March. Games take place on Saturdays with practices during the week. Specific game times will be determined after teams are formed.

Practice schedule

  • Ages 5-6 | Mondays, 5:30pm
  • Ages 7-8 | Mondays, 6:30pm
  • Ages 9-10 | Tuesdays, 5:30pm
  • Ages 11-12 | Tuesdays, 6:30pm
  • Ages 13-17 | Wednesdays, 5:30pm

Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA

Coed leagues for ages 6-11 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCL40 FIND SESSIONS 
Season practices beginthe last week in March. Practices take place on Saturdays with games to follow.

League schedule

  • Ages 5-7 | Saturdays, 10:00am
  • Ages 8-11 | Saturdays, 11:00am

Pickup Soccer | Daily or Monthly Options Available

  • Ages 5-13 | Tuesdays, 5:30pm

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

Coed leagues for ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCL25 FIND SESSIONS 
Season practices beginthe last week in March. Practices take place on Saturdays with games to follow.

  • Coed Leagues
    • Ages 12-14 | Saturdays, 5:00pm
  • Coed Pickup Soccer
    • Ages 15-17 | Saturdays, 7:00pm

Girls | Recreational Arena Soccer Leagues

Practice schedule

  • Ages 6-7 | Saturdays, 10:00am
  • Ages 8-9 | Saturdays, 12:00pm
  • Ages 10-11 | Saturdays, 3:00pm

Boys | Recreational Arena Soccer Leagues

Practice schedule

  • Ages 6-7 | Saturdays, 10:00am
  • Ages 8-9 | Saturdays, 11:00am
  • Ages 10-13 | Saturdays, 12:00pm

McGrath Family YMCA

Coed leagues for ages 6-13 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCL33 FIND SESSIONS 
Season practices beginthe last week in March. Practices and games take place on Saturdays.

Practice Schedule

  • Ages 6-7 | Saturdays, 10:00am
  • Ages 8-9 | Saturdays, 11:00am
  • Ages 10-13 | Saturdays, 12:00pm

TOBY WELLS YMCA

Coed leagues for ages 6-13 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCL21 FIND SESSIONS 
Season begins March 30. Games and practice take place on Saturdays.

Practice Schedule

  • Ages 5-7 | Saturdays, 9:00am
  • Ages 8-9 | Saturdays, 11:00am
  • Ages 10-13 | Saturdays, 1:00pm

T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA

Coed leagues for ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCL35 FIND SESSIONS 
Season practices begin April 8. Practice times will begin after teams are selected. Please email Sports Director Isaiah Bacon at [email protected] for more information.

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Copley-Price Family YMCA

Coed clinics for ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCCL16 FIND SESSIONS
Monthly are available for beginner and advanced players. Clinics are divided based on age.

Beginner clinics | April - June | Monthly clinics

  • April sessions
    • Ages 6-12 | Mondays, 5:30pm
    • Ages 6-12 | Saturdays, 9:00am

Advanced clinics | April - June | Monthly clinics

  • April sessions
    • Ages 6-12 | Mondays, 6:30pm

JACKIE ROBINSON FAMILY YMCA

Coed clinics for ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCCL39 FIND SESSIONS 
Monthly clinics are available for beginner and advanced players. Clinics are divided based on age.

Beginner clinics | April - June | Monthly sessions

  • April sessions:
    • Coed ages 7-17 | Thursdays, 5:30pm
  • May sessions | March 7-24
    • Coed ages 7-17 | Thursdays, 5:30pm

McGrath Family YMCA

Coed clinics for ages 6-12 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCCL33 FIND SESSIONS 
Monthly clinics are available for beginner and advanced players. Clinics are divided based on age.

Beginner clinics | April -  | Monthly sessions

  • April sessions
    • Ages 6-8 | Wednesdays, 4:00pm
    • Ages 9-12 | Wednesdays, 5:15pm
  • May sessions
    • Ages 6-8 | Wednesdays, 4:00pm
    • Ages 9-12 | Wednesdays, 5:15pm 
  • June sessions
    • Ages 6-8 | Wednesdays, 4:00pm
    • Ages 9-12 | Wednesdays, 5:15pm

JOE AND MARY MOTTINO FAMILY YMCA

Coed clinics for ages 6-10 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCL40 FIND SESSIONS 
Monthly clinics are available for beginner and advanced players. Clinics are divided based on age.

Advanced clinics | April - March | Monthly sessions

  • April sessions | April 4-25
    • Ages 5-13 | Thursdays, 3:00pm
  • February sessions | February 1-22 
    • Ages 5-13 | Thursdays, 3:00pm
  • March sessions | March 7-28
    • Ages 5-13 | Thursdays, 3:00pm

T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA

Coed leagues for ages 6-14 | SEARCH CODE: SPYSCL35 FIND SESSIONS
Monthly clinics are available for beginner and advanced players. Clinics are divided based on age.

Beginner clinics | April - June

  • Ages 6-9 | Thursdays, 4:00pm
  • Ages 10-13 | Thursdays, 5:00pm

 


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ADULT SOCCER

LEAGUES NOW AVAILABLE

This season, we are offering both competitive and recreational leagues for male, female and coed teams throughout several branches in San Diego County. Our adult Soccer leagues are a great way to improve your skills and stay in shape while playing with friends! We offer both competitive and recreational leagues for male, female, and coed teams throughout several branches in San Diego. We offer both competitive and recreational leagues for male, female and coed teams throughout several branches in San Diego. Select your branch below or visit the Community Portal and type in the respective keyword into the search bar (e.g., SPASCL16 for Copley-Price Family YMCA adult Soccer leagues) or use the top left location filter to view your local YMCA options.

No team? No worries. Just add "free agent" when registering online and we will place you on a team with availability. Contact your sports director or sports department for more information. 

❯ ❯  SPRING ADULT LEAGUES 2024 (CLICK TO EXPAND)

Mission Valley YMCA

Coed leagues for ages 18+ | SEARCH CODE: SPASCL20 FIND SESSIONS

League schedules:

  • Men's soccer league
    • Ages 47 + | Tuesdays, 6:00pm
    • Ages 35 + | Wednesdays, 6:00pm
    • Ages 21 + | Thursdays, 6:00pm

    Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

    Coed leagues for ages 18+ | SEARCH CODE: SPASCL25 FIND SESSIONS

    League schedule:

    • Women's soccer league | May 13 - July 22 
      • Ages 18 + | Mondays, 6:00pm

    T. Claude and Gladys B. Ryan Family YMCA

    Coed leagues for ages 18+ | SEARCH CODE: SPASCL35 FIND SESSIONS 

    League information:

    • Ages 18+ | Practice will take place on Thursdays

    View available adult leagues


    PEEWEE SOCCER

    LESSONS AND LEAGUES

    Peewee Soccer leagues and lessons are a great way to improve your motor skills and stay active while playing with friends!  We offer both lessons and leagues for all ages to help our youngest athletes find a sport they love at the YMCA. Select your branch below or visit the Community Portal and type in the respective keyword into the search bar (e.g., SPPWSCCL16 for Copley-Price Family YMCA peewee Soccer activities) or use the top left location filter to view your local YMCA options.

    ❯ ❯  SPRING PEEWEE LESSONS 2024 (CLICK TO EXPAND)

    COPLEY-PRICE FAMILY YMCA

    Coed lessons for ages 3-5 | SEARCH CODE: SPPWSCCL16 FIND SESSIONS
    Monthly peewee lessons are available for ages 3-5.

    • Starting April 1
      • Ages 3-5 | Mondays, 4:30pm
      • Ages 3-5 | Saturdays, 9:00am

    TOBY WELLS YMCA

    Coed lessons for ages 3-5 | SEARCH CODE: SPPWSCCL21 FIND SESSIONS
    Monthly peewee lessons are available for ages 3-5.

    • Starting April 8
      • Ages 3-5 | Mondays, 5:00pm
    • Starting May 6
      • Ages 3-5 | Mondays, 5:00pm

    JACKIE ROBINSON FAMILY YMCA

    Coed lessons for ages 3-5 | SEARCH CODE: SPPWSCCL39 FIND SESSIONS
    Monthly peewee lessons are available for ages 3-5.

    • Starting April 8
      • Ages 3-5 | Mondays, 11:30am
      • Ages 3-5 | Saturdays, 11:30am

    T. CLAUDE & GLADY B. RYAN FAMILY YMCA

    Coed lessons for ages 3-5 | SEARCH CODE: SPPWSCCL35 FIND SESSIONS
    Monthly peewee lessons are available for ages 3-5.

    • Starting April 13
      • Ages 3-5 | Saturdays, 8:00am

    RANCHO FAMILY YMCA

    Coed lessons for ages 3-5 | SEARCH CODE: SPPWSCCL29 FIND SESSIONS
    Monthly peewee lessons are available for ages 3-5.

    • Starting April 6
      • Ages 3-5 | Saturdays, 9:00am

    SOUTH BAY FAMILY YMCA

    Coed lessons for ages 3-5 | SEARCH CODE: SPPWSCCL42 FIND SESSIONS
    Monthly peewee lessons are available for ages 3-5.

    • Starting in March sessions
      • Ages 3-5 | Saturdays, 10:15am
    • Starting in April Sessions
      • Ages 3-5 | Saturdays, 9:30am

    View available peewee soccer lessons

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    MAGDALENA ECKE FAMILY YMCA

    Coed lessons for ages 3-5 | SEARCH CODE: SPPWSCL25 FIND SESSIONS
    Monthly peewee lessons are available for ages 3-5.

    • Starting April 13
      • Ages 4-5 | Saturdays, 9:00am

    MISSION VALLEY YMCA

    Coed lessons for ages 1.5-5 | SEARCH CODE: SPPWSCCL20 FIND SESSIONS
    Monthly peewee lessons are available.

    • Starting April 6
      • Ages 1.5-3 | Saturdays, 9:00am

    JOE AND MARY MOTTINO FAMILY YMCA

    Coed lessons for ages 3-5 | SEARCH CODE: SPPWSCCL40 FIND SESSIONS
    Monthly peewee lessons are available for ages 3-5.

    • Starting in April
      • Ages 4-5 | Saturdays, 9:00am

    MCGRATH FAMILY YMCA

    Coed lessons for ages 3-5 | SEARCH CODE: SPPWSCL33 FIND SESSIONS
    Monthly peewee lessons are available for ages 3-5.

    • Starting in April
      • Ages 4-5 | Saturdays, 9:00am

    View available peewee soccer leagues


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