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Pre-Kindergarten - 8th Grade | YMCA Youth Sports offers some great ways to refine your child's soccer skills with programs that focus on fundamentals, positive coaching and personal attention.

Pre-Kindergarten - 8th Grade | YMCA Youth Sports offers some great ways to refine your child's soccer skills with programs that focus on fundamentals, positive coaching and personal attention.

 

Soccer Camps & Clinics

Spring Soccer Academy: Grades K-6

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION: Soccer Academy teaches fundamentals through instruction and activities in five sessions that meet once a week for 50 minutes.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The Spring registration information is now available. The registration deadline for the Spring Soccer Academy will be on March 26.  Each session is limited to 25 participants.

ACADEMY DAYS: The Spring Soccer Academy will be offered on Thursday on April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2.

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade: 6:00pm to 6:50pm
3rd Grade through 6th Grade: 7:00pm to 7:50pm

LOCATION: YMCA Wright Park | 4441 S. Folsom St, Lincoln NE 68523

FEES: Y Members $62 | Community Members $72

T-SHIRT: T-shirt is included in the registration fee.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Shin guards are highly recommended (socks must be worn over shin guards). Eye glass strap is also required. No screw-in, baseball, or football cleats allowed. Tennis shoes are fine. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn during YMCA Youth Sports activities. This includes earrings (earrings cannot be taped).

 

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Spring Preseason Soccer Training: Grades Pre-K-4

TRAINING DESCRIPTION: Preseason Soccer Training offers boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten* through 4th grade a great start to the soccer season. *Pre-K must be age 5 by July 31, 2024.  During the two one-hour sessions, participants will receive fundamentals instruction in a low-pressure environment. An informational letter detailing training times and location will be sent to participants approximately ten days before training begins.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Registration for the Spring Preseason Soccer Training is now available.

Early Registration Deadline: January 31 (The fee will be an additional $10 after the early registration deadline)

Middle Registration Deadline: February 20 (The fee will be an additional $30 after the middle registration deadline)

Late Registration Period: After February 21

 

TRAINING DAYS: Saturday mornings on February 24 and March 2. Participants will receive an informational email detailing training time and location approximately ten days before the start date. 

 

FEES: Lincoln YMCA Members $27 | Community Members $37

 

LOCATION: Park Centers | 2608 Park Blvd, Lincoln NE 68502

 

SHIRT: T-shirt is included in the registration fee.

 

OTHER EQUIPMENT: There will be some balls provided. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own age-appropriate ball. Participants are encouraged to wear shin guards. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn during YMCA Youth Sports activities. This includes earrings (earrings cannot be taped).

 

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Winter Soccer Academy and Goalkeeper Clinic: Grades K-6

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION: Soccer Academy teaches fundamentals through instruction and activities in five sessions that meet once a week for 50 minutes.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Registration for Winter Soccer Academy is now available. The registration deadline is on December 26.   Soccer Academy sessions have a max of 22 participants per hour. The Goalkeeper Clinic has a max of 10 participants per hour.

ACADEMY DAYS: Academy information be held Monday's or Tuesday's starting in January.

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade: 6:00pm to 6:50pm  Monday's on January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade: 6:00pm to 6:50pm  Tuesday's on January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6

3rd Grade through 6th Grade: 7:00pm to 7:50pm  Tuesday's on January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6

Goalkeeper Clinic: 8:00pm to 8:50pm  Tuesday's on January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6

 

LOCATION: Park Centers | 2608 Park Blvd, Lincoln NE 68502

FEES: Y Members $74 | Community Members $84

T-SHIRT: T-shirt is included in the registration fee.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Shin guards are highly recommended (socks must be worn over shin guards). Eye glass strap is also required. No screw-in, baseball, or football cleats allowed. Tennis shoes are fine. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn during YMCA Youth Sports activities. This includes earrings (earrings cannot be taped).

 

 

 

 

Winter Soccer Foot Skills Training: U9 - U12

TRAINING DESCRIPTION: Five-week skills training is designed for the Spirit Soccer or more experienced soccer player. The training to help players continue to develop their mastery of the soccer ball.  Focus is on maximum touches, footwork, agility and confidence on the ball. Sessions will be led by Spirit Soccer Academy staff.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Registration for Winter Soccer Foot Skills is now available. The registration deadline is on December 26.    There is a max of 10 participants per session.

TRAINING DAYS: The Winter Soccer Foot Skills Training dates will be on Monday evenings January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5.

Birth Year 2014 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Birth year 2012-2013 7:50pm to 8:35pm

LOCATION: Park Centers | 2608 Park Blvd, Lincoln NE 68502

FEES: Y Members $82 | Community Members $92

T-SHIRT: T-shirt is included in the registration fee.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Shin guards are highly recommended (socks must be worn over shin guards). Eye glass strap is also required. No screw-in, baseball, or football cleats allowed. Tennis shoes are fine. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn during YMCA Youth Sports activities. This includes earrings (earrings cannot be taped).

 

 

 

Winter Soccer Clinic: Pre-Kindergarten

CKINIC DESCRIPTION: Soccer Clinic teaches fundamentals through instruction and activities in five sessions that meet once a week for 45 minutes. Children must be at least 4 years old by July 31, 2023.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The registration information for the Pre-Kindergarten Winter Soccer Clinic is now complete. The registration deadline is on October 26. There is a max of 22 participants per hour.

CLINIC DAYS: The Pre-Kindergarten Winter Soccer Clinic will be held on November 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 6 from 5:45pm to 6:30pm.

Children must be at least 4 years old by July 31, 2023.

LOCATION: Park Centers | 2608 Park Blvd, Lincoln NE 68502

FEES: Y Members $67 | Community Members $77

T-SHIRT: T-shirt is included in the registration fee.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Shin guards are highly recommended (socks must be worn over shin guards). Eye glass strap is also required. No screw-in, baseball, or football cleats allowed. Tennis shoes are fine. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn during YMCA Youth Sports activities. This includes earrings (earrings cannot be taped).

 

 

Fall Soccer Academy: Grades K-6

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION: Soccer Academy teaches fundamentals through instruction and activities in five sessions that meet once a week for 50 minutes.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  The Fall registration information is now available. The registration deadline is on August 21. There is a max number of 25 registrations per hour.

ACADEMY DAYS: The Fall Soccer Academy will be held Monday's or Thursday's starting in August.

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade: 6:00pm to 6:50pm  Monday's on August 28, September 11, 18, 25 and October 2


3rd Grade through 6th Grade: 6:00pm to 6:50pm  Thursday's on August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28

 

LOCATION: YMCA Wright Park | 4441 S. Folsom St, Lincoln NE 68523

FEES: Y Members $60 | Community Members $70

T-SHIRT: T-shirt is included in the registration fee.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Shin guards are highly recommended (socks must be worn over shin guards). Eye glass strap is also required. No screw-in, baseball, or football cleats allowed. Tennis shoes are fine. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn during YMCA Youth Sports activities. This includes earrings (earrings cannot be taped).

 

 

 

Fall Preseason Soccer Training: Grades Pre-K-4

TRAINING DESCRIPTION: Preseason Soccer Training offers boys and girls in Pre-Kindergarten* through 4th grade a great start to the soccer season. *Pre-K must be age 4 by July 31, 2023. During the two one-hour sessions, participants will receive fundamentals instruction in a low-pressure environment. An informational letter detailing training times and location will be sent to participants approximately ten days before training begins.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

Registration for the Fall Preseason Soccer Training is now available.

Early Registration Deadline: June 30 (The fee will be an additional $10 after the early registration deadline)

Middle Registration Deadline: July 18 (The fee will be an additional $30 after the middle registration deadline)

Late Registration Deadline: July 19 or after

TRAINING DAYS: The training will be held on Saturday mornings on July 29 and August 5.

FEES: Y Members $25 | Community Members $35

LOCATION: YMCA Wright Park | 4441 S. Folsom St.

SHIRT: T-shirt is included in the registration fee.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: There will be some balls provided. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own age-appropriate ball. Participants are encouraged to wear shin guards. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn during YMCA Youth Sports activities. This includes earrings (earrings cannot be taped).

 

 

Summer Soccer Academy: Grades K-6

ACADEMY DESCRIPTION: Soccer Academy teaches fundamentals through instruction and activities in five sessions that meet once a week for 50 minutes.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  The Summer registration information will be available after April 15 There is a max number of 25 registrations per hour.

ACADEMY DAYS: The Summer Soccer Academy will be on Thursday's in June and July.

Kindergarten through 2nd Grade: 6:00pm to 6:50pm
3rd Grade through 6th Grade: 7:00pm to 7:50pm

LOCATION: YMCA Wright Park | 4441 S. Folsom St, Lincoln NE 68523

FEES: Y Members $60 | Community Members $70

T-SHIRT: T-shirt is included in the registration fee.

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Shin guards are highly recommended (socks must be worn over shin guards). Eye glass strap is also required. No screw-in, baseball, or football cleats allowed. Tennis shoes are fine. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn during YMCA Youth Sports activities. This includes earrings (earrings cannot be taped).

 

 

 

Challenger International Creative Skills Soccer Summer Camp: Ages 5-16

CAMP DESCRIPTION: The ‘Creative Skills’ Core+ summer camps experience offers a wide variety of fun & games, with soccer at it's core, through it's innovative & exciting camp concept.

On the camp, your children will have a wide variety of fun & unique soccer games to play, learning the advanced street skills from international expert coaches, make great friends from the local area and take home lasting memories of their time on camp with Creative Skills.

Designed with clubs & players in mind

Creative Skills offers a unique camp concept to clubs & organizations, to help complement & support them in their player development needs and help unlock creativity in their players.

Our camps can help take your players to the next level, teaching them to play without fear and teaching them the advanced street skills that lie in the heart of all great soccer players. This accelerates a player's learning and assists them to produce better performance on the field.

Unlike most skill camps being purely technical, this camp also focuses on the psychological & philosophical combined aspects to create an atmosphere which fosters creative player development. This is why we use a combination of 3v3 inflatable fields, music and coaches that can inspire and motivate young players. You will not find another camp like this!

Helping players realize their potential

Our curriculum is very carefully designed and structured to show the importance of creating a learning environment, enabling players to realize their potential in all formats of the game.

On camp, players will receive high-quality coaching, from expert international coaches, who have been developing creative players for years all over the world.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The registration information for the 2024 Challenger Creative Skills Soccer Camp will be available after March 15.

CAMP DAYS: Creative Skills Camp will be held June of 2024.

 

LOCATION: Wright Park | 4441 S. Folsom St.

T-SHIRT: T-shirt and soccer ball is included in the registration fee.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Registered campers will receive an email with specific camp information one week before the first day of camp. If you are interested in hosting one of the Challenger Coaches, please contact Claire Cantwell at 402-434-9216. 

 

Creative Skills Soccer Camp Video

 

 

 

Challenger International Soccer Summer Camp: Ages 5-16

CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camps are designed for all ages and ability levels, from beginner to advanced players- we use age appropriate practices to help players develop at their own pace, learn brand new skills and become an all-round better player...while having an amazing time with our international coaching staff! Includes an educational approach that uses soccer to teach the core values of responsibility, integrity. respect, sportsmanship and leadership.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The registration information for the 2024 Challenger Soccer Camp will be available after March 15.

 

CAMP DAYS: The camp will be held in June and July of 2024.

 

LOCATION: Wright Park | 4441 S. Folsom St.

T-SHIRT: T-shirt and soccer ball is included in the registration fee.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Registered campers will receive an email with specific camp information one week before the first day of camp. If you are interested in hosting one of the Challenger Coaches, please contact Claire Cantwell at 402-434-9216.