YMCA youth soccer leagues now forming

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FORT MADISON – Spring Youth Soccer League registration is now open at the Fort Madison Family YMCA.

The Y’s Soccer Program is broken into two leagues, Little Tykes and Lee County. Both leagues are designed to prepare and instruct players on the fundamentals of the sport while playing in game situations.

Little Tykes Youth League – Available to girls and boys 3 to 6 years of age. This league emphasizes on fun, with players having the opportunity to learn the basic skills of youth soccer while preparing them for the next level through game situations. The importance of teamwork, fair play, sportsmanship and cooperation are also emphasized in this league. This league is divided into two divisions: 3/4 years old and 5/6 year olds. Registration deadline is Sunday, March 15th; with late registration March 16th through March 22nd. A $10 late fee will be applied to all late registrations and shirts are not guaranteed. Practices and games for Little Tykes Soccer League are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Baxter Sports Complex. Little Tykes season begins March 31st and ends Thursday, May 7th. Player and coach requests are available but are not guaranteed.

Lee County Youth League – Available to 1st – 6th grade boys and girls. This league focuses on the fundamentals of the game of soccer giving players the ability to expand on skills all while continuing to build positive sportsmanship to their foundation. Lee County Soccer League is divided into the following divisions: 1st/2nd grade, 3rd/4th grade, and 5th/6th grade. Registration Deadline is Sunday, March 1st; with late registration March 2nd through March 8th. A $10 late fee will be applied to all late registrations and shirts are not guaranteed. Practices for Lee County Soccer League begin the week of March 16th. Times and locations of practices are determined by each teams’ volunteer coach. Games are held at the Baxter Sports Complex on Saturday mornings. Player and coach requests are available but are not guaranteed.

Registration forms can be found online at www.fortmadisony.org and at the Fort Madison YMCA at 220 26th St. Fort Madison, Iowa starting July 8th. Early registration is encouraged prior to initial deadlines to ensure a shirt for your player and to avoid the late registration fee of $10.

Online registration is available for these two leagues. Those wishing to register their player online may visit our website, www.fortmadisony.org.

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