Soccer Brad Akins

YOUTH SOCCER
Let’s foster the growth of youth soccer this Fall at Brad Akins YMCA. We want to inspire children of all ages and abilities to form a love for the game, instilling a PASSION to PLAY and PROGRESS in the sport of soccer.
 


REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2022 OPENS JULY 1ST! 
VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED! CONTACT DAVID AT DAVIDB@GAPIEDMONTYMCA.ORG
 

Fall Timeline
Registration: July 1 - July 31
Late Registration: August 1 - 3 (+$10) 
Player evaluations
- August 5th: U8 @ 6pm U10 @ 7:30pm
- August 6th: U12 @ 8am 15U @ 9:30am
Coaches Meeting August 11th
First week of practice August 15th
Games begin weekend of September 2-3

 

YMCA SOCCER FAQ’s

1. When is soccer registration? 
Soccer registration for Fall 2022 will run from July 1-31, with late registration running from August 1-3 with an additional charge.

2. What does my registration pay for?
A soccer jersey and a pair of soccer socks are included in your registration cost. 

3. What does my player need to wear/bring for soccer practices and games?
Players need to wear athletic clothing for both practices and games. Players are responsible for purchasing their own cleats, shin guards and black shorts for the season. If players own a soccer ball, they are welcome to bring it to the Y, but please write the player’s name on the ball. 

4. How long is the season?
The Fall 2022 season will begin with practices the week of August 15. Games will begin the week of September 2-3. Regularly scheduled games will end in October.

5. Where are the games?
Little Kickers, U6 and U8 games will all be played here at the Brad Akins YMCA. U10, U12 and U15 teams will play at the Brad Akins YMCA and will also travel to Archer Soccer Club (Dacula), Walton Soccer Club (Monroe) and possibly the Bell Family YMCA (Hartwell). These games and dates are TBA. 

6. Can I request a coach and/or another player to be on my team?
There is a space available on the soccer registration form to request a certain coach and also to request that another player be put on the same team as your child. This is for Little Kickers and U6 ages ONLY. While we do our best to honor these requests, they are not always guaranteed. The U8, U10, U12 and 15U age groups will be put into a player draft, so requests are not accepted.

7. When are practices and games?
Practice days are any weekday and can be scheduled between 5-8pm. Game days can be any day besides Sunday. All schedules depend on number of teams and field availability. 

8. Can I request a specific practice day and time?
We do not accept practice day or time requests. Signing up for YMCA soccer is a commitment to getting your child to their assigned day and time for practices and games. 

9. What is the refund policy? 
To view our refund policy, please see the YMCA Participant Waiver form attached to the registration form.

10. What is the weather policy?
Soccer will be played in rain or shine. If there is thunder or lightning, games will be suspended for 30 minutes from the last lightning/thunder observed. In extreme heat, water breaks will be scheduled during games by the referees. 

11. How can I stay up to date on YMCA happenings?
Like us on Facebook at YMCA of Georgia’s Piedmont and follow us on Instagram at BradAkinsYMCA. 

Have a YMCA sports question? Email David: davidb@gapiedmontymca.org or call the Y: (770) 868-2917.