YMCA Soccer

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Meet the New YMCA Sports Director, Matthew Eck

We are pleased to announce Matthew Eck has accepted the position of sports director for the YMCA. After an extensive national search, Matthew was chosen for this role because of his wide-ranging experience with youth sports; specifically, soccer. Matthew has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Southern Oregon University and a Master of Business Administration in Sports Management from Universidad Catolica San Antonio De Murcia, Murcia Spain. Matthew has also played for The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and Spain’s Primera Aficionados Division.

In the last eight years, Matthew has served in various positions. He has experience as head soccer coach for Eagle Point High School in Oregon, sports coordinator and coach for a middle school in Inglewood, California, sports director and PE teacher in Los Angeles, California and an athletic coordinator for Varee Chiangmai International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The last two years he was operation and project coordinator for generation Adidas international and the operations manager for The Third Half Soccer in Madrid, Spain. Matthew says, “I am very excited to join this Y team, and to promote sports as a path for personal growth through fostering friendships, learning values and building a deep sense of belonging. I will strive to make a difference in this program and provide a strong foundation for our youth to be prosperous, while serving as an ally to the staff and to our community.” We cannot wait to have Matthew meet the coaches, kids and families. We have been impressed with his creative and innovative ideas for the soccer season and YMCA youth sports.

 

COACHES CORNER

Zach Rambach

An Interview with Zach Rambach 

Where were you born? 
Springfield IL
What did you want to be when you were younger?
Soccer Player and Business owner
What is your favorite sport to watch or play?
Watch: Football Play: Futbal aka Soccer
What is your favorite book, or a book you recommend the most?
Rare Air: Michael Jordan
What is your favorite food?
Ice Cream is food, right?
What’s your favorite movie?
Braveheart
Where do you want to travel?
Australia
What’s your favorite pizza toppings?
Sausage
What motivates you?
My family, setting and achieving goals, and motivating others
What is a goal for yourself in the next year?
Grow my business, make memories with my family, and give more back to our community that has given so much to me.
What is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?
Fill your life with experiences not things. 

 

An Interview with Pathy Ekal

Where were you born?

Congo Kinshasa ( Africa)

What did you want to be when you were younger?

Doctor

What is your favorite sport to watch or play?

Soccer

What is your favorite book, or a book you recommend the most?

The Bible

What is your favorite food?

Rice and beans

What’s your favorite movie?

Star Wars

Where do you want to travel?

Israel

What’s your favorite pizza toppings?

Chicken with white sauce

What motivates you?

Prayer

What is one piece of advice you would give your younger self?

Never give up in life

 

Richard

Tayler

 

 

Indoor Leagues (Fall/Winter)

Fall Indoor Soccer

Online Registration
Indoor Soccer Registration Form

How to register online

Age Ranges and Pricing

Indoor Soccer Rules

Registration deadline: October 3-22
League runs: November 7- December 20, 2020

Indoor Soccer Schedules
COMING SOON!

 

Winter Indoor Soccer

Indoor Soccer Registration Form – Coming November 25, 2020

How to register online

Age Ranges and Pricing

Indoor Soccer Rules

Registration deadline: November 25-December 26, 2020
League runs: January 2-February 14, 2021

Indoor Soccer Schedules
COMING SOON!

Outdoor Leagues (Spring/Fall)

Spring Soccer

Spring Soccer Registration Info
Registration Form

Registration deadline: March 16, 2021
League runs: April 16-May 29, 2021

2021 Spring Soccer Picture Day

YMCA of Springfield Spring Soccer 2021 Saturday
YMCA of Springfield Spring Soccer 2021 Kindergarten

2021 Spring Soccer Schedules
COMING APRIL 2021

K and Under

  • K-Blue
  • K-Red
  • K-White

6 Co-ed – Silver

6 Co-ed – Gold

7 Co-ed

8 Co-ed – Silver

8 Co-ed – Gold

9 Co-ed

10 & 11 Co-ed- Silver

10 & 11 Co-ed – Gold

12-14 Co-ed

Girls U8

Girls U10

Girls U14

Fall Soccer

Fall Soccer Clinic Registration Info
Registration Form

 The Fall Soccer Clinic is a well-rounded soccer clinic focused on technical and tactical skills, and learning in safe, fun environment while being challenged appropriately based on age and ability. Clinics will include drills, small sided soccer contests and competitions. All clinics will be instructed by the new sports director Matthew Eck.

Safety Protocols 

  • Sanitizing station (hand gel)
  • Upon entry to the field everyone will be required to answer a brief health questionnaire and have a temperature reading.
  • Facemasks are required upon entry, and after admission its personal preference.
  • Players and guest will have their own area to place their belongings and social distance.
  • Supporters are allowed to watch from the field and will have designated viewing areas. Supporters within the same household are allowed to be together within the same designated area.

Includes a t-shirt if registered by Friday, September 4th.

Mail payment & completed form to:
YMCA of Springfield Sports Department
701 South 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Registration deadline: September 8, 2020
League runs: September 8-October 16

2020 Fall Soccer Picture Day

YMCA of Springfield Spring Soccer 2020 Saturday
YMCA of Springfield Spring Soccer 2020 Kindergarten

2020 Fall Soccer Schedules
COMING SEPTEMBER 2020

K and Under

  • K-Blue
  • K-Red
  • K-White

U/6 Co-ed

U/8 Coed

U/10 Co-ed

U/12 Co-ed

U/14 Co-ed

Girls U8

Girls U10-12

Girls U14