Pass, shoot, score! The YMCA of Springfield Soccer Program helps children learn the fundamentals of soccer as well as valuable life lessons. This program has age specific levels where players are taught basic game skills such as passing, receiving, shooting, footwork, and dribbling.

Indoor Leagues (Fall/Winter)

Fall Indoor Soccer

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

Register for Indoor Soccer Online

How to register online

Age Ranges and Pricing

Indoor Soccer Rules

Registration deadline: January 20-February 8, 2021
League runs: February 20-April 3, 2021

Indoor Soccer Schedules
COMING SOON!

Outdoor Leagues (Spring/Fall)

Spring Soccer

Register for Spring Soccer Online

Register online or at either branch location.

Clinics will be held at the UIS Soccer Fields
5006-5196 University Dr, Springfield, IL 62703

Spring Soccer Registration Info
Registration deadline: March 16, 2021
League dates: April 16-May 29, 2021
2021 Spring Soccer Guidelines
2021 Spring Soccer Informational Flyer
2021 Spring Soccer Picture Day

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

Spring Soccer Schedules
COMING SOON!

Fall Soccer

Fall 2021 Soccer Information
COMING SOON!

Fall Soccer Schedules
COMING SOON!

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

If you are interested in volunteering as a coach or a referee please contact Matthew Eck at meck@springfieldymca.org or 217-280-5199 x612

 

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