Get Ready to Score!

Y youth sports encourage and promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.

Families are encouraged to be more than mere spectators, by contributing their time as volunteer coaches—as well as being their kid’s greatest fan.

Key Information & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I register?

You can register online via the links above, over the phone by calling (206) 382-5022, or at your local Y.

When does registration open?

Registration opens seasonally! To learn more about registration, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our program registration website.


I cannot afford the full cost of the program. Is financial assistance available?

Yes! The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching youth programs. If the fee for this program presents a challenge for your family, financial assistance is available.

For Y members, your program scholarship is already attached to your Y account and available upon registration. For community members, please fill out this form and choose 'program subsidy only' under membership type. 

Do Y members receive a discount on youth sports programs or leagues?

Yes! To see your Y member discount, please click the register button for your chosen program or league and click the activity to see pricing for both Y members and community.

What should my child wear and bring for outdoor soccer?

Your child should wear comfortable clothes, shin guards, and soccer cleats. If your child does not have soccer cleats, closed toe shoes (preferably athletic shoes) are acceptable. Your child should also bring a non-glass water bottle.

Does my child need to be potty trained?

Yes, all participants must be potty trained.

What is your refund policy?

Please review our cancellation and refund policies here.

If internet registration is closed, can I still sign up for this program?

There may still be space available even if internet registration is closed. Please call (206) 382-5022 or visit your local Y to inquire.

Can I make a suggestion for a sport to offer?

Yes, please fill out this form to help us plan future sports programming.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please contact your local Y via the email below.

Key Information for Leagues

What are the key season dates?

Summer Season 2024:

  • Registration opens April 15 for Y members
  • Registration opens April 22 for Community members
  • Registration closes June 12
  • League season begins with practices the week of July 1
  • Games begin the week of July 15
  • The Summer Soccer League in South King County has games planned for Thursday evenings (not weekends) at the Des Moines Field House.
  • Season ends the week of August 19
  • Make-up games the week of August 26

Spring Season 2024:

  • Registration opens January 15 for Y members
  • Registration opens January 22 for Community members
  • Registration closes March 13
  • League season begins with practices the week of April 1
  • Games begin the weekend of April 27
  • Season ends the weekend of June 15
  • Make-up games on the weekend of June 22


When will my child practice?

For the summer 2024 season, you will be informed of your practice day and time during the week of June 17.

What if I don't get information about practice times by the indicated date?

For the summer 2024 season, you will be informed of your practice day and time during the week of June 17. If by June 24, you have not been contacted, please reach out to your local Y.

Where are games and practices?
  • Practices will be held at your local Y facility or a nearby field.
  • Games will be held at your local Y facility, a nearby field, or other Ys in the region.
How often will my child practice?

Teams will practice once per week for 45 minutes.

When will we receive a game schedule?

Game schedules will be released one week prior to the first weekend of games.

Who will be the coach?

Our teams are led by volunteer coaches. 

How do we apply to be a volunteer coach?

We are looking for volunteer coaches to lead our teams. Please visit this link to sign up or contact your local Y.

Can I request to be on a team with a buddy?

Yes, we will do our best to honor requests but can not guarantee them. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to request ONE buddy. Your buddy must also request you on their registration.

How are teams formed?

Teams are formed based on grade, school, and buddy requests.

When will we receive a uniform?

Uniforms will be distributed before the first game.

What happens when games are postponed or canceled due to bad weather and/or power outages?

If a game has been played more than 50%, that game is considered final. If an entire game is canceled, we try to reschedule for a future weekend or weeknight. Because weather is out of our control, sometimes games cannot be rescheduled, but we will do our best.


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