YMCA
OF PALESTINE, TEXAS

 
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Mission Statement

"To put Christian principles such as caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all."

 

FALL 2017 / SPRING 2018 YOUTH REGISTRATION
(ages 3-15 / U4-U16 / Birth Years 2002-2014)


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Please note: per NTX soccer rule 4.1.2, three (3) is the minimum age to play soccer (by July 31, 2017)


Y Youth Soccer Program Info (ages 3-15 / U4-U16)

Palestine YMCA Youth Soccer leagues are offered in the Spring (Feb. - May) & Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Registration typically starts 30-45 days before the season begins. The number of players participating ranges from 350-500, depending on the season, and we’d love to add your child, or children to a team.


Palestine YMCA soccer promises no try-outs, and no player cuts. Every child plays in every game while making friends and learning about the fantastic sport.


Y Soccer is open to boys and girls, ages 3 to 15 (U4-U16) Typically, players age 3-12 practice and play in Palestine, while teams age 13-16 play games against larger Associations out of town on Saturdays, and practice in Palestine during the week.


The Palestine Y Youth Soccer Program helps kids become not only better players, but better individuals. The Palestine Y offers age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.


Soccer practices are typically held once or twice a week for an hour or so, with games played on Saturdays. Some weeknight games are scheduled during both seasons, depending on the age group of your child.


Our focus is on fun, but the skills of the game are developed through soccer games and practices, as well as other team activities. Sportsmanship and values are key components of the Y Soccer Program. Every game starts with the Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake.


If you have any questions about Y Soccer, please contact Michael M. via email at ysoccer@palestineymca.org or call the Y at 903-729-3139 for more information.


>> WHAT IS MY CHILDS AGE BRACKET? <<  (FALL 2017 - SPRING 2018)


Game Schedules

Please contact your team’s coach for a copy of your game schedule. If you need additional help, email Michael M. at ysoccer@palestineymca.org


Rules for Parents and Guests at Both Soccer Facilities

YMCA Soccer Guest Rules


Palestine Y Tournaments

The Palestine Y will be hosting several tournaments at the all-new Alex Patel Soccer Complex. More details to follow - so check back here soon or follow the Palestine Y on Facebook (link on left side of this page)


Y Adult Soccer League (AGE 21 & UP) - Registration

The Y Adult Soccer League (PYASL) will have its inaugural season this fall, according to the following timetable:


INFO: Co-ed, 7v7, 25 minute halves (please read all rules by clicking link below)


Registration will start June 1, 2017
Registration will end June 30, 2017

Teams will be announced no later than July 19, 2017

Games will start Thursday, August 3 at the all-new Alex Patel Soccer Complex or at the fields adjacent to the Palestine Y facilities depending on field conditions at the time.


Y ADULT SOCCER RULES FALL 2017.pdf


YMCA-Alex Patel Soccer Complex (Spring 2017)

We completed our inaugural season at the brand-new ‘Y Alex Patel Soccer Complex’ located on the corner HWY 19/287, for the Spring of 2017. The facility is state-of-the-art. We greatly appreciate all of the donations we’ve received to date, but we are still in need of donations to complete the complex - and we need your help! Please contact Cindy Piersol for naming opportunities.


The Complex is located at 2515 N State Hwy 19


GOOGLE MAP TO Y-ALEX PATEL SOCCER COMPLEX: https://goo.gl/maps/ZEyrudsNRBF2




























 

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We Need You!

Want to be a soccer coach or referee? We’d love to have you! Email Michael at ysoccer@palestineymca.org today to find out the details.


Fall, 2017 - Spring, 2018 Youth Soccer Registration

• Fall Registration takes place from 5/22/17 - 7/28/17

  1. Fall Draft takes place on 8/7/17

  2. Opening games for Fall, 2017 season take place on 9/9/17


>> WHAT IS MY CHILDS AGE BRACKET? <<  (FALL 2017 - SPRING 2018)

Y YOUTH SOCCER INFO FALL 2017


>>> YOUTH Registration is now OPEN <<<<


There are a few changes to the way this year’s registration process;

  1. 1)You will now have the option to sign up for only the fall, 2017 season

  2. 2)You will now have the option to purchase a parking sticker(s)

    IF YOU MISSED REGISTRATION (after 7/28/17): You may put your child’s name on a waiting list by visiting the Y front desk during normal business hours. If a spot opens on a roster you will be contacted (first come, first served by age group) and you can register your child at that time.


DID YOUR CHILD PLAY IN THE SPRING OF 2017? If so, you must register again for the fall of 2017 as it is a new season. Your child will play on the same team in the Fall, 2017 season, if you wish, and the age of the player aligns with the team they played on. If you wish to have your child go back in the draft (change teams) please contact Michael M. via email at ysoccer@palestineymca.org



Coaches

Our volunteer soccer coaches are the backbone of our program. Without them we would never succeed. If you’re interested in becoming a coach - email Michael at ysoccer@palestineymca.org - or fill out the ‘volunteer form’ located in the purple box on the left side of this page - and then drop it off at the Y front desk.


Coach Background Checks - ALL coaches must have a current background check. Background checks EXPIRE EVERY MAY 31, regardless of the last date you had one completed. All coaches can begin to run their annual background check on June 1 each year. If you do not have your ‘coach’ login information, please text Michael. The coach login info, to run your own background check, is different than your team login credentials.


North Texas Soccer (Home)

Concussion Awareness Training

Coaching Education

Coaching Resources

Youth Forms

Coaching Forms

Insurance Forms

ODP Forms

Small Sided Game Info / Rules

Guest Player Release Form - This will need a signature / contact Michael M. for info

I’m looking for a tournament for my team

Coach ‘Team Login’ Page Download official rosters, see players, etc. (Text Michael M. if you need your team username/password)


Text or email Michael M. for additional assistance. ( ysoccer@palestineymca.org )

If you don’t have the phone number your commissioner can supply it.


Soccer Referee Information

Referee Forms

Want to be a soccer referee? Contact Michael M. at ysoccer@palestineymca.org and I will put you in touch with our Association Referee Director. Get paid - have fun!


Soccer Commissioners

U13-U14: Jeff James

U11-U12: Paul Jones

U9-U10: Michael Garcia

U7-U8: Jeff Raine

U5-U6: Presley Anguiano

U4: Abbey Tharpe

The Y of Palestine Maintains Two Soccer Facilities

Soccer is big in Palestine, Texas, and so the Y of Palestine maintains two separate facilities;


  1. 1.The Soccer Complex at the Y

This facility, adjacent to the Y Facility, has 11 fields from ages U4-U14. The Y Youth Soccer League holds all practices at this facility, and some games and scrimmages are held here.


  1. 2.Alex Patel Soccer Complex

Opened on February 25, 2017, this state-of-the-art complex has 12 lighted fields ranging from U4 to U16. Most Y Youth Soccer League games are held here and this complex also plays host to the Y Adult Soccer League (play starts August, 2017)


For more information about either of the Y Soccer Complexes email Michael M. at ysoccer@palestineymca.org

REGISTRATION:

Please have your username / password ready from Spring, 2017 registration in order to speed up the online registration process. If you forgot your username or password, click the “click to register” box below and you can look it up.