City of Delaware and YMCA To Open Soccer Sign-ups
Delaware, Ohio – The City and YMCA in 2015 will team up for a recreational youth soccer program, providing more opportunity for area children to take part in the popular sport.
Coordinated by the YMCA, the program will feature three age-group divisions: Ages 4-5, 6-7 and 8-9, playing in the spring and fall at Veterans Park, 1121 South Houk Road.
“Our Y is excited about the opportunity to develop youth through the sport of soccer,” YMCA director Matt Bruns said. “Children will be able to learn and develop soccer skills, as well as discover who they are and what they can achieve. We are looking forward to promoting the fun sport as it builds athletic, social and interpersonal skills for the youth involved.”
Registration will begin early in 2015. The cost will be $40 for the program. The YMCA also is offering a “bundle” package – the spring league, the fall league and a winter indoor program for $95.
The Delaware Youth Athletic Association, which supports the new program, will continue to operate its recreational soccer program for ages 4 through the 8th grade and its Delaware Select Soccer Club Select/MOSSL program for ages 7- 18. Its spring and fall seasons will continue to take place at Mingo Park, with partial use of other city parks, as needed.
“We welcome the addition of a Y soccer program in our community” DYAA President Art Miller said. “DYAA was founded in 1975 and has been the only soccer program in Delaware for the past 39 years. Although DYAA has developed its strong niche in the community, we can’t possibly be ‘all things to all people’ when it comes to serving the growing number of children, youth and families interested in soccer.
Miller said the City, YMCA and DYAA share a commitment to program excellence and will continue to work closely together.
“Indeed, the more programs and activities that are available to families, the better the quality of life here in Delaware,” he said.