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M.E. Lyons YMCA Soccer

Soccer Rules


  • Practices start the week of March 29; end week of May 22
  • Yes, this is FHSD spring break week, but wanted to get the season completed before Memorial Day weekend (please no rain Saturday mornings J)
  • 3-4 year olds games begin first night of practices
  • 5-6 and 7-9 games begin on Saturday, April 3 – May 22
  • Total of eight weeks of practices and games


Lyons 3-4 Soc

Lyons 5-6 Soc

Lyons 7-9 Soc


  • All coaches are required to wear mask at all times
  • All spectators (ages 6+) are required to wear masks
  • Soccer players are not required to wear masks
  • Participants, parents, and family members should conduct daily symptom assessments. Please stay home if you are or your family is showing any symptoms and follow CDC guidelines.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases should be reported to Cody Swords immediately at

Practices and Games

  • All practices and games will take place at the M.E. Lyons YMCA in our grassy area located to the left of our outdoor pool
  • We recommend bringing folding chairs or blankets to sit on (no bleachers)
  • 3-4 year olds will have a 30 minute practice followed by a 30 game on their scheduled night
  • Ages 5-6 & 7-9 will have a 60 minute practices 1x per week and games on Saturdays
  • Game schedule will be forthcoming

Jerseys and Equipment

  • Your fee includes a jersey top
  • You will need to provide shorts, socks, and shin guards (required)
  • Cleats are optional, but recommended
  • The YMCA will provide all soccer balls  – please do not bring a ball from home (b/c of COVID)

In case you want to practice at home, the ball sizes are:

  • 3-4 – Size 3
  • 5-6 – Size 3
  • 7-9 – Size 4
  •  Soccer balls will be cleaned after each practice and game


  • Please bring a water bottle
  • There is a water bottle fill station located in the Y


  • Inside the YMCA (everyone must have their temperatures taken when entering the building)
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