Mandatory Practice Cancellation/Field Closure Notice
Dear Parents and Coaches,
Due to the official closing of all Richland County Parks and City of Columbia Parks through Sunday, October 9th, including Polo Road, Ballentine Park and Owens Field, regardless of the amount of rainfall we receive between now and Saturday morning, ALL SCUFC/YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League matches previously scheduled for Saturday October 8th are hereby cancelled and will be rescheduled for a yet to be determined date later in the season. We hope this announcement at this time will enable each of you to better plan your Saturday rather than waiting to inform you on Friday night!
Once again, we encourage you to help those who may be relocating here in Columbia this weekend from the coastal region. We also hope you and your loved ones have a safe (and dry!) weekend while we all await the impact of Hurricane Mathew.
Your SCUFC and YMCA Soccer Staff
Welcome to the South Carolina United FC YMCA Recreational League
The South Carolina United YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League serves over 5,000 Midlands youth (Fall and Spring) who compete at six different venues throughout greater Columbia. Soccer encourages team play and individual skill development while having fun. Participants will learn new skills and make friends along the way.
Fall 2014 -More Soccer, More Fun, More Value!
Our Fall Recreational Youth Soccer Registration is now OPEN through August 17, 2014. As such, don’t wait until the last moment to sign your child up, purchase his or her uniform kit and volunteer as a coach! New for this Fall, your Registration Fee includes a team photograph and medal for each player Ages 4-18! Each team is guaranteed 7 League Matches out our 8 Scheduled League Matches, weather permitting. And once again, our Coerver Coaching Value Added Training (V.A.T) will be at all locations free of charge to each of our SCUFC/YMCA Registered Fall 2015 Recreational Players! Additionally, the Volunteer Head Coach of each Recreational Team will receive a free Coaching Shirt as well as a SCUFC/YMCA Coaching Manual. Also, PLEASE NOTE: this season (Fall 2014) marks the first of the next four seasons in which the League’s new Uniform Kit must be purchased and worn by all registered players. Click <here> to view your new uniform kit! If you are new to our club, please realize that once you have purchased the kit for $25 during this Fall’s on-line registration process, your child will wear this same uniform kit for the Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 SCUFC/YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League seasons. That is, you will only need to pay your Registration Fee in each of those next three seasons. You will not need to re-purchase the same uniform kit again during the Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2016 or Spring 2016 season unless you simply want a new kit during those seasons or need a new size. As such, please take the potential growth of your child over the next 30 months into account when placing your child’s uniform order.
New Recreational Soccer League Uniform Kit for Fall 2014-Spring 2016!
All players registered to play in our SCUFC YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League during the Fall 2014-Spring 2016 seasons are required to wear our new Home and Away match jerseys from SCORE SPORTS. The new Uniform kit includes both the Home and Away jerseys as well as a pair of socks. The Uniform Kit sells for $25 and is to be purchased while registering your child online to play. This uniform kit will be worn during the Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Recreation seasons [read more]
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Value Added Training is BACK for Fall 2014!
More Sessions - More Fun
If you enjoyed last years's Value Added Training program then Fall 2014 will be more fun with more sessions in some locations! Click "Continue" below to learn more details.
3. Select the last option "I am currently registered and would like to check my team assignment or update my personal info."
4. To login, you can enter your email address that you provided during registration. Your password was emailed to on your confirmation letter. If you do not have the password, then you can have it emailed to you by clicking on the option "If you think you have a password but can’t remember it click here."
5. Scroll down the screen and you will see Registrations section. The team assignment is listed under the "Team" column. If you click on the Team name it will show the coach’s name and contact information, if the coach has been assigned.
Do not panic if you see "unassigned" or no coach assigned yet! We are still in the process of assigning and updating. If after Sept 3rd, you still don’t see a team assignment, please contact your Community Coordinator:
The SCUYMCA Strikers Soccer League for Children with Special Needs
South Carolina United YMCA Strikers
Striking Down Barriers, Striking Up Friendships
The South Carolina United YMCA Strikers is committed to supporting soccer players whose needs are not met by other South Carolina United YMCA programs. Our program is designed for players with special needs who may require modifications and accommodations to the game in order to fully participate. Players will learn how the game is played and develop sportsmanship, teamwork and soccer skills. Friendship, fun and participation will be emphasized.
The Strikers meet on Sundays in the late afternoon. There are no weekday practices. Each match lasts approximately 90 minutes. The players begin with a warm-up and then move to individual skills challenges that include dribbling, passing, and shooting. The skill challenges allow each player to develop at his or her own pace and developmental level. The Strikers team is then divided by size and skill level and small-sided games are played. This is then followed by penalty kicks for all of the players. Typical players from other South Carolina United FC teams are also incorporated into the program and will have direct interaction with the Strikers players.
The design of the program will group players according to areas of ability and pllayers will not be assigned to specific teams. All players will have the same color jersey and be on the same team - "the Strikers." Players will then be grouped into pools, and these groupings will change from week to week. Players will be given different game vests each week for small-sided matches. The Sunday afternoon games will be played at the Ballentine Park and BB&T Soccer Complex.