Youth Development League

Registration for Spring 2024 is closed.  Thank you to Cereal City Pediatrics for your support of this youth program! Stay tuned on social media for Fall 2024- Spring 2025 program information.


BC Fire's Youth Development League "YDL" is a youth soccer program that creates a fun and motivating environment for young players (ages 4 to 8) to gain knowledge and passion for the game. This program is designed for both boys and girls and teaches confidence, technique and basic fundamentals of the game. Players do not need any prior experience to join the program.

We differ from traditional recreation leagues, as YDL ensures training goals and actions mimic game play, following the United States Soccer grass roots curriculum.

We focus on the four basic moments in soccer: attacking, losing the ball, defending, and winning the ball. Different topics each week incorporate soccer fundamentals with lots and lots of fun! At the end of the 6 weeks the players will be able to read the game better, make their own decisions, and be stronger teammates.

We find that having a pre-set game and optional practice time that is consistent over the 6 weeks is helpful for busy families.

Spring 2024 YDL Curriculum Snapshot 

Week  Topic   
1  Scoring   Mechanics to pass and shoot 
2  Moving the Ball Forward  Dribbling, running with ball 
3  Control  Controlling the ball, trapping 
4  Stopping Goals  Defending /goalkeeping positioning 
5  Attacking  Creating chances / openings to score 
6  Teamwork!  Becoming better teammates  

 Note: curriculum subject to changes 


Spring 2024 session begins April 2, 2024

Optional practices from 6:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday 4/2; 4/9; 4/16; 4/23; 4/30; 5/7

Game dates from 10:00 to 11:00 AM on Saturday 4/6; 4/13; 4/20; 4/27; 5/4; 5/11

*Makeup game date on 5/18

One makeup date is scheduled each season for weather related cancellations. If more than one game is canceled due to weather it will not be made up. Optional training that is canceled due to weather will not be made up.

Training and game day cancellations due to weather will be communicated via the BC Fire Facebook page and through an email blast to the primary email account used to register the player.


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