Overview

Jackson Hole Youth Soccer is split into two programs: Academy and United.

  • The Academy program is the starter, recreational, non-travel program for kids 4-10 years old.
  • The United program is the competitive, travel program for kids 11-18 years old.
  • For U9-U10 players, you have the option to add supplemental program onto the normal Academy practices and games. This program is called "Pre-competitive." As previously stated, it is a supplemental program, meaning the kids still play Academy, however they have an extra practice a week and go to 1-2 travel tournaments per season. When registering for the season, you must choose the option "Pre-competitive."

Academy

Academy is the name used for the younger, recreational programming for JHYS. It is the developmental arm of JHYS for children ages four through eleven. Our primary objective in the recreational program is for players to have fun with an emphasis on skills development, teaching good sportsmanship and a knowledge of the game. We will introduce and improve age appropriate technical and tactical abilities of the participants in an environment that will foster an appreciation of the game.


Minikickers (kids turning 4)

The MiniKicker Program is designed for kids turning 4 during the soccer year. MiniKickers is a coed program that introduces players to the game of soccer through the use of age appropriate games and activities. Players will begin to learn how to control their bodies through activities that promote various types of movements with a soccer ball. The kids will be in an environment where they are encouraged to participate, play, learn and have fun.

  • Coed Program 
  • Five-week program 
  • 2 training sessions per week: Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-6:15PM at Alpine Fields.
  • Each player needs to bring a size 3 soccer ball, as well as cleats, shin guards, and water.
  • MINIKICKERS DO NOT NEED JERSEYS. 
    • They will need shin guards and cleats or tennis shoes for practices.
  • $100 for season (does not include jersey)
    • Please note - There are no refunds once season has started.

Grassroots (kids turning 5 or 6)

***PARENT COACHES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM***

This program MUST rely on parent involvement and on parent coaches. A parent coach will be given all the resources they will need to confidently coach including practice games and drills, technique information, age strategies, etc. It is imperative that we have parents to help coach this age group. Coaches receive a comp for their child's participation fee in trade for their coaching. If interested, please email the Academy Director of Coaching, Alin@jacksonholeyouthsoccer.org. 

The Grassroots Program is for kids turning 5 or 6 during the soccer year. It is a coed introductory program. Depending on numbers and interest, there is usually an all-girls team created. The goal of this program is to teach through the use of age appropriate activities and games. Players will work on ball control, movement through games, and begin to build a foundation of skills. The kids will be in an environment where they are encouraged to participate, play, learn and have fun.

  • Coed Program 
  • 7 week program
  • One training session per week (Either choose Tuesday practices OR Thursday practices)
    • Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-6:30PM at Alpine Fields.
  • One game on Saturday mornings at the South Field of Alpine Fields. Time 9:15-10:15AM.
  • Player needs to bring a size 3 soccer ball, as well as cleats, shin guards, and water.
  • $45 for academy uniform (unless you already have one from previous seasons)
  • $150 for season (does not include jersey)
    • Please note - There are no refunds once season has started.

U8 Academy (kids turned 7 or 8 yrs old)

The U8 Academy is designed for kids turning 7 and 8 during the soccer year. The program is separated by gender, however there must be enough of each gender registered in order to allow us to have a boy’s league and a girl’s league. Otherwise the program will be coed. The goal of the program is to continue to build a solid skill foundation in dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and tackling. Through the use of age appropriate games and activities players will continue to increase their understanding of soccer. Players will now begin to work as a team, understand the rules of the game and develop camaraderie with their teammates. Most of all the kids will be in an environment where they are encouraged to participate, play, learn and have fun.

  • Boys and Girls 
  • 7 week program
  • 2 training sessions Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45-6:45PM at Alpine Fields & Middle School.
  • 1 game per week on Saturdays at Alpine Fields. Times 10:30-11:30AM. 
  • There is an All Girls option when registering. Our ability to make an all-girls team/league depends on actual registrations and for that reason your request may not be honored.
  • $45 for Academy uniform (unless you already have one from previous seasons)
  • $215 for season (does not include uniform)
    • Please note - There are no refunds once season has started.

U9-U10 Academy (kids turning 9 or 10) *Pre-competitive program is an additional option

The U9-U10 Academy Program is a local recreational program for kids turning 9 or 10 during the soccer year.

The program is a gender specific program with girls playing with girls and boys playing with boys. The goal of the program is to continue to build a solid skill foundation in dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, and tackling. Through the use of age appropriate games and activities players will continue to increase their understanding of soccer. Players work as a team, understand the rules of the game and develop a stronger sense of camaraderie with their teammates. The kids will be in an environment where they are encouraged to participate, play, learn and have fun.

  • Boys and Girls 
  • 7 week program
  • 2 training sessions Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45-6:45PM at Alpine Fields/Middle School Fields.
  • 1 game per week on Saturdays at Alpine Fields. Times 10:30-11:30AM
  • There is an All Girls option when registering. Our ability to make an all-girls team/league depends on actual registrations and for that reason your request may not be honored.
  • $45 for Academy uniform (unless you already have one from previous seasons)
  • $215 for season (does not include jerseys)
  • Please note - There are no refunds once season has started.

PRE-COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

The Pre-Competitive Program is for players who have developed a love for the game and are serious about becoming better soccer players. Our intent is to provide a competitive, but not exclusive environment for these developing youngsters. It can be viewed as a supplementary, transitional program into United from Academy. This is an option for the age group U10 players. The kids must still play in the Academy program, however they have an extra practice a week, usually before Academy practice, and go to 1-2 travel tournaments per season. When registering for the season, you must choose the option "Pre-competitive." Your child will automatically be placed in Academy when registering for Pre-competitive.

  • Boys and Girls 
  • 7-week program
  • 2 Academy training sessions Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:45-6:45PM at Alpine Fields/Middle School Fields.
  • 1 ADDITIONAL training session for girls & boys on Wednesdays with the Pre-competitive (Pre-comp) team from 4:15-5:30PM at Alpine Fields.
  • 1 Academy game per week on Saturdays mornings at Alpine and Middle School Fields. Times TBA. 
  • ADDITIONAL competitive travel tournament (possibly two)
  • $45 for Academy uniform (unless you already have one from previous seasons)
  • $275 for season (does not include jerseys)

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