Overview

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

ACADEMY

  • The Academy program is the starter, recreational, non-travel program for kids 3-10 years old (U4-U10)
    • It is the developmental arm of JHYS for children ages three (turning four during the season) through ten. 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.
    • Included in the Academy are the Minikicker (U4) and Grassroots (U5-U6) programs
      • Minikicker - MiniKicker 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.
      • Grassroots - The Grassroots Program 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.
    • 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."
    • For questions regarding the Academy:
      • Programming
      • Coaching decisions
      • Interest in coaching
      • Player requests
      • Player development
    • Please contact Director of Coaching for the Academy Program-                                              Alin Suru, Alin@jacksonholeyouthsoccer.org
    • To determine the age grouping of your child, please use the below US Youth Soccer birth year and season matrix:

Our soccer seasons run from Fall to Spring, so every Fall season there is a change in age group. 

UNITED

  • The United program is the competitive, travel program for kids 11-18 years old.
    • Our goal is to help develop each player to his/her fullest potential; as a person and as a soccer player, to provide positive role models for younger players to emulate and to challenge each player to compete within the region against other competitive clubs. Jackson Hole Youth Soccer believes that playing the sport of soccer helps develop maturity and self-confidence. We believe that the experiences a player has with JHYS will be beneficial throughout his/her lifetime.
  • For questions regarding the United:
    • Programming
    • Coaching decisions
    • Interest in coaching
    • Player requests
    • Player development
  • Please contact Director of Coaching for the United Program-                                                       George Hahui, George@jacksonholeyouthsoccer.org
  • To determine the age grouping of your child, please use the below US Youth Soccer birth year and season matrix:

Our soccer seasons run from Fall to Spring, so every Fall season there is a change in age group. 

Our soccer seasons run from Fall to Spring, so every Fall season there is a change in age group.