The YC Soccer Club has a record of volunteerism that is unparalleled by other clubs in Oregon. A major part of our mission is to help our club members be the best community members they can be. Read about our awesome volunteerism, and support the local businesses that in turn support our community through the YC Soccer Club!
Thank you Lucas Partin -
our nomination for OYSA Volunteer of the year 2020
and YCSC 2020Volunteer of the Year!
Local and National Recognitions
Dedicated Coaches with BIG hearts!
2015 US Youth Soccer National Volunteer of the Year
Program Director and Coach Karen Wright was awarded the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Volunteer of the Year. Karens continued volunteerism through coaching, administration, community support and club leadership for the YC Soccer Club totals well over 2000 hours annually.
2016 Oregon Youth Soccer Volunteer of the year
Coach Jon Lucero was the 2016 Oregon Youth Soccer Volunteer of the year. Coach Jon has done incredible work elevating the level of play for the 4th-8th grade competitive programs though his leadership of our Middle School and Lightning Academys, team coaching and through the Futsal Program.
YCSC Arena in Forbes Magazine
YCSC New Youth Field
YCSC has just completed their new 7V7 youth pitch adjacent to the Arena on property donated by the Wrights. A giant thank you to Ken Wright Cellars, Fitzgerald Farms, Brad Fuerst Trucking, Pihl Excavation, All Build Construction, Adidas, Nice Electric, Western Rock Products, Baez Sport Group and PCU Field Development for your amazing In-Kind Gifts and hard work. Thank you for the incredible grant support from First Federal, Adrianna Franch (through Nike), NW Farm Credit, Walk in the Park Charities, the Oregon Community Foundation through the charitable giving of the Palma A. Domenico Fund and the Roy and Diane Marvin Fund and Adidas. Thank you the 100+ fabulous community volunteers/donors that have already invested deeply in helping the YCSC and continue to invest in their community.
2015 MLS Community MVP Grand Prize Winners
The YCSC was selected to represent the Timbers MLS Club for our efforts in using the game of soccer to make a difference in our community. Our rural community of Yamhill Carlton and our amazing friends from the Timbers Army, our non-stop voting bank of local players, friends and families of YCSC helped us to out vote all 20 MLS clubs and major communities in North America (and by a long shot, we were told!) Our players had their fingers on the "red" button non-stop for a month with the most incredible "we can do this" attitude! Congratulations to all for a well earned victory! It was a great lesson in believing in the power of a community and working together tirelessly to achieve our goal!
2017 & 2018 Community Service Award
Dedicated and generous coaches like Nora Leonard (the fearless leader of the U10-U12 Yellow Jackets) helped to start the YC Soccer Club and volunteered for more than 10 years. Individuals like Nora are what make YCSC great and our community strong. Not only did she volunteer her time for all things soccer for these players, but she was also a leader for their amazing volunteer work with the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation. Coach Nora instilled leadership, compassion, an appreciation of hard work and a real love of the game. We salute her and encourage others to follow in her footsteps!
2018 & 2019 Target Youth Soccer Grant
For YCSC Get Up and GO Free Programming
Thank you Target for supporting YCSC's efforts to build our free programming, offering services to everyone in our greater community. With your generous help, we are inspiring new athletes with our "Get up and Go" events. The purchase of new equipment has helped us expand our FREE Toddler Fun Time, Free PreK Fun Time, Free Champions Club, and to introduce TOPSoccer to Yamhill County.
Carlton's Walk in the Park
Thank you to Carlton's Walk in the Park charitable foundation, for their generous ongoing support of YCSC Free Programing. Please support this amazing foundation doing incredible work here in Carlton!
Thank you Oregon Community Foundation!