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!
Local and National Recognitions
2017 & 2018 Community Service Award
with BIG hearts!
Dedicated and generous coaches like Nora Leonard (now the fearless leader of the U12 Yellow Jackets) helped to start the YC Soccer Club and has been volunteering for more than 10 years. Individuals like Nora are what make YCSC great and our community strong. Coach Nora has by far, the largest group of YC players we have in any age group, and this is because of her love and dedication to these very lucky girls. Not only does she volunteer her time for all things soccer for these players, but she is also a leader for their amazing volunteer work with the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation. Coach Nora is instilling leadership, compassion, an appreciation of hard work and a real love of the game. We salute her and encourage others to follow her lead!
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.
2015 MLS Community MVP 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 and ADIDAS, 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!
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.
Changing Lives Through Sport Grant
YCSC is working, with the amazing support of adidas and their mission of "removing barriers to sport for underserved kids", and the greater YC community, to install and complete the 7V7 turf field project in Carlton. A giant thank you to Fitzgerald Farms, Brad Fuerst Trucking and the many fabulous community volunteers that have already invested so deeply in helping the YCSC and investing in their community.
2018 Target Youth Soccer Grant
Thank you Target for supporting YCSC's efforts to build programs offering services to everyone in our greater community. The purchase of new equipment has helped us expand our FREE Toddler Fun Time, introduce TOPSoccer to Yamhill County and inspire new athletes with our "Get up and Go" events.
Carlton's Walk in the Park
Thank you to Carlton's Walk in the Park charitable foundation, for their ongoing support of the YCSC Programs. Please support this amazing foundation doing incredible work here in Carlton!