Small-Sided Game Program

Welcome to Spring Soccer! Coach Karen will be head coach for the Small-sided Games Program, but we hope to have many parents (and older siblings) willing to put on some court shoes and join in the fun.  The more parent helpers we have, the more attention we can give to each player . Focus will be on building confidence on the ball through games to encourage balance, coordination, agility, vision, individual ball handling skills, 1V1 to 3V3 defending/attacking, and of course, having LOTS of fun.


Your player will be part of our Friday Small-sided Game Night Program. Players will be demonstrating what they have learned during the week, showing us their creativity, enthusiasm and enjoying our cheering at the games.


Schedule and Practice Info:


PRACTICE: All practices will be held at the YCSC Arena (behind the Carlton Market):

Note: No cleats at the arena, running or court shoes and shin guards please. Bring a water bottle and a healthy snack for before or after session.


LEVEL I - Pre-k  & new homeschool K, especially players desiring a parent "Buddy" on the court.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15-11:45am (starting Tuesday March 3rd). 

LEVEL II - Experienced PreK ready for 1V1 competition and new Kindergarten - able to play full 30 minutes in a group environment.

Girls & Boys: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00-3:30pm (starting Wednesday March 4th).


LEVEL III Soccer Buddy Program: Experienced PreK-2nd grade) Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-4:00pm (starting Wednesday March 4th. This session will have awesome teen soccer star buddies to help players that would benefit from the one on one attention. 

LEVEL IV - advanced Kindergartners on up.

Boys: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:00-3:40pm (starting Tuesday March 3rd). 

Girls: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-4:25pm (starting Tuesday March 3rd).

Boys and Girls are welcome to join either (or both) training session if it’s better for your schedule!


Note: It is best to start your player at the level they will be most confident and comfortable. it is much easier to move a player up than down. If you have a question about what level is best for your player please call Coach Karen. 


GAMES: Friday nights March 13th through May 1st at the YCES field (no games 3/20 or 3/27).  Check-in between 5:00-5:15pm, Games at 5:30pm. New teams will be formed for each week immediately following check-in.


VERY IMPORTANT: Please inform Coach Karen if your player will not be attending (or will be arriving late to) a game. Last minute changes to teams is difficult, delays game starts and most often lessens the experience of the other players.


* Games will be held rain or shine, unless fields are closed due to extreme weather. That said, we want our newest players to always have fun, so if they are not going to have fun because of weather, please just let me know they won't be attending.


WHAT TO BRING: Shin guards (required), court shoes only at the Arena, cleats (highly recommended for games), and a bottle of water. We have an exchange bin for cleats in the YCES soccer shed; please bring all your outgrown gear to Coach Karen.


PARENTS: Players should have a parent at the field during every practice and at games. We want our young players to feel comfortable and confident and have a parent to attend to them for any personal needs. At games, parents should cheer, but please refrain from directing your player. Soccer is a sport that requires the development of vision, decision making and creativity. If you tell your player what to do, you are ultimately limiting their growth potential. If your player is missing an aspect of the game and you want to help, try gently asking them questions that can lead to self discovery.


Please contact me with any concerns or suggestions at anytime during the season! We want this to be the best experience possible for every player. Thank you for signing up for the YCSC 2020 Spring Program, its going to be a fantastic season!


Welcome, Coach Karen

YCSC in Mac Parks and Rec

2nd/3rd grade Team Vision Girls

Practice Spring 2020:

Tuesdays/Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm


Wednesdays Champions Club 1:45-3:00pm Arena

Coach Karen

4th-6th Team Timberwolves Girls

Practice starts Spring 2/24/2020:

Monday/Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm (YCES field or Arena option.)

Wednesdays Champions Club 1:45-3:00pm Arena

Coach Jodi Pellegrino

2nd/3rd Grade Team Boys

Proposed Practice Spring 2020:

Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-5:30pm 

Wednesdays Champions Club 1:45-3:00pm Arena

Coach Dan

YCSC in Timbers/Thorns

2006-2008 Lightning girls

Monday/Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm 

Plus optional: Wednesdays Champions Club 1:45-3:00pm Arena/ HS Drop in TH 7:00pm


The non-profit YC Soccer Club is a sponsored project of Yamhill Carlton Together Cares. 

YCTC can be reached at 503-852-4405

ARENA Address:

Gate at Pine St. & Monroe St

Carlton, OR 97111


YC Elementary School, Carlton OR

YCSC Program Director

Karen Wright

PO Box 190

Carlton, OR 97111



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