Monday, February 06, 2012

YMCA youth soccer comes to Milton.


Spring soccer registration lasts until Feb. 18.

MILTON, Ga., Feb. 6, 2012 - Thanks to a new partnership between the City of Milton and Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA, spring soccer will be available for children and teens ages four to 13. In addition, three year olds can join in a "Mini-Kickers" program that introduces them to the sport.

Registration is currently underway and will end Feb. 18, though late sign-ups will be accepted until teams are full. To register, visit Use the online ID's in the flyer below.

"We're extremely excited to partner with the Y for this spring's soccer leagues," said John Rebar, Milton's director of parks and recreation. "The quality of the Y's programs and coaching is well known in the area, and we're glad to bring that expertise to Milton residents."
Practices begin the week of Feb. 20 at Crabapple Crossing Elementary and Hopewell Middle schools thanks to partnerships between the YMCA, Milton and Fulton County Schools. Saturday games will be played at the schools starting March 3 and last until May 5.

Cost for U6 to U14 recreational soccer is $110 for Milton residents, $165 for non-residents. An additional fee of $30 is added for a uniform.

Cost for Preschool Mini-Kickers is $75 for Milton residents and $112.50 for non-residents. A T-shirt will be provided. The program is split into two sessions: March 3-24 and April 14 through May 5.

Please note that all participants must have a current Y Facility or Program membership. Family Program memberships are $35 per year.

"We are excited that Milton residents will have convenient access to quality Y soccer programs," said Gayle Battersby, Y executive director. "Through sports, the Y is committed to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility."
The Y's Striker Academy/Select soccer program for more skilled and ambitious players, including competitive league opportunities, will be available fall 2012, said Battersby.

If you have questions about this program, contact Jessica Tucker, Y sports director, at 770-663-3532 or You may also contact Tom Gilliam, Milton's programs coordinator, at 678-242-2519 or


The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn grow and connect. Visit or call 770-664-1220.

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