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Spring Soccer Options for Your Kids

Updated: May 10, 2022

There are some great options for youth soccer around the Treasure Valley. Depending on your schedule and location I'm willing to bet you can find a perfect fit with just a little bit of research (or by reading this post). 😉


Here's a little Spring Soccer Roundup:


1. School of Soccer - https://www.boiseyouthsoccer.com/

Our 6 year old did this in the Fall and we have NOTHING but great things to say about our experience and are excited to sign him up again for this Spring Session. School of Soccer is very much skills based and it was easy to see that the players were having TONS of fun while learning great techniques during practices and games. They have lots of sessions and locations to pick from. Every game day during the season Camel's Back Park turns into a sea of adorable little kids in bright orange uniforms. See below for more details and register here.


Session #1: 4 weeks, $60- begins week of February 28th (no practice during Spring Break 3/21-3/26)

Session #2: 6 weeks, $90- begins week of April 4th

7 weeks, $105- begins the week of March 14th (no practice during Spring Break 3/21-3/26)

8 weeks, 2 practices a week, $170- begins the week of March 14th (no practice during Spring Break)

7 weeks, 1x a week practice with game immediately following practice, $105- begins the week of March 14th


2. i9 Sports - www.i9sports.com

I reached out to the i9 Sports Office to hear about their program. Here's what they told me.


"Our Soccer program, specifically, starts at age 3 and goes up to age 12. We kick off our Spring season on Saturday, March 12th, and Sunday, the 13th, at four locations around the Treasure Valley; Trail Wind Elementary (East Boise), Amity Elementary School (South Boise), Tully Park (Meridian), and Boise Valley Adventist School (near the Village). We depend on volunteer parent coaches to coach teams of 7-9 players. Our leagues are convenient for busy families because we practice once a week and that's right before the games on Saturday or Sunday (depending upon the location you choose when registering). Our final deadline to register for Spring is Friday, February 11th, and the cost is $155 right now. After the final deadline there is a $20 late fee. The registration includes a jersey and end-of-the-season award."


Check out more specific details and register on their website, www.i9sports.com.


3. Meridian PAL (Police Activities League) Soccer - https://www.meridianpal.org

Although I don't have any personal experience with this program I have a lot of friends that do it every year and love it.


Meridian PAL Soccer welcomes all ranges of player experience to the beautiful soccer complex at Heroes Park (Meridian, ID near Ten Mile and Chinden), the exclusive home to Meridian PAL Soccer. Meridian PAL Soccer is open to youth athletes of all ages from tots (ages 3-4) through high school (U15-U18 co-ed) and focuses cultivation of the invaluable experiences of leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork. The Spring games begin Friday, April 1st and end Saturday, May 14th.


Age Groups

  • U4 & U5 Coed Divisions

  • U6, U7, U8, U10--Boys and Girls Divisions

  • U12 and U14 boys and girls age groups may play teams play in the Outback League with games at PAL fields and various other fields in Caldwell, Nampa, Star, and Middleton (see league rules under Game & Practice Info on right)

  • U16 & U18 Coed (age groups may be combined depending upon enrollment)

Volunteers

All teams are coached by volunteers and all coaches are volunteers. Please consider volunteering to coach your child's team. Volunteers are needed for all team head coaches, assistant coaches, team managers, and assistant referees for U7-U10.


Registration happened early! (11/20/21 - 2/6/22) but there is a Late Registration period from 2/7/22 - 2/13/22 (Limited to available space & may close prior to posted dates)

**Late fee $40 per player **Buddy Requests are not Available **Late Players are added to teams only with open roster spots


Idaho Rush's Recreation program is a non-competitive program for beginner soccer players or kids who want to play with no pressure of winning attached. The focus is on teaching the fundamental skills of the game. Coaches and referees are volunteers (training is provided!). Teams (formed by age, gender and geographic area) play 6 games over the course of 7-8 weeks with weekly practices. All games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on Saturdays. Cost is $100 plus $20 for the uniform shirt (I believe).


First game: April 9th, 2022

Last game: May 14th, 2022


Mighty Mites - Ages 3-5

This program "bridges the gap between wanting to play but being too young to play on a team." There are no practices, scheduled games or leagues in Mighty Mites. It is 6 weeks long and they play on Saturdays - the same as the older kids - at Lewis & Clark Middle School or Simplot Sports Complex. Cost is $75 and includes a t-shirt and ball.


Contact info@idahorush.com for more info.


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Did I miss any programs? I'm sure I did! Comment below with information or email me at becca@boisewithkids.com and I'll be sure to add the information.

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