Columbus has plenty of wonderful kids soccer classes to choose from, with options to fit your child's age and level. Kick around this list and find the best program for your little soccer star!
Soccer at YMCA of Central Ohio
Katie G.: The YMCA of Central Ohio offers soccer classes and leagues at several of their locations. The Pee Wee soccer program introduces kids as young as 3 the basic soccer skills of dribbling, shooting, passing and teamwork. The Youth Soccer program helps kids become better soccer playing while sharpening skills and having fun. Youth leagues are offered in the fall and spring where players will work on fundamentals through skill development and game play. Check your local branch for program offerings and registration.
Ages: 3 - 12 years
Locker Soccer Academy
Katie G.: At Locker Soccer Academy, children can develop the soccer skills, social skills, coordination, confidence and self-esteem needed to have fun while learning about soccer. Indoor classes are offered at two locations in Columbus. Three different programs are available to enhance your child's ability with the sport. Classes are offered in four and ten-weeks sessions throughout the year, and they have an outdoor league in the fall.
Ages: 2 - 8 years in Powell and 2 - 10 years in Gahanna
Central Ohio Soccer Association
Katie G.: The Central Ohio Soccer Association (COSA) has been serving central Ohio for over 35 years. The program provides players with a fun and energetic environment helping them to learn the basics of soccer. There is an instructional program for beginners and a recreational league for older kids that runs seasons in the spring and fall.
Ages: 3 - 8 years
3 Lion Soccer
Katie G.: 3 Lion Soccer is a state-of-the art indoor soccer training center located in Lewis Center. Lion Soccer offers player leagues, small group camps, one-on-one sessions and small group or team training.
Ages: 3 - 18 years
Katie G.: SuperKick soccer programs and training techniques are tailored to educate, improve and energize young soccer players! Year-round classes are offered at SuperKick's indoor, grass-simulated turf facility. Private instruction is also available to individuals, small groups and teams.
Ages: 3 years - U18
Bo Jackson's Elite Sports
Katie G.: The Bo Jackson's Elite Sports complex is an indoor, air-supported dome which provides training space for athletes in many different sports. The soccer program offers small group training for beginners to elite as well as an indoor soccer league and special goalie academies. Check website for class offerings and registration.
Ages: U5 - U19
Soccer First at SportsOhio
Katie G.: Soccer First teaches players as young as age 2 to learn, grow and develop in the popular game of soccer. Located at the SportsOhio complex in Dublin, Soccer First offers soccer instruction for all levels, toddlers through adult. Year-round instruction is available both indoors and outdoors and there are many leagues, camps, and clinics to choose from throughout the year.
Ages: 2 years + for lessons, leagues offered for U7 - U18
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