Whatever their age or ability level, kids soccer classes all over LA invite children to play this sport. Younger kids start with introductory skills and developmentally-appropriate activities, while older kids hone their abilities and learn to function as part of a team. Here is a ton of opportunities for LA-area kids to fall in love with soccer.
Riverside MGFM Soccer Club
Erynn: Riverside MGFM helps kids grow and develop in a competitive setting with teams for both boys and girls. Both regular season and tournament play is available, and many teams look for additional players throughout the season.
Cost: Tournament paricipation starts at $450
FC Riverside County
Erynn: For older kids who want a more competitive experience playing locally, FC Riverside hosts weekly game days for a variety of ages. All games take place in Riverside, and joining a team is as simple as submitting a request online or calling in.
Ages: U15 and U17, currently
Cost: Contact for specific information per program
Urban Futsal LA
Erynn: Ok, so it's not the traditional (non-American) "football," but it's Futsal, an indoor soccer-like experience that will help teach kids teamwork and the basic skills they need for soccer. Teams are five-a-side and the ball is smaller than traditional soccer, too.
Programs run year-round, with classes spanning 4 to 10 weeks. There are also pickup games on a regular schedule for older kids 8+.
Cost: Starts at $19 per class (and includes a free jersey)
Evolve Soccer LA
Erynn: Whether your child is a beginner or a professional hopeful, they can help improve their soccer skills and have fun with EV Soccer's classes. All classes take place at their indoor facility and concentrate on individual player development, helping kids master skills to be confident and successful. Clinics are also available.
Cost: Starts at $100 for 4 classes; varies based on age level
LA Galaxy Soccer Center
Erynn: Toddler classes with Galaxy Juniors begin with parents playing along, but LA Galaxy Soccer Center has a Youth Development Program and training for kiddos from U8-U12 as well. The idea is for kids to begin playing with a focus on having fun and learning skills, while competition waits until they have a strong skillset and the maturity to handle it.
Ages: 18 months-U12
Cost: Costs start at $140 for an 8-week session plus a yearly membership fee of $25
American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)
Erynn: AYSO has camps and classes for kids of all ages all over Los Angeles; different areas of LA fall under the scope of a separate AYSO region. Sessions begin at no more than 60 minutes for the younger players, but programs vary by type and location. Use the Find Your Region locator to see programs in your area!
AYSO also offers VIP programs for children with special needs; all ability levels are accommodated.
Cost: Varies per program/location
Los Angeles Soccer Evolution
Erynn: Programs for all ages start with toddlers in the Lion Cubs program, which teaches kids basic skills in a fun environment. The next step is Evolution, where kids learn higher level skills and teamwork. Beyond those levels, a Futsal Club is also available for Lions, kids from U9-U12.
Sessions are held at various locations throughout LA.
Cost: Starts at $150 for 8 weeks of training
Euro Soccer USA
Erynn: Kids of all ages can join in and learn soccer on the schedule that's the right fit for your family. There are Weekend Soccer Academy sessions, Weekday Classes, Spring League, plus seasonal camps, and all courses maintain a safe and positive learning environment for kiddos. Skills repetition plus fun and engaging activities ensure kids will learn to love soccer!
Ages: 18 months to 12 years
Cost: An 11-week session starts at $299
Woodland Hills Indoor Sports Arena Soccer
Erynn: Soccer classes at WHIS are separated by developmental level, with the younger set in Lil Kickers focusing on fun and getting moving. Youth Soccer Leagues invite older kids to begin practicing and competing with a team. Kids score with fun birthday parties, too.
Ages: 18 months to 14
Cost: Youth league starts at $175 per player for the season
Irvine Soccer Academy
Erynn: Irvine Soccer Academy has soccer training for kids starting at toddler age with Tiny Tots and progressing all the way through youth leagues. There are also soccer camps (with international coaches) available for older kids along with the Irvine Youth Soccer League, plus the Irvine Futbol Club.
And, Irvine Top Soccer is an inclusive program for children with special needs.
Cost: Programs start at $149 per 7-8 week program
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