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Youth Soccer

The MJCC is the only organization in Memphis that offers soccer-playing opportunities to youth players of all ages, playing abilities, and levels of commitment. Every decision, every rule, and every program has "what's good for the kids" as its basis.

Mini Kickers
Mini Kickers is a NEW and EXCITING PROGRAM focusing on the development of children aged 2-3 years old. This program will introduce your young soccer star to the basic skills needed in soccer, as well as continuing to develop their social and gross motor skills.
Wed 3:15-3:45pm | 10/18-11/15 | $60 fee/$40m | Class #4569

Youth Soccer Leagues    

Jr. K–Kindergarten (Co-ed)
Beginners will learn the fundamentals of the game and have a blast with friends in a safe environment.
Sun 1:30–2:30pm • Tue 5:30–6:15pm
8/13–10/29 | $125 fee/$100m | Class #4346
No practice 9/21, 10/5 & 10/21

Grades 1–2 • Ages 6–7 (Co-ed)
Move ahead with more difficult drill work and a faster-paced game. Learn positioning as the fields get wider and bigger. 
Sun 2:30–3:30pm • Thu 5:30–6:30pm
8/13–10/29 | $130 fee/$110m | Class #4347
No practice 9/21, 10/5 & 10/21

Grades 3–4 • Ages 8–10
Learn spacing and passing with bigger fields, more specific drills, and more advanced games. Teams will compete in the Shelby County/MJCC Soccer League. Most, if not all, games will be played at the MJCC.

Sun 2:30–3:30pm • MonWed 5:30–6:30pm
8/13–10/29 | $150 fee/$120m | Class #4348
No game/practice 9/4, 9/20, 10/4, & 10/11.

Sun 2:30–3:30pm • MonWed 5:30–6:30pm
8/13–10/29 | $150 fee/$120m | Class #4349
No game/practice 9/4, 9/20, 10/4, & 10/11.

Grades 5–7 • Ages 10–11
Learn to become a complete athlete by concentrating on technical training, offensive and defensive transitions, tactical emphasis, strength, agility, and quickness drills.

Sun 1:30–2:30pm • MonWed 5:30–6:30pm
8/13–10/29 | $150 fee/$120m | Class #4350
No game/practice 9/4, 9/20, 10/4, & 10/11.

Sun 1:30–2:30pm • MonWed 5:30–6:30pm
8/13–10/29 | $150 fee/$120m | Class #4351
No game/practice 9/4, 9/20, 10/4, & 10/11.



Youth Soccer FAQs

What to wear:

  • Soccer cleats/tennis shoes
  • Shin guards, soccer socks over shin guards, shorts
  • Players may dress appropriately according to weather condition
  • Each player will receive our Uniform shirt
  • Each player will receive a medal or trophy at the end of the season

What to bring:

  • Water and/or sports drink
  • Soccer ball: Size 3 (ages 4 & 5) or Size 4 (ages 6-12)

When are practices?

Sunday 1:30-3:30pm
Monday 5:30-7:30pm
Tuesday 5:30-6:15pm
Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm
Thursday 5:30-6:30pm

*Specific days and times are dependent on which division a player is in.


Do I need soccer cleats or will tennis shoes be okay?

Tennis shoes will be fine for younger players, as long as the playing field is dry. Older players, or when the conditions are wet and muddy, may require cleats.

How long are practices?

Six and younger should be no longer than 45 minutes.

Under-8 player practices are one hour.
Under-10 player practices are one hour.
Under-12 player practices are one hour.

What does a player need to bring to practice?

A ball, soccer shoes, shin guards, and plenty of water. Shin guards are required for all practices and games (wear UNDERNEATH socks). Cleated shoes are needed if conditions are wet, muddy or surface is soft.

What size ball do I need?

Size 3 (Ages 4 & 5)
Size 4 (Ages 6-12)

We recommend writing your name and phone number on your ball.

Are mouth guards needed?

Injuries to the teeth are so few that insurers do not require them. However, many dentists recommend them.

Why can’t players wear helmets?

Helmets are not included in the Laws of the Game under Players Equipment. Although the player wearing the headgear is protected, he/she may play in a more aggressive manner, physically, than others whom are not protected, thereby becoming a danger to others.

How many players are on a team?

U6 - 3v3
U8 - 4v4
U10 - 6v6
U12 - 8v8


My child has a disability. Is there a place for him/her?

US Youth Soccer TOP Soccer is a program for players with mental or physical challenges.

Can I wear a cast/earrings/religious items/eyeglasses?

The FIFA Laws of the Game prohibit anything that is dangerous to a player or other players. Referees will determine if any item can be worn without being dangerous.

How do we find out whether fields are open due to weather?

You may contact the MJCC Member Services Desk at (901) 761-0810 or visit www.jccmemphis.org.

For more information, contact Josh Wright at jwright@jccmemphis.org or (901) 259-9241.

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