Soccer for Kids in Grand Rapids: Where to Find Clubs, Teams & Camps

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Soccer for Kids is Everywhere in West Michigan

Soccer is considered the most popular sport in the world and if you walked around most towns in West Michigan on a fall or spring weekend, it would be hard to argue.

You’ll find kids everywhere dressed in their soccer uniforms, on their way to or from a soccer game. If this sport is a fave in your house (and not just because of Ted Lasso!), find several options below to get your kids out on the soccer field.

Soccer is one of the many sports and extracurriculars for kids around West Michigan.

How Soccer for Kids Works

How Do Kids Get Started with Soccer?

Start kids in soccer with a class or summer camp. Kids can learn the fundamental skills and game rules before joining a team. Classes are offered as young as two years old.

When ready to join a team, recreational soccer is the best way to start, as all abilities are welcome. As skills progress, your child may get involved in club soccer.

When Are Soccer Sign Ups?

Registration typically opens in the Spring (May) for the upcoming Fall season.

Where Can My Child Play Soccer Without Having a Lot of Experience?

Recreational soccer like AYSO invites players of all abilities and experience levels to play soccer for kids. This is a great place to start before considering club soccer.

Additional options: soccer classes or summer camps are offered to all abilities as well.

What is Club Soccer?

Club soccer is a more competitive level of soccer for kids, where players try out for team placement. The costs are higher than recreational soccer and families can expect to attend tournaments (which may require travel).

How Much Does it Cost to Play Soccer?

Recreational soccer fees average around $100 dollars for the year (Fall + Spring seasons), plus equipment costs. Club soccer families will pay more; fees can be $500 or more annually, plus equipment and travel expenses.

Many organizations offer payment plans or scholarships.

What Equipment is Needed for Soccer?

To play soccer children need soccer cleats, a soccer ball, soccer socks, and shin guards. If your child is under the age of 5, confirm whether they need soccer cleats (running shoes may be okay). The coach or league will tell you which size soccer ball to buy.

Tip: Try a consignment shop for cleats; most kids outgrow them quickly so they likely will have little wear.

If playing on a team, the uniform, socks and shorts are typically provided (this may or may not be included with your registration fees).

Where Kids Can Play Soccer in West Michigan

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Michigan Futbol Academy in Grand Rapids

Soccer

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5449 28th Street Ct. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546


"I love MFA because I love the coaches and we have a lot of fun together.” - Johnathan S


MFA offers soccer and futsal training for the beginners just learning the game to the high schoolers trying to hone their skills.

Have a young athlete looking to start playing soccer? Our Juniors program for U4-U6 athletes offers training and game opportunities year-round as well as summer camps.

Looking for a local and affordable alternative to travel soccer and futsal? Our 616 program offers quality coaching and training with in-house game play for U7-U12 athletes.

Looking to take your game to the next level? MFA offers travel soccer and futsal teams with tryouts in June as well as elite goalkeeping, moves and skills, shooting, and soccer performance summer camps.

At MFA we are committed to providing quality training, serving athletes of all skill levels, and developing character beyond the sport.

NW Youth Soccer Association in Comstock Park

Soccer

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PO Box 202, Comstock Park MI 49321


The NW Youth Soccer Association Is A Volunteer-Run Program That Offers Multiple Levels Of Soccer, Introductory, Recreational, Recreational Travel, For Children Ages 1 To 15 Regardless Of The Community In Which They Live.

Full List of Soccer for Kids

Michigan Futbol Academy in Grand Rapids

5449 28th Street Ct. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546
• Indoor Soccer, Soccer for Toddlers, Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer, Soccer Classes
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Alliance FC in Greater Grand Rapids

Serving Grand Rapids, MI
• Indoor Soccer, Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO) in Greater Grand Rapids

Regions located throughout West Michigan, MI
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

AYSO United Michigan in Greater Grand Rapids

P.O. Box 161, Hudsonville MI 49426
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Cedar Area Select Soccer Association (CASSA) in Cedar Springs

204 E Muskegon St, Cedar Springs MI 49319
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Hornets Soccer Club in Jenison

1165 44th St SW, Jenison MI 49428
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

i9 Sports - Grand Rapids in East Grand Rapids

1916 Ridgewood Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids MI 49506
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8

Lakeshore Soccer FC in Grand Haven

324 Washington Ave Ste 1, Grand Haven MI 49417
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Michigan Power Futbol Academy (MPFA) in Greater Grand Rapids

Serving Greater Grand Rapids, MI
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Michigan Rangers FC in Hudsonville

6894 28th Ave, Hudsonville MI 49426
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Michigan Rovers FC in Kentwood

2575 Bridgeport Ln SE, Grand Rapids MI 49508
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Midwest United FC in Kentwood

3351 36th St SE, Kentwood MI 49512
• Indoor Soccer, Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

NW Youth Soccer Association in Comstock Park

PO Box 202, Comstock Park MI 49321
• Soccer for Toddlers, Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer, Soccer Classes
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8

Promoting Advanced Soccer Skills (PASS) in Grand Rapids - NE

3927 Suburban Shores Drive NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Rapids FC in Greater Grand Rapids

Serving Cascade, Ada, Forest Hills, East Grand Rapids and Kentwood, MI
• Soccer for Toddlers, Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Soccer Buddies in Grand Rapids - SE

2100 28th St SE, Grand Rapids MI 49508
• Soccer for Toddlers, Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer, Soccer Classes
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8

Soccer Club of Rockford (SCOR) in Rockford

57 Courtland St, Rockford MI 49341
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

United Soccer Athletes (USA) in Holland

P.O. Box 8201, Holland MI 49422
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Vardar West in Byron Center

84th St SW, Byron Center MI 49315
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

West Michigan Galaxy in Greater Grand Rapids

Serving the West Michigan community, MI
• Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids in Greater Grand Rapids

Locations Throughout Greater Grand Rapids, MI
• Soccer for Toddlers, Soccer for Kids, Youth Soccer
• Preschool, Grades K-2

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