Northfield YMCA to offer Wee, U4 soccer


Preschoolers can get their kicks this summer, thanks to the Northfield Area Family YMCA.

The YMCA will conduct Wee and U4 soccer programs for 3- and 4-year-olds beginning next month, in partnership with the Northfield Soccer Association (NSA).

Similar to the NSA’s in-house summer program for older youngsters, YMCA soccer is scheduled from Tuesday, June 14, to Thursday, July 28. Practices and games will be each Tuesday and Thursday, for a total of 14 sessions.

But unlike NSA, YMCA soccer runs from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the Sibley Elementary School soccer fields. There will be separate programs for 3-year-olds (Wee) and 4-year-olds (U4).

YMCA soccer focuses on teamwork, sportsmanship, health and laughter. So, preschoolers taking part should be prepared to have fun.

Registration fees are $35 for YMCA members and $60 for non-members. Each player will receive a t-shirt.

Participants can be registered online at the YMCA’s website --- -- or by filling out the signup form on the YMCA soccer brochure, which is available at the Y office, 205 W. Third St., Northfield.

The Northfield YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate in its programs, meaning no one is turned away because of inability to pay.

For information about soccer programs for older youngsters, visit the NSA website,

Information: (507) 645-0088.