WELCOME to SMYO Soccer!
We offer recreational soccer for children 4 - 17 years.
The purpose of our recreational youth soccer is the development of the soccer playing ability of the child. Safety, fun, and player skill development are the focus
of the program. Regardless of the ability of a child, everyone deserves an equal chance to play and to learn in a safe, positive, and supportive environment.
Our recreational program is a part in-house league and part county league. These teams are all coached by parent volunteers. SMYO offers both Spring and Fall
leagues. Registration for these seasons typically closes in mid-February (for Spring soccer) and July (for Fall soccer) respectively, so be sure to register early.
As part of the registration, each player receives: full uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks), available skills programs, at least 8-10 soccer games, and end-of-year tournaments (Spring only; schedule permitting)
Spring March-June with Registration - December through mid-February
Fall September-October with Registration - June through mid-July
GK/Skills Training: SMYO Soccer offers fundamental skills training each season to all age groups. Look for emails pertaining to times, dates, and age groups.
Practice Locations: U7, U9, U12 (few) practice at SMYO; U12 practices at Craik Elementary; U14 & U18 practices at Bensville Park and Wade Elementary School
Game Locations - U9, U12, U14, U18 Teams: SMYO Intermediate Field; Bensville Park ; Pomonkey Annex; Pisgah Park; White Plains Park; Bryantown Complex; Laurel Springs Park
SMYO ends the Spring soccer season with tournaments for all age groups, schedules permitting. U7, U9, and U12 tournament are scheduled at the end of the Spring Season.
U14/U18 teams play in a county tournament end of May/beginning of June. All teams play 2-4 games in the tournament.
REFUND POLICY - Select the link to review SMYO Refund Policy
History of Soccer - a form of soccer has been played for centuries by many cultures. Today's soccer began in England in 1863 when several organizations gathered to form a set of rules,
similar to the 17 laws of the game that we play today. The laws of the game are governed by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) based in Switzerland. FIFA
was founded in 1904 and rarely changes the laws of the game, instead issueing interpretations/explanations. For more information about the rules, please read the Laws of the Game.
We refer to the game as soccer but this game is known as football around the world.