Opportunities abound for youth to participate in soccer programs at Battle Creek Parks and Recreation. The department offers an introduction to the game through its Start Smart Indoor Soccer program for ages 3-5. Youth can continue to refine their games by participating in our Youth Indoor Soccer program for ages 5-8. This program is a great precursor to participating in our Spring Soccer program at Bailey Park (ages 3-12). Spring Soccer is supplemented by our Fall Soccer program which plays September through October at Bailey Park.

Start Smart Indoor Soccer (Ages 3 - 5)

Start Smart Indoor Soccer is an exciting addition to our ever popular outdoor soccer program. This starter course is designed to get your child ready for the 2019 Spring Soccer season with weekly practices that include exciting drills, skills and fun! This is parent/child participation course, a parent/guardian is required to participate at each session.
  • Located at Full Blast
  • Tuesdays OR Thursdays, March 3rd - 26th, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Registration fee is $30 per participant
  • Registration deadline is February 26th, 2020

Youth Indoor Soccer  (Ages 5-8)

Youth Indoor Soccer is designed to help prepare for the upcoming Spring Soccer season. Indoor soccer will introduce youth to a game level experience of the sport and teach your child to enjoy being physically active all while having fun and learning the importance of teamwork. All participants receive a t-shirt. Classes will consist of drills, skills and scrimmages led by former coaching staffing. VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED!
  • Located at Full Blast
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, February 24th - March 25th, 2020 from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • There will be one week of practice followed by five weeks of games. 
  • Parents can obtain their child's schedule online beginning February 20th, 2020. 
  • Registration fee is $40 per participant
  • Registration deadline is February 12th, 2020

Youth Spring Soccer (Ages 3-12)
Join us for another exciting Spring Soccer season. The season will consist of weekly games and practices located at Bailey Park on Saturdays for eight weeks. This league promotes physical activity, skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun! The cost of registration includes authentic jersey. VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED!

Western Michigan University Soccer Camp (Ages 3-16)
We have partnered with WMU soccer teams for our youth soccer camp! Join us as the players for WMU teach individual skills of soccer such as foot skills, technical drills and tactical practices. Each program level is age appropriate and sure to teach your child the skills to advance his/her soccer techniques. Fee includes a daily Flash Flood Water Park Pass & a FREE WMU Soccer Game! Each participant needs their own shin guards!

Fall Soccer (Ages 3 - 12)

Join us for another exciting season of Fall Soccer in the months of August through October! This is a non-competitive league that promotes physical activity, skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun! The cost for registration includes an authentic soccer jersey. SHIN GUARDS ARE REQUIRED! VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED!

Program Offerings

  • Spring Soccer (ages 3-12) at Bailey Park, Mid-April through Mid-June
  • Western Michigan University Summer Camp, ages 3-16 Riverside Park July (one week)
  • Fall Soccer (ages 3-12) Bailey Park, September through October
  • Start Smart Indoor Soccer (ages 3-5) Sports Forum at Full Blast March
  • Youth Indoor Soccer (ages 5-8) Sports Forum at Full Blast March through April