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Soccer programs for kids in Brooklyn

Our comprehensive overview of soccer programs in Brooklyn for ages 12 months to 18 years includes program details, skill levels, try-out and league dates, costs and more (updated February 2024).

Albion SC Brooklyn | Brooklyn Heights & Red Hook

Program details: The ALBION JUNIORS Development Program for the Junior Player is designed to give your child the opportunity to build a solid foundation in technical development in the very early years of playing and enjoying the game of soccer. ALBION JUNIORS program serves as an introductory and advanced path for 5-7 aged soccer players. We have expanded the Juniors program to now include players ages 8-14. This design facilitates developmental progression recommended by the United States Soccer Federation as well as the US Youth Soccer Association. The uniqueness of our program is that we have devised an In-House, non-travel program professionally coached and organized for ages 5-14 year-olds. We are committed to providing a fun, educational, and progressive experience for your youth soccer players. Not only are we committed to our youth players, but we also have a wonderful comprehensive coaching education curriculum and mentorship program specifically for ALBION Juniors.

Levels: Introductory to advanced. There are no tryouts for our the Albion Juniors program; registration is all that is required. Tryouts are required for the Albion SC Brooklyn team and their competitive season: tryout information here.

Ages: 5-14

Seasons: Fall, Winter, and Spring programs, plus Summer Camp, Pre-Season Camp, and School’s Out Camps for holidays when schools are closed.

Costs: N/A

Locations: Pier 5 Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn Heights

Red Hook Ball Field | Red Hook

Contact: Website info@albionscbrooklyn.org

 

AYSO BROOKLYN | Prospect Park

Program details: The largest nonprofit youth soccer program in Brooklyn, Everyone Plays® in Brooklyn AYSO! Children are not registered on their merits as soccer players, but rather on their interest and enthusiasm. Our objectives are to teach, promote and develop youth soccer in the United States, and to develop America’s youngsters in body and character. All of AYSO’s coaches, referees, managers and other local officials are volunteer members dedicated to our youth, their communities, and AYSO’s philosophies and objectives.

Levels: All levels; beginning to intermediate.

Ages: 5-19

Seasons: Fall (September through November) Winter (indoors at Chelsea Piers Field house, December through March), and Spring (early April through Mid-June). More information about Summer Camps here.

Costs: $150 (Early Bird specials offered!)

Locations: Parade Ground | Prospect Park

Contact: Website

 

Bedstuy Soccer Club | Bed Stuy

Program details: Bedstuy youth soccer club offers youth developmental and competitive soccer programming for kids ages 2-13 years old. The club offers toddler classes for ages 2-5, and for ages 6 and up, the Bedstuy Soccer League, as well as a Girls Program and a Boys Program. In the winter, Bedstuy Soccer Club hosts weekend classes at Socceroof Crown Heights from December through February.

Levels: Beginner, intermediate, and travel programs

Ages: 2-13

Seasons: Year-round soccer program with winter seasons indoors. Summer and school holiday camps also offered.

Costs: $275-$325/season

Locations: Herbert Von King Park | Bed Stuy (Toddlers & Boys Programs)

P.O Reinaldo Salgado Park | Bed Stuy (Girls Program)

Winter season at Socceroof, 1700 Atlantic Avenue | Crown Heights

Contact: Website info@bedstuysc.com | 347.330.3122

 

Brooklyn City F.C. | Various Locations

Program details: Brooklyn City FC Youth program takes an inclusive approach to youth development and offer youth players multiple entry points into the club, so motivated aspiring players can join the club and work their way onto more competitive teams or else settle in at whatever level they wish to play. However, this means they will have the opportunity to enter the club at a level that corresponds to their current playing level, simply defined at 3 tiers: Developmental, where players will be offered enrollment into weekly Individual programs, giving them the opportunity to build a foundation of technical skills necessary to compete in youth club teams. Club, players are rostered onto one of the teams and compete in youth club leagues against other clubs. Academy, competitive teams for the most motivated and talented players, aspiring to pursue the game at a “higher level”.

Levels: Beginner, developmental and competitive. Tryout registration for youth teams here.

Seasons: Fall, Spring, and Winter (indoors). Camps are offered during school breaks and summer (in partnership with Socceroof).

Ages: 4-18

Costs: Developmental Centers (weekly sessions that are an entry point to the club) are $250/player; camps range from $100/day to $400/week. See website to learn more about early bird specials, free trials, sibling discounts and more pricing information.

Location: Brooklyn City F.C. uses a wide range of facilities across Brooklyn. To see all field locations, click here. Locations in our neighborhoods include, but are not limited to:

Pier 5 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn Heights

Red Hook Ballfields | Red Hook

Parade Ground | Prospect Park

Dean Street Playground |Park Slope

Socceroof | Crown Heights, Sunset Park, Long Island City

ContactWebsite | info@brooklyncityfc.org | 917.548.9690

 

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Youth Soccer Leagues | Brooklyn Bridge Park

Program details: Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy offers affordable youth soccer leagues for 1st through 6th graders. League is a 10-week season in partnership with Metro Soccer. All teams are coached by volunteer parent coaches, and parents are encouraged you to consider volunteering when registering.

Levels: All levels

Seasons: Fall & Spring

Ages: 1st – 6th grades

Costs: $110 – $160 per 10-week season (tiered pricing)

Location: Pier 5 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn Heights

ContactWebsite | soccer@brooklynbridgepark.org

 

Brooklyn Force Soccer | Gowanus

Program details: The mission of Brooklyn Force Soccer is to provide boys and girls with a variety of soccer programs to enhance their development and passion for the game. Our kids and youth soccer club in Brooklyn offers a variety of programs for players of all skill levels. Our coaching staff consists of experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping these individuals become smart, humble, and highly skilled soccer players who can bring a positive attitude to the sport.

Levels: Tryouts are required for Youth Club Teams (ages U9 – U14). Juniors Academy is for ages 5-8; by invitation only. Younger kids will either be placed into Juniors Academy or Minis (based on age) or into general youth programming as a first contact with the sport.

Ages: 3-14

Seasons: Fall, Winter, and Spring, plus Summer Camps and School Year Camps

Costs: N/A

Location: 483 Baltic Street | Gowanus

ContactWebsite | danny@BrooklynForceSoccer.com | 718.923.6723

 

Brooklyn United Academy | Various Locations

Program details: Brooklyn United Academy is both the largest and most professional youth soccer academy in the great borough of Brooklyn. BKU Academy provides the communities of Brooklyn with a world-class soccer academy on par with the top clubs in the world. BKU Academy provides boys and girls aged 11-18 the best opportunity to master the game and improve themselves during these critical years of development, and position themselves for college recruitment. BKU’s training methodology was forged on some of the top pitches across Europe. As a thought leader in the space, the academy is set to continue to grow and flourish in the coming years. As such, a serious level of commitment is required to be admitted to the academy. Players that succeed in this highly competitive environment are those who have fully committed not only to the game, but to themselves and the desire to put forth their best effort. Both boys and girls academy teams practice 3 times per week. Our teams play weekend games in a travel league in the fall and spring, and enter into tournaments during the winter.

Levels: Competitive. Each year in May, Brooklyn United Academy hosts its annual tryout at LIU Brooklyn. Whether you are currently on a BKU Academy roster or are new and looking to join the academy, every player must attend the tryout in person.

Ages: 7-16

Seasons: Year-round soccer program

Costs: N/A

Locations: LIU Brooklyn Athletic Center | Fort Greene

Brooklyn College | Midwood/Flatbush

Pier 5 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn Heights

Socceroof | Crown Heights & Sunset Park

Red Hook Soccer Field #1 | Red Hook

Parade Ground | Prospect Park

Contact: Website | 347.301.9613

 

Chelsea Piers Brooklyn | Prospect Heights

Program details: The Chelsea Piers Brooklyn soccer program includes classes for players of all ability levels between the ages of 2 and 14. Our youth soccer curriculum emphasizes individual skill development in a fast-paced environment. All classes and clinics are taught by the Chelsea Piers soccer coaching staff, who encourage players to continually improve their skills in a fun and professional environment. In addition to youth soccer classes, Chelsea Piers also offers a Youth Soccer League for both recreational and competitive players in our Chelsea, Manhattan and Prospect Heights, Brooklyn locations beginning in December.

Levels: Beginner, developmental

Ages: 2-14

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter

Costs: $495 – $742 per 11 sessions

Location: 601 Dean Street | Prospect Heights

ContactWebsite | 718.957.2120

 

Fort Greene Falcons Soccer Club | Fort Greene

Program details: Based in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, Fort Greene Falcons Soccer Club is a year-round soccer program for boys and girls that teaches students the fundamentals of passing, dribbling and kicking while emphasizing team work, good sportsmanship and individual skills. As young athletes skills increase they begin to incorporate simple one on one games. Intermediate to advanced athletes have one on one, three on three and five on five games at the end of class.

Levels: Beginner, developmental

Ages: 2-9

Seasons: Year-round soccer program

Costs: $375/season

Location: South Oxford Park | Fort Greene

Winter season at PS 11 | Clinton Hill

ContactWebsite | nicole@fgfsoccer.com | 917.309.4590

 

French Football Academy | Brooklyn Heights

Program details: French Football Academy’s soccer classes are aimed at boys and girls ages 4 to 10 and emphasize individual skill development and teamwork, focusing on more advanced skills, development and tactical awareness! All classes are taught by our soccer coached who push players to constantly improve skills.

Levels: Development and competitive. Tryouts required for competitive programs: Pre-Academy Teams (5-7 years old) and Academy Teams (8-18 years old). The Academy Team has the opportunity to travel to an International Tournament in Europe.

Ages: 4-10

Seasons: Year-round soccer program

Costs: $450/season for Junior Classes

Location: Cadman Plaza Park | Brooklyn Heights

Winter Classes are at Plymouth Church School | Brooklyn Heights

ContactWebsite | info@fffacademy.com

 

Future Stars Futbol | Brooklyn Bridge Park

Program details: Future Stars Futbol is a dynamic, coach-driven year-round youth soccer program, offering outdoor training in the fall and spring, and an indoor schedule in the winter months. Programs offered include soccer classes for ages 2-8, travel teams ages 8-14, a goalkeeper academy, private coaching, and soccer clinics during the summer and school holidays. Teams also play in CJSL and NYCSL and participate all year round in local and international tournaments. Club philosophy focuses on development of player skills, leadership and building community.

Levels: All levels, beginner through competitive

Ages: 2-14

Seasons: Year-round soccer program

Costs: $400-$1000

Location: Pier 5 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn Heights

ContactWebsite | chloe.leichman@gmail.com | 206.919.4379

 

Gjøa Soccer | Prospect Park, Park Slope & Prospect Heights

Program details: Sporting Club Gjøa (pronounced YO-ah) was started by Norwegian immigrants in 1911 and is the oldest soccer club in New York and quite possibly the nation. Our Brooklyn-based youth program provides soccer campstravel soccer, and soccer classes and clinics for girls & boys ages 3 to 18 years. The club has over 800 participants each year! Little Vikings classes are the earliest introduction to organized soccer on the Gjøa Pathway. For girls and boys 3-5 years old, these sessions develop a love for the game through fun and engaging activities while establishing the fundamental skills needed to grow and improve in soccer. The Youth Development Program (YDP) offers girls and boys ages 6 through 12 the opportunity to improve their game through professional instruction. Gjøa coaches teach ball mastery and technical skills for the first half of each session, then organize scrimmages in a fun and supportive environment. Little Vikings/YDP are outdoors in Fall and Spring, and indoors in Winter. These clinics are not open to Gjøa Travel Soccer players.

Levels: All levels

Ages: 3-18

Seasons: Fall, Spring, and Winter (indoors), plus School’s Out Camps and Summer Camps

Costs: $200 – $310/season; see all prices for classes and clinics here.

Location: Parade Ground | Prospect Park

Dean St Playground | Prospect Heights

Washington Park | Park Slope

Contact: Website | info@gjoa.org

 

Metro Soccer Middle School Soccer | Brooklyn Bridge Park

Program details: If your child is in 7th-9th Grade and have therefore aged out of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Youth Soccer Leagues, then they are eligible for this program after the regular elementary school program. Metro Soccer New York is the largest competitive amateur adult, co-ed, and youth soccer in New York City, and hosts many youth clinics at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Clinics include a mix of training drills and games. All coaching is by Metro Soccer coaches.

Levels: Beginner, developmental

Ages: 7th – 9th Grades

Seasons: Fall & Spring

Costs: $120/season

Location: Pier 5 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn Heights

ContactWebsite | info@metrosoccerny.com

 

Seeds in the Middle Soccer | Crown Heights

Program details: Seeds in the Middle Soccer takes place at Hamilton Metz Field (608 Lefferts Avenue). The program offers affordable youth soccer for ages 3 and up. League is a 10-11 week season. All teams are coached by volunteer coaches, and parents are encouraged to consider volunteering when registering (sign up here!) Players learn basic skills, build community and teamwork, play off-side games. Affordable for all.

Levels: All levels – no experience necessary

Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer

Ages: 3 and up

Costs: $100-$150 per 10-week season (sliding scale pricing and scholarships available)

Location: Hamilton Metz Field at Albany/Lefferts Ave. | Crown Heights

ContactWebsite | soccer@seedsinthemiddle.org | 862.701.3858

 

Soccer Legion FC | Brooklyn Heights & Brooklyn Bridge Park

Program details: Legion FC offers Total Soccer (ages 2-5), Grassroots Soccer (ages 6+), Accelerated Soccer (ages 6+), and camps (ages 5-13). Coaches create an environment where the focus is on the player’s, abilities, interests, and learning styles and the coach performs as the facilitator. At each stage of development, the player should actively participate in creating the learning experience. Individual performance outcomes largely direct coaching content and activities.

Levels: Beginners, development and competitive

Ages: 2-13

Seasons: Fall, Spring & Summer Camp programs

Costs: Total Soccer (ages 2-5) program starts at $35/class or $300/semester. Travel Teams start at $60/class or $650/semester.

Location: Cadman Plaza Park | Brooklyn Heights

Pier 5 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn Heights

ContactWebsite | info@soccerlegion.com

 

NYC Girls Soccer Club | Brooklyn Bridge Park, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Flatbush

Program details: As soccer is becoming more popular amongst young kids, the need for an all-girls soccer program in the New York metro area was needed. Sweat Football Club is excited to bring NYC Girls Soccer Club to Brooklyn, NY. Girlville soccer classes are held for 1-2 hours throughout Brooklyn and open to all players. Each class is designed and taught, to be understandable and fun to any style of player. Whether your child is a beginner or a young pro, New York City Girls Soccer Club will help nurture and continue to grow their skills as young soccer players! NYC Girls Soccer Club offers leagues (ages 5-9), toddler programs (2-3 and 4-5 years), after-school programs with an option of after-school pick up (for players from PS 58, PS 29, PS 261, and more), soccer camps, and travel teams.

Levels: All levels welcome

Ages: 6-12

Seasons: Fall (September through December) and Spring (March through June); Soccer Camps also offered during summer and school breaks

Costs: $325/weekend soccer league (ages 6+); $340/toddler programs (2-5); $300/after-school programs.

Location: Pier 5 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn Heights (After-school Program)

Dean Street Playground & PS 282 Playground | Park Slope (After-school Program)

Carroll Park | Carroll Gardens (Toddlers & After-school Program)

Park Slope Playground | Park Slope (Toddlers Program)

Wingate Park | Flatbush (After-school Program)

Contact: Website | info@nycgirlssoccerclub.com | 347.330.3122

 

Park Slope United | Various Locations

Program details: Since 2012 Park Slope United has risen from a handful of five- and six-year-olds to become the leading soccer program in Brooklyn with over 3,000 players. Our soccer environment develops players who are confident to be creative, take risks, and be leaders in their communities. By staying true to our values of community, integrity, and excellence, we’ve integrated the path towards soccer excellence with personal development and family well-being. PSU offers a wide variety of programs for all ages, from Tot Footy for toddlers ages 2-5, Developmental Classes for ages 5-11, soccer leagues for ages 5-7 and 7-12, plus summer camps school break camps, and much more!

Levels: All levels, beginners to advanced

Ages: Tot Footy (2-5), Developmental Classes & Gameplay (5-12), Select League (7-12), Kickstarters League (5-7)

Seasons: Year-round soccer program. 10-week youth soccer classes are offered in the fall, winter, and spring. Over the summer, camps are available every single week.

Costs: Tot Footy is $300 for a full 10-week season or $30 per class; Developmental Classes are $350; Developmental Gameplay is $250; Inquire directly for pricing for soccer leagues.

Locations:  Prospect Park Ballfields, Mount Prospect Park & Parade Ground | Prospect Park

Cadman Plaza Park | Brooklyn Heights

JJ Byrne Field | Park Slope

LIU Brooklyn Athletic Center | Fort Greene

South Oxford Park | Fort Greene

Raymond Bush Playground | Bed Stuy

Contact: Website | 347.301.9613

 

Soccer Fun For Kids | Prospect Park & Park Slope

Program details: Soccer Fun For Kids offers a Grassroots program (ages 4-8), a Girls ProgramYouth Leagues, a Futsal League during the winter season, and travel soccer for more advanced players who are ready for the commitment to be member of a team and compete in CJSL and EDP Leagues.

Levels: All Levels

Ages: 4-15

Seasons: Year-round soccer program

Costs: $175-$375/season

Locations: Parade Ground | Prospect Park (Mondays-Fridays)

Washington Park | Park Slope (Sundays)

Winter season at Midwood High School | Midwood

Contact: Website | info@soccerfunforkids.com | 917.859.0183

 

Socceroof | Crown Heights, Sunset Park & Long Island City

Program details: Socceroof in Crown Heights & Sunset Park offers youth classes for boys and girls ages 3-14. Their Development Center is a 9-week grassroots soccer program designed to develop fundamental physical, technical and cognitive skills of youth players. The program fosters the player’s love for the sport, and builds their confidence to compete, within a positive fun environment. The classes are led by a team of professional coaches from our partner club, Brooklyn City F.C. Each class runs 60 minutes and happens weekly. The program runs continuous 9-week cycles, through the school year and the summer months. Classes are available 7 days per week across 3 facilities. Continuous 9-week programs all year long. Socceroof is a world-class indoor facility with lounge and snack bar.

Levels: All levels

Ages: 3-14

Seasons: Year-round soccer program

Costs: $220; sibling and multi-day discounts available.

Locations: 1700 Atlantic Ave | Crown Heights

14B 53rd Street | Sunset Park

36-39 35th Street | Long Island City

Contact: Website | maxime@socceroof.com | 646.207.8238

 

Soccer Shots | Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights & Prospect Park

Program details: Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our weekly curriculum integrates a character word of the day with a new soccer skill and many silly, yet educational games! Experience goals, skills, and tons of fun on Soccer Island! Soccer Shots is the perfect program for beginner to intermediate soccer players who would like to sharpen their skills in a relaxed and comforting environment.

Levels: Beginner to intermediate

Ages: 2-8

Seasons: Year-round soccer program, winter programs are indoors

Costs: $245 – $350

Location: Pier 5 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn Heights

Cadman Plaza Park | Brooklyn Heights

Prospect Park 15th Street | Prospect Park

Contact: Website | nyccentral@soccershots.com | Enrollment: Click here

 

Super Soccer Stars | Various Locations

Program details: Super Soccer Stars the fundamentals in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Our unique curriculum uses positive reinforcement and a low child-to-coach ratio to make sure each child feels confident in their own abilities, allowing kids to improve at their own rate. Super Soccer Stars offers Parent & Me classes for toddlers and classes and camps for older kids. The program also has a Development Program called Soccer Stars United (ages 4-12+), which is designed for players who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Licensed and experienced coaches work closely with players through a curriculum that gradually introduces new technical skills, tactical elements, and team concepts as players reach program milestones.

Levels: All levels; will teach the basics of soccer to toddlers and kids

Ages: Parent & Me (12 months – 2 years); Super Soccer Stars (age-specific curriculum for ages 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-7 & 7-12)

Seasons: Year-round soccer program

Costs: Varies by location

Location: Various indoor and outdoor locations, including but not limited to: Pier 5 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park, Prospect Park, Congregation Beth Elohim, Cadman Plaza Park, Shore Road Park, Force Soccer Studios, PS 29, Packer Collegiate School, Assumption Church, John Jay High School, Sunset Park Brooklyn, Berkeley-Carroll Lincoln Place, Washington Park, South Oxford Park, PS 261.

Contact: Website | info@soccerstars.com | 212.877.7171

 

Soccer Stars United Development & Travel Program | Various Locations

Program details: A soccer program unlike any other, with a philosophy centered on providing a nurturing yet challenging environment which encourages every player to express themselves, be creative and take educated risks on the field. The program focuses on developing character, communication, game insight, technique, and fitness skills. Our objective is to build-up each player’s confidence to unlock their true potential. Soccer Stars United offers a Development Program, weekly skill classes for soccer players aged 4.5-11 who are poised for a higher level of soccer instruction. Register online for classes or clinics. Their Travel Program is for players aged 7-18 with a true passion for the sport, who wish to take the next step by competing in local and regional leagues.

Levels: Tryouts are required for the Travel Program; register for a tryout here.

Ages: 4.5-11 for Development Program; 7-18 for Travel Program

Costs: Development Program starts at $340/season; Travel Program starts at $2,585 for the Fall, Winter, and Spring Seasons.

Locations: Cadman Plaza Park | Brooklyn Heights

Washington Park J.J. Byrne Playground | Park Slope

John Jay High School | Park Slope

Packer Collegiate School | Brooklyn Heights

Prospect Park – Nellie’s Lawn | Flatbush

The Travel Program’s outdoor practices and home games take place on Randall’s Island.

Contact: Websiteunited@soccerstars.com | 212.877.7171

 

Sweat Football Club | Various Locations

Program Details: Sweat Football Club is a leading youth soccer club based in Brooklyn. Sweat F.C. exists to empower young players with the knowledge and overall techniques necessary for rapid growth towards the best possible version of themselves as soccer players on and off the field. The club offers a wide variety of programming for ages 2-11, including toddler soccer, afterschool programs, girls programs, soccer leagues, and more competitive teams. Sweat F.C. also hosts summer camps, school’s out camps, spring break camps, and winter indoors soccer.

Levels: Beginner, intermediate programs. Teams require tryouts; more information here.

Ages: Toddlers (2-5), Afterschool Soccer Programs (5-12), Girls Programs (5-13), Soccer Leagues (5-10), Teams (6-11)

Seasons: Year-round soccer program with indoor play during the winter, as well as camps during summer and school holidays

Costs: Ranges from $325-400/season; see all prices here.

Locations: PS 282 Playground | Park Slope (Toddlers)

Herbert Von King Park | Bed Stuy (Toddlers)

Cadman Plaza Park | Brooklyn Heights (Toddlers)

William E Sheridan Park| Williamsburg (Toddlers, Afterschool & Girls Program)

Carroll Park | Carroll Gardens (Toddlers & Afterschool)

Dean Street Playground | Park Slope (Afterschool & Girls Program)
Prospect Park Fields & Parade Ground | Prospect Park (Afterschool & Girls Program)

Pier 5 @ Brooklyn Bridge Park | Brooklyn Heights (Youth Soccer League)

J.J Byrne Park | Park Slope (Youth Soccer League)

Winter soccer at Socceroof | Crown Heights

Winter soccer at Force Soccer Studios | Gowanus

Contact: Website | Michelle@sweatfc.com | 929.530.6365

Updated: February 2024. Main PhotoFuture Stars Futbol

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