For the second straight year, at least 300 local kids will have the opportunity to play soccer free of charge in the spring and fall seasons, thanks to a program created by Olympic City USA and funded by a generous grant from the Dakota Foundation and support from Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Shuck Foundation.
The program waives the registration fee for the first 300 kids to register in Pre-K through second grade soccer with the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. Free spots are available at parks throughout the city, with the most remaining free spots available in the southeast and central regions.
Spring soccer registration opened on January 3, and the program will continue in the fall. The city expects to make available an increasing number of free spots as funding and availability of volunteer coaches grow. New programming is now being offered at Meadows Park and Hillside Community Centers. There are no income or other eligibility requirements for children in the selected age groups. The program is open to everyone. Online registration is available here.
Coaches are asked to commit 10 hours per month, and will be provided all equipment and training. Soccer expertise is not required to be a volunteer coach. To learn more, click here.