Project Description


Winter Indoor Soccer League 2022

Each winter the Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association and the Duluth Area Family YMCA partner to offer an indoor soccer program in the gym at the Downtown YMCA. We believe this program provides an exciting soccer experience, as well as a chance to shake off those winter doldrums and run like crazy!

Dates: Saturday mornings January 8, 15, 22, 29, February  5, 12

Ages: 5-9 year old

Times: Games will take place between 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. each Saturday

Location: Duluth Downtown YMCA (302 W 1st St, Duluth)

Cost: $85 (includes t-shirt)

Registration: Click Here to Register!

Covid-19 Information: Currently the YMCA requires masks to be worn by all participants age 5 and up. We plan to follow all YMCA, Minnesota Youth Soccer, and state/local Covid-19 guidelines that are in place during this program. Registered participants will receive information via email at least one week prior to the first day of the program.

Questions? Contact the AYSA Office at or (218) 624-1713.

AYSA Winter Camp at the Y!

We are offering an early winter four week camp for players ages 5-8. This is a fun indoor camp to keep kids playing soccer even when the weather is cold outside. This camp will focus on keeping soccer fun while improving players skills on the ball.

Dates: November 13, 20, December 4, 11 (no camp Thanksgiving weekend)

Ages: 5-9 year old

Times (2 options): 8:30-9:25 a.m. or 9:30-10:25 a.m.

Location: YMCA at the Essentia Wellness Center (4289 Ugstad Road)

Cost: $85

Registration: Contact AYSA to Register after 11/8 –

Bonus! If you sign up for this camp, email AYSA and you will get a $10 off code for the Winter Indoor League that begins in January!

Covid-19 Information – The Hermantown YMCA currently requires all program participants 5 and older to wear masks during programs. We will follow all guidelines set by the YMCA, Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, and state/local guidelines at the time of the program. Participants will receive updated information at least one week prior to the program.

Questions? Contact the AYSA Office at or (218) 624-1713.

An email was sent to participants on 11/9. If you registered and did not receive an email, please contact AYSA at or (218) 624-1713.

What Your Player Will Need:

  • Please bring a pair of clean athletic shoes for your player to put on before they enter the gym.  No soccer cleats, please.
  • Each player will need to bring a size 3 soccer ball to each session.  We recommend that their name is on the ball. 
  • Players should bring a water bottle.  There will be water breaks in each session.  Water only, no sports drinks, pop or juice in the gym, please.  
  • Shin guards are recommended, but not required for this program.
  • Eyeglasses need to be secured with a strap.
  • No jewelry, please! 

What We Expect of Parents

  • We are asking parents to stay for their child’s full session.  
  • Parents will also need to take responsibility for their player if the player needs to leave the group for any reason.  This includes but is not limited to the need to use bathroom facilities, injury, or a player’s unwillingness to participate.
  • We will provide a name tag for each player at the beginning of each session.  We ask parents to write the player’s first name on the tag and put it on the player.
  • If you would like to participate with your player to make them more comfortable, you are welcome to do that.
  • No snacks in the gym, please.

Kick it Forward Indoor Soccer Tournament!

We will, unfortunately, not be running our Kick it Forward tournament in 2022. 

If you would still like to donate to AYSA’s low-income program and registration assistance program to support local players and families, click here.