6th Grade Soccer is in the news!


In its continuing tradition of giving new sixth grade students at J.L. Long Middle School an opportunity to play team sports, the White Rock YMCA and JL Long PTA are hoping for another great season of sixth grade soccer!   Under UIL Rules, sixth grade students cannot participate in school team sports, so this is a fantastic opportunity for children to stay active.  We will be abiding by any YMCA and other mandated C-19 regulations as needed.  Teams are open to all incoming sixth grade boys and girls of all skill levels!  Team registration is open to players outside of JL Long if we have spots.


The teams will consist of 14+ players and the team will be co-ed. Registration is at the White Rock YMCA, games are played locally, usually on Saturday and practices are held at Randall Park (across from Woodrow Wilson H.S.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Registration for Fall play started June 15th  and ends August 9th (officially), but please contact Coach Victor for information on how to waive late fees.   The first game is scheduled first week of September  and the cost is $90 for YMCA member and $130 for non-members. Financial assistance is available for those in need.  Our first practice will be August 24th.  Register in person (highly recommended) or online at www.whiterockymca.org -- Please register as JL Long team member, coach Aves.


For more information or questions, please contact the White Rock YMCA  at 214-328-3849 or or Victor Aves at 214-616-0194 vaves@pegasusrealtyinc.com.


Since the Fall of 2011,  the JL Long PTA has offered 6th grade soccer to  it’s students.  Under UIL Rules, sixth grade students cannot participate in school team sports, so this is a fantastic opportunity for children to stay active. Teams are open to all incoming sixth grade boys and girls of all skill levels!   League play is through the White Rock YMCA and there is both a Fall and Spring Season.   The team is co-ed and open to anyone attending JL Long and any other nearby school. Players of any skill level are welcome. The team will consist of 14+ players and will be co-ed. Everyone will have a chance to play! The team practices are at Randall Park across from Woodrow Wilson High Schoool from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, typically on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  If enough players register and we have enough volunteer coach support we can have two teams!   As of Fall  2019, Cost is $85 for Y members and $125 for non-Y members.  As of this Fall 2019 season, uniforms are included in registration fee. Scholarships are available.

To register, you must go in person to the White Rock YMCA at 7112 Gaston Ave Dallas, TX 75214 and register under JL Long Buccaneers and Coach Aves.   For more information contact Victor Aves at 214-616-0194 or vaves@pegasusrealtyinc.com OR the YMCA at 214-328-3849 OR the JL Long school Front office.

Click below for an early article on how our JL Long YMCA 6th grade soccer team got started:

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