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A Volunteer Soccer Program for Children and Young Adults Who Have Been Diagnosed with Autism
YMS Special Stars
Welcome to the YMS Special Stars Soccer Program
Spring 2017 Soccer Season
May 7th, Games are CANCELED due to Poor Field Conditions!
One of our newest players showing his great soccer skills
YMS Special Stars is a volunteer soccer program designed for children and young adults who have been diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s syndrome. This program is dedicated to engaging children on the autism spectrum in specially adapted soccer skill building and soccer games supervised by a group of volunteers. No prior soccer experience is necessary. Practices and games are structured to provide a stress free opportunity for special Athletes to engage in soccer and fosters social skill building and interactions between the Athletes and the Volunteers.
YMS Special Stars is administered under the auspices of the Yardley-Makefield Soccer Association. Student Athlete Volunteers (Special Pals) and Volunteer Coaches interact with and guide Special Star players and families during the practices and games. We welcome Athletes and Volunteers from any community, not just Yardley residents.
YMS Special Stars Spring 2017 session will now begin on Sunday, April 2nd and will run through June 11th. All practices / games are held on Sundays from 3:00pm to 4:15 pm at Edgewood Elementary.