Soccer has become one of the fastest growing sports for the co-ed youth of today. The Northtowns Soccer club started back in the late 1970’s as a spin off of the local football program. There were 2 sets of goals and 4 travel teams with approximately 72 players. Today the Northtowns Soccer Club has nearly 1,100 players on 60 “House” teams and 25 “Travel” teams.
The Northtowns Soccer Club has a diverse program that starts young children in the U6 level of recreational or “House” level that teaches beginner / entry level soccer skills. The house program is a co-ed through the middle school age level. Additionally, in the summer of 2003 the Northtowns Soccer Club added the High School age level to the House Summer programs. Other local WNY Soccer Clubs and programs have also expanded their programs to accommodate the continued interest of these young adults. At the House level of play, everyone plays soccer with a strong emphasis of learning the game, having fun, and building good sportsmanship qualities.
The “Travel” level or more competitive level of play is based on skill level. Here the players are added to a team according to their skill level, age, and gender rather than by application to play. These teams are part of a larger association that plays against other Soccer Clubs throughout Buffalo and Western New York as per schedules.
The Northtowns Soccer Club is a non-profit soccer group that depends solely on volunteers for it’s success and continued future success. Nearly 100 volunteer Northtowns coaches have already received their coaching licenses through our state office association, and every year that list continues to grow. A Big, Big Thank you goes out to all of our Volunteers that remain committed to helping the youth of today remain active in positive activities such as Soccer.