Soccer For Kids in Des Moines

It’s spring! Time for some soccer. There are soccer programs in Des Moines, Iowa offered all year-round for your little ones. I have pulled together an ultimate guide of soccer programs for your children of all ages. Am I missing your soccer program? Let me know. And we will get it added.

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Happy Feet Des Moines

Happy Feet offers Spring and Fall leagues. Their programs are held in different locations around Des Moines. They offer programs for children ages 18 months to 10 years old. They also offer the Legends program for older children. Happy Feet offers a very laid back atmosphere and focuses on getting your child up and being active. They also offer birthday parties and indoor leagues too.

i-9 Sports: Soccer

i-9 Sports offers soccer to children ages 3 years to 14 years. They believe that soccer is a great starting point to introduce team sports to your child. They proud themselves in concentrating on player safety.


C.H.A.M.P. stands for Children’s Healthy Active Mobile Program. They offer different sports and physical activities. Starting at the age of 18 months to 5 years, they use songs and imaginations to improve your child’s coordination, balance and core strengths. They also offer birthday parties!

Junior Menace

The Des Moines Menace is popular in central Iowa. They offer programs for all ages starting at 3 years old. Not only do they offer soccer programs, but they also offer summer camps. Get your child started now, maybe they will play for the Des Moines Menace someday!

Local Communities

Altoona Parks & Recreation

Ames Parks & Recreation

Ankeny Parks & Recreation 

Clive Parks & Recreation

Des Moines Parks & Recreation 

Grimes Parks & Recreation 

Johnston Parks & Recreation

Urbandale Parks & Recreation

Waukee Parks & Recreation

West Des Moines Parks & Recreation

Your local parks and recreation program may be a great place to check out! A lot of cities offer short-term programs at low cost. This may be the perfect way for you to see if your child is truly interested in soccer. 

Northwest Soccer Club

Northwest Soccer Club has been in existence for over 40 years.  The club’s goal is to foster physical, mental and emotional development while teaching fair play and good sportsmanship. We serve youth ages 5 – 18.

Soccer South Soccer Club 

Soccer South Soccer Club offers a program for children starting at age 5 years old. This is another great, local program to introduce basic soccer skills and join a community that has been around for over 40 years.

Urbandale Soccer Club 

Urbandale Soccer Club offers programs for all ages. They offer a program for children 4 years and under called the Kix Program. This is a great way to introduce soccer and social skills to your child. Sign-up here!

Vision Soccer Academy – Waukee

Vision Soccer Academy offers programs for children starting at age 3 years old through 19 years old. Their program is perfect to learn skills and have fun!

West Des Moines Soccer Club 

The West Des Moines Soccer Club offers soccer programs for all ages. They offer the Mini Kickers programs for those children 3 and 4 years old. This is a great program to introduce your child to soccer. This program takes place at the Raccoon River Soccer Fields.


The YMCA is always a great place to check and see if they have a program for your child. Their programs are great to introduce your child to a new sport or activity. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to sign-up. Browse and register for a program here. 

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

5 thoughts on “Soccer For Kids in Des Moines

  1. Hi Erin!
    If you ever update this article, I would love it if you could include Soccer West Soccer Club. We are a recreational club located right in the heart of Des Moines at 63rd and Grand. We have programs for kids as young as 3 years-old all the way through high school. Check us out!


  2. A Norwalk Mom says:

    Norwalk also has soccer available through Parks & Rec. I’ve noticed Norwalk is often missing from articles.

  3. amanda mcsherry says:

    Thank you so much for this.

  4. Teresa Sieglaff says:

    Looking for a soccer team for my grandson. Is it too late to get him on a team so he can play?

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