The Putnam County Youth Soccer League is a recreational soccer league for youth grades 1-6.  
Participating towns:  Ottawa, Glandorf, Columbus Grove, Miller City, Pandora and Leipsic
5/6 grade teams play in the Putnam West soccer league.

Soccer News

 

*Practice begins August 1st!!*

Coaches will contact parents regarding practice times, game schedules, and expectations.

Schedules will be posted at a later date.

Tournament brackets will be posted at a later date.

Guidelines for spectators:

* This is a FUN league for the kids

* Sportsmanship is expected by all players, fans, and coaches

Players in 3/4 grade teams will play in a single elimination tournament at the end of your season.  Games are on same nights.  
5/6 grade Teams will play in a Tournament through West league.  Same nights as games are played.
Schedules will be out a week before Tournament starts.

Parents Corner

This is a Recreational League.  We thrive to provide a competative environment but always remember it's about kids having fun!  

 

Parents, Grandparents and all Spectators - Set an example showing good sportsmanship.  Be encouraging and supportive of Players, Coaches, Referees and other Parents and Spectators.

What Is Good Sportsmanship?

  Good sportsmanship is when people who are playing or watching a sport treat each other with respect. This includes players, parents, coaches, and officials.

How Can Kids Learn to Be Good Sports?

  Kids might not know how to show they are good sports. Teach them that good sports:  Have a positive attitude. Give their best effort. Shake hands with the other team before and after the game. Support teammates by saying "good shot" or "good try". Never criticize a teammate for trying. Accept calls and don't argue with officials. Treat the other team with respect and never tease or bully. Follow the rules of the game. Help another player up who has fallen. Take pride in winning but don't rub it in. Accept a loss without whining or making excuses.

What's a Parent's Role in Good Sportsmanship?

  Kids learn how to be a good sport from the adults in their lives, especially their parents and their coaches. As soon as your child starts competing in sports, it's important to be a good role model. And any teams your child plays on should have coaches that encourage good sportsmanship.

Show your good sportsmanship:

  • Keep sideline comments positive and encouraging.

  • Don't bad-mouth coaches, players, or officials. If you have a serious concern, talk privately with the coach or official.

  • After a competition, don't focus on who won or lost. Instead, try asking, "What did you do well during the game?" "Was there something you wish you could have done better?" If your child feels there was something that could have gone better, offer to work on it together before the next game.

  • Applaud good plays, no matter who makes them.

  • Congratulate the winners, even if they're on the other team.  

  • Look for examples of good sportsmanship in professional athletes and point them out to your kids. Talk about the bad examples too, and why they upset you.

  • If you are a coach for your child's team, be fair and positive and encourage the players to do the same.  

Parents and coaches who emphasize good sportsmanship help young athletes learn respect for others and self-control. These skills can help them manage other parts of their lives, and help them develop into mature, respectful, and successful young adults 

Looking to play more soccer games?  Check out Glandorf Soctoberfest Tournament.  More information at soctoberfestclassic.com

Check out our videos for recaps of the most exciting goals of the games you missed.