North Valley Youth Soccer Offers "More Soccer - Less Cost" Idea

North Valley Youth Soccer (NVYS) the most affordable soccer program in the area. With the use of volunteers and a "no frills" approach they have managed to keep cost to a minimum.

Portland, OR, July 05, 2007 --( By using an all-volunteer organization, focusing on letting "the game be the teacher", and focusing on the basic needs of all recreational youth players, North Valley Youth Soccer (NVYS) offers a very affordable program for children in the North Willamette Valley area.

Currently in its Fall soccer registration drive and sign-up for youth players in the 4 to 7 age level (specifically those born between Aug. 1, 1999 to Dec. 31, 2003).

NVYS League Director, Tim Barlos, pointed out costs for their Fall soccer league (at $42) is about half the cost of most others. The league focuses on giving more playing time and number of games than other similar organizations.

One of the primary differences he pointed out is that many other soccer organizations pay office staff and/or coaches at some levels.

"All these adult organizational costs add more expenses to the average recreational player", he added. "Soccer is a simple game that does not need much 'coaching'. The kids learn best by doing. It is probably a losing battle but the 'professionalization" of youth soccer is making the sport unaffordable to many", stated Mr. Barlos.

NVYS is currently taking registration for its Fall league online at: The league may be contacted at 503-824-GOAL (4625).

Teams are organized in the area including Oregon City, Aurora, Canby, Woodburn, Molalla, Mulino and surrounding communities. Games are played at central locations.

North Valley Youth Soccer
Kristen Parker