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Kenan Center Youth Soccer

The Kenan Center Youth Soccer Program provides a quality soccer experience for young people in the Greater Niagara region.

The indoor youth soccer season consists of a fall and winter session played in the Kenan Center Arena on boarded fields with a professional athletic floor covering for a safe playing environment. Players range in age from four years in the Clinic Division to 18 years in the Senior Teen Division.

The outdoor youth soccer season, played during July and August, is played on one of several outdoor fields on the Kenan Center campus. Players range in age from 4 years in the Clinic Division to 18 years in the Senior Teen/E Division.

The Kenan Center Youth Soccer Program concentrates on providing basic soccer skills training. Team size varies in each division, and is designed to afford each child personal attention in order to address the specific needs of the players and equal playing time during games. Each division is grouped by age and skill level.

Fall Soccer Surveys

The Kenan Center Soccer Program invites parents and players to provide feedback about your experience with the program during the Fall 2017 session. Your responses are extremely valuable, and will help us to ensure that the program meets your needs as well as your child’s. Please download the survey forms, below, and complete and return by mail to: Kenan Center Arena, 195 Beattie Ave., Lockport, NY 14094, or drop off at the Arena Office. Surveys are anonymous, but parents who provide a name will be entered into a drawing for a bottle of Kenan Center 50th anniversary wine from Schulze Vineyards & Winery. Students will be entered into a drawing to win a free Kenan soccer session. Deadline to return surveys is February 2.

Soccer Player Survey

Soccer Parent Survey

Winter Soccer Registration

Registration is now open for the winter youth soccer program. Forms will be mailed to recently registered players or you can download a form here. Links for online registration will be added soon. Deadline to register is December 15.

Winter 2018 registration form

Online Registration Links

4-Year-Old Clinic

Colt Division

Pony Division

Mustang Division

Jr. Teen Division

Sr. Teen Division

Kenan Center Scholarships

The Kenan Center offers scholarships that allow those in need the opportunity to participate in our programming. Contact the Business Office at 433-2617 to request a scholarship form, or download here.

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Sports & Recreation Manager Rick Ruhmel at 433-2619, ext. 102 or rruhmel@kenancenter.org.

2018 Coaches Wanted

You must submit a coaching form if you wish to be considered. Visit the Sports & Recreation Office for registration form. Do not assume, that because you coached in the last soccer session or any previous soccer sessions, that you will automatically receive new coaching assignments.

Become A Sponsor

Sponsors are always welcome and it’s never too late to show your community spirit and sponsor our young soccer players. A $250 sponsorship supports three teams. Team shirts will proudly display the name of your business. You can use the downloadable application form, above, or pick up a copy at the Sports & recreation Office. Return with a check made payable to the Kenan Center, Inc. for $150 to: Kenan Center, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, NY 14094. If you have more questions, please call the Kenan Center Sports & Recreation Manager at (716) 433-2619.


Volunteers are a very important part of the Kenan Center Soccer program. If you are willing to help in any area, Soccer Committee Member, Office Aide, Referee, etc., please contact the Arena office at (716) 433-2619.

Thank You to Our Soccer Team Sponsors

Jennifer Allis Photography
Bill’s Benches
Castricone Real Estate & Development
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union
Image Collision
Lockport Orthodontics
Mongielo’s Brake Service
MP Construction
Mullane Motors
Reid’s Drive-In
Stephanie Moore-Verratti Memorial Fund
Tony Nemi Sportsman Group
United Merchant Asset Recovery
Wolfe Lumber Mill
Zimmie’s Service

Arena Sign Sponsors:
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union
Lockport Soccer Club
MP Construction
Mullane Motors

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Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.