VAYSA the YMCA is excited to continue their very successful program for children between the ages of 3
through 5 years old. This program will introduce this age group to the sport of soccer in a fun, positive
environment. Instead of playing competitive matches, the classes will focus on 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and small sided
games. It will also focus on basic foot skills, dribbling, passing, shooting. Classes will run 30-45 minutes on
Saturday mornings, for a total of 4 weeks. We will run this program six  times a year.
Director of Recreation Player Development
Thalia Meza- grew up playing soccer in Venice. She played competitively at VAYSA as well as Venice High
School. She started coaching at the age of 12 and has now been coaching for 10 years. She currently holds
her “USSF National Level E license”, and is pursuing a “USSF National D License” and holds a Coerver Youth
Certification as well. Thalia has experience coaching various ages and levels ranging from 3-16 years of age.