Youth soccer has two seasons – Fall (main season) and Spring. The specific timing of your league will vary based on where you live.
Fall season starts in August/September and runs until Thanksgiving or early December, with a break for Thanksgiving. Competitive teams usually start practice in July to get ready for the season and may attend a few tournaments to get the teams geared up for the season.
If you live in a part of the country that is usually clear of snow by March, Spring season starts in March/April and runs through May/June. The colder parts of the country either start in May and run through July, don’t have a spring league or focus on indoor soccer.
Competitive soccer doesn’t have a spring season, although some teams practice in the off-season and attend tournaments over the summer to work on individual player skills. Clubs that are associated with a recreational league may encourage their players to play rec soccer in the spring to keep their skills up.