The availability of free recreational soccer programs for kids varies by location, but most states do offer such programs. For example, New York City offers free instructional soccer games and clinics through NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation soccer program runs in the spring and summer in various locations throughout the city. It accepts children ages five through 17 and runs for six to eight weeks.
The NYC Department of Parks and Recreations free soccer program requires pre-registration, and is on a first come, first served basis. As of 2016, registration runs from the beginning of April through the end of July.