YMCA of the Triangle

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Youth Sports

The YMCA offers sports all year at branches and locations around the Triangle for kids ages 3 - 15. They come to play basketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, baseball, tee-ball, softball, futsal and tennis.

YMCA youth sports provide opportunities for camaraderie, building skills and character development. We aim to keep kids moving and focus on their health and well-being. 

We offer competitive and recreational programs.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

Esports

YMCA Esports gives players ages 8 - 12 the opportunity to compete with other players and gain skills and knowledge about gaming.

The Kerr Family YMCA will be hosting a series of competitions in partnership with Triangle Esports Academy:

Inclusive Lacrosse

This program, led by Endless Sports, is specifically designed for participants with developmental and/or physical disabilities. This inclusive, co-ed lacrosse league for special needs athletes, provides a safe, positive and fun experience.

Preschool Sports

YMCA Rookie Sports is designed for kids, ages 3 - 5 (potty-trained), who are new to sports and teaches basic skill development in soccer, basketball, and tee-ball.

Players are introduced to sports through drills, gym games and team play. We aim to build confidence and enhance motor skills.

Rookie Sports is held throughout the year. Each season is between 6 - 8 weeks long and ends with a family day and an awards celebration.

Y Runners

Do you have an aspiring runner interested in learning more about the sport?  Y Runners is designed for kids, ages 6 to 14, who wish to get intentional individual training in endurance, cross-country, running technique, and sprinting.

Youth Baseball, Softball and Tee-Ball

The YMCA offers baseball, softball and tee-ball. Depending on age and location, teams may be coach pitch, machine pitch or off the tee, and practices and game schedules may vary.

YMCA youth sports provide opportunities for camaraderie, building skills and character development. We aim to keep kids moving and focus on their health and well-being.

Youth Basketball

The YMCA offers basketball for ages 4 - 14. Teams play at YMCAs and area schools. 

YMCA youth sports provide opportunities for camaraderie, building skills and character development. We aim to keep kids moving and focus on their health and well-being. 

Our focus will continue to be on player and team development, coaching with character and keeping kids active and safe in our programs. 

Youth Flag Football

YMCA youth flag football teaches kids how to play together on the field with a no-contact version of football.  Teams learn basic plays, good sportsmanship and the foundations of the game with our volunteer YMCA coaches.

Youth Futsal

The YMCA offers a recreational futsal program designed to give players extra experience during a time when soccer is usually out of season.

Futsal is a variation of indoor soccer that is widely played across the world and is recognized by FIFA and other major organizations.

Youth Soccer

The YMCA offers youth soccer in a fun, skill-based environment. Our teams are coached by volunteers and staff and teams are formed based on age. 

Cleats are highly recommended. The YMCA recommends players U7 and younger have and wear shinguards and cleats during play. Older players, U8 and above, must have and wear shinguards during play.

Youth Tennis

Tennis lessons are a great way to learn the game of tennis or to perfect your tennis game.

Whether your child is brand new to tennis or an advanced player, he or she can learn skills and techniques from one of our tennis professionals.

We offer private, semi-private and group clinics for players of all ages and skill levels.

Youth Triathlons

Each year the YMCA of the Triangle introduces more than 100 kids ages 7 - 14 to triathlons. We host a youth triathlon in North Raleigh in the late summer. 

The course is age-specific and kids compete in certain age groups. This year our Finley Frenzy Triathlon will be held on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023. Heats begin at 8 a.m.

Youth Volleyball

The YMCA offers volleyball for ages 7 - 14. Depending on age and location, teams may be led by volunteer coaches or YMCA staff, and practices and game schedules may vary.

This fall, we are planning to offer our traditional league format for youth volleyball. Each age group's format will be dependent on registrations.