YMCA of the Triangle

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FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
FOR HEALTHY LIVING
FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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

Dance

The YMCA is excited to partner with Carolina Dance Collaborative to offer classes for children (and adults)!

Initial programming will be hosted at the A.E. Finley YMCA. Classes are scheduled in 6-week quarters.

Sessions

Fall 2021
Quarter 2, November 4 - December 18

Esports

Esports leagues are returning for a second season this fall. We're expanding our leagues to a new age group - Older Elementary players. 

Middle School
Ages:
11 - 14 (Grades 6 - 8)
Games: Super Smash Brothers and Rocket League

Older Elementary School
Ages:
8 - 10 (Grades 3 - 5)
Game: Super Smash Brothers 

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.

This spring, YMCA sports will offer small-sided league play. Games will take place with fewer athletes on the field than a typical season. In addition, for families who are not ready to participate in games, we will offer regional academy-style clinics.

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

Like everyone, we are keeping up with the latest North Carolina and CDC guidelines around COVID safety. Please be sure to check our Youth Sports Health and Safety page for the latest information. 

2021 Fall Season

East Triangle YMCA 
Fall Season: Aug. 28 - Oct. 23
U8, U10, U13 & U15

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.

Like everyone, we are keeping up with the latest North Carolina and CDC guidelines around COVID safety. Please be sure to check our Youth Sports Health and Safety page for the latest information. 

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 YMCA also offers a five-week training program to help participants get prepared for the race. 

Course Lengths

Ages 7 - 9
Swim: 75 yards
Bike: 2 miles
Run: one half mile

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.