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.
The YMCA is excited to partner with Carolina Dance Collaborative to offer classes for children (and adults)!
'22 - '23 Programming will be hosted at the A.E. Finley, Kraft Family, Kerr Family and Alexander Family YMCAs.
YMCA Esports gives players in grades 3 - 8 the opportunity to compete online with other players and gain skills and knowledge about online gaming.
Ages: 11 - 14 (Grades 6 - 8)
Games: Super Smash Brothers
Older Elementary School
Ages: 8 - 10 (Grades 3 - 5)
Game: Super Smash Brothers
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.
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 Flag Football
YMCA youth flag football teaches kids how to play together on the field with a no-contact version of football. Please be sure to check our Youth Sports Health and Safety page for the latest information.
2023 SPRING SEASON
East Triangle YMCA
March 25 - May 14
U6-U8, U9-U11, U12-U15
The YMCA offers youth soccer in a fun, skill-based environment. Our teams are coached by volunteers and staff.
Please be sure to check our Youth Sports Health and Safety page for the latest information and guidelines.
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.
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. 28, 2022. Heats begin at 8 a.m.
The YMCA also offers a five-week training program to help participants get prepared for the race.
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.