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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.

YMCA locations may also offer a U5 youth basketball, soccer and/or youth tee-ball programs. Please visit our youth soccer, youth tee-ball and youth basketball pages for more information. 

Locations and Seasons

A.E. Finley YMCA
Fall Season: Aug. 20 - Oct. 1; Aug. 22 - Oct. 3

Alexander Family YMCA
Fall Season: Sept. 5 - Oct. 17; Oct. 23 - Dec. 11

Downtown Durham YMCA
Fall Season:
Saturdays, 9 - 10:15 a.m., Nov. 2 - Dec. 21
Mondays, 9 - 10:15 a.m., Nov. 4 - Dec. 23

Poole Family YMCA
Fall Season: Sept. 28 - Nov. 9, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Winter Season: Jan. 18 - Feb. 29, 8 - 9 a.m.
*these are parent-led programs - parents should plan to participate

Kraft Family YMCA
Fall Season:
Thursday mornings: Oct. 24 - Dec. 12, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday evenings: Oct. 22 - Dec. 10 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Registration Dates

Fall Season
Aug. 1: Member
Aug. 15: Participant


YMCA Rookie Sports is led by YMCA sports directors and staff.

Sports Directors

A.E. Finley YMCA and Kerr Family YMCA, Brooke Proctor
Alexander Family YMCA, Eric Rhinehalt
Durham YMCAs, Jose Santibanez
Poole Family YMCA, Brianna Butler
Kraft Family YMCA, Shelby Everhart
Taylor Family and Northwest Cary YMCAs, Eric Santilli