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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. 

2023 Fall Season

Kerr Family YMCA
Oct. 7 - 28
Saturdays, ages 3 - 4 & ages 4 - 5

Registration Dates

Fall Season
June 1: Member
June 15: Participant

Winter Season
Oct. 1: Member
Oct. 15: Participant

Spring Season
Jan. 1: Member
Jan. 15: Participant


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

Sports Directors

A.E. Finley YMCA, Darrian Saddler
Alexander Family YMCA, Eric Rhinehalt
Durham YMCAs, Keith Jacquier
Poole Family YMCA, Ryan Killen
Kerr Family YMCA, Brandon Harcum
Taylor Family and Northwest Cary YMCAs, Kelly GuerrieroMark Simmons

Health and Safety

Please be sure to check our Youth Sports Health and Safety page for the latest information and guidelines.