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.
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
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
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.
Aug. 1: Member
Aug. 15: Participant
YMCA Rookie Sports is led by YMCA sports directors and staff.
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