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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.


Teams are formed based on age. See below for details and locations. Please refer to our age chart to determine your child's age group.


All players must have sneakers with non-marking soles. 

Health and Safety

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. 

2022 Fall Season

Some of our YMCAs have joined up to create larger divisions with more teams and more opportunities for kids to play. A division may practice at or around either YMCA location. 

Kraft Family YMCA
Fall Season: Mid-Oct. - Mid-Dec.
Ages: U5 - U14

Northwest Cary YMCA
Fall Season: Mid-Oct. - Mid-Dec.
Ages: U6 - U14

Taylor Family YMCA
Fall Season: Mid-Oct. - Mid-Dec.
Ages: U8 - U14


Kraft Family YMCA
Winter Season: Jan. - Feb.
Ages: U8 - U11, Girls U12 - U14

Northwest Cary YMCA
Winter Season: Jan. - Feb.
Ages: U8 - U11, Girls U12 - U14

Taylor Family YMCA
Winter Season: Jan. - Feb.
Ages: U5, U8 - U11, Girls U12 - U14


YMCA youth basketball recreational teams are led by volunteer coaches. All volunteer coaches undergo a background check and training. Opportunities are available for coaches and assistant coaches at all locations.  

Registration Dates

YMCA youth basketball teams play in the fall and winter and registration opens in late summer.

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

Sports Directors

Alexander Family & Southeast Raleigh YMCAs: Eric Rhinehalt
A.E. Finley YMCA, Darrian Saddler
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA: Zia Cuthbertson
Chatham YMCA: Kevin Moffitt
Durham YMCAs: Keith Jacquier
East Triangle & Poole Family YMCAs: Ryan Killen
Kerr Family YMCA: Brandon Harcum
Kraft Family YMCA: Mark Simmons
Northwest Cary YMCA: Mark Simmons 
Taylor Family YMCA: Mark Simmons