YMCA of the Triangle

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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. 

We also offer a competitive, challenge basketball program.

Teams

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.

Players

All players must have sneakers with non-marking soles. Each player receives a jersey

Locations & Seasons

A.E. Finley YMCA
Fall Season: Oct. 19 - Dec. 14
Winter Season: Jan. 3 - Feb. 22
U6 - U14 practice one night a week and play games on Fridays and/or Saturdays.

Alexander Family YMCA
Fall Season:
Oct. 18 - Dec. 14
Winter Season: Jan. 6 - Feb. 29
U5 - U7 practice and play games on Saturdays
U8 - U11 practice on Sundays and play games on Fridays and/or Saturdays
U12 - U14 practice Wednesdays and/or Sundays and play games Saturdays and/or Sundays

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Winter Season:
Jan. 11 - Feb. 29
U5 - U9 practice and play games on Saturdays
U10 - U14 practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays (and/or) and play games on Saturdays

Chatham YMCA
Winter Season:
Jan. 11 - Feb. 29
U5 - U12 practice and play games on Saturdays

Downtown Durham YMCA
Winter Season:
Jan. 11 - Feb. 29
U5 practice and play games on Saturdays
U6 - U14 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays

Johnston County YMCA
Winter Season:
Jan. 7 - Feb. 27
All teams practice  and play one night a week

Lakewood YMCA
U5 practice and play games on Saturdays
U6 - U7 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays
U8 - U9 practice one night a week and play games on Friday nights
U10 - U14 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays

Kerr Family YMCA
Winter Season: Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
U5 practice and play games on Saturdays
U7 - U9 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays
U11 practice one night a week at Kerr and play games on Saturdays at A.E. Finley YMCA

Kraft Family YMCA
Fall Season:
Oct. 14 - Dec. 14
Winter Season: Jan. 1 - Feb. 22
U5 practice and play games on Saturdays
U6 - U11 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays
U12 - U14 practice on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (and/or) and play games on Friday nights

Northwest Cary YMCA
Winter Season:
Jan. 6 - March 5
U7 practice and play games on Saturdays
U9 practice on Wednesdays and play games on Saturdays
U11 practice on Mondays or Tuesdays and play games on Thursdays or Fridays
U14 practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays and play games on Thursdays or Fridays.

Poole Family YMCA
Winter Season:
Jan. 1 - Feb. 29
U4 - U8 practice and play games on Saturdays
U9 - U11 (co-ed & all-girl): practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
Fall Season:
Oct. 14 - Dec. 14
U7, U9 and U11
All teams practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays

Taylor Family YMCA
Fall Season:
Oct. 9 - Dec. 14
Winter Season: Jan 6 - Mar 7
U7 practice and play games on Saturdays
U9 practice on Wednesdays during the fall and Thursdays during the winter. All games are played on Saturdays.
U11 & U14 practice on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays (and/or) and play games on Thursdays and/or Fridays

During the registration process, you will be asked about your practice night preference. As YMCA teams are coached by volunteers, specific practice nights are determined after teams form depend on coach availability

COACHES

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 begins in August.

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

Sports Directors

Alexander Family  YMCA: Eric Rhinehalt
A.E. Finley YMCA: Hunter Carr,(all U7, all girls) Brooke Proctor (all U6, all boys)
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA: Randy Smith, Katie Holmes
Chatham YMCA: Kevin Moffitt
Downtown Durham & Lakewood YMCAs: Jose Santibanez
Johnston County & Poole Family YMCAs: Brianna Butler
Kerr Family YMCA: Monica Brown
Kraft Family YMCA: Mark Simmons
Northwest Cary & Taylor Family YMCAs: Eric Santilli
Southeast Raleigh YMCAs : Quintin Terry