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Youth Soccer

The YMCA offers youth soccer in a fun, skill-based environment. Our teams are coached by volunteers and staff.

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. 


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 league.


Cleats are highly recommended. The YMCA recommends players U7 and younger have and wear shinguards and cleats during play. Older players, U8 and above, must have and wear shinguards during play. 

2022 Fall Season

Registration opens May 1 for YMCA Members and May 15 for Program Participants

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.

A.E. Finley YMCA
Aug. 13 - Oct. 8
Boys: U8 - U16
Girls: U8 - U16
Coed: U5 - U6

Central Wake Division (Alexander Family YMCA & Southeast Raleigh YMCA)
Aug. 8 - Oct. 15
Girls: U9 - U15
Boys: U9 - U15
Coed: U5 - U8
When registering please choose either Alexander or Southeast Raleigh

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Sept. 10 - Oct. 29
Girls: U8 - U11
Coed: U5 - U14

East Triangle YMCA
Aug. 29 - Oct. 26
Coed: U4 - U11

Kraft Family YMCA
Aug. 8 - Oct. 22
Girls: U9 - U12
Coed: U5 - U12

Lakewood YMCA
Aug. 13 - Oct. 8
Girls: U9 - U10
Coed: U5 - U12

Poole Family YMCA
September 5 - November 3
Coed: U4 - U10

Northwest Cary YMCA
Aug. 8 - Oct. 15
Girls: U4 - U12
Coed: U4 - U12

As YMCA teams are coached by volunteers, specific practice nights are determined after teams form, depending on coach availability.

Fall Skills Academy


For families who may not be comfortable returning to competitive play, select branches will offer skills academies this fall. Academies offered once per week, are a good fit for a first-year player interested in playing at a faster pace or a seasoned player looking for work on specific skills within the game. Academies offer small-sided gameplay but are limited to only players within each session.

Kraft Family YMCA 
Skills Academy U6-8, U9-13,  Aug. 19 - Oct. 7

Central Wake (Alexander Family & Southeast Raleigh YMCAs) 
Skills Academy U6-8, U9-13,  Aug. 26 - Oct. 14


Youth sports soccer 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.

Sports Directors

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