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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 and teams are formed based on age. 

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.

For competitive play, see our Challenge Soccer program.

Please be sure to check our Youth Sports Health and Safety page for the latest information and guidelines and our age chart to determine your child's league. 

2023 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.

A.E. Finley YMCA
Aug. 12 - Oct. 7
Boys: U8 - U16
Girls: U8 - U16
Coed: U5 - U9

Alexander Family YMCA
Aug. 14 - Oct. 14
Girls: U9 - U16
Coed: U5 - U12

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Sept. 9 - Oct. 28
Girls: U8 - U11
Coed: U5 - U14

East Triangle YMCA
Sept. 4 - Oct. 26
Coed: U4 - U12

Kerr Family YMCA
*hosted at the Stephenson Center
 12120 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest

Sept. 9 - Nov. 4
Coed: U5 - U6 (Sat.) & U7 - U8 (Thu./Sat.)

Kraft Family YMCA
Aug. 14 - Oct. 14
Girls: U9 - U16
Coed: U5 - U12

Lakewood YMCA
Aug. 14 - Oct. 14
Girls: U9 - U12
Coed: U5 - U12

Northwest Cary YMCA
Aug. 14 - Oct. 14
Girls: U9 - U12
Coed: U5 - U12

Poole Family YMCA
Sept. 11 - Nov. 2
Coed: U3 - U11

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
Aug. 14 - Oct. 14
Girls: U9 - U16
Coed: U5 - U12


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
Kerr Family YMCA: Brandon Harcum
Kraft Family YMCA: Kelly Guerriero
Northwest Cary and Taylor Family YMCAs: Mark Simmons & Shannon Steele
Southeast Raleigh YMCA: Anthony Simmons