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Youth Soccer

The YMCA offers soccer for all kids ages 4 - 15. Teams play at YMCAs and area schools. Depending on age and location, practices and game schedules may vary.

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 soccer 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 league.

Players

Players U8 and older must have and wear shinguards during play. Cleats are highly recommended.

The YMCA recommends players U7 and younger have and wear shinguards and cleats during play.

Each player receives a jersey.

Practice and Games

A.E. Finley YMCA
U5 practice and play on Saturdays
U6 - U15 practice one night a week and play games on Fridays and/or Saturdays.

Alexander Family YMCA
U5 practice and play games on Saturdays
U6 - U12 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
U4 - U13 practice and play games on Saturdays

Chatham YMCA
U5 - U9 practice and play games on Saturdays

Durham YMCAs (Lakewood)
U5 practice and play games on Saturdays
U6 - U11 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays

Johnston County YMCA
U4 - U8: practice and play games one night per week
U10: practice on Mondays and play games on Thursdays

Kerr Family YMCA
U5 practice and play games on Saturdays
U7 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays
U10 practice one a week at Kerr and play games on Saturdays at the A.E. Finley YMCA

Kraft Family YMCA
U5 practice and play games on Saturdays
U6 - U14 practice one night a week and play games on Saturdays
U15 practice once a week and play games on Fridays and/or Saturdays

Northwest Cary YMCA
U6 practice and play games on Saturdays
U8 practice on Wednesdays and play games on Saturdays
U11 practice on Monday or Tuesdays and play games on Fridays

Poole Family YMCA
U4 - U8: practice and play games one night a week
U10: practice Mondays or Thursdays and play games on Saturday mornings

YMCA at Knightdale Station (Spring only)
Practices and games are held on Saturdays for all ages

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

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

Registration Dates

YMCA youth soccer teams play in the spring and fall and registration begins in October and April.

Spring Season
Oct. 1: YMCA Members
Oct. 15: Participants

Fall Season
April 1: YMCA Members
April 15: Participants

Sports Directors

A.E. Finley YMCA: Brooke Proctor, (all U5, all girls) Hunter Carr (all boys)
Alexander Family YMCA, Eric Rhinehalt
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA: Randy Smith, Katie Holmes
Chatham YMCA, Kevin Moffitt
Durham YMCAs, Jose Santibanez
Johnston County and Poole Family YMCAs, Brianna Butler
Kraft Family YMCA: Mark Simmons
Kerr Family YMCA: Monica Brown
Northwest Cary YMCA, Eric Santilli
YMCA at Knightdale Station: Monica Brown