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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. 

2024 Spring 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
March 9 - April 27
Boys: U8 - U16
Girls: U8 - U16
Coed: U5 - U6

Alexander Family YMCA
March 9 - May 4
Boys: U9-U10, U9-U10, U11-U12, U11-U12, U13-U15
Girls: U9-U10, U9-U10, U11-U12, U11-U12, U13-U15
Coed: U5, U6, U7, U8

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
April 6 - May 25
Coed: U5, U6, U8, U11 & U14
Girls: U8 & U11

East Triangle YMCA
Mar. 19 - May 16
Coed: U4 - U12

Kerr Family YMCA
(hosted at the Stephenson Center, 12120 Wake Union Church Road, Wake Forest)
April 6 - June 1 (off May 25)
Coed: U5 - U6, U7 - U8 & U9 - U10

Kraft Family YMCA
Feb. 19 - April 21
Girls: U9 - U15
Coed: U5, U6, U7, U8, U9-U10 Girls, U9-U10 Coed, U11-U12 Girls, U11-U12 Coed, U13-U15 Girls

Lakewood YMCA
March 11 - May 9
Coed: U6 - U12
Girls: U9 - U12

Northwest Cary YMCA
Feb. 26 - April 20
Girls: U9 - U10
Coed: U5, U6, U7-U8, U9-U10, U11-U12, U13-U14

Poole Family YMCA
April 1 - May 23
Coed: U4 - U11

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
March 9 - May 4
Boys: U9-U10, U9-U10, U11-U12, U11-U12, U13-U15
Girls: U9-U10, U9-U10, U11-U12, U11-U12, U13-U15
Coed: U5, U6, U7, U8

2024 Spring Skill Development Clinic

Over the course of seven weeks, hone your soccer skills with one extra night of training led by YMCA soccer staff to focus on specific skill development and growth. Our Spring Skill Development Clinic is great for beginners not yet ready for a league team, or seasoned players who want to maximize their skillset.

Kraft Family YMCA
Feb. 23 - April 19
Coed: U6-U8, U9-U13

Alexander Family YMCA
March 15 - May 3
Coed: U6-U8, U9-U13

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
March 15 - May 3
Coed: U6-U8, U9-U13


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: Alex Smith
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: Leah Thompson
Kraft Family YMCA: Kelly Guerriero
Northwest Cary and Taylor Family YMCAs: Chris Avery
Southeast Raleigh YMCA: Anthony Simmons