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Youth Soccer

This spring, YMCA youth soccer will be different. Due to state and local guidelines around health and safety, the YMCA has decided to restructure our leagues.

Instead of a traditional league format, we are adapting to focus on skills development and small-sided, same-team scrimmages within each training group later in the season. Our focus will continue to be on the player and team development, coaching with character and keeping kids active and safe in our programs.

Health and Safety

The YMCA will ask each participant to undergo a temperature screening before attending. All players, staff and spectators must we are a mask at all times at YMCA Youth Sports.

Extra precautions will be in place to accommodate social distancing and we have new protocols in place.

Please complete our daily screening form prior to your child's participation in our sports programs.

Daily Screening Form


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 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.

Spring Season 2021

A.E. Finley YMCA (Northern Wake Region)
Saturday, March 20 - May 15

Alexander Family YMCA*
Skills Academy U13 & U8: March 8 - April 29
Spring Season: March - May

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Spring Season details coming soon!

Durham YMCAs (Lakewood)
Spring Season details coming soon!

East Triangle YMCA (formerly Johnston County YMCA) 
Spring Season: March 15 - May 13 (U4, U6, U8 & U10)

Kraft Family YMCA
Skills Academy: March 5 - April 12
Spring Season: February - May

Northwest Cary YMCA
Spring Season: March - May

Poole Family YMCA
Spring Season: March 22 - May 20 (U4, U6, U8 & U10)

Southeast Raleigh YMCA*
Skills Academy: March 8 - April 29
Spring Season: March - May

*Younger ages from these YMCAs will play on the same teams.

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


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: Monica Brown
Alexander Family YMCA, Eric Rhinehalt
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA: Katie Holmes
Chatham YMCA, Alex Mayfield
Durham YMCAs, Katie Holmes
East Triangle and Poole Family YMCAs, Darrian Saddler
Kraft Family YMCA: Mark Simmons
Kerr Family YMCA: Brandon Harcum
Northwest Cary YMCA, Mark Simmons