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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.

Summer Clinics

This summer get your kids back on the field with our summer sports clinics for soccer. Clinics will focus on individual skill development and practice. Players will be able to gather in small groups with focused instruction from an experienced coach. Extra precautions will be in place to accommodate social distancing. There will be no scrimmages and no sharing of equipment. 

Session Dates & Locations

Registration opens Monday, June 22.

Session 1: June 29 - July 19
Session 2: July 20 - Aug. 8
*Kerr Family YMCA: Mon./Wed. July 13 - 29

Soccer Clinics: Alexander Family YMCA, A.E. Finley YMCA, Kerr Family YMCA, Kraft Family YMCA, Northwest Cary YMCA, Southeast Raleigh YMCA


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.

Each player receives a jersey.

Seasons and Ages

Fall Season 2020

Alexander Family YMCA
Fall Season: Aug. 8 - Oct. 12

A.E. Finley YMCA
Aug. 14 - Oct. 10

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Sept. 12 - Oct. 31

Chatham YMCA
Sept. 12 - Oct. 31

Johnston County YMCA
Aug. 25 - Oct. 20

Kerr Family YMCA
Aug. 14 - Oct. 10

Kraft Family YMCA
Fall Season: Aug. 8 - Oct. 12

Lakewood YMCA (Durham)
Aug. 31 - Oct. 31

Northwest Cary YMCA
Sept. 14 - Nov. 13

Poole Family YMCA
Aug. 27 - Oct. 15

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.


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.

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

Fall Season
June 1: YMCA Members
June 15: Participants

Sports Directors

A.E. Finley YMCA: Berry OliverBrooke Proctor
Alexander Family YMCA, Eric Rhinehalt
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA: Randy Smith, Katie Holmes
Chatham YMCA, Alex MayfieldKevin Moffitt
Durham YMCAs, Chuck Gordon
Johnston County and Poole Family YMCAs, Darrian Saddler
Kraft Family YMCA: Mark Simmons
Kerr Family YMCA: Brandon Harcum
Northwest Cary YMCA, Eric Santilli