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Youth Soccer

This fall, 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 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. 

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.

Seasons and Ages

Fall Season 2020

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

A.E. Finley YMCA
Sept. 12 - Oct. 31

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

Johnston County YMCA
Aug. 25 - Oct. 20

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

Lakewood YMCA (Durham)
Sept. 12 - Oct. 31

Northwest Cary YMCA
Sept. 14 - Nov. 13

Poole Family YMCA
Aug. 31 - Oct. 29

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

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: Monica Brown
Alexander Family YMCA, Eric Rhinehalt
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA: Randy Smith, Katie Holmes
Chatham YMCA, Alex Mayfield
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, Mark Simmons