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Youth Soccer

The YMCA offers youth soccer in a fun, skill-based environment. Our teams are coached by volunteers and staff.

Please be sure to check our Youth Sports Health and Safety page for the latest information and guidelines. 


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.


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. 

2023 Spring Season

Registration is open for YMCA Members and opens Oct.15 for Program Participants.

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.

Northern Wake Division (A.E. Finley YMCA & Kerr Family YMCA)
March 4 - April 29
Boys: U8 - U16
Girls: U8 - U16
Coed: U5 - U6

Central Wake Division (Alexander Family YMCA & Southeast Raleigh YMCA)
March 4 - April 29
Girls: U9 - U15
Boys: U9 - U15
Coed: U5 - U8

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
March 25 - May 2
Girls: U8 - U11
Coed: U5 - U14

East Triangle YMCA
March 20 - May 11
Coed: U4 - U12

Kraft Family YMCA
February - April
Girls: U9 - U16
Coed: U5 - U12

Lakewood YMCA
March 4 - April 29
Girls: U9 - U12
Coed: U5 - U12

Northwest Cary YMCA
February - April 
Girls: U9 - U10
Coed: U4 - U12

Poole Family YMCA
March 27 - May 18
Coed: U4 - U11

Spring 2023 Skills Academy

Please note this is not a league.

Academies offered once per week, are a good fit for a first-year player interested in playing at a faster pace or a seasoned player looking for work on specific skills within the game. Academies offer small-sided gameplay but are limited to only players within each session.

Kraft Family YMCA 
Skills Academy U6-8, U9-13,  Feb. 24 - April 21

Central Wake (Alexander Family & Southeast Raleigh YMCAs) 
Skills Academy U6-8, U9-13,  March 4 - April 29


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: Darrian Saddler
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
Kraft Family & Northwest Cary YMCAs: Kelly GuerrieroMark Simmons
Kerr Family YMCA: Brandon Harcum