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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.


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

A.E. Finley YMCA
Spring Season: Feb. 29 - April 25

Ages: U5, U6, U7, U8, U10, U12, U15

Alexander Family YMCA
Spring Season: March 2 - May 2

Ages: U5, U6, U8, U10, U12

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Spring Season: April 18 - June 13 (off 5/30)

Ages: U5, U6, U8, U11, U14
*Skill clinic options on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 - 7 p.m., Apr. 28 - May 21

Chatham YMCA
Spring Season: March 14 - May 16

Ages: U5, U7, U9

Lakewood YMCA (all Durham YMCAs)
Spring Season: March 30 - June 6

Ages: U5, U6, U8, U11

Johnston County YMCA
Spring Season: March 9 - May 7

Ages: U4, U6, U8, U10

Kerr Family YMCA
Spring Season: Feb. 29 - April 25
Ages: U5, U7, U10-boys

Kraft Family YMCA
Spring Season: Feb. 10 - May 2

Ages: U5, U6, U7, U8, U10, U12, U15

Northwest Cary YMCA
Spring Season: March 23 - June 6

Ages: U5, U6, U8, U11

Poole Family YMCA
Spring Season: March 16 - May 14

Ages: U4, U6, U8, U10

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 and registration begins in October and April.

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

Fall Season
May 1: YMCA Members
May 15: Participants

Sports Directors

A.E. Finley YMCA: Brooke Proctor
Alexander Family YMCA, Eric Rhinehalt
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA: Randy Smith, Katie Holmes
Chatham YMCA, Kevin Moffitt
Durham YMCAs, Jose Santibanez
Johnston County and Poole Family YMCAs, Darrian Saddler
Kraft Family YMCA: Mark Simmons
Kerr Family YMCA: Tyler Ferguson
Northwest Cary YMCA, Eric Santilli