YMCA of the Triangle

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Youth Flag Football

YMCA youth flag football teaches kids how to play together on the field with a no-contact version of football.  Teams learn basic plays, good sportsmanship and the foundations of the game with our volunteer YMCA coaches.

Please be sure to check our Youth Sports Health and Safety page for the latest information and guidelines and our age chart to determine your child's league. 

Registration Dates

YMCA youth flag football teams play in the spring and fall and registration begins in January and June.

Spring Season
February 1: YMCA Members
February 15: Program Participants

Fall Season
June 1: YMCA Members
June 15: Participants

2024 SPRING SEASON

Lakewood YMCA (select Downtown Durham YMCA in the registration link)
April 12 - June 8
U9 - U11, U12 - U14

Kraft Family YMCA
April 24 - June 24
U6 - U8, U9 - U11, U12 - U14, All Coed

Poole Family YMCA
U6 - U8, U9 - U11, U12 - U15

East Triangle YMCA
U6 - U8, U9 - U11, U12 - U15

Southeast Raleigh YMCA
April 22 - June 22
U9 - U11, U12 - U14

Players

All players must have and wear a mouthguard and wear athletic bottoms with no pockets during play. 

Coaches

YMCA youth flag football recreational 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

Durham YMCAs: Keith Jacquier
East Triangle YMCA and Poole Family YMCAs: Ryan Killen
Kraft Family YMCA: Kelly Guerriero
Northwest Cary and Taylor Family YMCAs: Chris Avery