YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

Soccer Programs

Playing soccer is a fun way to spend time outdoors, meet new people, and get a great workout! The YMCA offers a seasonal, recreational outdoor soccer leagues for kids and adults throughout our region. Scroll down to learn more about our Academy Training, Adult Pick-Up Soccer, Itty Bitty Soccer, Youth Futsal and Youth Soccer League programs.

Academy training program

Introducing our Academy Training Program. Program runs throughout the year and is designed to help improve the overall soccer athlete. You will meet weekly with a US Soccer Federation Certified YMCA Soccer Coach. YMCA coaching staff will work with players on overall fundamentals of the game through instruction of skills, small sided games and teamwork. The curriculum progression will start with basic foot skills and end with position formation. Coaches will review players in the program and adjust curriculums to benefit specific players through out the season. 

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Skill

16+ Years (all skill levels welcome) 

Ages

7 - 14 years 

Season
Spring Season: February 12 through April 7th
Summer Season: June 5th through July 28th
Fall Season: August 21st through October 20th
 
Days & Times
Mondays & Fridays
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
 
Location
Wilmington Family YMCA
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403  
 
Registration
$55 Y Members
$75 Non-Members
16 sessions total: this comes to less than $5 per session (hour)
 
Contact
Lee Spooner, Soccer Director
(910) 251-9622 x232
Lee.Spooner@wilmingtonfamilyymca.org

adult Pick up soccer

The YMCA offers a seasonal, recreational outdoor soccer league for both men and women. Are you a adult with a busy life and can not always take on a team commitment? Still want to play some soccer? Come join us for pick-up style games.

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Ages

16+ Years (all skill levels welcome) 

Season

Year-Round

Days & Times
Summer Season | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Winter Season | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
 
Location
Wilmington Family YMCA 
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403  
 
Program Fees
$40 Y Members
$50 Non-Members
$20 Optional Program Jersey
 
Contact
Lee Spooner, Soccer Director
(910) 251-9622 x232
Lee.Spooner@wilmingtonfamilyymca.org

Itty Bitty Soccer Program

Introduce your preschooler to the world of sports in the Y's Itty Bitty Soccer Program! The goals of this program are to teach children teamwork, hand-eye coordination, listening and social skills, good sportsmanship and the basic skills of soccer. Program includes 8 sessions, jersey and end-of-season award. 

Please understand that most young children will need their parents assistance during the first few weeks. Each child is different, some may run right out without fear while others will cling to your leg the first couple weeks until they discover it is fun! Games are designed to be fun and encouraging to 2, 3, and 4 year olds!

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Ages

2-4 years

Seasons
Spring Season: March 6th - May 6th
Summer Season: June 5th - July 29th
Fall Season: September 11th - November 4th
 
Location(s)
Wilmington Family YMCA
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403
 
Midtown YMCA
709 George Anderson Dr. Wilmington, NC 28412
 
Belville Elementary School
575 River Rd. SE. Leland, NC 28451
 
Eaton Elementary School
6701 Gordon Rd. Wilmington, NC 28411
 
Leland Community Park
1490 Village Rd. NE Leland, NC
 
Program Fees
$40 Y Members
$60 Non-Members
*includes 8-weeks
 
Contact
Lee Spooner, Soccer Director
(910) 251-9622 x232
Lee.Spooner@wilmingtonfamilyymca.org

youth Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

The Y's Futsal program is a great way to play soccer year-round, regardless of the weather conditions! Futsal is a variation of indoor soccer played with a heavier ball. This fun, fast-paced game is a great way for players to improve their foot skills and stay active during the cold months! We will post more information once we get closer to our Futsal season! 

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Ages

4 - 14 years

Season
January 8th - February 26th
*Free open house Sunday, January 8, 2017
 
Practices
U6 (ages 4-5) 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
U8 (ages 6-7) 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
U10 (ages 8-9) 3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
U15 (ages 10-14) 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Adult (ages 15+) 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
Program Fee
$50 Y Members
$60 Non-Members
 
Contact
Lee Spooner, Soccer Director
(910) 251-9622 x232
Lee.Spooner@wilmingtonfamilyymca.org  

Youth Soccer Leagues

The Y's Youth Soccer Program is a coed league designed to meet each player at their current level of play and provide opportunities to increase their individual skills. Children learn basic skills such as kicking, passing, dribbling and shooting on goal. Through participation in practices and games, players learn sportsmanship, how to work as a team and to build quality relationships with fellow players and coaches.

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Ages

2-17 Years

Seasons
Spring Season: March 4th - May 7th
*on-time registration ends February 10th
 
Fall Season: September 9th - November 5th
*on-time registration ends August 15th
 
Location(s)
Wilmington Family YMCA
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403
 
Midtown YMCA
709 George Anderson Dr. Wilmington, NC 28412
 
Belville Elementary School
575 River Rd. SE. Leland, NC 28451
 
Eaton Elementary School
6701 Gordon Rd. Wilmington, NC 28411
 
Leland Community Park
1490 Village Rd. NE Leland, NC
 
Program Fees
2-4 years: $40 Y Members $60 Non-Members
4-5 years: $70 Y Members $90 Non-Members
6-7 years: $90 Y Members $110 Non-Members
8-9 years: $100 Y Members $120 Non-Members
10-11 years: $110 Y Members $130 Non-Members
12-13 years: $120 Y Members $150 Non-Members
14-17 years: $140 Y Members $160 Non-Members
*we accept late registrations for a processing fee of $20
 
Contact
Lee Spooner, Soccer Director
(910) 251-9622 x232
Lee.Spooner@wilmingtonfamilyymca.org  

youth Travel Program

The Y offers a travel soccer league for kids that are interested in playing at the tournament level. Practices begin each August and the season runs throughout the year. The Y's Travel Soccer Program registers in seven different tournaments and players will be invited to participate in at least 3 tournaments per season.

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Ages

10-13 Years

Season

August 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017

Practices
Practices are held twice a week on Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times vary depending on time of year
 
Tournaments
Tournaments are held in the following cities: Wilmington, Raleigh, Charlotte, Mooresville, Greensboro, Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Charleston
 
Location
Wilmington Family YMCA
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403
 
Program Fees
Registration Fee includes uniform (2 jerseys, shorts and socks) and a US Club Players Card. Other costs to consider is the cost of travel.
$200 per year
$50 per tournament
 
Contact
Lee Spooner, Soccer Director
(910) 251-9622 x232
Lee.Spooner@wilmingtonfamilyymca.org 

 

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