YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

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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.

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

4-18 Years

Seasons
2018 Fall Season: September 3rd - November 3rd   
(On-time Registration ends on August 15th)
**2018 FALL REGISTRATION OPENS ON May 1st**
 
Location(s)
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
 
Mid-Town YMCA
709 George Anderson Dr. Wilmington, NC 28412
 
Nir Family YMCA  (Fields open during construction.)
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403
 
Program Fees
4-5 years: $70 
6-7 years: $90 
8-9 years: $100 
10-11 years: $110
Middle School Division: $120 
High School Division: $120
YMCA Members Receive $20 off
Late Registration Processing Fee of $20 if after on-time registration.
 
Contact
Lee Spooner, Athletic Director
(910) 251-9622 x232
Lee.Spooner@ymcasenc.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 newer 4 year olds.

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Ages

2 & 3 year old's.  4 year olds that are age eligable for for league play must register in the appriopriate division.

Seasons
Spring Season: March 5th - May 5th
Summer Season: June 11th - August 4th
Fall Season: September 10th - November 3rd
 
Location(s)
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
 
Mid-Town YMCA
709 George Anderson Dr. Wilmington, NC 28412
 
Nir Family YMCA  (Fields open during construction.)
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403
 
Program Fees
$40 Y Members
$60 Non-Members
*includes 8-weeks
 
Contact
Lee Spooner, Athletic Director
(910) 251-9622 x232
Lee.Spooner@ymcasenc.org 

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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Ages

6 - 11 years 

Season
Spring Season: February 9th through April 20th
Summer Season: June 11th through August 3rd
 
Days & Times
Mondays & Fridays
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
 
Location
Nir Family YMCA  (Fields open during construction.)
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403  
 
Mid-Town YMCA
709 George Anderson Dr. Wilmington, NC 28412
 
Registration
$55 Y Members
$75 Non-Members
16 sessions total: this comes to less than $5 per session (hour)
 
Contact
Lee Spooner, Athletic Director
(910) 251-9622 x232
Lee.Spooner@ymcasenc.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
We meet on Sundays and times change throughout the year.
 
Location
Wilmington Family YMCA 
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403
 
Midtown YMCA
709 George Anderson Dr. Wilmington, NC 28412 
 
Program Fees
$40 Y Members
$50 Non-Members
$20 Optional Program Jersey
 
Contact
Jon Newsome, Soccer Lead
(910) 251-9622 x232
Jon.Newsome@ymcasenc.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

10-15 Years

Season

August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018

Practices
Practices are held twice a week.  Times and day vary depending on time of year.  Program takes breaks during Spring and Fall Leagues.
 
Tournaments
Tournaments are held in the following cities: Wilmington, Raleigh, Charlotte, Mooresville, Greensboro, Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Charleston
 
Location
Nir Family YMCA
2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28403
 
Mid-Town YMCA
709 George Anderson Dr. Wilmington, NC 28412
 
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, Athletic Director
(910) 251-9622 x232
Lee.Spooner@ymcasenc.org