The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina and the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth Soccer Club have recently partnered to serve even more kids and families through recreational soccer. The partnership will bring the two organizations, both with 2,000+ annual player registrants, together allowing for more teams in each age group (better scheduling), more locations for games and practices (convenience for families) and an even better overall experience for players and families.
We are excited to share that we will be resuming a modified season of outdoor youth sports to follow the current recommendations and guidelines provided by our government, the CDC and local health officials. Our spring season of Youth Soccer, Itty Bitty Soccer and Flag Football will resume Monday, June 8th with team practices held weekly.
Check out these games, drills and training videos put together by Y staff and athletic coaches to support our young athletes during this time of social distancing.
Learn more about our recreational and classic level youth and adult soccer programs below:
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.
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.
Join the Y's Youth Soccer Summer Program. Kids age 6 to 18 meet to play pick-up style games on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6 PM and 9 PM.
Join us indoor this Summer for some Futsal. Rules are similar to soccer and is played indoors on a basketball court with a heaver ball. It is a fun, fast paced game. Futsal is well know for improving a players foot skills.
The Juniors program serves as the ‘bridge’ between recreational soccer and classic soccer. It is designed for young players who have enjoyed their experience in recreational soccer and have a desire for more.
The Wilmington Hammerheads Classic program is a competitive program that competes amongst other member clubs in the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association (NCYSA). Players in the classic program have shown advanced skills, are passionate about the game, love to play, and are ready to make a substantial commitment to the game, their team and the club.
The Wilmington Hammerheads ECNL program is the highest level of programming in the organization. These teams participate in the Elite Clubs National League, an invitation-only league the Hammerheads are a part of that consists of the top youth soccer clubs in the country.