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Preschool Sports

YMCA Rookie Sports is designed for kids, ages 3 - 5 (potty-trained), who are new to sports and teaches basic skill development in soccer, basketball, and tee-ball.

Players are introduced to sports through drills, gym games and team play. We aim to build confidence and enhance motor skills.

Rookie Sports is held throughout the year. Each season is between 6 - 8 weeks long and ends with a family day and an awards celebration.

YMCA locations may also offer a U5 youth basketball, soccer and/or youth tee-ball programs. Please visit our youth soccer, youth tee-ball and youth basketball pages for more information. 

Locations and Seasons

Poole Family YMCA
Saturday, January 23 - March 6, 2021

Registration Dates

Fall Season
Aug. 1: Member
Aug. 15: Participant

Winter Season
Oct. 1: Member
Oct. 15: Participant

Spring Season
Jan. 1: Member
Jan. 15: Participant


YMCA Rookie Sports is led by YMCA sports directors and staff.

Sports Directors

A.E. Finley YMCA, Monica Brown
Alexander Family YMCA, Eric Rhinehalt
Durham YMCAs, Chuck Gordon
Poole Family YMCA, Darrian Saddler
Kerr Family YMCA, Brandon Harcum
Kraft Family YMCA, Shelby Everhart
Taylor Family and Northwest Cary YMCAs, Mark Simmons