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Youth Basketball

This fall and winter YMCA youth basketball will be different. Due to state and local guidelines around health and safety, the YMCA has decided to restructure our leagues.

Instead of a traditional league format, we are adapting to focus on skills development through our YMCA Basketball Skills Academy.

This program is for youth ages U-6- U14 at select YMCAs across the Triangle. Academy sessions will focus on individual skill development including shooting and ball handling. Aspects of the team game including cutting, passing and defense. This will provide a chance for athletes to get back on the basketball court in small groups with focused instruction from an experienced coach.

Our focus will continue to be on the player and team development, coaching with character and keeping kids active and safe in our programs.

Health and Safety

The YMCA will ask each participant to undergo a temperature screening before attending. 

Extra precautions will be in place to accommodate social distancing and we have new protocols in place.

Please complete our daily screening form prior to your child's participation in our sports programs.

Daily Screening Form


Teams are formed based on age. See below for details and locations. Please refer to our age chart to determine your child's age group.


All players must have sneakers with non-marking soles. 

Locations & Dates

A.E. Finley YMCA & Kerr Family YMCA
This Northern Region program will be hosted at the A.E. Finley YMCA for Winter 2021.
Winter Season: January 6 - February 27

Alexander Family YMCA
Winter Season: January 3 - March 6

Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA
Winter Season:
January 15 - March 6

Durham YMCA (Lakewood)
Winter Season:
January 9 - February 27

Kraft Family YMCA
Winter Season: January 4 - February 27

Northwest Cary YMCA
Winter Season: January 4 - February 27

Poole Family YMCA
Winter Season:
January 16 - March 6
Middle School Clinic Series: Tue./Thu., Feb. 2 - 25

Southeast Raleigh YMCA

Taylor Family YMCA
Winter Season:
January 4 - February 27


YMCA youth basketball 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.  


YMCA youth basketball teams play in the fall and winter and registration begins in October 2020.

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

Sports Directors

Alexander Family & Southeast Raleigh YMCAs: Eric Rhinehalt
A.E. Finley YMCA: Monica Brown
Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA: Randy Smith
Chatham YMCA: Kevin Moffitt
Durham YMCAs: Katie Holmes
Johnston County & Poole Family YMCAs: Darrian Saddler
Kerr Family YMCA: Monica Brown
Kraft Family YMCA: Mark Simmons
Northwest Cary YMCA: Mark Simmons 
Taylor Family YMCA: Mark Simmons