Youth Sports

Skills that benefit kids on the court, the field and in life.Skills that benefit kids on the court, the field and in life.
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Youth Sports at the Y


Kids who play sports at the Y develop so much more than their athletic abilities. We help young athletes get active while they learn how to work as a team, overcome setbacks and gain confidence.

We offer enriching programs, leagues, clinics, summer camps and tournaments for popular sports like soccer, flag football, basketball and gymnastics for kids across the greater Charlotte area. Caring coaches and instructors help develop the potential of each child as they become better athletes and more confident people.

A Place to Belong and Grow

Kids who play sports and engage in healthy competition discover so much more than their athletic abilities. They experience a sense of belonging and learn what working together accomplishes. We encourage kids to challenge themselves as players and people. 

Talented Coaches Who Care

Our coaches know how to encourage fun while maximizing the individual potential of each player. Players practice drills and experience games designed to develop the fundamental skills of eye-hand coordination, speed, agility, offense, and defense.

Regional Experience

Our youth sports regional model promotes a wide variety of competition, teams, skill level, as well as exciting experiences to grow, develop and improve skills! Athletes will have games and practices at the branches within their region, throughout the season.

  • North Region: Lake Norman YMCA, Lincoln County YMCA, Lowe’s YMCA, Sally’s YMCA

  • Central North Region: Keith Family YMCA, McCrorey YMCA, Simmons YMCA, Stratford Richardson YMCA

  • Central South Region: Dowd YMCA, Harris YMCA, Johnston YMCA

  • South Region: Brace Family YMCA, Morrison YMCA, Steele Creek YMCA

League Safety

At this time, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte will follow recommendations from the CDC, Governor Cooper, public school systems, state and local health departments, as well as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for all current youth sports offerings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check out our Sports Central page for a more in-depth look at our youth sports league’s details and frequently asked questions.