FIELD INFO: OPEN

Posted by Lee Spooner on 7/10/2021

CURRENT STATUS OF ALL FIELDS FOR RECREATIONAL Nir Family YMCA FIELDS:                    OPENMidtown YMCA FIELDS:                      OPEN for programming only.Ogden Park / Eaton FIELD:                 Closed until Fall

Jul 10 2021

PROGRAM * Summer Soccer Camps

Posted by Lee Spooner on 6/25/2021

The YMCA of Southeastern NC Athletic Department is excited to announce the Camp line up for 2021!Hello YMCA Sports Family, As summer quickly approaches I wanted to give you a list of upcoming programs.  We have summer long training programs with Y Staff-Coaches, 3 different types of soccer camps, flag football camps  and even a residential soccer camp at Camp Kirkwood.  If after reviewing the information below you have further information please let me

Jun 25 2021

PROGRAM * ADULT Pick-Up Soccer

Posted by Lee Spooner on 6/21/2021

Recreational Soccer for Adults. 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.  JANUARY:  Adult Soccer will resume on January 10th.  We will be staying outside this winter.CURRENTLY MEETING: OutdoorsSUNDAYS!Starting  Sunday, June 6thNIR FAMILY YMCA:   2710 Market StAdult  Pickup:       4:00 PM -6:00 PM 

Jun 21 2021

COACHES (Information and Training)

Posted by Lee Spooner on 5/18/2021

Welcome to our League.  We are a 100% volunteer coaching league and many of the staff you see started as a parent coach or a player in our league at some point.  We are here to support our coaches and ensure all our kids have a great time playing sports in our program.  Below find coaching links, calendars and several training links.**CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A NEW COACH IN OUR LEAGUE**RETURNING COACHES FROM Spring 2021 please use the link below:

May 18 2021

PROGRAM * Young Referee Training

Posted by Lee Spooner on 5/4/2021

2-3 month program for youth soccer players ages 13 through 15 that would like to learn to coach and/or referee while improving leadership skills.This program is designed to help young players that would like to take a more active role in our soccer program.  This program requires community service hours which will be done in the Soccer program.  Participants will also be required to attend training sessions for their selected program, some of this is

May 4 2021

NEW TO THE PROGRAM? Start Here!

Posted by Lee Spooner on 4/27/2021

If you have a question that isn't listed here please email it to me. Lee.Spooner@ymcasenc.org Welcome to the YMCA Soccer Program! Below are the common questions we receive from the families in our program.  As a parent myself, I welcome you to the world of organized sports, for many of you this will become a part of your weekly life for many years to come.  The YMCA of Southeastern NC started providing youth soccer back in 1975, in that time our

Apr 27 2021

SPRING 3v3 TOURNAMENT - June 5th & 6th

Posted by Lee Spooner on 4/27/2021

3v3 Recreational Soccer TournamentJune 5th & 6thWHY PLAY IN A 3V3 TOURNAMENT?With fewer players on the field, each player has more opportunities to touch the ball, using and improving their soccer skills. Small-sided games can develop your player's decision-making, technical attributes, tactical knowledge and physical conditioning through functional movements. Small-sided soccer is FUN and allows more opportunities to score. Scoring can increase self-esteem, character development and team

Apr 27 2021

PROGRAM * Summer Training Programs

Posted by Lee Spooner on 4/23/2021

PRACTICE MAKES BETTER!    Academy Training Program SUMMER SOCCER TRAINING SESSIONS  -  Ages 4 to 14Join us on Tuesdays and/or for Soccer Training Sessions.Groups are limited to 10 kids to one coach and Pick-up games are played with a referee.  Sessions are outdoors on our home fields at Nir Family YMCA and some options at Midtown YMCA location.Join the YMCA Sports Staff this summer and have fun perfecting your game.  Learn new skills

Apr 23 2021

Know your field # before arriving to the field.

Posted by Lee Spooner on 2/21/2021

If you are sending your child with someone, make sure they know the field number and/or coaches name.

Feb 21 2021

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 LEAGUE SPONSOR!

Posted by Lee Spooner on 2/1/2021

TEAM SPONSOR ARE NEEDED. DURING REGISTRATION YOU CAN SPONSOR YOUR CHILD'S TEAM

Feb 1 2021

VIRTUAL SOCCER LIBRARY

Posted by John Adams on 1/1/2021

he YMCA of Southeastern NC is pleased to share our newest addition to the soccer program. This virtual soccer library is meant to serve as a database of COVID-19 appropriate exercises for players of all ages to improve their skills at home. Virtual Practice LibraryThis compilation is set up for complete practice lesson plans: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGQZU_pH3Pau9WEwlISG8cGZqOMDOV3ZFVirtual Theme Based ExercisesThese exercises are based on 5 components of soccer that are

Jan 1 2021

ITTY BITTY SOCCER: 2 & 3 years old.

Posted by Lee Spooner on 1/1/2021

Itty Bitty Program website:  https://ittybittysoccer.playerspace.com  SPRING 2021 ITTY BITTY SOCCER PROGRAM -  REGISTRATION IS OPENBelow is the current schedule for our Spring 2021 program:  11/01: On-time Registration Opens  03/01: On-time Registration Ends  03/02: Late registration opens.  03/05: Notification of Team Assignments through PlayerSpace!  03/16-03/20: Itty Bitty Clinics Start this week.  (Uniforms are distributed at first

Jan 1 2021

SAFETY: Including Concussion Management

Posted by Lee Spooner on 1/1/2021

Q: How is COVID-19 affecting youth sports?A: We are following recommendations from CDC and US Youth Soccer. Moving to games will be evaluated based on continued recommendations from the CDC, federal & local government, and our local health department. The risk of COVID-19 spread increases in youth sports settings as follows: Lowest Risk: Performing skill-building drills or conditioning at home, alone or with family. Increasing Risk: Team-based practice. More

Jan 1 2021

CONTACT US

Posted by Lee Spooner on 1/1/2021

The easiest and quickest way to get in contact with us is by email at: Lee.spooner@ymcasenc.org You may also call (910) 251-9622 ext.232    (EMAIL IS PREFERRED) Please spell players' first and last name in the message as it helps us look it up.  If you are having issues registering please provide your email and players full name in the message and a personalized link will be emailed to you which usually gets you to where you need to go. In most

Jan 1 2021

PATHWAYS PROGRAM (Financial Aid)

Posted by Lee Spooner on 1/1/2021

If you qualify for our Pathways program you will receive 30% off your child's registration. If there is an extreme case, please complete the pathways application and reach out to me once it has been turned in or not.  I will let you know if I have a solution so we can get your child playing.   Pathways Program The Y is a 501(c)3 charity and is one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world. We are dedicated to helping adults, children and families

Jan 1 2021

REGISTRATION Q&A - HELP - PROBLEMS

Posted by Lee Spooner on 1/1/2021

**Please note, registration may not be completed from some phones/tablets, so you may need to use a regular web browser." CLICK HERE FOR A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO GET TO THE REGISTRATION! CLICK HERE FOR A STEP BY STEP GUIDE ON SETTING UP A FREE YMCA ACCOUNT Please note:  On-line registration is required, this is how we collect emergency contact/medical information, code of conduct agreement and our legal waiver.  You may stop by the Express Y,

Jan 1 2021

STAFF PAGE (Scheduling)

Posted by Lee Spooner on 1/1/2021

THIS PAGE IS FOR PAID SOCCER STAFF   CLICK BELOW FOR STAFF SCHEDULE:  Scheduling for Camp is solely based on the number of kids registered for that week.  The more kids we have enrolled means the more shifts that are available for our staff.  If your availability changes please email Jon Newsome so we can update my files.YMCA Athletics:  Staff Schedule   July 11 to July 18      Posted July 9th     

Jan 1 2021

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

Posted by Lee Spooner on 1/1/2021

Sponsorships help fund the following projects for 2020: - Pathways Program: This program provides financial support for those families needing assistance. For 2019 this program provided over $ 9,000 in aid. Please help us so that any kid that wants to play soccer can. - Goals & Nets: Adding/replacing two sets goals and replace our nets on all our goals. This is a $2,400 project. - $15,000 invested into the Mid-Town YMCA Playing Fields. - Young Coaches & Young

Jan 1 2021

WYHH & YMCA MERGE REC LEAGUES

Posted by Lee Spooner on 5/2/2019

Dear YMCA Soccer Family Past & Present, Tomorrow we will be making an announcement regarding our youth soccer programming. I wanted to take this time to share this news with you a day early as you are currently or have recently played in our youth Soccer Program. After several months of discussions, critical-thinking and thorough planning between the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC and YMCA leadership, I am excited to announce that we have reached an agreement to merge the two organizations’

May 2 2019