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Help a Mom: Soccer programs for kids

Posted May 29, 2012

It's about time to sign up for many fall soccer programs in the Triangle.

I usually post a question from a reader in our Help a Mom series. Today, I'm asking a general question about soccer for kids in the area. There are so many options to choose from - indoor and outdoor, big competition league or smaller recreation program.

What's your experience been with local soccer programs? Do you have a favorite? What would you recommend?

I'll start: My daughter has played soccer with Salvation Army in Raleigh. We've loved the program and the coaches and have been very happy with the low-key introduction to the sport. We've also had great success with their T-ball and baseball programs.

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  • americaneel May 30, 2012

    Would it be possible to teach the soccer moms how to drive effectively while talking or texting on their cell phones? At least do it for the kids they are endangering

  • lglduck May 30, 2012

    The Triangle Y Soccer Club through the Kraft YMCA. Soccer with YMCA principles.

  • chrisnadeau May 30, 2012

    Lake Lynn Community Center in Raleigh is offering a youth soccer league.

  • mb598 May 30, 2012

    My child has played with East Wake Soccer Association for the past 5 years and I have been extremely pleased. They the most affordable league in the area and have a great atmosphere surronding the games. I know that East Wake Soccer along with Premier UK have even recently started up an Academy Program to developed childrens skills and are really committed to the development of children.

  • shall6 May 30, 2012

    We also have recommendations for these programs on the Go Ask Mom Facebook page (

    Capital Area Soccer League
    Greater Cleveland Athletic Association in Johnston County
    Y at Baileywick in Raleigh


  • lillyss0017 May 30, 2012

    Colonial Baptist in Cary has a great program with excellent coaches. June 1st starts registration for their fall league. It's inexpensive. Also, they have a summer soccer camp that looks great.

  • The Manny May 30, 2012

    I have had extremely good experiences with East Wake Soccer Association. They are a non-profit league who keeps their costs low and quality high. Three of my children have played in the league and they all have had similar positive experiences. The staff that runs the league really cares about the kids and it is run like a top notch for-profit program without the exorbitant costs. In addition to Recreation soccer, they also offer more competitive soccer after Age 10. Every year they seem to do more and more for the kids, whether it be offering focused professional skills training, large child-friendly community practices, or end of the year celebrations, their dedication to the soccer community in Eastern Wake County is second to none. I believe online registration can be found at

  • suznan May 29, 2012

    FC Cary for Cary/Morrisville area