Youth Sports

Youth Sports Calendar

We provide both team and individual sports opportunities for kids ages 3-18 (must still be in HS). Our primary goals are to teach kids that recreational sports are inherently competitive but that learning the fundamentals of the sport, displaying the qualities of good sportsmanship, participation and having fun, are the most important aspects of any sport.

In 2011, the Cherry Point Youth Sports was awarded the National Alliance for Youth Sports “Excellence in Youth Sports Award,” given annually to the top five youth sports NAYS organizations worldwide.

You can now register online. Please check this link after registration for your sport has opened.

Register now!

Youth Sports Brochure 2017 (PDF)

Start Smart Sports Development Program

Start Smart Sports Development programs for 3-5 year olds were created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports to help kids get ready for sports and succeed in life. It is an innovative step by step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe environment. The program involves parents in the teaching process and offers them teaching techniques and drills to use at home with their child. Additionally, each child receives and keeps gear for each sport as well as a t-shirt and a manual for the parents.

NOTE: Child must be 3 by the date of the first practice.

Start Smart Sports & Schedule

  • Baseball (essentially T-Ball): April
  • Basketball: October-November
  • Football: September-November
  • Soccer (1st session): May
  • Soccer (2nd session): June
  • Soccer (3rd session): August



League Play

We offer team play in four age groups:

  • 7-9 Coed
  • 10-12 Coed
  • 13-14 Boys
  • 15-16 Boys

Teams in both Coed age groups play against each other while teams in the 13-14 and 15-16 age groups play teams from the surrounding area.

NOTE: Young person’s age group determined by their age on December 31. Teams in the 10-12 Coed age group may supplement their schedule with teams from the surrounding area.

League Play Schedule

  • October-November: Registration, Evaluations & Team Assignments
  • Late November-December: Practices
  • January-February: Play

Rookies Basketball

This instructional program is open to 5 & 6 year olds. There are six, one hour long sessions. Participants receive a jersey and ball.

Rookies Basketball Schedule

  • October-November: Registration
  • Teams play on Saturdays in December & January

Basketball Camps

Basketball camps are designed for young folks who are beginners all the way to those playing at an intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on improving in all aspects of the fundamentals of the game.

Basketball Camp Schedule

7-12 yr old camp: Summer 

Youth Cheerleading


This is a non-competitive program with participants cheering for youth basketball games on Saturdays. Open to kids ages 7-10 years old.

NOTE: Child’s age group determined by their age on December 31.

Cheer Schedule

  • October-November: Registration
  • November-December: Practices
  • January-February: Games

Rookies Cheerleading

Rookies Cheerleading is an instructional program for 5 and 6 year olds, that focuses on having fun and learning the fundamentals of the sport. There are six, one hour long sessions.  Participants receive a t-shirt and pom poms.



Tee Level: Hook a Kid on Golf

This kids instructional program, led by Sound of Freedom PGA pro Jim Ferree, is for 8-15 year olds who have never played the game of golf or have played very little. Sessions run Monday through Thursday mornings from 8:30-Noon. On Fridays, parents join their child (at no additional cost) to play a modified 5 hole course with assistance from the pro.

Tee Level Golf Schedule

  • Session 1: June (8:30am-Noon Daily)
  • Session 2: July (8:30am-Noon Daily)

Green Level Golf Clinics: Hook a Kid on Golf

Hook a Kid on Golf is a follow-up program to the HAK Tee Level Clinics and is open to the same 8-15 year olds. Participants should have completed the Tee Level clinics or have experience playing golf.

Green Level Golf Schedule

September 5:00pm-6:30pm each day

Family Golf Clinics

Family Golf Clinics are one hour long clinics that focus on either the long game or short game. Kids must be at least 6 years of age to participate and must have an adult family member participate with them.

Family Golf Clinics Schedule

  • Short Game clinics – Early Spring; exact dates TBA
  • Long Game clinics – Early Spring; exact dates TBA

Golf Team

Cherry Point is a member of the Eastern North Carolina Junior Golf League’s Division A, which includes area golf courses in Carteret and Craven counties. Members of the Cherry Point teams practice at the Sound of Freedom Golf Course at no charge during the season and are coached by PGA pro Jim Ferree. We offer boys and girls teams that compete in six different age groups:

  • Girls 10-13
  • Girls 14-18
  • Boys 10-11
  • Boys 12-13
  • Boys 14-15
  • Boys 16-18

NOTE: Age group determined by the young person’s age on June 1.

youth_sports09Golf Team Schedule

  • April-May: Registration
  • May: Parents’ Meeting
  • June: Practices
  • June-early August: Regular Season Matches
  • Mid-August: League Finals

Golf Tournaments & Special Events

We offer tournaments during the year with juniors normally placed in one of three age groups – Girls 8-12 & 13-18; Boys 8-10, 11-13 & 14-18 (18 yr olds must still be in high school).

Golf Special Event Schedule

  • Parent/Child Super Ball: April
  • Parent/Child “Par 3” Super Ball: TBA

NOTE: All of our golf programs and events are sponsored with and held at the Sound of Freedom Golf Course. Instruction is provided by PGA teaching pro Jim Ferree.


youth_sports15Indoor Soccer

We offer team play in two age groups: 7-9 & 10-12. Practices and games are played in The Cherry Tree House during the week Monday through Thursday evenings.

NOTE: Age group determined by the participants age on April 1.

Indoor Soccer Schedule

  • February-March: Registration
  • March: Evaluations & Team Assignments
  • April (first week): Practive Begins
  • April (fourth week:) Season Begins

Rookies Soccer

This instructional program is open to 5 & 6 year olds. Clinics meet for one hour each Wednesday evening for six weeks. Participants receive a t-shirt & ball.

NOTE: Participants must be 5 by start of clinic.

youth_sports14Rookies Soccer Schedule

  • March-April: Registration
  • April: Program Begins

Challenger British Soccer Camp

These camps are conducted by Challenger Sports, the leading provider of summer soccer camps in the United States, Canada, and Australia with over 2000 communities hosting British Soccer Camps for some 100,000 players. They provide highly trained coaches specializing in teaching kids the game of soccer, “The Challenger Way.”

  • First Kicks (3-4 yr olds): 9-10:00am
  • Mini Soccer (5-6 yr olds): 10-11:30am
  • Half Day (6-16 yr olds): 9:00am-Noon
  • Golden Goal (8-16 yr olds): 6:00-8:00 pm

Soccer Camp Schedule

June 12-16, 2017

Martial Arts


Our instructor, Master Andre Evans, is a World Tae Kwon Do Federation certified instructor, who was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame in 2008. He creates a child friendly environment that will teach your child discipline, structure and respect of one of the world’s oldest martial art disciplines. Classes are ongoing throughout the year and prospective students may join at anytime. Age groups are 4-8 and 9-17 years old.

NOTE: Class fees are prorated at 50% off if the prospective student begins class after the 15th of the month.



Call the youth sports office for the class schedule.



We run United States Tennis Association programs specifically designed for younger players.

Tennis Schedule

  • 7-8 yr old Tennis Camp: June, July, August
  • 9-10 yr old Tennis Camp: June, July, August



Make an impact on a young person’s life through coaching. Successful candidates have:

  • A basic knowledge of the sport
  • A desire to teach
  • A willingness to commit the time it takes to do a good job
  • A love of children

We provide the needed training for the sport through the National Youth Sports Coaching Association. Stop by the Youth Sports Office in the Cherry Tree House and complete our coaching application package today!

Tumbling/Gymnastics Classes

gymnastics_tumblingMommy/Toddler Class
18 mos-3 yrs of age
Wednesdays, 9-9:45
8 week session
$80 or $10 per class

Pre-School Class
3-5 yrs of age
Wednesdays, 10-10:45
8 week session
$80 or $10 per class

Winter/Spring Sessions
Jan 20 – Mar 9
Apr 6 – May 25