Youth Sports

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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
April Baseball (T-Ball) $60 includes parent manual, glove, 2 koosh balls, bat and ball set
May Soccer (1st Session) $60 includes parent manual, soft soccer ball, size 3 soccer ball, shin guards, 4 cones
June Soccer (2nd Session) $60 includes parent manual, soft soccer ball, size 3 soccer ball, shin guards, 4 cones
August Soccer (3rd Session) $60 includes parent manual, soft soccer ball, size 3 soccer ball, shin guards, 4 cones
September-November Football $50 includes parent manual, football, kicking tee, 4 cones, flag belt
October-November Basketball $60 includes parent manual, basketball, Teslon basketball, 4 cones, scrimmage vest

Basketball

League Play

We offer team play in four age groups: 7-9 Coed, 10-12 Coed, 13-14 Boys and 15-16 Boys.

Age group determined by child’s age on December 31. Teams in 7-9 age groups play against each other while teams in the 10-12, 13-14 and 15-16 age groups play teams from the surrounding area.

League Play Schedule
October-November Registration, Evaluations & Team Assignments $65 includes jersey and shorts
November-December Practices
January-February Regular Season Play

Rookies Basketball

This instructional program is open to 5 & 6 year olds. There are six, one hour long sessions.

Rookies Basketball Schedule
October-November Registration $35 fee includes basketball and jersey
December-January Saturday games

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
Summer 7-12 Coed Camp Fee to be determined.

Cheerleading

This is a non-competitive program with participants cheering for youth basketball games on Saturdays. Open to kids ages 7-10 years old. Child’s age group determined by their age on December 31.

Cheer Schedule
October-November Registration $60 includes uniforms and poms
November-December Practices
January-February Game Season

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.


Golf

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
June Session 1 $160 includes clubs, shirt, hat and a golf goodie bag. $70 if child brings their own clubs
July Session 2 $160 includes clubs, shirt, hat and a golf goodie bag. $70 if child brings their own clubs

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. 5:00pm-6:30pm Monday – Thursday.

Green Level Golf Schedule
September Session 1  $40 includes professional instruction

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
Early Spring Short Games Fees to be determined
Early Spring Long Games Fees to be determined

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. Age group determined by the youth’s age on June 1. We offer boys and girls teams that compete in six different age groups: Girls 10-13 and 14-18. Boys 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18.

Golf Team Schedule
April-May Registration $60 Fee includes team shirt
Early Spring Long Games
May Parents Meeting
June Practices
June-August Regular Season Play
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
April Parent/Child Super Ball Fee to be determined
TBD Parent/Child Par 3 Super Ball Fee to be determined

 


Indoor 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. Age group determined by the participants age on April 1.

Indoor Soccer Schedule
March Evaluations & Team Assignments $45 includes jersey and shorts
Early April Practices Begin
Late April 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.

NOTE: Participants must be 5 by start of clinic.

Rookies Soccer Schedule
March-April Registration $35 includes soccer ball and shirt
April Program Begin

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.” This camp usually takes place in June.

British Soccer Camp Age Groups
First Kicks (3-4 yr olds) 9-10:00am Fee to be determined
Mini Soccer (5-6 yr olds) 6:00 – 7:00 pm Fee to be determined
Half Day (6-16 yr olds) 9:00am-Noon Fee to be determined
Golden Goal (8-16 yr olds) 6:00-8:00 pm Fee to be determined

Tennis

Youth Sports Tennis

We run United States Tennis Association programs specifically designed for younger players. Ages 7-8 and 9-10. Camp usually runs in June, July and August. Fee to be determined.


Tumbling/Gymnastics Classes

Sessions run from January through March and April through May.

Tumbling/Gymnastics Classes
18 mos-3 yrs of age Mommy/Toddler Class $80 per 8 week session
3-5 yrs of age Pre-School Class $80 per 8 week session

Volunteers Wanted!

Youth Sports Volunteer Coach

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!