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.
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|
We offer team play in four age groups: 7-9 Coed, 10-12 Coed, and 13-14 Boys.
Age group determined by child’s age on December 31. Teams in the 7-9 and 10-12 age groups play against each other, while the 13-14 age group team plays teams from the surrounding area.
|League Play Schedule|
|October-November||Registration, Evaluations & Team Assignments||$65 includes jersey and shorts|
|January-February||Regular Season Play|
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|
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.|
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.
|October-November||Registration||$65 includes uniforms and 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 7-10:30am. 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||$170 includes clubs, shirt, hat and a golf goodie bag. $80 if child brings their own clubs|
|July||Session 2||$170 includes clubs, shirt, hat and a golf goodie bag. $80 if child brings their own clubs|
|August||Session 3||$170 includes clubs, shirt, hat and a golf goodie bag. $80 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|
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 – 11 & under, 12-13, 14-18; Boys – 11 & under, 12-13, 14-15, 16-18.
|Golf Team Schedule|
|April-May||Registration||$60 Fee includes team shirt|
|May-June||Parents Meeting & Practices|
|June-August||Regular Season Play & 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|
|Spring||Parent/Child Par 3 Super Ball||Fee to be determined|
|Fall||Parent/Child Par 3 Super Ball||Fee to be determined|
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|
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|
Challenger Sports, the leading soccer camp company in North America is excited to announce the launch of a brand new, innovative fully integrated soccer camp that will accelerate the learning process of young players! Challenger is combining the most popular elements of their two existing industry-leading camp programs, British Soccer and TetraBrazil, and will integrate them with a collection of the most effective soccer practices used by youth teams around the world.
A second session originally scheduled for July 2021 has been canceled due to COVID travel restrictions for Challenger’s coaches in the UK.
|Challenger International 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|
Sessions typically run from January through March and April through May (not currently active as of February 2021)
|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|
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!