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Juniors Program

Join the Juniors!

Players interested in joining the Juniors Program for the Spring 2020 Season should plan to attend the FREE Open House on Tuesday, January 21st and Thursday, January 23rd from 5-6:30pm at Ogden Park (beside the tennis courts).

The Juniors program serves as the ‘bridge’ between recreational soccer and classic soccer. It is designed for young players who have enjoyed their experience in recreational soccer and have a desire for more. The Juniors player is typically a boy/girl who loves the sport, wants to play all the time, and might be a little more passionate about the sport than his/her recreational teammates. The Juniors program consists of 2x weekly practices and 1x optional that could have your player playing as much as 3x per week. 9 month commitment (fall and spring), professional coaches who have been licensed by U.S. Soccer. Local games with a small amount of travel. Boys and Girls Ages 7 – 12. 

The Juniors Program is currently registering players for the Spring 2020 season.

2019-2020 Juniors Program

  • Focused on individual player development
  • Licensed coaches teach the game in a fun environment
  • Optional Monday Training 5:15-6:30pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday Training 
    - Half the player pool will train outside at Ogden Park and the other half will have a technical session in the EDGE. Groups will alternate to train at each location once a week. 
  • Fall Teams will be formed at the end of August and Spring Teams will be formed at the end of January
  • Teams compete against similar Academy Programs and Rec Teams. 
  • $950 - August 2019-May 2020 - $475/season (new players from YMCA receive $75 discount)
  • Players born 2008-2012 (U8-U12) are eligible to join the WHYFC Juniors Program. 2013 (U7) players may be accepted if ready.

*The expansion to U11/U12 will allow players to get the same amount of training as the Classic Program, but with less travel. All players not chosen for Classic teams in the 2008 & 2009 age groups are invited to join the Juniors Program. 

All players must have a Blue Sombrero Account. After players have been evaluated by the Juniors staff, they will be placed into their age group and can accept their position through their Blue Sombrero Account. 

Please email for any questions. 

Fall 2019 Calendar

Wednesday, August 14th - Pick-Up Games @ Hammerheads Office 

Monday, August 19th - Duke University Men's Training & BBQ @ Soccer Park (205 Sutton Steam Plant Rd)
3v3 Games 5:30-6:15pm on Field #1 @ Soccer Park 

Tuesday, August 20th - Training Begins - All players @ Ogden Park 5-6:30pm

Thursday, August 22nd - All players @ Ogden Park 5-6:30pm

Monday, August 26th - First Optional Monday & GK training - 5:15-6:30pm @ Ogden Park

Friday, August 30th - Juniors Teams Announced

Wednesday, September 11th - YMCA Schedule Released

Saturday, September 14th - Home Field Advantage Day @ Soccer Park

Sunday, September 22nd @ NCFC (WRAL Park - 7700 Perry Creek Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616)

Saturday, September 28th - Home Festival - JASA, SSA, WCUSC, PGSA

Saturday, October 5th @ JASA (Jacksonville)

Saturday, October 12th - YMCA Games

Saturday, October 19th - BYE WEEKEND - No Games

Saturday, October 26th - YMCA Games

Thursday, October 31st - No Training - Happy Halloween

Saturday, November 2nd & Sunday, November 3rd - NC Academy Showcase

Saturday, November 9th - In House Friendlies @ Soccer Park

Tuesday, November 12th & Thursday, November 14th - Open House 

Training Schedule

Monday -
Boys and Girl Optional Play @ Ogden Park - 5:15 - 6:30pm

Tuesday -
Boys @ Ogden Park - 5pm - 6:30pm
Girls @ Edge
5-6pm - U8 (2012 & 2013) & U9 (2011) 
6:15-7:15pm - U10 (2010), 
U11 (2009) & U12 (2008)  

Thursday -
Girls @ Ogden Park - 5pm - 6:30pm
Boys @ Edge
5-6pm - U8 (2012 & 2013) & U9 (2011) 
6:15-7:15pm - U10 (2010), 
U11 (2009) & U12 (2008)


Monday - Any Hammerheads Gear
Tuesday & Thursday -
Training @ Ogden Park -  Navy Training Top, Navy Shorts, Navy Socks
Training @ Edge - Edge T-Shirt, Navy Shorts, Sky Blue Socks


Fee Structure and Expected Costs

Juniors Cost: $950

Fall Season: $475
Spring Season: $475
$75 discount will be applied to YMCA Fall 2019 Players: $400

Other Expected Costs:

  • Uniform Costs: Uniforms run on a 2 year cycle (New cycle begins for the 2018-19 season and ends after Spring 2020; Approximately $200). 
  • Tournaments: $25 per player cost to attend our end of season Tournaments (November & May)
  • Personal Travel Costs: One night hotel accommodation per season. 3 away festivals per season.