TYSC provides a player-focused developmental approach that develops a soccer player's technical, tactical, physical, and mental abilities at a higher level of competition. Challenge-level soccer requires more of a commitment from the player than recreational-level soccer, but is not "win at all costs." Each team is coached by long-time, YMCA volunteer coaches.
Challenge teams practice two nights a week for an hour and a half. The Fall season runs from early August through early November. The Spring season runs from mid-February through mid-May.
Practices in Southern Wake County are primarily at the Kraft Family YMCA but may also be other local fields. Practices in Northern Wake County are at the A.E. Finley YMCA.
TYSC's challenge teams play in the NCFC scheduling league, playing eight games in the Fall season and eight games in the Spring season. Games are typically on Saturdays and Sundays and can be located at fields throughout Wake County.
TYSC is fielding the following teams during the 2018-2019 season:
Southern Wake County
Northern Wake County
Challenge-level teams are created through a tryout process with a strict maximum roster. Tryouts in both Southern and Northern Wake County are typically at the end of May to form new teams or add players to existing teams. Teams may have a supplemental tryout in the winter to add players depending on roster size. For more information, contact your local TYSC director listed below.
TYSC's challenge teams participate in two tournaments per year, although each team can agree to play in additional tournaments. TYSC's teams for over a decade have participated with great success in the Seaside Classic in Wilmington, NC.
Specific questions about the TYSC Challenge program in Northern Wake County can be directed to:
Monica Brown, YMCA Regional Youth Sports Director