Uniforms FAQ

Charlotte Avenue YMCA & York YMCA

  • For soccer: Every player receives their own uniform (jersey, shorts, and socks). This cost is included in your registration fee.
  • For basketball: Every player receives their own uniform. This cost is included in your registration fee.
  • For flag football: Every player in our program receives an NFL team jersey and a flag belt to keep. This cost is included in your registration fee.

Baxter Close YMCA & Indian Land YMCA

No, the registration fee does not cover uniform fees. Jerseys must be ordered before the first game. Please use this link to order your jersey.

The following should be brought to all practices and games:

  • Soccer: A soccer ball with your child’s name on it and a water bottle. Cleats are required for ages 7 and up. Shin guards must be worn during all games.
  • Basketball: A basketball with your child’s name on it, water bottle and tennis shoes with non-marking soles.
  • Flag football: Water bottle, athletic shorts (no pockets) and mouth gard. Cleats are highly recommended, but not required.
  • Soccer
    • U4-U8: Size 3
    • U9-U12: Size 4
    • U13+: Size 5
  • Basketball
    • Ages 3-8: Size 27.5
    • Ages 9-10, and Girls 9+: Size 28.5
    • Ages 11+: Size 29.5
  • Flag Football
    • Ages 5-8, and Girls 9-10: Pee-wee size
    • Ages 11-14 and Boys 9-10: Junior Size

Angie Smith

Angie Smith, is a gifted writer, encourager and loving mother of four. Together with her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, they established The Steve Smith Family Foundation, which is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need while advancing causes  close to the family’s heart – Promoting family health & wellness as well as the awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

In 2022, The Steve Smith Foundation and Mecklenburg County partnered to create Charlotte’s first behavioral health urgent care, a 24/7, 365 urgent care facility dedicated to mental health and substance abuse needs.

Angie’s commitment to her family, transparency and unselfishness, by putting other’s needs before her own, is an inspiration to all of us!

Alan Tyson

Alan Tyson is the President Architech Sports and Physical Therapy. He was the former Vice President of Sports Performance and Rehabilitation for OrthoCarolina. He is a physical therapist board certified as a sports clinical specialist, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with the Charlotte Knights (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) and continues to serve as a consultant to the team. Alan is also a consultant with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Eagles.

Alan has spoken regionally and nationally on various training topics including the foot and ankle, spine care, hip and knee rehabilitation, and he has developed two continuing education courses on the shoulder. He has written 3 books and developed specific training programs for the female athlete, the baseball pitcher, and for football players preparing for the NFL combines. Alan is also an associate editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Journal. He co-hosted a weekly radio show “Health Headlines” on 1110AM WBT with Stacey Sims and Dr. Russ Greenfield for 3 years.

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