Recreation Soccer for youth players born in calendar years 2002 - 2013. Our adult division serves players born in 2001 and up.
Rainbow provides a fun, safe soccer environment and has a program suited for every recreational player in the community. For more information see our program descriptions below:
Register here for our Youth programs.
***Important Note: All age divisions are determined by a player’s birth year***
Available for ages 3-14. Teams will practice once a week and play a game on Saturday (except for u15 who practices 2x a week). Teams are coed for u5 - u12 and Rainbow also offers all girls teams in the u8, u10, and u12 age groups. Practice field options include the Rainbow Fields, Southern Community Park or Cedar Falls park depending volunteer coach preferences and player registrations. Games for this age group are played at the Rainbow fields for u4-u10 and the u12 group plays games at Southern Community Park. Teams will be scheduled for 7 games.
Chapel Hill United
CHU is considered an advanced recreational program and these teams will practice twice a week with a game on Saturday. It is designed for the player who hopes to develop more and move up the competitive ladder. Although still based in the same recreation spirit as Rainbow Youth, players who select CHU should expect a higher emphasis on skills and player development. This program is only available to players from u8-u12. Practice field options include the Rainbow Fields, Southern Community Park or Cedar Falls park depending volunteer coach preferences and player registrations. Games for this program are typically played at the Triangle Church fields on Barbee Chapel Rd. on the Durham/Chapel Hill line although a game may occasionally be moved to another local site such as the Rainbow fields.
In addition to their regularly scheduled games CHU teams will be playing in festival soccer event at the Soccer.com fields in Efland once a season.
Available for players who are born in 2011, 2012, and 2013. This program meets for 1 hour on Friday evenings. Children will enjoy a mix of fun soccer activities as well as participating in short 3v3 or 4v4 scrimmages between group members at the end of the Friday sessions. There are no Saturday games for this introductory program. KickStart operates at both our Rainbow Soccer Complex and Southern Community Park locations, this program is ideal for the beginning or timid young player who will benefit from the measured pace and absence of "game day pressure." We offer a full curriculum for KickStart sessions which also makes it a great for parents who volunteer to coach but may not have ever played soccer themselves.
For ages 16 and up we offer 2 Adult divisions: Adult 11 v 11 and Adult Over 40. The 11 v 11 league has two practices a week and a minimal-contact game on Saturdays. Games for this league are typically played at either the town-owned Meadowmont or Southern Community Park fields. A great way to exercise, have fun, and meet new people. Our Over 40’s practice twice a week and have a pickup, no-contact game on Saturdays at the Rainbow fields. For more information or to register, click on the link below to be connected to our website for Rainbow Adults: