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Cabarrus Christian Youth Athletics



Cabarrus Christian Youth Athletics is a Christ-centered youth sports league designed to serve the youth of greater Cabarrus County.  We believe sport in one of the most powerful influencers in culture as well as an incredible vehicle to disciple and evangelize young people. 

While there are many competing options in youth sports we believe our model is unique as we attempt to find a balance that introduces kids to the game, engages in skills development, embraces competition, integrates spirituality and develops character within an atmosphere that remembers sports are fun. 

This is not the major leagues, this is youth sports.  If you are looking for an academy with travel teams for five-year olds, year-round training, and demonstrative coaches then CCYA is NOT for you.  If you are looking for a league that is passionate about introducing youth to the game of baseball/softball as much as preparing our kids to play at the next level (i.e. middle school/high school) within a family atmosphere then CCYA is for You.       

CCYA is a ministry of CFA Church however we have families that attend more than 30 churches in the region.  We seek to integrate spiritualty into our youth sports model which includes coaches praying over athletes, weekly devotions, Fields of Faith Services, and community outreach.

Thank you for your interest in Cabarrus Christian Youth Athletics Sports. Any questions can be addressed to....


Duane Aagaard, CFA Director of Sport Ministries

Duane Aagaard, a native of Orlando, FL joined the staff of CFA Church in 2017, his responsibilities include overseeing CCYA Sports, Youth Sport Summer Camp, Adult Sports, and Sport Ministries Small Groups.  In addition to his role with CCYA he serves as an Associate Professor of Sport Management at Catawba College and chaplain for the Kannapolis Intimidators.  His background in the sport industry has included working for the NBA’s Orlando Magic and serving as AD at Southeastern University.  His passion is to see families use the vehicle of athletics as a platform for spiritual development in the lives of their kids.   

Kenny Lyne, CCYA Baseball & Softball Commissioner

Kenny Lyne, a native of Miami, FL has been a part of CCYA since 2007, he was originally introduced to CCYA as a father coaching his daughter’s softball team.  Since that time he has been a staple at the ballfields serving as Coaching Coordinator, leading All Star teams, and leading CCYA as its Commissioner.  His passion is to share the love of Jesus through the game of baseball and softball.