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Our Approach to Youth Sports

At the Y, our sports staff, coaches and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential in life. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models. 

Registration months are annually the same. 

Visit us in September to register for our fall recreation league basketball

YOUTH SOCCER

BE GOAL ORIENTED! Youth Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth soccer promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life.


SEASONS: Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter*

LEAGUES:

Ages 3 – 4 COED

This is an introduction to soccer and sports socialization. Children play on a field appropriate for their age with no goalie. Teams practice for 20-30 minutes before each game and a size 3 ball is used. Coaches officiate while teaching children during the course of games.

AGES 5-7 COED

Children in this division start to learn many of the rules of soccer. Teams practice one night a week for one hour. Children learn throw-ins and corner kicks, along with a modified goal kick. They play on a field appropriate for their age with a goalie and a size 4 ball is used. The official(s) take an active role in coaching as well as enforcing the rules.

AGES 8-10 COED

Emphasis is placed on skill development and learning the rules of the game. Teams practice one night a week for one hour. They play with a size 4 ball.

AGES 11-14 COED

This division continues to emphasize skill development and the importance of teamwork.

Teams practice one night a week for one hour. They

play with a size 5 ball.

SUPPLIES

Players will receive a shirt to play in. Each player will need shorts, shin guards, socks and soccer cleats or tennis shoes.

Click on our program registration tab to register for our April-Spring league or September-Fall league. Online registration opens one month before programs start.


T-Ball

The Basics

The purpose of this league is to teach children the basics of the game of baseball. All children will hit the ball off of a tee. Children will be taught defensive fundamentals such as defensive positions, how to properly catch a ball, and how/when to throw it to a base. Offensive fundamentals such as keeping your eye on the ball when batting, running to the correct base, and when to run to the next base, will be emphasized.

Fun and learning are the main goals for our tee ball program! Children will be taught the different positions, and everyone will get to bat! Teams will practice 1 time per week, and have 1 game on the weekend.


Age Group

This tee ball league is for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

Coaches

Committed and caring volunteers are needed to coach, and teaching the basic fundamentals of baseball. On game days, coaches will be responsible the flow and running of games.

Supplies

Players will receive a shirt to play in. Each player will need pants, a glove, and cleats/shoes.

Click on our program registration tab to register for our May/June-Summer league. Online registration opens one month before programs start. 

Tumble & Cheer

Tumble & Cheer offers the perfect opportunity for kids to develop self-reliance and self-confidence on an individual level while stressing the importance of teamwork within a cheer, or tumble, squad. Youth will learn basic skills, chants, cheers, jumps, and stunts while experiencing performances in front of a crowd. Participants will perform and cheer for the Youth Fundamental Basketball games. This session will run for 6 weeks. 


Click on our program registration tab to register for our October-Fall league. Online registration opens one month before programs start. 

Youth Basketball League

OPEN TO BOYS AND GIRLS IN GRADES PREK-3 TO HIGH SCHOOL

BE GOAL ORIENTED! Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.


PRACTICES: The YMCA offers one 60-minute practice per week.

FOCUS: YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. Every game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS: Fall & Winter

The YMCA Youth Sports Program helps kids become not only become better players, but better people as well. It's a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.

* Sports and seasons vary from Y location.