Sports

CREATING FUN THAT LASTS A LIFETIME

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YMCA Youth Sports provides kids a fun outlet for their energy and builds a foundation for a lifetime of success, fitness, and wellness. Our programs foster dedication, confidence, friendly competition, and teaches children how to collaborate and play well with others.

 

We define success as:

  • Kids learning age appropriate sports skills

  • Learning fun ways to stay active

  • Learning good sportsmanship

  • Having fun

  • Teaching children the YMCA's core values: respect, responsibility, care, and honesty, and how to demonstrate these values when interacting with coaches, officials, parents, spectators, and their teammates

How we achieve success:

Parents and volunteer coaches who demonstrate the YMCA's core values listed above

Parents who are attentive to their children, involved in their games, and helpful to the coaches when asked

Volunteer coaches who understand and care about the development and achievement of each child

Volunteer coaches who have the time* to manage a team and possess the skills to communicate effectively with children and parents

 *Most sports run about 7 weeks and require 1-3 hours per week per team.

Programs are for all children ages 3 through 12. Sports programs run throughout the year, with registrations held in advance and end one month prior to the beginning of each sport. After registration has closed, there is a $15 late fee and children are placed as space becomes available.

 

YMCA youth sports places a priority on:

  • family involvement

  • healthy competition instead of rivalry

  • the value of participation over winning

  • individual development combined with team-building

  • positive self-image

  • sense of fair play

  • mutual respect for others

Parents and guardians are always encouraged to be more than mere spectators by contributing their time as volunteer coaches – as well as being their child’s greatest fan.