YOUTH SPORTS

All YMCA Youth Sports programs are designed to teach children the fundamentals of each sport while emphasizing the six pillars of good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, citizenship, fairness, and caring.

In addition, our team sports programs encourage sportsmanship and family involvement, provide all participants play time, aim to keep winning in perspective, emphasize safety and progressive skill development, train volunteers to be coaches and officials, and are open to all members of our Clinton County Family YMCA community.

The cost to participate in youth sports is $30 for Members and $60 for Non Members. If you are a resident of Center Township, there is no cost for youth sports courtesy of our Aspire at the Y program. If you are outside of Center Township and need financial assistance to enroll your child in one of our programs please fill our a Financial Assistance application at the front desk.

 

SPRING SOCCER

Registration: February 15th - April 10th
Ages: 3-14
Season: 

Spring soccer practices will begin the week of April 12th. Games will begin the week of May 3rd and last 6 weeks. Practices days and times will be set by volunteer coaching staff once teams are selected. Families can expect games to be schedules on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for players 5 and older. Games/practices will be held on Monays for players under the age of 5. Players are taught basic game skills such as tapping, dribbling, passing, shooting, and goalie skills. 

BASEBALL

Registration: February 1st - 28th
Ages: Middle School Students
Season:

This is a regionally competitive program that runs March - June. Practices will be held at the Rotary Baseball Field in TPA park. Players will compete against area middle schools while learning about sportsmanship and deepen their understanding of Baseball. 

T-BALL/COACHES PITCH BASEBALL

Registration: May 17th - June 19th
Ages: 3-7

Season Information: 
This season kicks off July 6th and is hosted at The Rotary Baseball Field in TPA Park. YMCA T-Ball is designed to teach young t-ball players the fundamentals of the game. Participants will learn how to catch, throw, and bat in a fun team atmosphere. YMCA youth t-ball promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers!

PICKLEBALL

Registration: June 1st - July 1st
Ages: 7-14

League Information:
Participants will meet for one hour once per week for 4 weeks. This program will meet on July 13th, 20th, 27th and August 3rd. Participants will learn the fundamentals of Pickelball. All equipment will be provided.

KICKBALL

Registration: July 1st - July 31st
Ages: 7-14

League:
Particpants will meet weekly for 4 weeks for one hour on August 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. Kids can expect to learn the fundamentals of kickball. This program will combine skills practice and intermural game play.

FALL SOCCER

Registration: July 1st - August 31st
Ages: 3-14 

Season Information: 
Fall soccer will begin the week of September 13th. Practices days and times will be set by volunteer coaching staff once teams are selected. Families can expect games to be schedules on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for players 5 and older. Games/practices will be held on Monays for players under the age of 5. Players are taught basic game skills such as tapping, dribbling, passing, shooting, and goalie skills. 

DODGEBALL

Registration: September 1st - 30th
Ages: 7-14

League Information:
This league will be held on Tuesdays for one hour on October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. This four week program gives participants the opportunity to be active, learn a non traditional sport, and build positive relationships. Participants will learn the fundamentals of Dodgeball and play matches at each practice.

BASKETBALL

Registration: October 1st - November 30th
Ages: 3-14

Season Information:
This program kicks off with practices in December followed by games in January and February. Practices days and times will be dependent upon volunteer coaches. Parents can expect games to be scheduled on Saturdays for particpants 5 and over. Children 3-4 will have games/practices on Monday evenings. 

CHEERLEADING

Registration: October 1st - November 30th
Ages: 3-14
Cost: $50 Members/$100 Non Members

Season Information:
This program will begin in December with practices followed by performances during Youth Basketball games in January and February. Participants will learn basic cheerleading skills which include motions, techniques, jumps, chants, cheers, dance, and stunts. 

KINBALL

Registartion: November 1st - 30th
Ages 7-14

League Information:
This league will run December 7th - 28th. Participants will learn the fundamentals of Kinball while practicing good sportsmanship, respect, and how to build positive relationships. Games and practices are integrated 

About the Sport: 

Invented in 1986, this is a one of a kind indoor sport that utilizes an inflated 48 inch ball. Think back to when you were a child and played keep it up with a balloon; however, this is a bit more intense. 

Three teams of 4 players are on the court at a given time. A match is played for three periods, which last from 7-15 minutes each; depending on the age group that is playing the match. At the start of the match, and the subsequent periods, a player from one team will stand at the center of the court; shout out "Omnikin" followed by the name of the team that should catch the ball next.

Three players from the named team should catch the ball before it falls onto the ground, with both hands in contact with the ball and at least one knee bent. If the named team fails to catch the ball the other two teams score one point each. The fourth player from the named team will call out the name of the next team to catch and put the ball back into play.

The team with the most points at the end of the match is declared as the winner.

Sounds interesting? We thought so too which is why we brought it to our community. See players in action by clicking here.