Soccer, dance, basketball, gymnastics—check out the sports offerings at your Y and get in the game. Improve your skills, make new friends, be active and learn to love a sport at the Y.
Sports Leagues (Basketball & Soccer):
For more information on schedules for registration, contact your Y branch: Downtown YMCA Larissa Tyler Program Coordinator (315) 474-6851, ext. Hal Welsh East Area Family YMCA Manlius YMCA James Burgess Sports Director (315) 637-2025, ext. North Area Family YMCA Austin Anderson Sports & Wellness Coordinator (315) 451-2562, ext. Youth Sports (3-12 years old) The Y's Youth Sports (Ages 3-12) help kids learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals.
- Registration: December 1 – January 9 (Spots are limited)
- Program Duration: January 4 – March 27
Volunteering is easy, just call Jeremiah at 541-884-4149 to became a YMCA sports coach today. Coaches truly can make a positive impact in a child's life and sports career. We use volunteer coaches, like you, for all of our sports programs. The Kraft Family YMCA, in Apex, offers youth programs, a gym, group fitness classes, workout center, indoor track and an outdoor pool.
- Registration Opens: December 7 – January 9
- Program Duration: January 4 – March 27
Volunteers Coaches Needed!
Click here to complete a volunteer application.
All sports and movement programs have been designed to follow proper Covid-19 guidelines.
- Only one spectator per child is permitted if space allows.
- Prior to all games and practices, all staff, volunteers, and athletes will participate in a health screening which includes a temperature check and a verbal health questionnaire.
- All staff, volunteers, and athletes will be required to follow all safety protocols including safe physical distancing and wearing a mask at all times.
- To learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe, click here.
*Not all listed programs are currently offered. For a complete list by location, visit our registration page.
Our basketball program combines team play and individual skills in a fun and supportive environment through our basketball leagues, clinics or classes. Kids can develop their basketball skills including passing, receiving, shooting, footwork and dribbling. Not only will they have an opportunity to improve their technique, but they’ll also build social skills, gain confidence and develop leadership skills.
With a focus on improving basic football skills, team work and sportsmanship, this recreational flag football league is perfect for pre-teen athletes. Volunteer coaches lead football drills emphasizing passing, receiving and blocking skills, while advancing offensive and defensive strategies.
We offer a variety of martial arts classes for youth and adults including Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Tai Chi. Occasional 24 hour fast. Participants will develop discipline, confidence, respect, focus, and self-defense skills in a fun and safe environment. Training is offered in a variety of levels, ranging from beginners to those who are ready for Black Belt testing.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. The YMCA of Delaware is one of the best places to learn and play this worldwide game and have a lot of fun while doing it! YMCA soccer emphasizes fun, teamwork, sportsmanship and inclusion for all, while encouraging kids to be active – a benefit to them both physically and mentally, as active kids are not only healthier but do better in school.
Tumbling, Movement and Gymnastics
Get ready to move! We offer tumbling, movement (for toddlers), and gymnastics classes for youth. Depending on the age and ability of the child, participants will stretch, enhance their flexibility, learn and master certain moves. Parent/child classes are also available for preschool children who are not yet ready to participate alone.
BUMP, SET, SPIKE! Youth learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals. This improves self-confidence, promotes diversity, increases self-esteem, and improves physical condition. Youth Sports puts emphasis on healthy relationships between adults and youth as well as family, with a goal to build social skills and sport skills with all participants for the future.
At the Y of Delaware, we have so much to offer, it’s hard to list it all! Click the register button above for a full listing.
The YMCA offers sports all year at branches and locations around the Triangle for kids ages 3 - 15. They come to play basketball, soccer, flag football, volleyball, baseball, tee-ball, softball, futsal and tennis.
YMCA youth sports provide opportunities for camaraderie, building skills and character development. We aim to keep kids moving and focus on their health and well-being.
Ymca Sports Programs Near Me
We offer competitive and recreational programs.
Y Sports Program
YMCA Rookie Sports is designed for kids, ages 3 - 5 (potty-trained), who are new to sports and teaches basic skill development in soccer, basketball, and tee-ball.
Players are introduced to sports through drills, gym games and team play. We aim to build confidence and enhance motor skills.
Rookie Sports is held throughout the year. Each season is between 6 - 8 weeks long and ends with a family day and an awards celebration.