YMCA sports develop more than skills – they develop confidence and character. We offer a variety of Youth Sports programs throughout the year to help kids develop more than just skills; they will learn new things, make new friends and have a great time.

Age

Our co-ed sports are open to all boys and girls ages 3-10.

Smart Start Sports (Ages 3-4)

Smart Start Sports teaches children (ages 3-4) the basic motor skills necessary to play organized sports while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their parents.  The program focuses on teaching children and their parents skills and running/agility in each sport we offer without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt.

Age Groups

Soccer, Spring Baseball & Basketball: 3-4 year olds | 5-6 year olds | 7-8 year olds | 9-10 year olds Fall Baseball: 3-4 year olds | 5-6 year olds | 7-8 year olds Flag Football: 4-5 year olds | 6-7 year olds | 8-10 year olds Flag Football Experience Clinics for ages 3-4

Location

We use shared spaces like schools, parks, and churches throughout the Tri-Cities. Exact locations are provided upon registration for each sport and will be posted to our website.

Registration

Specific registration dates are listed under each sport below. Download your sport specific registration form and bring it to one of the YMCA offices with your payment. At that time you will pick your location and practice/game time (based on availability).  If mailing registration and payment, please call the YMCA to confirm team information.

Member Registration

As a benefit to members, online registration is available (MUST be a member to utilize online registration)!  Online registration is only open during the member registration dates of the sport you’re registering for.  After member registration closes, you can still register at either one of the Y offices until the teams are full.  Memberships can also be purchased online, during member registration.  If you have questions about online registration, how it works or need help trouble shooting a problem, please call our office at 509-374-1908.

Sports Bug  **New**

Kids ages 3-5 will sample soccer, t-ball, and basketball in this 3-week class. Our weekly instructional Sports Bug classes teach new skills in a non-competitive atmosphere. Children will learn a different sport each week with instruction, simulated game play, and free play.

Cost:

  • Members: $28
  • Community: $42

Registration will begin May 5th until full

Session 1: June 23-July 11

  • Mon/Wed 9:30am-10:30am
  • Tues/Thurs 5:45pm-6:45pm

Session 2: July 14-August 1

  • Mon/Wed 9:30am-10:30am
  • Tues/Thurs 5:45pm-6:45pm

Sports Bug Registration

Flag Football

“Football Experience clinics” for boys and girls ages 3-4.

These clinics are for 3 and 4 year olds that are looking to be introduced to the sport and aren’t quite ready to take the step into a football league.  Clinics are run by YMCA Football Experience Staff. Kids will learn the basics of throwing, hiking and running the football.  Your little one will get a YMCA Football and t-shirt during this 3 day clinic.

Registration Dates

  • YMCA Member Registration:July 14-18
  • Online Registration (Members only): July 14-18
  • Community Registration: July 21-August 8

Session Dates:

  • Session 1: Sept 13, 20, 27 at Edison Elementary from 10:15-11:15
  • Session 2: Oct 2, 11, 18 at Marcus Whitman Elementary from 10:15-11:15

Fees:  $28/Y Members $42/community participants  (fee includes a football and a t-shirt)

Flag Football League (ages 4-10) Join YMCA flag football and learn basic footwork, ball handling techniques and fundamental football skills without the risk of heavy contact.

Season runs September 6 – October 18, 2014, games and practices held on Saturdays

Registration Dates

  • Team/Coach Registration: July 7-11
  • YMCA Member Registration:July 14-18
  • Online Registration (Members only): July 14-18
  • Community Registration: July 21-August 8

Flag Football Registration Form

Volunteer Coach Registration Form

Flag Football Rules

 

Basketball

The best and most fun around! Coaches work on basic ball handling, passing, and shooting skills while kids enjoy learning this great game!

Season runs October 25 – December 13, 2014, all games are held on Saturdays. (No games Thanksgiving weekend)

Registration Dates

  • Team/Coach Registration: September 15-19
  • YMCA Member Registration:September 22-26
  • Online Registration (Members only): September 22-26
  • Community Registration: September 29-Oct 3

Soccer

Designed to encourage participation and having fun, kids are taught basic game skills such as dribbling, passing and shooting as well as sportsmanship.

Indoor Soccer Season runs January 16 – March 1, 2015, games and practices held on Saturdays and Sundays.

Registration Dates

  • Team/Coach Registration: December 1-5, 2014
  • YMCA Member Registration:December 8-12, 2014
  • Online Registration (Members only): December 8-12, 2014
  • Community Registration: December 15, 2014-January 2, 2015

 

Outdoor Soccer Season runs June 16 -August 1, 2014, games and practices are held on weekdays.

Registration Dates

  • Team/Coach Registration:  April 21- May 2
  • YMCA Member Registration:  May 5-9
  • Online Registration (Members only)May 5-9
  • Community Registration: May 12-23

 

Baseball

Expose your kids to loads of fun as they learn sportsmanship and teamwork while building baseball skills such as hitting, throwing and catching. Have your child join us in learning America’s Favorite game!

Fall Baseball Season runs August 18 – October 3, 2014, games and practices are held weekdays. Registration Dates

  • Team/Coach Registration:  July 7-11
  • YMCA Member Registration:  July 14-18
  • Online Registration (Members only): July 14-18
  • Community Registration: July 21-25
3 to 4 Age Division
5 to 6 Age Division
7 to 8 Age Division
Team Pictures
3-4 age division game schedule 5-6 age division game schedule 7+ age division game schedule Picture Schedule

Fall Baseball Registration Form

Volunteer Coach Registration Form

Baseball Rules

Spring Baseball  Season runs April 6 – May 22, 2015, games and practices are held weekdays.

Registration Dates

  • Team/Coaches Registration:  February 9-20
  • YMCA Member Registration: February 23-27
  • Online Registration (Members only): February 23-27
  • Community Registration: March 2-13

Fees

YMCA Sports cost just $28 for members and $42 for community participants. A team T-Shirt is included. Please ask us about financial assistance upon registration if cost prohibits you from participating.

Volunteer

Volunteer Coaches Needed! Do you love sports? Do you enjoy teaching kids how to play and work together? Have you always wanted to coach, but were a little nervous to get out there and run a practice? Or maybe you have some knowledge of the game, but aren’t ready to take over the professional ranks. Well, Youth Sports is the place for you to begin your coaching career! Our Youth Sports Programs need volunteer coaches in order to make the program a success. We offer sports to meet the schedule of the busy family. We have sports that meet only on the weekends and other sports that meet twice a week for a practice and a game. What do we ask of you? The answer is simple: We ask that you attend one coaches’ meeting prior to the season beginning and volunteer your time during the seven-week season. It is not overly time-consuming and will only involve 1-2 hours per week.  Our weekend sports only require about 1 hour of your time each weekend.  Some sports will require about 2 hours a week which includes a practice and game. The youth in our community need strong role models and leaders to help teach them the fundamentals of sports while incorporating the four Core Values of the YMCA (Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility). What better way to make a difference in a child’s life than to teach them teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment? For more information on volunteer coaching, or to get your name on the coaching list, please contact our office at 374-1908 or email Megan our Youth Sports Director.

Coach’s Corner

All coaches are asked to complete YMCA Online Coaches Training before coaching with us. All coaches must complete the Heads Up Online Training Course Follow the link and complete each of the training modules below.  Once you have finished the trainings you can print them and bring to the YMCA office along with your registration or email them to our Sports Director, Megan Weimar

  • YMCA Youth Sports Programs
  • Volunteers Make the Team
  • Safety and Emergency Action
  • Coaching YMCA Youth Sports
  • Coaching YMCA (sport)