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Youth Development


Swim, Sports & Play

 


Swimming

Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Ys offer swim lessons (for all ages), family swim and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.
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Youth Sports

Y Youth Sports allows young people to develop skills and build healthy lifestyles through teamwork, fun and fair play. Our coaches help guide our children through learning the essentials of physical fitness, healthy development, and participation. There are no tryouts in our non-competitive sports programs, ensuring that “Every Child Plays, Every Child Wins”.

Both team and individual sports are available. Now, registering for a program at the Y is easier than ever! 

We've moved to Playerspace for all of our team information!    
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Winter Sports Season: November 6 - January 7

Sports offered:

Basketball

      Cheer

  

If you prefer NOT to register online, please fill out and turn in the 
Winter Youth Sports Registration Form to the Welcome Center.
  
Call us!Questions? Contact Curt Jaeger curtj@ymcasatx.org or 210.619.1900

Sports Descriptions

 

Basketball

The YMCA Basketball program is designed as an instructional league. We offer a safe and productive environment for your child to learn the fundamentals of basketball as well as the importance of teamwork. Participants will have an opportunity to experience the game from different positions, make new friends while developing the basic fundamentals of basketball through drills, games and scrimmages.

Lil' Cheer

The YMCA Cheer program is designed as an instructional introduction to sideline cheer. We offer a safe and productive environment for your child to learn the fundamentals of cheer as well as the importance of teamwork. Participants will have an opportunity to learn basic motions, chants, jumps, make new friends while developing discipline and leadership skills while team spirit. 

Spring Sports Season: Closed

Sports offered:

Soccer

    Volleyball  
                   

Sports Descriptions

Soccer

The YMCA Soccer program is designed as an instructional league. We offer a safe and productive environment for your child to learn the fundamentals of soccer as well as the importance of teamwork. Participants will have an opportunity to experience the game from different positions, make new friends while developing the basic fundamentals of soccer through drills, games and scrimmages.

Volleyball

The YMCA Volleyball program is designed as an instructional league. We offer a safe and productive environment for your child to learn the fundamentals of volleyball as well as the importance of teamwork. Participants will have an opportunity to experience the game from different positions, make new friends while developing the basic fundamentals of volleyball through drills, games, and scrimmages. 

Summer Season Registration Dates: Closed

Sports offered:

Basketball    

Sports Descriptions

Basketball

The YMCA Basketball program is designed as an instructional league. We offer a safe and productive environment for your child to learn the fundamentals of basketball as well as the importance of teamwork. Participants will have an opportunity to experience the game from different positions, make new friends while developing the basic fundamentals of basketball through drills, games and scrimmages

Fall Sports Registration Dates: Closed

Click a sport of interest below for details and to register online.

Soccer Volleyball  Flag Football

If you prefer NOT to register online, please fill out and turn in the
Fall Youth Sports Registration Form and/or Fall Flag Football Registration Form to the Welcome Center.
 
 

Sports Descriptions:

Flag Football

The focus of YMCA leagues is to have fun, meet new friends and develop in a new sport, all within a non-competitive environment. All coaches are volunteers. All teams will practice once a week for one hour and all games are held on Saturdays. Jerseys are included in the registration fee.

Soccer

The YMCA Soccer program is designed as an instructional league. We offer a safe and productive environment for your child to learn the fundamentals of soccer as well as the importance of teamwork. Participants will have an opportunity to experience the game from different positions, make new friends while developing the basic fundamentals of soccer through drills, games, and scrimmages.

Volleyball

The YMCA Volleyball program is designed as an instructional league. We offer a safe and productive environment for your child to learn the fundamentals of volleyball as well as the importance of teamwork. Participants will have an opportunity to experience the game from different positions, make new friends while developing the basic fundamentals of volleyball through drills, games, and scrimmages.


Call us!Questions? Contact Curt Jaeger curtj@ymcasatx.org or 210.619.1900



SEVEN PILLARS OF YMCA YOUTH SPORTS

  • Everyone plays. Everyone receives equal practice time and plays at least half of every game.
  • Safety first. Children may get hurt playing sports, but we do all we can to prevent injuries. We’ve modified each sport to make it safer and more enjoyable to play.
  • Fair play. Fair play is about more than playing by the rules. We’re more interested in developing children’s character through sport than in developing a few highly skilled players.
  • Positive competition. Learning to compete is important for children, and learning to cooperate in a competitive world is an essential lesson of life. These are the lessons we want to teach through Y Youth Sports.
  • Family involvement. In addition to serving as volunteer coaches, officials and timekeepers, we encourage parents to be at practices and games to support their child’s participation.
  • Sport for all. Y Youth Sports is an inclusive sports program. We offer programs to all children regardless of race, gender, religion or ability. We support and appreciate the diversity of children and encourage children and their parents to do the same.
  • Sport for fun. Children love the challenge of mastering the skills of the game, playing with their friends and competing with their peers. While we enjoy adults’ participation, remember that sports are for the kids—we want them to have fun.

 



YMCA Mission

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs
that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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