Young kids playing basketball

More Than the Game

In YMCA youth sports leagues, children develop and grow as athletes, challenge themselves through healthy competition, forge new friendships and learn values that they can use both on and off the field.

What makes youth sports at the Y special?

  • Values Based—Coaches build their instruction on a foundation of the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Inclusive—We believe every child deserves a chance to learn, grow, and thrive through youth sports participation.
  • Skill Development—Players learn to work as part of a team, develop a winning mindset, and practice to improve their skills.