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Because playing sports builds character

Our philosophy is “Everybody Plays, Everybody Wins!” Sports can be a positive experience for your kid’s mind, as well as their body. Many positive aspects of growth can result from sports participation including higher self-esteem, social skills, discipline, and respect for others.

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WINTER 2023

SPORT OPTION DATE   LOCATION
Recreational Basketball January 14 - March 18 Pre K-Grade 2 
Boys & Girls Co-Ed 
Sherwood YMCA
Recreational Futsal January 14 - March 18 Pre K- Kinder 
Boys & Girls Co-Ed 
South Region Schools

Spring 2023 

SPORT OPTION DATE   LOCATION
Recreational Basketball April 15- June 3  Pre K-Grade 2 
Boys & Girls Co-Ed 
Sherwood YMCA
Recreational Tee Ball April 15- June 3  Pre K- Kinders
Boys & Girls Co-Ed
South Region Fields
Recreational Soccer April 15- June 3  Pre K- Kinders
Boys & Girls Co-Ed
South Region Fields

Fall 2023

SPORT OPTION DATES   LOCATION
Recreational Basketball TBD Pre K-Grade 2 
Boys & Girls Co-Ed 
Sherwood YMCA
Recreational Futsal (Indoor Soccer) TBD Pre K-Kinder
Boys & Girls Co-Ed 
South Region Schools
Sherwood, Tualatin, Wilsonville, Canby

 

Sports Information

All Sport Information 

All Sport Information

YMCA sports programs are generally organized by age. Y sports are designed to give players of all skill levels the opportunity to succeed on the court or field and to build relationships with their coach and teammates. Members, non-members, experienced players, or first-timers, anyone can join!

All practices and games will be held in the South Region of the YMCA of Columbia Willamette. The area includes the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA and surrounding school districts of Tigard-Tualatin, Sherwood, West Linn-Wilsonville, Canby, and more.

Youth Sport Cost

3 & 4 year old | $135 Members or $155 Non-Members
Kindergarten | $155 Members or $180 Non-Members
Garde 1-3 | $175 Members or $200 Non-Members

Quick FAQ

  • The first week of the assigned schedule is a practice session.
  • PreK Players: Practice for a half-hour and then play a game for a half-hour for a total of one hour each weekend.
  • K- Grade3 players: Practice once a week for 1 hour and play games on Saturday for 1 hr.  
  • Teammate or coach requests are accepted with online registration only.
  • Participants will receive a t-shirt jersey.
  • Please view the registration description for specific league dates and details.
  • Volunteer Coaches serve as referees for games to support players as they learn the rules of the game.
  • Schedules will be shared the Monday before the first practice
  • Schedules will be uploaded to the website and found at the bottom of this site for current seasons. 

 

Registration Dates

REGISTRATION DATES

Winter Season
Sept. 1: Member
Sept. 15: Non-Member

Spring Season
Jan.1: Member
Jan.15: Non-Member

Fall '23 Season
June. 1: Member
June. 15: Non-Member

Coaches

Interested in Coaching a team?

Youth Sports are volunteer-driven. Parents and family members make up the biggest population of youth sports coaches. Coaching isn't about winning games but much much more. Coaches make activities enjoyable for players.  

VOLUNTEER TO COACH

4 BENEFITS OF BEING A YOUTH SPORT COACH

 

Basketball 

Basketball

Equipment

Participants are encouraged to bring their own basketball to practice and games. Suggests ball size: 27.5". Please make sure the child's name is on the ball.

Game Play/Rules

  • Games are played 4v4
  • Hoop Height
    • PreK: 6 Feet
    • Kinder: 7 Feet
    • Grades1-2: 8 Feet
  • Court Size
    • PreK-Kinder: Modified court size; 45ft in length
    • Grades 1-2: Full-size court; 91ft in length 
  • All teams play 4 timed quarters.
    • PreK: eight-minute quarters.
    • Kinder-Grade 2: ten-minute quarters.
  • Subbing happens as players need breaks. 
  • Teams are made up of 8-10 players 
  • Fundamentals of dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, rebounding, guarding, and good sportsmanship are highlighted.
Soccer

Soccer

Equipment

Participants are asked to bring their own soccer ball. Please make sure the child's name is on all items. The suggested size for U8 is Size 3. Optional/ recommended equipments are cleats and shin guards.
Many young players are not moving at such a rate that cleats will provide any more traction. Shin guards may be beneficial as players are still working on their coordination.  

Game Play/Rules

  • Games are played 4v4 (no goalie)
  • Goals are 6' wide.
  • All teams play 4 timed quarters.
    • PreK: eight-minute quarters.
    • Kinder-Grade 2: ten-minute quarters.
  • Subbing happens as players need breaks. 
  • Teams are made up of 8-12 players. 
  • Field size 
    • PreK: 20X40
    • Kinder: 40X60
    • Grades 1-2: 55X70
  • The ball is put back into play by a throw-in.
  • Coaches may modify the game so players have the most fun.
  • Fundamentals of footwork, passing, receiving, throw-ins, watching the field, healthy habits of exercise, and good sportsmanship are highlighted.
Futsal

Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

The YMCA offers a recreational futsal program designed to give players extra experience during a time when soccer is usually out of season.

Futsal is a variation of indoor soccer that is widely played across the world and is recognized by FIFA and other major organizations.

This fast-paced game provides unique opportunities for players to develop in precision, decision-making, ball control, and skillful, creative play. Smaller team sizes result in a much better all-around understanding of the game, as well as more touches on the ball.

The program will develop dribbling, passing, and finishing techniques while instilling the confidence necessary to succeed in outdoor soccer.

Equipment

Participants are asked to bring their own soccer ball and be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. Game balls will be provided. Please make sure the child's name is on all items. The suggested size for U8 is Size 3. Prohibited equipment: Cleats are not allowed in gyms for the safety of players. 

Game Play/Rules

  • Games are played 4v4 (no goalie)
  • Goals are 6' wide.
  • All teams play 4 timed quarters.
    • PreK: eight-minute quarters.
    • Kinder-Grade 2: ten-minute quarters.
  • Subbing happens as players need breaks. 
  • Teams are made up of 8-12 players. 
  • Field size 
    • PreK: Modified court size; 45ft in length
    • Kinder-Grade 2: Full-size court; 91ft in length
  • The ball is put back into play by a throw-in.
  • Coaches may modify the game so players have the most fun.
  • Fundamentals of footwork, passing, receiving, throw-ins, watching the court, healthy habits of exercise, and good sportsmanship are highlighted.
Tee Ball

Tee Ball

Equipment

Participants are asked to bring their own helmets and gloves to practice/games. Please make sure the child's name is on all items

Game Play/Rules

  • Bases are placed 50' a part for Tee Ball.
  • All hitting is done off the tee.
  • Teams are made up of 8-12 players
  • All players play the field during the offense 
  • All players bat in the lineup. 
  • Player fielding is encouraged to "get an out" during play but outs are not counted. 
  • Fundamentals of hitting the ball off the tee, running the based properly, fielding the ball, throwing, and good sportsmanship are highlighted 
PlayerSpace App

PLAYERSPACE

The South Region, YMCA of the Columbia-Willamette is partnering with PlayerSpace, a sports league management and communication platform that connects players, parents, coaches, and sports directors.

We will use PlayerSpace as our primary communication platform for sharing game schedules, team rosters, cancelations, and all other important information.

With PlayerSpace, you'll get:

Convenient 24/7 online access to league information such as schedules, practice times, and team information Emails and texts with updates on important information including schedule changes and cancellations The ability to post and share pictures and videos with your team

 

We are looking forward to a great season!

Download the PlayerSpace app for Apple or Android

Prior to the start of the season, parents will receive account login information from the Sports Director at your branch. When you receive your family account login information email, be sure to activate your account to receive communication about the upcoming season. 

Open Door

OPEN DOOR

We believe every child deserves a chance to participate in our programs. Through our Open Door program, financial assistance is available to both members and non-members. Open Door requests are processed on an ongoing basis.

Open Door Request

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

You may cancel your registration for full credit if the request is received two weeks before the start date of the program.

Cancellations made within the two-week window options: 100% credit on account that you may apply to any YMCA program, or 50% refund.

All program-specific supply fees are fully non-refundable. No refunds or credits will be provided after the start date of the program

 

Current Sports Information - Fall '22

Schedules

3/4 Futsal Schedule 3/4 Basketball Schedule