Youth Sports

Your child’s life-long friendships begin at the YMCA. They can learn teamwork and have fun by participating in youth sports at the Y. Scholarships are available for families with a financial need.

Registration is September 19 – October 24. Click here to complete and download a registration form. You can also register on your Daxko app under the “Programs” tab.

The Y’s program teaches children skill development, teamwork, and how to be coachable.

Divisions: Our youth basketball programs are designed to teach the necessary skills to play at the next level. Our programs encourage athletes to learn and have fun through the game of basketball. And what better place to learn than The Y?

Rookies: Boys and girls ages preschool – 2nd Grade will learn the basics of the game, improve their skills, and make new friends! Every child will get a chance to play in games that are fair, safe and most of all fun.

3rd & 4th: We continue by focusing on participation, development of skill level, and sportsmanship. This division is more instructional while still ensuring safety and fair play in a fun environment.

5th & 6th: The 5th and 6th Grade league is presented in partnership with the area Optimist clubs. This division builds on basic skills and plays with specific rules. With a focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and increased skill level, this division follows a more strict practice schedule. It features a league tournament at the end of the season.

More info: Children are expected to be at every practice and ready to learn. Most practices are less than 60 minutes and are designed to teach structure based on age and skill level.

Games are played in the Y on the basketball courts. The rules and gameplay vary based on the age group of the teams playing. The game schedule will be given after registration.

REGISTRATION & FEES
Cost and Program Fees Cover Registration and Team Jersey
Age 3-14: $40 for Members or $70 for program participants
When registration ends and if space is available, there is a $10 late signup fee.

Ages
Rookies: Preschool – 2nd Grade
3rd & 4th grade boys and girls
5th & 6th grade boys and girls

Contact Kelsay Smith for more information.

Email: KSmith@henrycountyymca.org
Phone: (765) 529-3804 x2

WE ALSO NEED TEAM SPONSORS AND COACHES. If you are available to help, please let Kelsay know.

See the Front desk for information on the next leagues.

Youth Volleyball helps kids become better team players and even better people.

Divisions: Youth Volleyball is a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels playing in an encouraging and fun atmosphere. Regardless of their skill level or experience, the Y’s Youth Volleyball program has a division suitable for your child. Every child gets a chance to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. The leagues are co-ed and children play positions according to their age.

Ages 6-7 are Passers & Ages 8-9 Setters: Passers and Setters divisions are a fun-focused introduction to volleyball offering low pressure development and modified rules for younger players. Coaches allow children to play while maintaining structure during practices and games.

Ages 10-11 are Hitters: Hitters division focuses on teamwork and participation. All children are given the opportunity to play in an inclusive team environment while learning the volleyball gameplay rules and fundamentals. Practices are typically a little longer and more frequent in this division.

Ages 12-14 are Blockers: Blockers division will learn more about positions as well as enhancing developmental skills such as serving, bumping and setting. Coaches highly encourage sportsmanship and teamwork while focusing understanding ISHAA level rules and flow of the game.

More info: Children are expected to be at every practice ready to learn. Most practices are less than 90 minutes. Practices are designed to teach structure based on age and skill level.

Games are played in the Y on the basketball courts. The rules and gameplay vary based on the age group of the teams playing. The game schedule will be given after registration.

REGISTRATION & FEES
Cost and Program Fees Cover Registration and Team Jersey
Age 6-14: $40 for Members or $70 for program participants
After August 21, there is a $10 late signup fee if space is still available.

Ages
These are boys and girls co-ed leagues.
Passers: 6 – 7 years old
Setters: 8 – 9 years old
Hitters: 10 – 11 years old
Blockers: 12 – 14 years old

Contact Kelsay Smith for more information.

Email: KSmith@henrycountyymca.org
Phone: (765) 529-3804 x2

WE ALSO NEED TEAM SPONSORS AND COACHES. If you are available to help, please let Kelsay know.

Even the all-stars started by hitting a ball off the tee.

Divisions: Our baseball program teaches youngsters the basics of the game through T-Ball and Coaches Pitch levels. They’ll learn about good sportsmanship and teamwork and leave the program understanding the basics, gaining confidence, and understanding the fundamentals needed to play at the next level.

  • At this level, it’s all about structure and teaching the basics of baseball. We work to get each player familiar with different aspects of the game and give them all a chance to play. We also encourage them to always give 100% effort in both practice and in the game.
  • In Coaches Pitch, we focus on building a player’s strengths and applying the fundamentals of the game. We put more emphasis on positions and roles at this level, while continuing to keep the game fun and safe for each player. We also rotate players often to give them all a chance to play at different positions.
  • Children are expected to be at every practice and ready to learn. Most practices are less than 90 minutes. Practices are designed to teach catching, throwing, and batting techniques.

Games are played in the New Castle Little League Fields; however, the field location may vary, as needed. Field locations will be confirmed after registration is complete. Games are played on weekdays during the season.

REGISTRATION & FEES

See the front desk for information on the next session.

Cost

$35 for Members or $65 for program participants

Program fees cover: Registration and team jersey.

Ages
Boys and girls
T-Ball: 3 – 5 years old
Coaches Pitch: 6 – 8 years old

Contact Kelsay Smith for more information

Email: KSmith@henrycountyymca.org
Phone: (765) 529-3804 x2

See the front desk for information on the next leagues.

Learn the skills needed to play America’s fastest-growing sport.

Divisions: Our youth soccer programs provide a fun, safe, and healthy game for all kids. Soccer provides a wealth of benefits for growing children. Players learn the fundamentals. Players are assured that everyone gets a chance to play in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. The leagues are co-ed and children play positions according to their age.

Ages 2-3 are Runners: The Runners division is a parent-tot group that plays together. It involves getting kids active and meeting other parents and children. Each child will learn basic skills and concepts of the game while coaches focus on minimizing a “win at all costs” attitude and emphasizing fun on the field.

Ages 4-5 are Kickers: The Kickers division is a skill development division and focuses on teaching players the basics of the game. With help from volunteer coaches, we create an environment where kids can focus on learning the sport without focusing on the need to perform to win.

Ages 6-8 are Passers: The Passers division focuses on learning more intermediate skills of the game and the different rules of the sport. The areas of focus include teamwork, skill development, and a commitment to good sportsmanship.

Ages 9-12 are Champions: The Champions division is designed to build on skills that young soccer players have already obtained. With a focus on teamwork, fair play, and the importance of physical fitness, coaches build on their skill levels to help them achieve solid knowledge of all aspects of the sport.

More info: Children are expected to be at every practice ready to learn. Most practices are less than 60 minutes. Practices are designed to teach structure based on age and skill level. Practices are held in the fields to the west of our facility. Practice days and times are determined by the coaches for each team.

Games are held in the same field during the week and weekend. The fields are sectioned off for each division. The game schedule will be given after registration.

REGISTRATION & FEES
Cost and Program Fees Cover Registration and Team Jersey
Age 2 – 3: $15 for Members or $25 for program participants
Age 4 – 12: $40 for Members or $70 for program participants
After August 21, there is a $10 late signup fee if space is still available.

Ages
These are boys and girls co-ed leagues.
Runners: 2 – 3 years old (Hands-on with parents. Full games are not played.)
Kickers: 4 – 5 years old
Passers: 6 – 8 years old
Champions: 9 – 12 years old

Contact Kelsay Smith for more information.

Email: KSmith@henrycountyymca.org
Phone: (765) 529-3804 x2

WE ALSO NEED TEAM SPONSORS AND COACHES. If you are available to help, please let Kelsay know.