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.

We are now registering for Youth Soccer and Volleyball!

Registration is not open for Basketball. See the front desk with questions on the next league.

The YMCA’s basketball 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.

2nd, 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.
  • Children must play in their age bracket. No exceptions/No refunds.
  • The game schedule will be given after registration.

AGES
Rookies:
Boys and girls in Preschool – 2nd grade
2/3/4: Boys and girls in 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade
5/6: Boys and girls in 5th & 6th grade

REGISTRATION & FEES
Cost and Program Fees Cover Registration and Team Jersey
2nd/3rd/4th Grade Leagues:
$65 for Members or $90 for program participants
When registration ends and if space is available, there is a $10 late signup fee after 1/10/2024.
Scholarships may be available and are based on financial need. Scholarship applications are due at the time of registration.

Click the buttons above for registration forms.

Contact Kelsay Smith for more information.

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

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

Registration is now open for Volleyball. Register until March 24, 2024.

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.

Practice Details: 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.

Game Details: 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.
Scholarships may be available and are based on financial need. Scholarship applications are due 3/17/24.

Contact Todd York for more information.

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

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

Click the buttons above to print a registration form.

Registration is not open for T-Ball and Coaches Pitch. See the front desk with questions on the next league.

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.

  • In T-Ball, 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

Registration Period May 30 – June 17, 2023
Cost
$45 for Members or $70 for program participants.
Program fees cover Registration, team jersey, and team hat.
Scholarship Applications are due June 10, 2023.
Late Fee $10. This applies after 6/17 if space is available.

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

Contact Todd York for more information.

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

Click here to print the application form.

Registration is now open for Soccer. Register until March 24, 2024.

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. Runners are hands-on with parents. Full games are not played. Parents will help players 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.

Practice Details: 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.

Game Details: 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 3-12: $40 for Members or $70 for program participants
When registration ends and if space is available, there is a $10 late signup fee.
Scholarships may be available and are based on financial need. Scholarship applications are due 3/17/2024.

Contact Todd York for more information.

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

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

Click the buttons above to print a registration form.

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