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Be goal oriented! At the YMCA of Austin, kids develop all of their skills, from catching and dribbling to teamwork and sportsmanship. Just as important, they learn firsthand the benefits of being healthy & active and that virtual games just can't compare to the real thing.
Youth Sports are offered year-round and always need great coaches. Use your talents to encourage, guide and train young athletes at the Y!
Fall Session 1: Soccer
Fall Session 2: Volleyball, Flag Football, T-Ball/Coach Pitch
Not all sports offered at all branches, check your local YMCA for their availability.
BE GOAL ORIENTED! Youth Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth soccer promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques. The YMCA Youth Sports Program helps kids become not only better players, but better people as well. It's a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement. Open to girls and boys ages 4-15.
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Got game? Hit the courts with the folks who invented the game - the Y!
Emphasis is on teaching the values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, goal setting and skill development in a fun, esteem-promoting atmosphere. Children will have the opportunity to learn the basic volleyball fundamentals such as underhand serving, setting, hitting, and digging in a non-completive environment.
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Basketball was invented in 1891. While teaching at the International YMCA Training School, James Naismith was given the challenge of creating a game that could be played indoors during the cold winter months. Hanging simple peach baskets and using a soccer ball, Naismith created the game of basketball and wrote the first 13 rules of the game.
The YMCA of Austin Youth Basketball is open to kids ages 4-14, with year-round programs & leagues running year-round. Every child should participate in every game and should receive equal playing time, regardless of skill level.
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Huddle up‚ flag football is here! YMCA of Austin flag football is a recreational program designed for youngsters new to the sport of football as well as those not quite ready for tackle football. The Y flag football program is geared toward those youth who want to learn how to play the sport, brush up on the rules, tactics, and skills, improve their game and most importantly - HAVE FUN! Flag football is for boys and girls 4-14 years of age. Participants should anticipate a challenging program that focuses on fundamentals, good sportsmanship and fun
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YMCA Baseball is designed to teach young baseball players the fundamentals of the game. Participants will learn how to catch, throw, and bat in a fun team atmosphere. Formats include t-ball, coach-pitch and player-pitch. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends and play in a non-competitive environment. Each participant will receive a game jersey & hat.
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Grab your shoes and run! This league is designed to teach the basics of correct running techniques in a team environment. Practice will be once per week and track meets occur once every Saturday. Jerseys will be provided by YMCA on the first day of meets. No requirements other than good running shoes, athletic shorts and energy!
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This league is designed to be a fun, semi-competitive atmosphere, as well as instilling the importance of sportsmanship, cooperation, and teamwork in each participant. - Teams coached by volunteers - Teams practice first 30 minutes of scheduled game time on Saturday followed by actual game. Team jerseys are provided for each participant prior to beginning of the season and participants are responsible for shorts or pants, and athletic shoes (No METAL cleats, but plastic cleats permitted)
Do you have spirit? YMCA Cheerleading offer girls the chance to get active and have some fun cheering on the YMCA Youth Sports teams. Cheerleaders will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with other girls.
Learn the fundamentals of cheerleading including basic motions, jumps, cheers and chants. Participants practice once weekly and then take their skills to the court or field to cheer at Y youth sports games on Saturdays.
Have you mastered the 5 D’s of Dodgeball (Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge)? The Northwest branch is offering a league for kids age 8 to 15 this spring!
The YMCA stresses child-oriented attitudes by keeping winning in perspective, having fun, improving physical fitness, and working with the whole child. The YMCA wants the quality of play to improve in order to meet the needs of all participants whatever their ability and skills.
The YMCA accomplishes this by training adult volunteers in clinics and workshops that the child comes first and winning comes second. The key for coaches and parents is to keep winning in perspective. Competition will happen in youth sports without any external pressures. It is important to keep competition at a level appropriate for the athlete.
The goal of the Youth Sports program is to help the child grow to his/her fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit. Activity helps the body grow; thinking advances the mind; and belief makes our spirit grow.
Please visit the Locations page, click on the branch closest to you, and download the Program Guide for dates and times of your favorite sport.
Youth Sports programs vary by branch and season. Check your local Y schedules or Download the YMCA mobile app for schedules on the go!
- Bastrop YMCA: Eric Doll 512-321-9622
- East Communities YMCA: Marcos Nates 512-933-9622
- Hays Communities YMCA: Simon Singletary 512-523-0099
- North Austin YMCA: Megan Early 512-973-9622
- Northwest Family YMCA: Josh Huberty 512-335-9622
- Springs Family YMCA: Heather Powell 512-894-3309
- Southwest Family YMCA: Joe McNeeley 512-891-9622
- TownLake YMCA: Kristen Mohon 512-542-9622