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Youth Sports at the Y are the starting point for many kiddos to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning a new skill or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about fostering good habits and helping our kids reach their full potential.
Winter Youth Sports Open for Registration on October 21st.
Spring Youth Sports Open for Registration on October 21st.
**Branch offerings may vary
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
The YMCA of Austin has a gymnastics programs you will flip for! We teach kids to tumble, run, jump and twist in our kid-friendly programs. Kids learn movement skills, fine motor skills, tumbling skills and advanced gymnastics elements. Programs available for kids 18 months and up!
Our gymnastics programs are designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children and youth to develop gymnastics skills as well the four YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Check your branch listing for full list of gymnastics offerings.
Parents can become involved through the Parent & Child program, geared for parents and children ages 18-36 months. This program works on gross motor skill development and creative movement. This fun, interactive 30-minute class can be taken with a child and any close adult - moms, dads, aunts, nannies and grandparents are welcome to an ‘assitant coach' for their little one.
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!
A lot of feet and big kicks for all...the joy of recess lives on with Youth Kickball leagues!
The Hays YMCA is proud to provide a Level One USA Archery program. This class will teach you the basics of archery, including: shooting mechanics, range safety and set up. In addition to gaining knowledge and skills associated with archery, participants will build confidence and friendships!
All archery equipment will be provided for you, including: bows, arrows, targets, and writs guards. The class will take place at YMCA Camp Cypress located at 959 Old San Antonio Rd Buda, TX.
The Dripping Springs Family YMCA offers specialized tennis programs for youth ages 3 and up. The YMCA Tennis program is all about fun, friends, fitness and learning this lifetime sport! Whether you’re attempting to hit your first forehand, playing your first match, or preparing for a tournament, we have the class for you. Take a look at the programs we offer, and see which feels like the right fit.
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: Roger Harner 512-933-9622
- Hays Communities YMCA: Alison Zacharias 512-523-0099
- North Austin YMCA: Tiera Johnson 512-973-9622
- Northwest Family YMCA: Ethan Lynch 512-335-9622
- Springs Family YMCA: Steven Carr 512-894-3309
- Southwest Family YMCA: Ruben Ruiz 512-891-9622
- TownLake YMCA: Kristen Mohon 512-542-9622