Sonoma County Family YMCA

1111 College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
(707) 545-9622

Youth Programs


The YMCA Builds Assets in Youth & Teens

Engage in fewer negative, high-risk behaviors such as using drugs and alcohol or having sex.
Exhibit more positive behaviors such as succeeding in school, assuming leadership roles and valuing diversity.
Demonstrate resilience in the face of challenges, stresses, and difficult situations.

Here are some examples of how the Sonoma County Family YMCA continues to help broaden a young person’s experi­ences and build assets:

93% of youth say they feel safer after school because they go to the Y
87% of youth say the Y helps them make better everyday decisions
91% of youth have made a new friend at the Y
98% of youth say they look up to a positive role model at the Y
89% of youth say an adult in their lives talks to them about the importance of eating healthy food
72% of youth have learned conflict resolution skills at the Y
92% of youth feel positive about their future

YOUTH SPORTSyoung boy with basketball

EVERYONE PLAYS. Everyone who registers becomes a team member - no tryouts, no cutting - with equal practice time and playing at least half every game.

SAFETY FIRST. Sports are modified appropriate to age level so kids enjoy play more. Equipment is well maintained and kids are constantly supervised.

FAIR PLAY. Our coaches and players show respect for everyone involved. Coaches and parents guide youth by modeling good sportsmanship.

POSITIVE COMPETITION. We believe that competition is a positive process where victory is kept in the right perspective. Learning to compete and cooperate in a competitive world is an essential lesson in life.

FAMILY INVOLVEMENT. Parents are encouraged to be appropriately involved with their child's participation, helping coaches and attending practices and games to support their child.

SPORT FOR ALL. We appreciate diversity and welcome children of all abilities, race, gender and religions to participate.

SPORT FOR FUN. YMCA youth sports are for kids and we let them have fun.

Winter 2017-2018 Game Schedules



A non-competitive, fun sports program is designed for 3-5 year olds.  Each session is 4 weeks long, 1 day a week, with a different sport offered each session, including indoor soccer, flag football, basketball, floor hockey, t-ball and field games.    

We also encourage all of our Little Sportsters parents to help their child through all of our drills and activities as co-coaches.  

Register at the Program Office, (707) 544-1829.

Flyer for the Little Sportsters 2017-2018 Season


A positive, supportive youth league for children and teens ages 6 - 15.  With YMCA Youth Sports (Basketball, Soccer, T-Ball and Track & Field), our goal is to make sure kids excel at that other game we're all familiar with - the game of life. So we teach kids to become not only better players, but better people.

We encourage fair play, positive competition, family involvement and even match children of similar abilities. So look into it. Because the final score won't be known for years.

The Y offers winter and spring sessions.  For more information, call the Y Program Office at (707) 544-1829.

Spring 2018 Youth Programs (flyer) English & Spanish


Learn more about how to support these programs: Sponsor Youth Sports

Y on Wheels

LOCATIONS  The YMCA reaches out to the youth of southwest Santa Rosa and Windsor by providing a mobile, after-school sports program for boys and girls in grades K-6. Y on Wheels currently serves youth at the following schools:

Roseland Elementary School
950 Sebastopol Road, Santa Rosa
(707) 545-0100
Cali Calmecac Charter School
9491 Starr Road, Windsor
(707) 837-7747

Each sport session runs for 4 weeks. Very affordable fees. Parents, family members, and/or teens are encouraged to volunteer their time. For questions and enrollment call the Program Office at 544-1829.

After School Recreation

LOCATIONS  (School year programs) - The Y's After School Rec Program provides a safe and supervised environment after school that supports and offers extended educational, enrichment and recreational activities for youth. Each day it provides a variety of activities for participants to choose from. Activities range from academic help to sports, cooking, teen leadership, games, and arts and crafts.

Call 544-1829 for pricing.

Programs are open from school dismissal times until 6 PM.

If you want to speak to someone about site availability and times, please call (707) 544-1829 and one of our staff will be happy to help you.

Site Name




Evergreen Elementary School

1125 Emily Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928


Crystal Sowards

Grant Elementary School

200 Grant Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952


Mikaela Foster

Olivet Elementary School

1825 Willowside Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Kristina Briant

Penngrove Elementary School

365 Adobe Road
Penngrove, CA 94951


Yasmin Soto

Richard Crane Elementary School

1298 Southwest Blvd.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928


Yasmin Soto

Sonoma Charter School

17202 Sonoma Hwy Sonoma Ca 95476


Stacey Midgley

St. Rose Catholic School

398 10th St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Tifani Serra-Pemberton

Strawberry Elementary School

2311 Horseshoe
Santa Rosa, CA 95405


Andy Ownby

University Elementary at La Fiesta

851 Lima Way, 
Rohnert Park, 
CA 94928


Tracy Morrow

Windsor Redwoods Burbank Housing

100 Kendall Way, Windsor, CA 95492


Shay Roman



YOUTH FITNESSyoung boy in martial arts gi

(Fees vary, see trifold HERE):

This program aims to provide a foundation towards gaining a more physically active lifestyle, better health through motor development, gain stronger balance, and experience better cognitive performance. Please fill out and return tri-fold interest form before signing up.

Brooks Emerson has been teaching swimming techniques to individuals of varying abilities for more than 8 years. He holds certification in Personal Training, Therapy Exercise, and Youth Development through, International Sports Science Association. More experiences have been gained through varied course work while at Sonoma State, working with ANOVA Center for Education, summer camps in both California and Pennsylvania, and at the Sonoma County Family YMCA.

(Fee: $35/$45/$55) For children ages 7-12 (flyer)

This martial art promotes harmony and non-aggression. Class uses a wide range of techniques that emphasize energy and motion. Develops body, mind & spirit, and includes lots of fun! Ages 7-12 years.

Sensei Jay H. Callender L. Ac. has 40+ years experience and holds black belt ranks in multiple styles of marital arts.

GYMNASTICS (website)

Santa Rosa Gymnastics & Elite Cheer  

The YMCA has teamed up with Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center to offer children an opportunity to flip, roll, climb and jump. Toddler (ages 3-4) and beginner (ages 5-11) classes available. All classes held at SRGC, 525-1720. YMCA members receive a discount on their first session. 

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