Sonoma County Family YMCA

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

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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 appropriately 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.


This program is designed for 3-5 year olds to learn the basics of the sport, improve motor skills, and make new friends! We also encourage all of our Little Sportsters parents to help their child through all of our drills and activities.

Sessions: Saturdays 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

March 14, 28
April 4, 11, 25
May 2, 9, 16


Youth Basketball

Various sports silhouette art.The Y nurtures the potential of children through the YMCA’s Youth Sports programming by strengthening character in our youth, engaging families, and building lasting relationships. Participants in these programs build skills, learn about teamwork, focus on sportsmanship, and develop healthy
See our Sports Leagues flyer for more details (now updated for the Spring 2020 season!)

For registration information, please contact us at:

Sonoma County Family YMCA - Program Office
1207 College Ave.
Mon-Thurs 9 AM - 6 PM, and Fri 9 AM - 2PM.

Or call us at (707) 544-1829.

Our Spring 2020 League Schedules are available here!

Coaches needed! Become a Y Coach at the link below.

See our application here.

Sponsor Youth Sports.

Click here to learn more about how to support these Youth Sports Programs!

Track and Field

Saturdays 11 AM - 1 PM
at the Maria Carrillo High school track

March 14, 28
April 4, 11, 25
May 2, 9, 16


9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
at Chop's Teen Club

March 14, 28
April 4, 11, 25
May 2, 9, 16

Y on Wheels


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.
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


Cendy Marquez-Felix

Grant Elementary School

200 Grant Avenue
Petaluma, CA 94952


Candace Pennisi

Olivet Elementary School

1825 Willowside Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Kristina Briant

Penngrove Elementary School

365 Adobe Road
Penngrove, CA 94951


Hunter Pemberton

Richard Crane Elementary School

1298 Southwest Blvd.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928


Hunter Pemberton

Sonoma Charter School

17202 Sonoma Hwy
Sonoma Ca 95476



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


The YMCA is now offering a community-based afterschool program located at the Windsor Burbank Housing Site.  The site is free for their communities to use for K-5th-grade aged children. 

  • Our Windsor Redwoods Program is geared towards our “Youth Development” advocacy by providing homework help, academic activities, lessons as well as active games.

For more information please contact our Program Office, 707-544-1829.

YOUTH FITNESSChild in martial arts gi bowing.

(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 coursework while at Sonoma State, working with ANOVA Center for Education, summer camps in both California and Pennsylvania, and at the Sonoma County Family YMCA.

For children ages 7-12

(youth aikido flyer)

Aikido is a Japanese martial art where children will learn physical techniques to improve coordination, posture, ambidexterity, awareness & motor skills. The class format will be primarily traditional self-defense skills, games, and storytelling.

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



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