Youth & Adult Sports

Play Here. Shape Their Future... with Y Youth Sports Programs!

The YMCA Builds Assets in Youth & Teens!

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 lifestyle habits.

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.

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.

We need volunteer coaches! If you're interested, please contact Crystal Sowards at

Youth Sports

Li'l Sportsters

Our Lil Sportsters program is designed for 3-5 year olds. Participants will gain fundamentals of sports, improve motor skills, and make new friends all while having fun!!
Parent participation is encouraged. 

Each Session is a 4-week course with a 1 hour session on Fridays 5 - 6pm. 

Registration begins August 1, 2022.


Sept 9, 16, 23, 30 - Games

Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Track & Field

Nov. 4, 11, 21, 28 - Basketball

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27 - Soccer

Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 - Games

March 3, 10, 17, 31 - Track & Field

April 7, 14, 21, 28 - Basketball

May 5, 12, 19, 26 - Soccer


Non-Member - $50
Program member - $40
Facility Member - $30


Registration is closed at this time.

Games will take place:

March 11, 18
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6

Game dates are subject to change due to unforeseen events.

We will have 8U, 11U, and 14U divisions.


Non-Member - $150
Program Member - $130
Facility Member - $105

We need volunteer coaches! If interested, please contact Crystal Sowards at!

Birthday cutoff: as of Sept 1, 2023.


Registration is now closed.

Session Dates:
March 11, 18
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6.

Location and time TBD.


Facility Member- $60
Program Member- $80
Non-Members - $95

Track & Field

Registration is now closed.

Session Dates:

March 11, 18
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6

10:15 - 11:45 AM
Maria Carrillo High School Track


Facility Member- $65
Program Member- $80
Non-Members -$95

Youth Aikido

For children ages 7-12.
Next session starts in September!

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.