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. 

Registration begins August 1, 2023.

Fall 2023

Tee Ball: September 9, 16, 23, 30
Basketball: October 7, 14, 21, 28
Games: November 4, 11, 18, 25

Spring 2024

Basketball: January 6, 13, 20, 27
Soccer: February 3, 10, 17, 24
Games: March 2, 9, 16, 23
Basketball: April 6, 13, 20, 27


Non-Member - $55
Program member - $45
Facility Member - $35


Registration begins January 2, 2024!

Games will be on Saturdays, starting March 2, 2024.

We will have 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U divisions.


Non-Member - $160
Program Member - $140
Facility Member - $115

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

Player Development Program

Registration opens August 1, 2023!

The Sonoma County Family YMCA's Player development program will help athletes develop and improve on their skills for their preferred sport.

In each session we will focus on a different sport. Participants will learn new drills and work on their skills. They will also get an opportunity to compete against others at the end of each day.

Session 1: Soccer
September 9, 16, 23
Santa Rosa Middle School Field

Session 2: Basketball
October 7, 14, 21
Maria Carrillo High School

Session 3: Volleyball
November 4, 11, 18
Binkley Elementary School

Spring 2024 Sports

Registration begins January 2, 2024.


Facility Member- $80
Program Member- $90
Non-Members - $100


Location and time TBD.

Track & Field

Maria Carrillo High School Track
Date & Time TBD

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.