Youth 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 csowards@scfymca.org.


YOUTH SPORTS

Basketball Player Development

Registration is open!

Our Player Development program is a four week program on Fridays from 6-8. We will be working on ball handling, dribbling, footwork, body control, passing and receiving, rebounding, and shooting. Come join us if you want to work on your game with the ones who invented it.

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

Registration begins August 1 - Sept 6, 2022.

Session dates: Sept 9, 16, 23 and 30th.

Fee: $85


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.

Dates

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

Fees

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


Basketball

Winter Season registration
Sept.19 - Oct. 29, 2022
Practices begin the week of Nov. 2, 2022
Games are on Dec 3, 10, 17, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28 and Feb 4. Times TBD.
Game dates are subject to change due to unforeseen events.

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

Spring Season registration

Jan 19 - Feb 11, 2023

Practices begin the week of Feb. 20, 2023.

Games are on March 11, 18, April 1,8,15,22,29 and May 6, 2023.

Fees

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

We need volunteer coaches! If interested, please contact Crystal Sowards at csowards@scfymca.org!

Birthday cutoff: as of Sept 1, 2022.

Volleyball

Registration begins Jan 9 - Feb 11, 2023

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

Location and time TBD.

Fees

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


Track & Field

Registration begins Jan 9 - Feb 11, 2023

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

Location and time TBD.

Fees

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


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.