Youth Sports

The YMCA focuses on developing the whole child.  We work on the fundamentals of the sports and incorporate our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all of our programs.

ymca coachBecome a Volunteer Coach

The YMCA Youth Sports program has opportunities for volunteers to lead, coach, supervise, referee games and practices in each sport. The time and effort spent will be a rewarding experience for both you and the children in the program. Click here for a volunteer form.

Youth Leagues

Youth Volleyball
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Youth Volleyball Leagues for Grades 2nd-8th
Players will learn form, teamwork, and character skills of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring.  Our volleyball leagues are co-ed and perfect for players who enjoy upper body skills, strategic play, and indoor sports!
Grades: Grades 2nd-8th
Practices: 1 evening/week and games on Sundays 1pm-6pm
Registration:  Now CLOSED!
Season: September 5-October 23, 2022
Fees: YMCA Members – $80
           Non Members – $110
Program fees help support YMCA youth athletic staffing, quality equipment, player uniforms, certificates, awards, and scholarships.
Coaching: Our leagues run on parent/family volunteer coaches!  Be a local leader by signing up to coach your player’s team.  NEW!  All coaches receive 15% DISCOUNT on program fee (refunded directly back to you after week 1 of season).  
Equipment: Players should wear knee pads and tennis shoes for safe play.  The YMCA provides all other equipment (nets, balls, cones, etc). If you have trouble finding personal sports equipment, contact our YMCA Sports Staff for assistance!
Please contact Rachael at rbaxter@unioncountyymca.org for information. 
Youth Soccer
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Youth Soccer Leagues for Ages 4-12
Players will build their skills and character, focusing on honesty, 
respect, responsibility, and caring.  Our soccer leagues are co-ed 
and perfect for players who enjoy fast-paced play, running, and outdoor sports!
 
Ages: 4-12 years
Practices: 1 evening/week and games on Saturdays 9am-12pm
Registration:  Now CLOSED!
Season: September 5 – October 23, 2022
Fees: YMCA Members – $80
           Non Members – $110
Program fees help support YMCA youth athletic staffing, quality equipment, player uniforms, certificates, awards, and scholarships.
Coaching: Our leagues run on parent/family volunteer coaches!  Be a local leader by signing up to coach your player’s team.  NEW!  All coaches receive 15% DISCOUNT on program fee (refunded directly back to you after week 1 of season).  
Equipment: Players should wear shin guards and soccer cleats for safe play.  The YMCA provides all other equipment (balls, cones, etc). If you have trouble finding personal sports equipment, contact our YMCA Sports Staff for assistance! 
Please contact Rachael at rbaxter@unioncountyymca.org for information. 
Youth FUNdamentals Basketball Clinic



TAKE YOUR SHOT

Co-ed Youth Basketball FUNdamentals
New or beginning players join us to learn new skills and build upon 
any talents they already have!  This class is a 4-week intensive 
focus on the basics of basketball play and rules, building confidence 
and preparing players for future play.  
Ages: 5-7yr & 8-12yr
Skills Practices: 1 evening/week, Mon, Tues, or Wed
                     5-7yr: 5:30pm-6:30pm  
                     8-12yr: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Clinic Runs: October 31 - November 26, 2022
Scrimmages: Saturdays 9:00am-11:15am on Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, and Nov 26
Registration: August 1-October 16
Fees: YMCA Members - $75
Non Members - $105
*REMINDER*  Participating in the Fundamentals Basketball Clinic does NOT guarantee you a spot in the Jr Cavs Youth Basketball League. 
You must register separately for Jr Cavs in order to participate in that league. Jr Cavs Registration opens September 1, 2022.
Questions? Contact Rachael at rbaxter@unioncountyymca.org. 
Junior Cavs Basketball League

                             Junior Cavs League
2022/2023 Season

-Age Divisions: 5-6yr, 7-9yr, 10-12yr
-Coed, unless we get lots of female players and can run a separate all-girls league!
-$100 YMCA Members, $125 Non Members
-NEW THIS YEAR!  Volunteer to coach and receive a 15% discount off your program fee (refunded back to you after week 1 of season)!
-Season: SKILLS ASSESSMENTS 10/24-10/28 *More details will be emailed out
-JERSEY REVEAL DAY 12/03
-12 week season with Practices Starting 12/06, 1 evening per week, Mon-Thurs
-8 Weeks of Games 1/07-2/25
-Registration: Sep 1-Oct 16
-Includes: NBA-style reversible jersey with new 2022 design, membership to the Jr NBA, surprise swag throughout the season and 2 FREE TICKETS TO AN NBA CAVALIERS GAME (plus opportunity for additional discounted tickets)! 
Questions? Contact Rachael at rbaxter@unioncountyymca.org. 
What We’re About
Our partnership with the Cleveland Cavaliers focuses on giving young players the confidence and positive FUN environment they crave to be successful in athletics.  We focus on teaching basketball skills, as well as the importance of teamwork and the YMCA core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility.  Players ages 5-12yrs are lead by volunteer coaches who meet them where they are, and build up each individual’s skill set. 
Why Jr Cavs?
Too often, programs for kids are designed by adults exclusively.  So we asked America’s youth directly what makes a sports league great.  The Answer?  “Making friends, getting cool jerseys (SWAG!), and it has to be Fun!” 
That’s the kind of environment the Jr Cavs leagues aim to provide.  With official reversible jerseys, free Cleveland Cavaliers tickets, organized age groups, and a focus on having fun! 
Junior Cavs Cheerleading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JR CAVS CHEERLEADING

2022/2023 Season
-Age Groups: 5-6yr 7-9yr, 10-12yr 
-$100 YMCA Members, $125 Non Members
-NEW THIS YEAR!  Volunteer to coach and receive a 15% discount off your program fee (refunded back to you after week 1 of season)!
-Season: Practice starts 12/06 weekly 6:30-7:30pm on Tues, Wed, or Thurs (depending on age group)
-8 weeks of Games 1/07-2/25
-Registration: Sep 1-Oct 16
-Includes: Jr Cavs competition-style cheer uniform top, skirt, & pom poms, surprise swag throughout the season, 2 FREE TICKETS TO AN NBA CAVALIERS GAME (plus opportunity for additional discounted tickets)!
Questions? Please contact Rachael at rbaxter@unioncountyymca.org.
Youth Summer Baseball

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THE BALL GAME


YMCA T-ball and Coach Pitch


Youth T-Ball and Coach Pitch Leagues are an opportunity for young players to learn the basics of baseball and develop their skills.  Volunteer coaches help lead this league into success, focusing on character development and confidence building.  
YMCA safety standards and precautions are followed to ensure a positive and healthy environment for all! 
REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2022 IS NOW CLOSED 
Age:  TBall 4-6yr & Coach Pitch 7-10yr
Practices:  1 evening/week for 1 hour (5:30pm-7:30pm)
Games:  Every Saturday for 1hr (9am-1pm)
Season:  July 11 – August 27
       *Practices at Mill Valley Fields July 11-14
       *Practice/Games rest of season at Eljer Park
Registration: May 1 – June 12
Fees:  YMCA Members -$65 per player   
             Non-Members-$95 per player
WE NEED VOLUNTEER COACHES!! Be a local leader by volunteering to coach your player’s team and receive a free coach shirt, coaching resources, and support from our YMCA sports staff. 
Please contact Rachael at rbaxter@unioncountyymca.org for information. 
Summer Basketball Camp
SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP 

Returning this summer! 
During this week long camp (Mon-Fri), young players will learn the real skills of the game and 
get opportunities to improve skills while playing in a competitive capacity.  Camp staff, with experience in 
professional and collegiate level competition, will promote the values of HARD WORK, DEDICATION, and DETERMINATION in achieving goals.

LED BY COACH JUSTIN PATRICK, ASSISTANT COACH FOR SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY 
MENS BASKETBALL TEAM, 2021 NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!



Learn more about Coach Patrick by clicking here!

Registration for Basketball Camp is now closed. Check back in Spring 2023 for updated information. 
For more information, contact Rachael Baxter, rbaxter@unioncountyymca.org
Summer Volleyball Camp
JUST DIG IT!

Summer Volleyball Camp

A 5-day camp where players will learn skills of the game, techniques, and opportunities to practice competitive play.  All while in a fun and positive environment!  Camp staff will promote the values of HARD WORK, DEDICATION, and DETERMINATION  in achieving goals and understanding true teamwork.  Led by staff experienced in coaching and playing competitively!  Players receive an official-style jersey!

VOLLEYBALL CAMP 2022
Registration for Volleyball Camp 2022 is now closed. Check back in Spring 2023 for updated information. 
For more information, contact Rachael Baxter at rbaxter@unincountyymca.org. 
Hot Shots Club Volleyball
The YMCA has partnered with Hot Shots Volleyball Club to create one, strong, talented club for the Union County area.
We are excited at the possibilities this will bring for each one of the girls as we look to build the best club around. 
The club will use the YMCA as their primary home but will have additional sites for practices to accommodate the club size and needs.   
-Ages: 10-17yrs
-Club Director: Allison Gorton, coachallison@hotshotsvolleyball.net
-New Player and Parent Welcome Meeting at the YMCA on Sunday, October 2nd 1pm.
-Try out details to come.   Contact Coach Allison with questions!
Visit www.hotshotsvolleyball.net to sign up for 2021 Open Gyms & Tryouts!

Youth Alternative Sports

Nerf Wars
NERF WARS AT THE Y! 

Nerf War Flyer 22-23 School Year

Questions? Contact Rachael at rbaxter@unioncountyymca.org.

Click here for Nerf War Waiver. 
Click here for Nerf War Rules. 


 
ESports
Take a break from your virtual learning to play some of the most popular 
video games, tournament style!  With a prize from GameStop and all ages welcome, 
this is sure to be a blast!  $5 per player.  Register ahead of time to reserve your spot, 
or walk in that day, but space is limited!  

There are currently no ESports Tournaments scheduled.  
Click here for the ESports Waiver


Current Gym Schedule

Upcoming Gym Schedule

Quick Scores

For the latest scores click, here!

Follow this link for the Family Photography website and this link to Pay/Order your team photos!

 

YMCA Sports Pledge

“Win or lose, I pledge before Everyone to play the game as well as I know how, to  obey all the rules, to be a good sport at all times, and to improve myself in Spirit, Mind, and  Body”

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