Youth Sports

Youth

WHERE ALL KIDS ARE MOST VALUABLE

CURRENT YOUTH SPORTS OFFERED

FLAG FOOTBALL

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Interested in joining a recreational or competitive adult league? Check out our Adult Sports: HERE!

YMCA YOUTH SPORTS PILLARS

Everybody plays and everybody wins in Y Youth Sports.  Emphasis is placed on teamwork and good sportsmanship as participants learn the fundamentals of each sport from volunteer coaches who understand the Y’s Youth Sports philosophy.

The Y builds its Youth Sports Program on 7 pillars:

1. EVERYONE PLAYS – Any child who registers for a sport will be assigned to a team.

2. SAFETY FIRST – Y programs are designed to ensure the safety of children.

3. FAIR PLAY – Fair play is about more than playing by the rules it is about respect for all involved.

4. POSITIVE COMPETITION – Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, team-play, and building strong interpersonal relationships.

5. FAMILY INVOLVEMENT – The Y encourages parents & caretakers to be actively and positively involved in their child’s sports program.

6. SPORT FOR ALL – Y sports are inclusive sports programs and are offered to all children regardless of race, gender, religious creed or ability.

7. SPORT FOR FUN – Y sports programs are designed so that kids have fun and develop a love for the game.

COACHING OPPORTUNITIES

All Y coaches are volunteers. The time and day commitment vary by sport, age, and skill level. As a coach, we do offer some discounts when your child registers to play. Ask us for details. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge of a sport with the kids, please contact the Sports Director at youthsports@ymcaalbany.org.