Youth Sports

Welcome to YMCA Youth Sports. Y sports nurture the potential of our kids by emphasizing fun, skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a positive environment. Children learn skills and build character while staying active, having fun, and making friends! Our programs progress with your child’s needs and abilities, from introductory to competitive.

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Y Basketball 

When you think about basketball you can’t help but think of the YMCA. Why? Because we invented the sport back in 1891 in Springfield, MA – so it makes sense we know a thing or two about it. For over a century we have engaged youth creating a strong foundation of character and teamwork for a lifelong love of the game – while building skills for future community leaders. YMCA youth basketball emphasizes fun while encouraging fundamental skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Volunteer Coaches

We’re seeking volunteers interested in coaching youth sports. Our coaches make YMCA youth sports possible and create a lifelong impact on children by encouraging participation and emphasizing sportsmanship and strong character. When you become a volunteer, the Y will introduce you to coaching and provide resources specific to the sport you coach. If you have questions about being a volunteer coach, please contact our Sports Executive, Mike Williams, 509 777 9622 x 4140.

Volunteer Coach Application

 


Recreation Leagues

Grades K – 2 (Feb 10 – Mar 25)

Early Bird Registration: Nov 22 – Jan 9, 1pm | Guaranteed

Registration: Jan 9, 1:01pm – Jan 22 | Non-Guaranteed

Games locations

    • The Warehouse – Friday nights
    • Local Middle Schools – Saturdays

Register

Grades 2 – 6  (Apr 15 – May 20)

Early Bird Registration: Feb 6 – Mar 13 1pm  | Guaranteed

Registration: Mar 13 1:01pm – Mar 27  |  Non-Guaranteed

  • Games played at local  schools on Saturday

Register

 

NEW! Online Ordering for Jerseys

The YMCA Sports department has changed the way we provide jerseys for our leagues. Coaches or parents will no longer need to travel to the YMCA corporate office to pick up jerseys. We have partnered with Augusta Sportswear, a premier supplier of quality athletic gear, to provide direct online ordering. The jerseys are shipped right to your door within 4 – 5 business days of placing your order. If there are any issues or questions, simply reach out to Augusta Sportswear customer service for help. Also, you will no longer need to purchase a second jersey until your child grows out of it, or the style changes.

The online ordering URL is also listed on the registration page and the YMCA sports department will send a reminder email with online ordering link information.


Competitive Leagues

This league is more competitive than the YMCA recreational league, yet still provides a positive experience. Coaches register their team and if you don’t have a team you can register as a single*.

  • Coaches register their team, schedule their own practices and teams provide their own uniforms. Teams will play 8 games during the season (unless forces out of our control occur) and end in a seeded, single elimination tournament. Regular season games are played on Mondays and/or Wednesdays at the Warehouse and/or HUB. Tournament games can be played on Monday & Wednesday.

Grades 3 – 8 (Feb 20 – May 3)

Team Early Bird Registration:  Nov 22 – Jan 30, 1pm | Guaranteed

Team Registration: Jan 30, 1:01pm – Feb 6 | Non-Guaranteed

  • Games played the HUB or Warehouse on Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Optional tournament at the end of the season
  • Tournament games can be played on Mon/Wed
  • The Y will try to create a team and find a coach but it is possible teams will not be formed or found. Optional placement into recreation program

Register

Single Registration*

*Registering does not guarantee placement on a team. The Y will try to create a team and find a coach for those wanting to play competitive basketball. In addition, single registration players can be placed on current teams. It is possible teams will not be formed or found. 

 

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Flag Football

Our focus is on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. Every game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.

Grades 1 – 2 (Sep 10 – Oct 15, 2022)

  • Games played on Saturdays
  • Game Sites: City of Spokane & Spokane Valley
  • Guaranteed Registration ENDS Aug 22
  • Non-Guaranteed Registration ENDS Aug 29

Registration Closed


Grades 3 – 6 (Sep 10 – Oct 22, 2022)

  • Games played on Saturdays
  • Game Sites: City of Spokane & Spokane Valley
  • Guaranteed Registration ENDS Aug 22
  • Non-Guaranteed Registration ENDS Aug 29

Registration Closed


Volunteer Coaches

We’re seeking volunteers interested in coaching youth sports. Our coaches make YMCA youth sports possible and create a lifelong impact on children by encouraging participation and emphasizing sportsmanship and strong character. When you become a volunteer, the Y will introduce you to coaching and provide resources specific to the sport you coach. If you have questions about being a volunteer coach, please contact our Sports Executive, Mike Williams, 509 777 9622 x 4140.

Volunteer Coach Application

Volleyball

Co-ed 6 on 6 volleyball league. This is a learning league, where participants can build on the foundations of the game. Practice times can be one or two times a week depending on the coach’s availability.

Grades 4 – 6 (Apr 14 – May 20)

  • Early Bird Registration Feb 1 – Mar 13 1pm
  • Registration Mar 13 1:01pn – Mar 27
  • Games are Friday nights
  • Game location TBA

Register

Indoor Soccer

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Learn the basics of the game, fine-tune your skills, plus practice teamwork and leadership, while making new friends!
League focuses on fundamentals and new skill development.

Grades K – 1

  • Early Bird Registration Feb 1 – Mar 13 at 1pm
  • Registration Mar 13 at 1:01pm – Mar 27
  • Games are on Saturdays
  • Locations North Y and Valley Y

Register

For more information, please email Luke Plummer or call 509 720 5613

 

Interested In Coaching?
Volunteer Coach Application
The involvement of the community, parents and family volunteers is greatly appreciated and is an integral part in the success of our youth sports programs.

Sports Clinics 

We offer Clinics for a variety of Sports which are an ideal way to introduce gross motor skills. We teach fun, movement and character through entertaining skills and drills for kids.

Clinics are held each month at our local branches and are typically on Saturdays.

Young Kids Kicking Soccer Ball In GymNorth Spokane YMCA Clinics

Flag Football: Feb 4 – 25

Ages 3 -5  | 12 – 12:50pm Register
Ages 3 -5  | 1 – 1:50pm Register
Grades K – 2 | 2 – 2:50pm Register

Floor Hockey: Mar 4 – 25 

Ages 3 -5  | 12 – 12:50pm Register
Ages 3 -5  | 1 – 1:50pm Register
Grades K – 2  | 2 – 2:50pm Register

Kickball: Apr 1 – 25

Ages 3 -5  | 12 – 12:50pm Register
Ages 3 -5  | 1 – 1:50pm Register
Grades K – 2  | 2 – 2:50pm Register


Central Spokane YMCA Clinics

Kickball: Feb 4 – 25

Grades 1 – 2  | 5 – 5:50pm Register
Grades 3 – 4  | 6 – 6:50pm Register
Grades 5 – 6  | 7 – 7:50pm Register

Soccer: Mar 4 – 25

Ages 3 -5  | 5 – 5:50pm Register
Ages 3 -5  | 6 – 6:50pm Register
Grades K – 2  | 7 – 7:50pm Register

Flag Football: Apr 1 – 25

Grades 1 – 2  | 5 – 5:50pm Register
Grades 3 – 4  | 6 – 65pm Register
Grades 5 – 6  |  7 – 7:50pm Register


South Spokane YMCA Clinics 

Soccer: Feb 4 – 25

Ages 3 – 5  | 10 – 10:50am Register
Ages 3 – 5  | 11 – 11:50am Register
Grades K – 2  | 12 – 12:50pm Register

Flag Football: Mar 4 – 25

Ages 3 – 5  | 3 – 3:50pm Register
Ages 3 – 5  | 4 – 4:50pm Register
Grades K – 2  | 5 – 5:50pm Register

Floor Hockey: Apr 1 – 25

Ages 3 – 5  | 3 – 3:50pm Register
Ages 3 – 5  | 4 – 4:50pm Register
Grades K – 2 | 5 – 5:50pm Register


Spokane Valley YMCA Clinics

Floor Hockey: Feb 4 – 25

Ages 3 – 5  | 10 – 10:50am Register
Ages 3 – 5  | 11 – 11:50am Register
Grades K – 2  | 12 – 12:50pm Register

Kickball: Mar 4 – 25

Ages 3 – 5  | 10 – 10:50am Register
Ages 3 – 5  | 11 – 11:50am Register
Grades K – 2  | 12 – 12:50pm Register

Soccer: Apr 1 – 25

Ages 3 – 5  | 10 – 10:50am Register
Ages 3 – 5  | 11 – 11:50am Register
Grades K – 2  | 12 – 12:50pm Register

YMCA youth sports encourage and promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image, a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others. As parents, we encourage you to become more than just spectators but to consider being a volunteer coach – as well as being your child’s greatest fan!

There’s a lot to know as a youth sports participant parent and we want you to have all the information you need. This information is just for YOU so please spend some time reviewing this material.

Positive Parenting
Parent & Player Code of Ethics
Top 10 Tips for Sports Parents

Parent General Information
Registration, Refund & Cancellation Policy

BE A YOUTH SPORTS COACH TODAY.

Volunteer Coaches Information 

We’re seeking volunteers interested in coaching youth sports. Our coaches make YMCA youth sports possible and create a lifelong impact on children by encouraging participation and emphasizing sportsmanship and strong character. When you become a volunteer, the Y will introduce you to coaching and provide resources specific to the sport you coach. If you have questions about being a volunteer coach, please contact our Sports Executive, Mike Williams509 777 9622 x 4140.

Volunteer Coach Application

Currently accepting Volunteer Coach Applications for Basketball and Flag Football

Required training for Volunteer Coaches
Concussion in Sports Training
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
Code of Conduct
Child Abuse Prevention Training


Team Forms
Roster Wavier

Basketball – Blank Practice Plans:

Practice Plan Worksheet
Fitness Activities Ages 3-5            Practice Skill Ages 3-5          Warm-Up Ages 3-5          Team Circle Ages 3-5
Fitness Activities Ages 6-7            Practice Skill Ages 6-7          Warm-Up Ages 6-7          Team Circle Ages 6-7
Fitness Activities Ages 8-9            Practice Skill Ages 8-9          Warm-Up Ages 8-9          Team Circle Ages 8-9
Fitness Activities Ages 10-11        Practice Skill Ages 10-11      Warm-Up Ages 10-11      Team Circle Ages 10-11
Fitness Activities Ages 12 & Up     Practice Skill Ages 12 & Up   Warm-Up Ages 12 & Up   Team Circle Ages 12 & Up

 

Rugby – Practice Plan Videos:
Drills:
Support – passing drill          Kicking – 3 types of kicking the ball           Basic Pass

Fun Games:
Tiger’s Tail            Rounders          Passing Lines          Pairs Tag         Mountie in the Middle

Educational  Material
7 Pillars of YMCA Youth Sports
Teaching Character Development
Concussion Information
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information
Coaching & Core Values – Coming Soon
General Information – Coming Soon

FAQ

Refund Policy:

Refunds will be granted less a $10 administrative fee for requests made before teams begin practicing or football equipment issue takes place. A 50 percent refund will be granted prior to the first game. Once games begin, no refunds will be granted. Games cancelled to weather will not receive a refund or a portion of the program fee.

Financial Assistance is available.

Financial Assistance takes 5-7 business days to process. Participants will not be placed, able to participate or register for the league until the financial assistance has been processed. To apply, please contact our business office or stop by our Corporate Offices at 1126 N Monroe.

Insurance:

Program participants must have their own insurance.

Registration:

Registrations are accepted on an individual basis. The YMCA builds teams by grade and school.

Guaranteed Registration:

You will be placed according to your grade, school, friend request or coach request. If there’s not enough participants on the team you will be contacted to discuss other options.

Non-Guaranteed Registration:

Registration will still be available in person, by phone or online during this time. However, there is no guarantee that you will be placed on the team for which you have requested. If there are questions about availability, please contact the Program Director or Sports Admin.

When does practice start?

Practice usually begins 2 weeks before the season begins. Please check parent letter for start date. However, if you don’t have a coach yet there will be no practice.

When will I be contacted by the coach?

Sometimes issues arise. So, please make sure your email is accurate and your voicemail is active. Please make sure to check your junk mail.

Parent Letter:

Please look for this letter. The parent letter contains league specific information.

Playerspace:

This is a program we use to send out email to a team, division, or league. Please look for an email via Playerspace. Note you may not receive an email from Playerspace until a month before the season begins.

Weather Conditions:

The YMCA is not responsible for weather related game delays or weather-related game cancellations. The YMCA will make every effort to reschedule delayed or cancelled games, but it is not guaranteed.

Schedules:

If you have not received a schedule, they can be found on the website here Sports Schedules

What should I do at games?

As a parent you are there to support your child, other players, coaches, and officials. Please go over our Parent & Player Code of Ethics.

When is picture day?

Please check your parent letter for the date and possible location of picture day.  The date is also listed on the website.  The actual time will be communicated by your coach and the Sports Admin.

What do the program fees pay for?

The program fees pay for uniforms/t-shirts, sports equipment, officials, administration, and any necessary facility/site rental fees.

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Everyone Can Play

The playing field is not always level for all but that’s where the YMCA, and YOU, come into play. We believe every child should have the chance to play regardless of ability to pay for program participation. Support could include: registration fees, shoes, jerseys, socks, shorts, determined by need. Our Player 2 Player youth sports program helps children from low income schools get in the game with a variety of sports, basketball, indoor soccer, flag football.* As an organization committed to youth development, we believe all children should be able to reach their potential, and we’re here to help. *Programs vary by school.

The statistics below confirm that our area’s low income neighborhoods have the greatest need for a program like Player 2 Player. Our unique sports clinics provide opportunities to learn team building and character development for both kids and parents. By partnering with the YMCA you will make a positive impact in someone’s life and their community. We believe that every person, family and neighborhood has the potential to bring about positive change. And together, we have the power to do so much more. Won’t you join us in supporting these kids?

Here are the area schools we are currently serving:
Lidgerwood Elementary
Logan Elementary
Longfellow Elementary
Scott Elementary
South Pines Elementary

To Donate to Support Kids in Need contact Youth Sports Executive Michael Williams |  | 509 720 5614

Player 2 Player Jersey Sponsorship

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Accessibility for all

Thanks to the generous donors of our Philanthropy in Action, and our commitment to strengthen our community, financial assistance is available to those who need it.

As a mission-driven, nonprofit organization we strive to ensure everyone can learn, grow, and thrive through YMCA programs. Everyone belongs at the Y, regardless of ability to pay.

YMCA Programs Financial Assistance

Please complete the Programs Financial Assistance Application. The application is also available at any YMCA branch or by calling 509 777 9622. Applications and supporting documents can be delivered to the YMCA corporate office at 1126 N. Monroe St. Spokane, WA 99201 or to any YMCA branch. Or it may be emailed, Attention Business Office.

Financial Assistance Applications can take up to 10 days to process once received, longer if the application is incomplete.  Participants will be able to participate or register for the league AFTER the financial assistance application has been processed.

Adult Sports

Pickleball 
Pickleball was created with one thing in mind: fun, and it is now the official sport of Washington! It was designed to be easy to learn and play whether you’re five, eighty-five or somewhere in between. It is traditionally played on a badminton-sized court with special paddles. The ball used is similar to a wiffle ball, but slightly smaller. The lower net and wiffle ball allow the game to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, while still allowing more competitive players to test their mettle. Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Played with two, three, or four players, the ball must bounce once on each side before volleys are allowed. This opens the game to more players and extends play for added fun. We invite you to drop in and join a game.

Currently offered at the Central, North and Valley YMCAs. Check Schedules for days and times.

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