Sports

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.

YMCA Youth Sports Philosophy

The YMCA stresses child-oriented attitudes by keeping winning in perspective, having fun, improving physical fitness, and working with the whole child. The YMCA wants the quality of play to improve in order to meet the needs of all participants whatever their ability and skills.

The YMCA accomplishes this by training adult volunteers in clinics and workshops that the child comes first and winning comes second. The key for coaches and parents is to keep winning in perspective. Competition will happen in youth sports without any external pressures. It is important to keep competition at a level appropriate for the athlete.

The goal of the Youth Sports program is to help the child grow to their fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit. Activity helps the body grow; thinking advances the mind, and belief makes our spirit grow.

Our Litehouse YMCA in Sandpoint, ID has reopened to Litehouse Y members only in the beginning phases. Our Spokane area branches are not a part of Phase 2 and remain closed at this time. Please let us know if you need to change your membership until our Spokane Ys can reopen. Membership Options