YOUTH SPORT LEAGUES & CLINICS

YOUTH SPORTS AT THE Y

At the Y, what happens off the field is just as important as what happens on the field.


 

Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes with learning a new skill or building positive relationships that lead to good character and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Our sports programs are for all, they feature positive competition and their schedules are designed for family convenience.

Gymnastics

Through gymnastics, kids learn coordination, self-confidence, and motor skills in addition to developing flexibility and balance. Gymnastics sessions are typically held in Spring, Summer, and fall. 

Participant Age & Session Name

Program Time & Dates

Member

Non-member

Mommy & Me

Ages 18 months - 3 years

June 15 - June 29
(3 weeks: June 15th, 22th, 29th)
Tuesdays 10:00 am - 10:35 am

$30

$60

Progressive Gymnastics

Ages 4 years old and up

June 14 - June 28
(3 weeks: June 14th, 21th, 28th)
Mondays 10:30 - 11:30 am

$40

$90

Mommy & Me

Ages 18 months - 3 years

July 12 - July 26
(3 weeks: July 12th, 19th, 26th)
Mondays 10:00 am - 10:35 am

$30

$60

Tumble Tots

Ages 3 - 5 years

July 13 - July 27
(3 weeks: July 13th, 20th, 27th)
Tuesdays 10:00 am - 10:45 am

$30

$60

Summer Basketball Skills Clinic

Our Summer Basketball skills clinic is designed to develop fundamental basketball skills while teaching teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship. Players will learn and develop skills in basketball rules, shooting, passing, and ball handling. They will also learn offensive and defensive skills like rebounding and team play.

Summer Basketball Skills Clinic

2 Hours Skills Clinic

Location: Outdoor Basketball COurts at the Forchetti Family YMCA Center for Early Learning

Session 1: July 24 & 31

  • Youth Entering Grades 6-8
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Session 2: August 7 & 14

  • Youth Entering Grades 3-5
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Program Pricing

Member

$25

Non-member

$45

Fall Soccer

Our soccer program offers participants the chance to move and engage with friends while learning new skills and enhancing old ones. This program is a great way to teach fundamentals while developing their spatial awareness, agility, and overall athletic skills, emphasizing good sportsmanship. Youth Soccer Leagues are held Summer and Fall. Practices will be held on weekday evenings with games on Saturdays. Exact times and locations of practices will be determined by field availability and coach and participant schedules.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JULY 1

Fall Soccer League

  • League for Children Ages 3 - 11 Years
  • Season: September 4 - October 2
    • October 2: make-up/rain date
    • October 9: make-Up Date
  • Soccer Games are held at the Porter Care Express Soccer Fields
  • Practices are held on week nights and are announced after registration ends. 
  • If your child does not have a reversible jersey from the Duneland Family YMCA, please purchase a jersey during registration. 

Program Pricing

Member

$25

Non-member

$45

YOUTH SPORTS AT THE Y

​Our Youth Sports programs build young athletes by giving them a foundation for a lifetime. Our caring and experienced coaches know how to keep your child safe while having a blast learning a new sport! Whether it’s improving their skills and coordination, or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
Supportive Coaches
Supportive Coaches

YMCA coaches care about your child’s development — creating a positive environment to build character and confidence in each player.

New Friendships
New Friendships

Sports offer the perfect setting for kids to make new friends while learning the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship.     

Safe & Positive Environment
Safe & Positive Environment

Our leagues keep the focus on fun and healthy competition where every kid can thrive.

 

Have Questions? We're here to help!
For questions about our sports leagues, please contact our Sports Coordinator. If you need help registering your child or have questions regarding payment, please call the Duneland Family YMCA at (219)926-4204 or email [email protected].

YOUTH SPORTS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Does the Y supply uniforms?

A: Beginning in 2021, each player will receive a reversible Duneland YMCA "all-sports" Youth Sports jersey included in the program fee. This jersey will be used for all competitive sports leagues.

After purchasing the jersey, returning players are encouraged to bring back their jerseys from the previous season. If a player does not have a uniform from a prior season or would like a new one, a jersey may be purchased at scheduled times leading up to the first game.

Q: What types of awards are given?

A: Each player will receive an individual participation award.

Q: Do you provide scholarships or financial assistance?

A: Yes, thanks to generous contributions to the YMCA’s Annual Giving campaign, scholarships are available to participants who qualify. Applications are available at the Duneland Family YMCA or by calling us at 219-926-4204.

Q: How does the refund policy work?

A: Cancellations received before the first practice are eligible for a full refund. Once practice has begun, but before the first game has been played, we will offer a full credit for YMCA programs. After the first game has been played we are unable to give any refunds or system credits.

Q: How are individual players placed on teams?

A: Participants are placed on teams based on their age and requests. The information you provide on the registration questionnaire plays a large role in how teams are drafted.

Q: What if I have a specific request?

A: We try to accommodate requests, but we cannot guarantee requests will be honored. Refunds are not provided due to an unfulfilled request. For teammate or coach requests, you must indicate whom you are requesting on the registration questionnaire.

Q: Who Can Play?

A: YMCA sports leagues are open to boys and girls of all skill levels. Participants do not need a YMCA membership to participate.

Q: When are practices and games?

A: Teams will practice once a week, Monday – Friday, typically in the afternoon or evenings for about an hour. Games are generally held on Saturdays and range from the morning through late afternoon.

Q: Where are practices and games held?

A: Practice and game locations vary depending on the sport.

Youth Soccer: Porter Care Express Soccer Fields

Gymnastics: Duneland Family YMCA

Please contact us if you are unsure of the location of your child's sports program.

Q: How are practice times determined?

A: Practice times and locations are scheduled by volunteer coaches, not by YMCA Youth Sports directors. Your volunteer coach will inform you of your child’s practice time and location about one to two weeks prior to the start of the season.

Q: How many games will we play?

A: For most sports leagues, we provide a seven-eight week season.

Q: How will I be notified about weather cancellations?

A: If the YMCA cancels for weather, the YMCA is responsible for notifying the guardian and coaches. Please visit our website or Facebook Page for updates in the case of inclement weather. If the coach decides to cancel, it is the coach’s responsibility to notify the team.

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