Youth Sports

Youth Sports allow young people to develop skills and build healthy lifestyles through teamwork, fun, and fair play. Our coaches are caring volunteers that help guide our children through learning the essentials of physical fitness, healthy development, and participation. There are no tryouts in our non-competitive sports programs. Both team and individual sports are available. 

 

Helpful Information

  1. You can reach our youth sports department for all YMCA's in Greater San Antonio by emailing us at [email protected] or calling our office at 210-497-7955

  2. The YMCA Sports team communicates with families and coaches each season through our PlayerpSpace sports management platform. If you're new to the YMCA or a returning family be sure to follow this link to sign in or create your account in the upper right-hand corner.

  3. Practices are guaranteed to occur at or near your home location, but games are played at YMCAs throughout the Greater San Antonio association based on registration numbers. YMCA leagues and divisions may be combined with those from other Ys to ensure participation for all.

  4. Interested in coaching your child? Reach out to us at [email protected] and we will get you everything you need to make an impact on kids in our community through sport. Every season there are more kids looking to play sports than parent volunteers signed up to coach.
    We can always use your help! 
     


Current Offerings

Summer sports clinics are open for registration. Our outdoor sports clinics allow families to plan for their summers by selecting specific sports, times and days of the week at registration. Clinics are designed to help your child build sports specific skills in preparation for Fall sports leagues.

Beat the Heat with our indoor summer basketball and volleyball leagues.

Indoor and outdoor sports vary by Branch, see offerings below. 
 

2021 Summer Sports Season Registration

Indoor and outdoor sports vary by Branch, see offerings below. We are excited to get teams back together and return to our traditional sports seasons.



Register Online

Sports Clinics - Registration: May 3 - June 14
 

Kids will participate in 4 week clinics tailored to specific age groups and sports. Our younger groups (ages 3-6) are more focused on skill-building and fun. This is a great way to get your kids introduced to a sport or continue their skill-building in order to improve their team experience for the next season. Our older group clinics (ages 11 -12) will participate in advanced drills and mini games designed to improve their skills and improve their abilities in competition.

• Clinics start week of June 14
• End week of July 5
• Meets 1x week for 4 weeks


Soccer Clinic (ages 3-6)

  Register

 

Football Clinic (ages 5-6)

  Register



Little Spikers Volleyball Outside Clinic (ages 9-12)

  Register



Register at the Y!

If you prefer not to register online, please print out our,  Summer Sports Clinics Registration form(s)Bring your completed form to the Welcome Center and we will get you all set up!

Helpful Information

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   To view your child's practice and game schedules, click HERE.

 

 

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 Resources

Youth Sports Rules

Weather Policy

Coaches' Corner

Parents' Place

 

YMCA Sports Leagues- COVID-19 Safety Information and Expectations

The YMCA will continue to monitor current state and local guidelines to ensure participant safety. We reserve the right to increase or decrease expectations based on the ever-changing information. Safety of your family is important to get kids active again.
 

Outdoor Sports:
 

  1. Symptoms screening will be posted for everyone to see if they exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19

  2. We highly recommend families continue to wear masks when six feet of social distancing is not possible. Signage will be displayed to encourage the public to wear a mask when 6 feet of distancing is not feasible.

  3. We recommend any spectator, coach or player to wear a mask and will support you in doing so.

 

Staff

  • Will be required to attend the mandatory training on COVID-19 safety.
  • Staff will continue be required to wear masks.
  • Must check in before each practice/game and have temperature check and symptoms check.
  • Officials will practice social distancing on fields when possible
     

Coaches/Volunteers

  • Will receive the seasonal coach meeting virtually and be given info on COVID Policy.
  • Volunteers must report any coaches, kids or parents that may be exhibiting any COVID symptoms to YMCA staff so we can handle the situation accordingly and follow up with steps for return/removal.
  • Are encouraged to wear a mask when 6 feet of distance is not feasible.
     

Equipment

  • Kids will be required to bring their own water and not share.
  • Kids are encouraged to bring their own equipment when possible.
     

Parents

  • Parents and kids 2 years or older are encouraged to wear a mask according to the CDC when 6 feet is not feasible.
  • Ample space is provided for you to social distance.

 


Indoor Sports:
 

  1.  Symptoms screening will be posted for everyone to see if they exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19

  2.  All spectators, Coaches, and Officials 2 and older will be required to wear masks at all practices and games. Kids will not be required to wear masks while actively practicing and playing in games.

  3. All Spectators will be required to wear masks at all times Indoors. We will now allow immediate family, but masks are still required.

  4. All individuals entering an indoor facility must be temperature checked and wear their mask.

  5. Teams will enter through one entrance and exit through another exit only. Waiting teams/games will not be allowed in the facility until the previous teams have exited. All families entering the facility will have their temperature checked.

  6. Immediate family only in attendance to reduce the amount of people in facilities.

     

Staff

  • Will be required to attend the mandatory training on COVID-19 safety.
  • Staff will continue be required to wear masks.
  • Must check in before each practice/game and have temperature check and symptoms check.
  • Officials will practice social distancing in gyms when possible.
     

Coaches/Volunteers

  • Will receive the seasonal coach meeting virtually and be given info on COVID Policy.
  • Volunteers must report any coaches, kids or parents that may be exhibiting any COVID symptoms to YMCA staff so we can handle the situation accordingly and follow up with steps for return/removal.
     

Equipment

  • Kids will be required to bring their own water and not share.
  • Kids are encouraged to bring their own equipment when possible.
     

Parents

  • Parents and kids 2 years or older must wear masks at all times.
  • Immediate family only in attendance

 

Value of YMCA Youth Sports

50% Playing Time

YMCA guarantees a child will play a minimum of 50% of the time in every sport. This Best Practice allows the child the time to grow and develop their confidence and skills.

Requests

Participants can request to play with a certain coach, or a friend or player. During General and Late Registration, requests are not guaranteed.

Member Discount

Members receive a discount on Youth Sports and other Y Programs.

 

Uniforms

The YMCA provides a uniform for your child.
 

  • Soccer - Jersey, and Socks

  • Baseball - Jersey and MLB Cap or Visor

  • Volleyball - Jersey

  • Basketball - Jersey (Reversible)

  • Flag Football Football (Jersey)
     

Sponsor a Team and get your logo on the jersey!
 


Sports Philosophies