The YMCA aspires to have an outstanding developmental program that will provide a high quality experience to every athlete and volunteer coach in our youth sports programs. Our youth will learn the skills, tactics and strategies of the game while having fun. The young athlete will develop positive characteristics of good sportsmanship and teamwork while strengthening self-confidence and learning life time fitness in an atmosphere that strengthens family and peer relationships.
- To build self-esteem
- To teach social skills - values, communication, human relations
- To teach physical skills, fitness, and health
- To develop responsibility and decision-making skills
- To enhance leadership skills - in youths and adults
- To build relationships among peers and between parent and child
- To support and strengthen family life
- To create a FUN experience for children and their families
Click to view an overview of the Youth Sports Programs offered:
Looking for a printable flyer listing our programs or upcoming session offerings for 2018? Download the 2019 Youth Sports Calendar (PDF).
We offer four types of Youth Sports Programs to best suit your child's strengths and abilities.
The YMCA’s Fundamental Youth Sports Programs teach the basic skills of the sport through drills and practices with less emphasis on the game. We concentrate more on the fundamentals of the sport and towards the end of the session introduce modified games. Fundamental Sports runs 45 minutes; Recreational Sports run 75 minutes.
Recreational Sports League
Recreational Sports work on developmental skills with more advanced curriculum in a league format. Week 1 is a team practice. Weeks 2-7 begin with a 30-minute practice followed by a 45-minute game. Here we introduce more game play (unlike Fundamental Sports where we emphasis more on skills and drills with modified games). Referees are incorporated in grade level 3-4 in Football, Soccer, and Basketball. At grade level 3-4 we will also introduce score as a part of the game without putting too much emphasis upon competition.
Youth Sports Specialty Classes
The YMCA is partnering with Green Bay Tennis Center to offer youth tennis programs at the Green Bay Tennis Center facility. This Junior Development Program uses kid sized courts and low compression tennis balls and focuses upon developing the fundamental skills of the game, just like other Y youth sports programs. Tennis instruction for ages 14 & under have changed over the years and children will experience success much sooner following this pathway than those that are learning with the traditional yellow ball. All classes are taught by the experienced tennis instructors at the GBTC.
Develop and improve upon the building blocks of the sport in a 2 hour clinic. Get ready to play in our YMCA Youth Sports Programs and future sport program. Our clinics are fun, fast-paced, and are led by Y Sports Site Supervisors that teach fundamental skills and positions of the sport. See our Fundamental Youth Sports Clinics.
Concussion Form (Mandatory)
We have electronic concussion forms that must be completed annually for each child. The concussion form link will be emailed to you prior to the start of the program. Please watch for that email and complete the concussion form online.
Youth Sports Hotline
Inclement weather? Not sure if your child's program is running? Call the Youth Sports Hotline at 436 9555 to get updates on your child's program!
Check out Youth Sports Updates on the Parent Dugout page!
Youth Sports Contacts
Broadview YMCA Heidi Marquardt
including Green Isle, Webster, Dickinson & Seymour sites
Ferguson Family YMCA Shannon Haggerty
including tennis programs in partnership with Green Bay Tennis Center
East Side YMCA Ryan Ricossa
West Side YMCA Christine Wiinamaki