YMCA Youth Sports Leagues

Grades 1-8

$80 for members and non-members for a six-week session

Leagues let kids take their skills to the next level and experience positive competition. Age-based offerings vary by session and by sport. Leagues consist of organized practices and team contests with coaches and officials. The first two weeks focus on skill development practice and teamwork, while the remaining weeks introduce scored games and meets along with continued practice. Leagues guarantee a minimum of 6 practices and 4 games throughout the session. Questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 612-230-9622.

Soccer Leagues at the Y

YMCA Soccer Leagues

As the popularity of soccer continues to soar nationwide, kids really get a kick out of our programs that teach fundamental skills such as passing, trapping, shooting, dribbling, stealing and goalkeeping.

All-Y leagues

Participants will be placed on teams by current grade level. All-Y league teams will play other teams throughout the YMCA of the North.

Tips and preparation for parents and guardians

  • You can also register in person at Member Services
  • Have your child bring water and wear active wear and tennis shoes
  • Players are required to purchase a Y jersey for $15 to participate
  • Arrive on time
  • Have your child use the restroom before practice begins
  • If child is under the age of 10, please remain on site
  • Show a photo ID or driver’s license as you enter the building if you’re not a member of the Y

Flag Football Leagues at the Y

YMCA Flag Football Leagues

Our flag football program helps kids get a feel for football as they work on fundamentals of throwing, catching and playing as a team in this no-tackle sport.

All-Y leagues

Participants will be placed on teams by current grade level. All-Y league teams will play other teams throughout the YMCA of the North.

Tips and preparation for parents and guardians

  • You can also register in person at Member Services
  • Have your child bring water and wear active wear and tennis shoes
  • Players are required to purchase a NFL flag jersey and flag belt for $25 to participate
  • Arrive on time
  • Have your child use the restroom before practice begins
  • If child is under the age of 10, please remain on site
  • Show a photo ID or driver’s license as you enter the building if you’re not a member of the Y

Regional Sports Leagues

Find a league near you!

Session 4, September 14 - October 25

East Metro

  • Hastings
  • Hudson
  • Woodbury

Register for soccer

Register for flag football

Northeast Metro

  • Andover
  • Emma B. Howe
  • Forest Lake
  • Lino Lakes
  • Shoreview
  • St. Paul Midway/Eastside
  • White Bear Lake/Maplewood

Register for soccer

Register for flag football

Southwest Metro

  • Blaisdell
  • River Valley
  • Southdale

Register for soccer

Register for flag football

West Metro

  • New Hope
  • North Community
  • Ridgedale

Register for soccer

Register for flag football

South Metro

  • Burnsville
  • Eagan

Register for soccer

Register for flag football

 

YMCA Sports Classes

Looking for an option to YMCA sports leagues?

In YMCA Sports classes, kids will meet weekly to develop their skills through a variety of age appropriate skill drills and team-building exercises for a variety of sports. The session kicks off with a focus on skill development and advances to teamwork concepts which may include light scrimmaging and positive competition. Trained YMCA staff leads each class with help from qualified volunteers. At the end of the session, each age level will have acquired specific skill outcomes needed to advance to the next level of skill development. 

YMCA Sports class offerings vary by session and location. See what's available at a location near you!


Volunteer coaches and assistants

Serving as a youth coach is one of the greatest investments of time and energy anyone can make. Coaches become some of the most influential voices in a child’s life, and you can help us fill each season with lessons that last a lifetime.

Y volunteer coaches must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Apply online
  • Complete a background check
  • Complete Y training
  • Commit 2 hours per week for leagues

We also need assistants during classes to help run small groups of kids through preplanned drills and organize teams during scrimmages.

Y volunteer assistants must:

  • Be 14 or older
  • Apply online
  • Complete a background check
  • Commit 1 hour per week

All coaches and assistants must attend the Coaches Meeting.