Kids who participate in Sports at the Y discover so much more than their athletic abilities. They build character, develop self-confidence and create healthy relationships through positive competition. Kids of all skill levels and abilities can choose from a variety of sports to explore.

Below are the core sports we offer throughout the year. Sports vary by location and time of year.

Additional sports are offered at some locations. Check with your nearest YMCA location for their current sport schedule.

Kids practice core basketball skills such as ball handling, defense, offense, rebounding and shooting. As they develop their athletic talents, children also build character, values and confidence through teamwork and discipline.

Questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 612-230-9622.

Classes

Cost: $70 for members and $95 for non-members.

Age-based classes will vary by session.

Age 3: 30-minute class
Class introduces basketball basics, encouraging exploration within a safe and healthy environment. Kids work on beginner concepts such as dribbling, defense and shooting mechanics.

Age 4 through grade 1: 45-minute class
Class strengthens beginning basketball skills, preparing kids for the next level with work on ball handling and manipulation, defense and shooting mechanics.

Grades 2-8: 60-minute class
Class builds knowledge of the game through team play, developing individual skills including passing angles, defensive skills, offensive roles and shooting

Leagues

Cost: $105 for members and $130 for non-members.

Age-based leagues for grades 1-2 will vary by session.

All-Y leagues

We base team placement on the current grade level of participants. All-Y league teams play other teams throughout the YMCA of the North.

3on3 Basketball Leagues 

Our goal for YMCA 3on3 youth basketball leagues is to teach the fundamental skills of basketball during weekly skills practices and to encourage fun game play. Practices will focus on skills-based drills sessions that will prepare players for non-coached 3on3 games. Court officials will be present to manage each game. On game nights, each team will play a double header. Our 3on3 leagues range from Grades 3-8 and will vary by session. At a minimum eight skills practices and six games are guaranteed. Parents are encouraged to cheer on all players but please refrain from coaching during gameplay.

Cost: $105 for members and $130 for non-members.

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.

Questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 612-230-9622.

Classes

Cost: $70 for members and $95 for non-members.

Age-based classes will vary by session.

Age 3: 30-minute class
Kids at this level learn how to get comfortable using their feet. Safe, age-appropriate activities teach basic concepts and show how much fun soccer can be!

Age 4 through grade 1: 45-minute class
Our trainers start to introduce team-based instruction such as drills and scrimmages. All games are friendly, inclusive and non-scoring.

Grades 2-8: 60-minute class
Kids in upper grades learn more advanced techniques and strategies customized to their age and ability. Our expert trainers challenge athletes and give helpful feedback, making sure they stay safe and have fun in every class.

Leagues

Cost: $105 for members and $130 for non-members.

Age-based leagues for grades 1-8 will vary by session.

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.

Kids learn proper technique and build endurance through a curriculum of exercises, drills, races and games. Our trainers promote safe workouts, beginning each session begins with an extensive warm-up and ending with a cool-down to soothe active muscles.

Questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 612-230-9622.

Leagues

Cost: $105 for members and $130 for non-members.

Age-based leagues will vary by session.

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.

Volleyball at the Y gives kids a solid foundation in fitness while they learn the right skills to play one of the world’s most exciting, fastest growing sports. Kids start with basic passing and setting techniques, footwork and ball contact. Higher-level classes teach serving, hitting and blocking footwork, and incorporate small scrimmages. All classes are grouped by age and ability.

Questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 612-230-9622.

Classes

Cost: $70 for members and $95 for non-members.

Age-based classes will vary by session

Leagues

Cost: $105 for members and $130 for non-members.

Age-based leagues for grades 1-8 will vary by session.

All-Y leagues

We base team placement on the current grade level of participants. All-Y league teams play other teams throughout the YMCA of the North.

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