YMCA Youth Sports Leagues

Grades 1-8

(Please register for the grade your child has most recently completed)

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 to three weeks focus on skill development practice and teamwork, while the remaining weeks introduce scored games and meets along with continued practice. Questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 612-230-9622.

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
  • Cleats are allowed, but not required
  • Players are required to purchase a NFL flag football league jersey 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
  • Review our COVID safety protocols

Soccer Leagues at the Y

Soccer Leagues

Through this program kids will learn fundamental skills such as passing, trapping, shooting, dribbling, stealing and goalkeeping. As they develop their athletic talents, children also build character, values and confidence through teamwork and discipline.

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
  • Cleats are allowed, but not required. Shin guards are recommended.
  • 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
  • Review our COVID safety protocols

Learn more about our core sports offerings

Regional Sports Leagues

Find a league near you!

Session 4, August 16 – October 10

Registration opens July 27!


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!

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Accessibility, scholarships and special needs

We believe everyone should have equal access to Y programs and facilities regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, ability and financial status.

Need help covering class and league fees for your child? Find out if you qualify for financial assitance.

Y programs accommodate special needs into existing programs to the extent that financial and physical resources permit. Please contact us if your child has any special needs or requires any accommodations.


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.

2021 Session schedules

Session 1: January 11 - March 7

Registration opens December 22

Session 2: March 15 - May 9

Registration opens February 23

Session 3: June 7 - August 1

Registration opens May 11

Session 4: August 16 - October 12

Registration opens July 27

Session 5: October 25 - December 19

Registration opens September 28

*session dates and registration openings subject to change.

Youth Sports COVID Safety Protocols

To ensure the health and safety of our sport participants, spectators and staff members, we have made updates to some of our COVID-19 health and safety procedures. Please review our COVID safety protocols so you can be best prepared! Learn more

Communication with parents and guardians

Once you register your child for a sport, all communications from the Y take place over email and on Playerspace.

You’ll receive information about:

  • Schedules
  • Locations for games
  • What to do if there’s bad weather on game day