YMCA Youth Sports Leagues

Grades 1-8

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.

Basketball Leagues at the Y

Basketball Leagues

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. Basketball has separate leagues for boys and girls.

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
  • Review our COVID safety protocols

Volleyball Leagues at the Y

Volleyball Leagues

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.

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
  • Review our COVID safety protocols

Learn more about our core sports offerings

Regional Sports Leagues

Find a league near you!

Session 2, March 15 - May 9

Northeast Metro

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

Register for basketball

Register for futsal

Register for volleyball

Southwest Metro

  • Blaisdell
  • River Valley
  • Southdale

Register for basketball

Register for futsal

Register for volleyball

West Metro

  • New Hope
  • North Community
  • Ridgedale

Register for basketball

Register for volleyball

 

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.


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.