Kids who participate in Y Sports get to learn, progress and play in a program that promotes teamwork, safety and positive competition.

At the Y everybody gets an opportunity to play. As kids learn how to work together and support teammates from all backgrounds and beliefs, they also build character and develop healthy self-confidence.

Family involvement plays an important role in Y Sports as well. We ask parents or guardians to remain on-site for the duration of classes, and to keep up with communications from instructors. Kids learn a lot from this model of discipline and accountability—and thrive with the support of involved, engaged adults.


The White Bear Area Y currently offers the following youth sports:


Age 3 through grade 8

$70 for members and $95 for non-members for an eight-week session

Kids will meet weekly to develop their skills through a variety of age appropriate skill drills and team-building exercises. The eight-week 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 eight-week session, each age level will have acquired specific skill outcomes needed to advance to the next level of skill development. 


Grades 1-8

$105 for members and $130 for non-members for an eight-week session

Special 6-week pricing for Summer 2020 Track & Field at available locations:

  • Six-week league is $80 for members and non-members grades 2-12.
  • $60 for members and non - members ages 4 – grade 1.

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. At the end of each session a tournament or all city Track & Field meet will be held. Leagues guarantee a minimum of 8 practices and 6 games throughout the session.

Note: a structured game or meet schedule will be developed and issued the first week of each session.

We are improving our look in YMCA Youth Sports! Purchase one of our new, reversible jerseys at your local Y branch, at a cost of $15. Players are required to wear our new jerseys to participate in any YMCA league. (Note: jerseys for Summer 2020 session not required)

Registration is open for:

Sports Training

Grades 3-12

Pricing varies by package

Small-group and one-on-one training sessions help young athletes grow by developing fundamental sports skills. Kids connect with an expert trainer, who creates customized training to match your child’s abilities and goals.

Sign up for:

Summer Sports Camp

Kids of all skill levels and abilities can choose from a variety of sports to explore this summer in week-long YMCA Summer Sports Camps.

High School Leagues

Leagues give teens a chance to play a team sport at the Y. Available sports vary by location and session. Find locations and available sports.

2020 Session schedules

Session 1: January 13 - March 8

Registration opens November 26

Session 2: March 16 - May 10

Registration opens February 4

Session 3: June 8 - August 9 June 29 - August 9

Summer Track and Field available at some locations. Learn more.

Session 4: August 24 - October 18

Early fall session information coming soon.

Session 5: October 26 - December 20

Registration opens September 8

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

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 our  program scholarships.

Y programs accommodate special needs into existing programs to the extent that financial and physical resources permit. Please contact Tessa Stener 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 4 hours per week

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.