While individual sports and activities help develop personal and physical skills, there is nothing like the interaction of team sports such as basketball, soccer and T-ball to develop cooperation, strategy and sportsmanship. YMCA sports leagues offer a low-pressure, high-participation opportunity to develop these skills. The “bench” is one position no one has to play at the Y.

Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth in Athletes

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.

Click here to learn more about Lindsay’s Law and the YMCA of Youngstown’s requirements for youth athletes, their parents/guardians, and YMCA Coaches.


Youth Leagues & Clinics

2018 Winter Jr Cavs Fundamental Youth Basketball League

January 13-March 24 (Boys & Girls ages 4 to 15)null
We are partnering with the 2016 NBA World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers’ Junior Cavs program that includes some great perks. This Saturday league consists of 4 practices and 6 games. We focus on the fundamentals of basketball while modifying the game to fit each age division. Players will learn more about the game while interacting with others from different ethnic and social backgrounds. Team play and good sportsmanship are stressed. All players receive equal time each game.

Practices are January 13, 20, 27 & February 3 with a mid season practice on March 10. Games are February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 17 & 24. Games are scheduled between 8 am and 7 pm. 4-5 & 5-7 age divisions will not play later than 5 pm. Practices and games are 1 hour in length.null

Registration deadline is Saturday, December 23.
. Registrations occurring December 24-January 6 will be assessed a $15 LATE FEE.

Registration Form and Additional Information
Register ONLINE (type cavs in the Program field)

2017 Youth Basketball Winter Tip Off Skills & Drills Clinics

(Boys & Girls ages 5 to 12)
nullThis program is intended to help players develop not only athletically, but mentally and socially. The clinics are a great opportunity for young basketball players to develop and refine their fundamental basketball skills, which are vital to be successful in competition.

Registration is taken by individual clinic or all three clinics. The more you sign up for, the more you save. Registration deadline is Saturday, January 6.

The 3 different clinics are held Sundays, January 7, 14 & 21. Attend all 3 and receive a clinic T-shirt.

Registration Form and Additional Information

Register ONLINE (type tip in the Program field)

2018 Winter HOOPS360 Competitive Basketball League

null(Boys & Girls ages 8 to 12)
This Sunday league consists of 7 practices and 5 games. The league is designed for a competitive to advanced level of play, not only in skills, but also in team philosophies and game strategies while building character and exercising good sportsmanship. Registration can be done as an individual or as a team.

Practices are February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8 & 15. Games are February 4, 11, 18, 25 & March 4. The registration deadline is Saturday, January 20. Practices and games are scheduled between 1 and 5 pm for 1 hour in length. A Post-Season Tournament will be held March 11 & 18.

Registration Form and Additional Information Register ONLINE (type hoops in the Program field)


D’Nelle Seiple, Youth Sports League Director, at dseiple@youngstownymca.org or 330-744-8411 x 151

Erin Burnick, Youth Sports League Coordinator, at eburnick@youngstownymca.org

Adult League

Fall Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League

Friday nights at the Y were made for volleyball! There is always good competition on every court.

League Registration and Open Play Night is September 15. The first night for League play is September 22. All team and individual fees MUST be paid by September 22!

Click HERE for Details


Mike Shaffer, Central Executive Director, at mshaffer@youngstownymca.org or 330-744-8411

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