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

Youth Dodgeball League

* * * DATE CHANGE! * * *
Dodgeball will be held in the Fall!

Fundamental Summer “Quick” Youth Basketball League

July 21-August 18 (Boys & Girls ages 4 to 15)

This Co-Ed league consists of 3 practices and 4 Saturdays of games. We maximize the positive effects of playing sports by emphasizing healthy competition, promoting teamwork and individual development.

Practices are Saturday, July 21, one of Tue/Wed/Thu July 24, 25 or 26, plus one of Tue/Wed/Thu July 31, August 1 or 2 for a TOTAL of THREE practices of 1 hour each. Games are July 28, August 4, 11 & 18. Games are scheduled on Saturdays between 9 am and 6 pm for 1 hour in length.

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

Youth Volleyball Clinic Series

nullJuly 24-27 (All Skill Levels ages 9 to 17)
This four-day clinic for beginner through intermediate players ages 9-17 designed to build and improve fundamental skills. Sign up by the clinic or all four for a discounted fee. The program will be led by Mineral Ridge’s Junior Varsity Coach, Nicole Luklan, as well as Varsity Players.

Registration deadline is Saturday, July 21.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Tuesday, July 24
Wednesday, July 25
Thursday, July 26
Friday, July 27
Tue-Fri, July 24-27
Hitting & Spiking
Serving & Defensive Positioning
All Techniques

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

Fundamental Skills Basketball Camp

July 30-August 3 (Boys & Girls ages 5-12)
This Camp has a positive and uptempo atmosphere in which to improve camper fundamentals while having fun and making new friends. Coaches will also help participants build confidence and stress good sportsmanship.

This camp offers a half-day (9 am-12 pm) or a full-day (9 am-4:30 pm) option and is suited for all skill levels.

Registration Form and Additional Information Coming Soon!
Register ONLINE for Half-Day Camp
Register ONLINE for Full-Day Camp

Adult League

Adult Golf League

League Begins: Tuesday, May 1
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 27

This Tuesday league is held at the Mill Creek Golf Course. Entry Fee is $175 per team plus $15 per player. If a player is a YMCA member, the $15 fee is waived.


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

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