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

Fall Jr Cavs Fundamental Basketball League

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We are partnering with the 2016 NBA World Champion Cleveland Cavaliers’ Junior Cavs program that includes some great perks. This Saturday league consists of 3 practices and 6 games. We focus on the fundamentals of basketball while modifying the game to fit each age division. The League emphasizes healthy competition, promotes teamwork and individual development, and focuses on life lessons learned through sports. Team play and good sportsmanship are stressed. All players receive equal time each game.
Practices are October 13, 20 & 27. Games are November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8 & 15. Practices and games are 1 hour in length.

FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE is Saturday, October 13. There is a $15 LATE FEE.

Coaches meeting is Tuesday, October 9 from 7:30-9 pm.

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


De’Onte Brown, Central Sports League Coordinator, at dbrown@youngstownymca.org or 330-744-8411 x 151
Dominique Cole, Central Assistant Sports League Coordinator, at dcole@youngstownymca.org or 330-744-8411 x 151

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 14. The first night for League play is September 21. All team and individual fees MUST be paid by September 21!

Click HERE for Details


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

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