Youth Sports

Youth Sports at the Y:

We currently offer Youth Sports at both the Thomas E. Hannah and Middle Tyger YMCA's. Offerings include Youth Soccer, Youth Basketball, Tee Ball, Coaches Pitch, and more. Youth sports teams need your support! To be a team sponsor or for more information, please contact Alison Chism at Middle Tyger or Atticus Fehl at the Tom.

Our Youth Sports programs focus on:

  • healthy competition rather than rivalry
  • the value of participation over winning
  • team building as well as individual development
  • a positive self-image and a sense of fair play
  • mutual respect for others

According to the American Sport Education Program, sports participation:

  • Builds an appreciation of personal health and fitness
  • Develops a positive self-image
  • Teaches how to work as part of a team
  • Develops social skills with other children and adults (such as taking turns and sharing playing time)
  • Teaches both how to manage success and disappointment
  • Teaches how to respect others

Caring adult coaches and volunteers create an environment in which children learn and practice the YMCA's core values of responsibility, honesty, respect, faith and caring.
Parents are encouraged to contribute their time as volunteer coaches and team parents as well being their kid's greatest fan. YMCA Youth Sports programs include both team and individual sports.
YMCA Youth Sports programs are a great start to a lifetime of health and wellness!