At the Y, kids can learn to play a sport, develop their skills, make new friends, and become empowered in youth sports programs.

  • Equal Playing Time
  • Good Sportsmanship
  • Everybody Plays, Everybody Wins
  • New Friends
  • Upgraded Jerseys

Sports Modified for Safety

The safety of our sports families is our number one priority. We’re following guidance from the CDC, public health officials and the St. Louis Medicine COVID-19 task force to ensure that our  children can participate in sports programs modified for their safety. A few of the changes are smaller teams with reduced rosters, virtual coach’s meetings, games and practices scheduled not to overlap, equipment disinfected with EPA certified product between each use, modified rules, and parent attendance at games but not practices.

*Sports offerings may vary by branch

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Check Back for our Fall Sports Offerings!

Hit the hardwood with the folks who invented the game - the Y! Boys and girls in age 4 through grade 6 develop skills including dribbling, shooting, passing, and rebounding. Youth basketball at the Y combines team play and individual skills in a fun and supportive environment.

Our Youth Basketball League features:
• One practice during the week and games on Saturdays
• Seven games per session 
• Trained volunteer coaches
• Trained officials
• Good sportsmanship and YMCA core values modeled and promoted
• Fundamentals and a focus on new skill development
• Equal play time for players
• Upgraded team jerseys and end of season awards
• In-house tournaments for grades 3 and up

Winter 2021
Dates TBD

Pass, set, hit! With an emphasis on team spirit and sportsmanship, players have the opportunity to learn the basic volleyball fundamentals such as underhand serving, setting, hitting, blocking and digging in a fun and positive environment.

Our Volleyball League features:
• Games on Saturdays
• Six games per session (some sessions offer a bonus game for a total of 7 games)
• Trained volunteer coaches
• YMCA trained and screened officials
• Good sportsmanship and core values modeled and promoted
• Focus on fundamentals and new skill development
• All players receive equal play time
• Upgraded team shirts/jerseys and end of season awards
• In-house tournaments for grades 3 and up

Fall II 2020
Early Bird Registration: July 22 – September 21 (fees increase $15 on September 22)
Registration: September 22 – October 5
Practices Begin for League Play: Week of October 19
Season Dates: November 7 – December 19

YMCA Baseball is designed to teach young baseball players the fundamentals of the game. Participants will learn how to catch, throw, and bat in a fun team atmosphere. Coach pitch is coed grades K-2, player-pitch is for boys grades 3-8. Our approach to coaching allows players to learn and have fun!

Our Youth Baseball League features:
• One game per week
• Seven games per season
• Trained volunteer coaches
• YMCA screened and trained umpires
• Good sportsmanship and core values modeled and promoted
• Focus on fundamentals and new skill development
• All players receive equal play time
• Upgraded team shirts and end of season awards
• In-house tournaments for grades 3 and up

Summer 2021
Dates to be announced

This is an instructional skills clinic/game for boys and girls to learn the fundamentals of T-Ball.

Summer 2021
Dates to be announced

Flag Football is one of America's most exciting sports and you can get your start at the Y.  So huddle up‚ flag football is here! Y flag football is a recreational program designed for players new to the sport of football as well as those not quite ready for tackle football.

Our Flag Football League features:
• Games on Saturdays
• Six games per session
• One practice per week
• Trained volunteer coaches
• YMCA trained and screened officials
• Good sportsmanship and core values modeled and promoted
• Focus on fundamentals and new skill development
• All players receive equal play time
• Upgraded team jerseys and end of season awards
• In-house tournaments for grades 3 and up

Fall I 2020
Early Bird Registration: May 4 – August 6 (fees increase $15 on August 7)
Registration:August 7- August 12
Practices Begin for League Play: Week of August 24 
Season Dates: September 12 – October 17

Coaches for Y sports are all volunteers and you can make a difference as a volunteer coach! Youth Sports at the Y focuses on learning, character development and teamwork. Coaches receive training and support from Y sports staff. 

Create a volunteer account to fill out an application.

Refer to our handbook for more information about being a youth sports coach. 

Meet some of our youth sports coaches in this brief video and see why they do what they do!

Refer to our handbook for more information about YMCA sports programs.

We partner with Cardinal Glennon SportsCare to give kids a healthy advantage through educational programs and support. Check out some of their safety tips. If you need help finding a physician for your young athlete, contact Cardinal Glennon SportsCare at (314) 577-5640.

  • Cancellations made prior to the registration deadline receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations received after the registration deadline are subject to a $15 fee.
  • No refunds issued for cancellations after the second scheduled game.