The Y is committed to empowering kids to lead healthy, active lifestyles. From gaining confidence to fostering positive relationships, sports at the Y are about building lifelong, healthy habits from the inside out.

A male, African American coach, tells the game plan to his team consisting of two young boys and one young girl wearing red YMCA jerseys. They are sitting on the sidelines of the court. The students look focused on doing their best during the youth recreational basketball game at the YMCA.

Youth Sports Leagues and Clinics

The Y offers year-round team sports for kids of all ages and skill levels. Every child plays at least half of every game. We welcome Y members and non-members to participate, practice and play.
The Gateway Region YMCA breaks ground on a new adaptive sports complex in partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals and Cardinals Care, Boniface Foundation, and Miracle League

Adaptive Sports

Adaptive sports programs at the Y provide children and adults with disabilities the chance to play sports and participate in learning opportunities in a safe, fun atmosphere.
Four young gymnasts hold themselves up on the bar, wearing leotards and smiling for the photo. There are three Caucasian girls, and one African American girl. They are all happy to be participating in the girls gymnastics youth program at the YMCA.


Gymnastics offers many positive physical benefits and improves confidence and self-esteem. Our gymnastics programs begin with children as young as 12 months old in a parent-child class, and continue through preschool, progressive, and even competitive levels.
Dancer Four Girls

Dance & Cheer

YMCA Dance & Cheer programs focus on skills, poise and discipline while never losing sight of the fun! Whether your child prefers tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop or cheer, the YMCA allows kids to exercise in a fun, nurturing environment while they build a solid foundation of skills.
An image of a young Caucasian boy being taught karate by an older Caucasian male at the YMCA. Both are dressed in the white karate outfits and posing in power stances.

Martial Arts

The Y offers high quality martial arts programming for children and adults in an encouraging, non-intimidating, and family-friendly environment. Our instructors are among the best and promote hard work, discipline, honor, integrity, and respect for themselves and others.
esports gaming


Get the game started with our competitive esports leagues with beginner, intermediate, and advances levels with games such a Super Smash Bros, Rocket League, and Fortnite.

Become a Coach

Coaching youth sports at the Y is a rewarding, fun experience. Learn more about how you can apply to coach one of our sports leagues.