Any questions or concerns can be directed to:
Program Director, Youth/Adult Sports, Teens & Family
phone: 814-868-0867, ext. 272
YMCA Youth Sports places a priority on family involvement and healthy competition rather than rivalry. They teach the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.
Love Sports? Become a Youth Sports Volunteer Coach! We are always in need of great coaches willing to make a difference in the lives of today’s youth. Your time is our most valuable asset. Volunteer coaches lead players through drills and games that build skills, develop coordination and enhance a love of the game. Contact Shane Quigley for more information.
As a parent, you are making lots of choices for your kids. By choosing YMCA Youth Sports, you are choosing a program that puts more emphasis on confidence than score, character than winning and fun than competition. There are no try-outs and no one gets cut from the team.
Everyone who registers is assigned to a team and all players have the opportunity for equal playing time in games, teaching kids valuable social and teamwork skills. All players participate throughout practices and games. This keeps players physically active, increases their ability, develops communication, and boosts their technical skills.
Kids build confidence on and off the court. They look forward to friendships with teammates and being part of one of the largest sports in the world. Volunteer coaches work with kids on developing technique and endurance. Generally, practices are held one day per week for five weeks; games are held on Saturdays for seven weeks. Cost: Y members free/non-members $58. Sessions held in Fall, Spring & Summer. Registration here.
YMCA basketball leagues are the best and most fun around! Volunteer coaches work on basic ball handling, passing, shooting and defensive skills while introducing defensive and offensive schemes. Cost: Y members free/non-members $58. Session held in Winter. Registration here.
There’s an Erie Otter inside all of us! This introduction to hockey basics will have your son or daughter learn sport fundamentals including stick handling, passing, shooting, positions and teamwork. Cost: Y members free/non-members $58. Session held in Winter. Registration here.
Back again is our flag football program through the NFL. This NFL flag football program gives everyone a chance to feel like an NFL player while having fun. Each player receives a set of flags and an official NFL Flag Football jersey. Session held in Summer. Cost: Y members $25/non-members $75. Registration here.
A lot of feet and big kicks for all…the joy of recess lives on with our Youth Co-Ed Outdoor Kickball leagues! Kids enjoy this fast-paced, action-packed and fun game while bonding with teammates and developing friendships. Cost: Y members free/non-members $58. Session held in summer. Registration here.