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At the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, sports and recreational activities are always available year-round. With the vast number of sports offered, we want to create an environment that focuses on a healthy lifestyle, confidence building, developing new skills, and teamwork.

Learn a new sport or enhance your current skills through the sports programs and clinics offered year-round at the Y. And the variety of our sports programming will help individuals make healthy choices, build relationships, and improve their physical condition. More importantly, the supportive environment that surrounds the YMCA leads to an enjoyable time and participants see the benefits of being healthy and active.

Unless otherwise noted, please visit the Member Services Desk for registration and additional program information.


Youth Basketball (Competitive)

The YMCA Youth Basketball Leagues are designed to give participants the chance to develop their knowledge and skills in a positive and highly instructional environment.

League will focus on skill development and the fundamentals of basketball. All games will be played at your local YMCA Center; however, participants in our Travel Basketball Leagues will play games at other YMCA locations. Previous basketball experience necessary for the Travel League.

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Youth Basketball (Recreational)

Youth participating in basketball activities can be a great form of exercise that also helps form team-building skills and a sense of community.

Whether it’s practicing drills and free throws or perfecting your layup, the Y has the best basketball experience for you and your family.

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Adult Basketball (Competitive)

Challenge your competitive spirit and improve your basketball skills at the YMCA!

We offer competitive Adult Basketball programs that allow you to improve your skills, challenge yourself, and test your skills in a fun, supportive environment.

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Youth Sports Leagues

Baseball League

This is a progressive baseball skill development league

This coed league focuses on teaching the fundamentals of the sport. Everyone will play no matter what the skill or ability.

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Youth Basketball (Recreational – Girls Only)


League will focus on skill development and the fundamentals of basketball.

(ages 8-9, 10-13) Girls Only

We will have practice one day week, to be determined at the  parent meeting. Not able to attend? All your team and league information can be found at the Member Services desk, following the parent meeting.

Game days are on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm;  times will vary based on age group. All games will be played at your local YMCA Center.

Each participant will receive a shirt on their first day of games.

We are always in need of volunteer coaches. If you have any interest in volunteering, please talk to us at Member Services or contact your Center’s Sports Director.


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Flag Football Leagues

Youth Flag Football is a co-ed sports league for boys and girls.

Children will develop fundamental skills and incorporate teamwork through instructional play. Participants will learn the rules of the game and engage in team play while having fun.

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Youth Futsal (Recreational)

Youth Futsal provides an exciting opportunity for kids who may be new to the sport of soccer

Participants can thrive in our futsal league because it will be utilized as a developmental opportunity focused on skill development, ball control, and body awareness.

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Youth Soccer (Recreational)

YMCA soccer is designed to encourage participation and having fun

Kids are taught basic game skills such as trapping, dribbling, passing and shooting as well as goalie skills.

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Youth Volleyball (Recreational)

All skill levels welcome in this Recreational Volleyball program

Have fun while learning the rules of the game, developing new skills and learning to play as a team. Program focus will be on overall player development.

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Youth T-Ball (Competitive)

YMCA T-Ball is designed to teach young t-ball players the fundamentals of the game

Participants will learn how to catch, throw, and bat in a fun team atmosphere. YMCA youth t-ball promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.

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Youth Sports Clinics

Basketball Clinics

The YMCA offers a variety of Basketball Clinics

Athletes will run through various skill drills and agilities to improve their footwork and sharpen their practice skills during the off season.

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Baseball / Softball / T-Ball Clinics

Athletes of all ages and skill levels are welcome at the YMCA’s Baseball, Softball and T-Ball Clinics!

Our clinics focus on helping athletes, who are new to the sport, build the fundamental baseball skills, such as throwing, batting, field play, and general game procedures. For our more advanced players, we work on developing their skills and practice in the areas of batting, fielding, throwing and base running. Athletes will learn the rules of baseball as well as team concepts and sportsmanship. These clinics are ideal for any youth baseball player looking to improve their baseball skills, or a player who wants to learn the fundamentals of baseball.

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Flag Football Clinic

This is a parent/child interactive clinic to teach the basics of flag football.

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Soccer Clinics

The YMCA Soccer Clinics are a terrific way for athletes to have fun while playing one of the most popular sports in the world!

Athletes have the opportunities to practice and refine their soccer skills through a games-centered teaching approach that enhances each player’s desire for soccer, while teaching proper soccer techniques for future soccer achievement. Throughout our various Soccer Clinics, you will work on various techniques and skills based on your age and level, some of these techniques include dribbling, passing, receiving, shielding, and shooting.

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Volleyball Clinics

At the Y, our Volleyball Clinics are designed to be developmental, providing athletes of all ages and skill levels, the opportunity to learn the best practices of the sport

Like basketball, volleyball was invented at a YMCA to give members and participants an active game to play indoors. Now volleyball is one of the most popular games at outdoor barbecues, in highschool and collegiate athletics, and even at the Olympics.  Each clinic will help to improve each participants skill and technique.

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Marital Arts

Tae Kwon Do

Take Tae Kwon Do the martial art of Korea

Tae Kwon Do utilizes both foot and hand techniques. Training emphasizes flexibility, stamina, balance and coordination. This class enhances confidence, discipline, and physical fitness. Classes meet once per week for seven weeks. A uniform may be purchased from instructor on first class. Sparring pads are also required and available per the instructor.

RPE: 2-4

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Beginner / Intro Ballet

Build self-esteem through movement! Introduction to the solid foundation consisting of proper body alignment, basic vocabulary, positions and movements for the beginning student. Ballet will develop correct posture, flexibility, body awareness!

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Dance your way into fitness with any of our great dance classes!

Dancing gets your heart going along with improving your coordination. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers a variety of dance programs for all ages and skill levels. Come have fun and get a terrific workout into your schedule at your local Y!

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Tiny Jazz-Hop

Jump, Twist & Twirl into Fun!

Tiny Jazz-Hop is a class where preschoolers explore the basic fundamentals of jazz and body movement of Hip-Hop dance styles.

For more information, contact Ashley Chitwood at 317.865.6456 or

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Youth Jazz-Hop

Jump, Twist & Twirl into Fun!

Youth Jazz-Hop incorporates the styles of jazz and hip-hop. Students will learn the proper technique and skills to accurately execute choreographed dances.

For more information, contact Ashley Chitwood at 317.865.6456 or

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Mini Movers

Our parent/child classes promote early motor development, while they explore the gymnastics events. These mostly unstructured classes encourage free play using age-appropriate gymnastics equipment. These kids are moving and gaining independence. Come along as they hop, climb, swing, and balance in this fun filled class!

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Beginner Tumbling

In this class your child will learn cartwheels, forward rolls, straddle rolls and jumps. Participants will receive progress sheets at the end of the session. Classes will have an emphasis on cheer driven tumbling.

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Gymnastics / Tumbling

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis has gymnastics classes you’ll flip for!

We teach athletes to tumble, run, jump and twist in our gymnastics program while helping them to develop muscular strength, flexibility and body awareness. Our programs are designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment for athletes to develop gymnastics skills, as well as the four YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. You’ll love the combination of quality gymnastics and fun provided by our highly qualified staff!

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Intermediate Tumbling

Participants will learn intermediate gymnastics while building self-confidence, coordination, discipline and positive self-esteem.

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Parent Tot / Tumbling Tot

Bring your toddler to learn the basics of gymnastics. They will learn forward rolls, backward rolls and jumps. The focus of this class is motor skills with fun! This is a PARENT INVOLVED program. Participants will receive progress sheets at the end of the session. Register 3 days prior to session start date.

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Private/Semi-Private Tumbling/Dance Lessons

Private or semi-private tumbling or dance lessons

This is for individuals who want to improve specific skills, who are nervous to participate with a full class or who want to focus on advancement in the sport.

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Homeschool Gym & Swim

Homeschool Gym & Swim

Pysical Education and Swimming Opportunities for Homeschoolers at the YMCA

Each week your child will learn various forms of physical fitness, games, and activities. Each class your child will spend one hour in the gym and one hour in the pool.

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Running/Track & Field

Track & Field

The YMCA Track and Field Program provides an introduction to track and field events

This program puts emphasis on skill development and sportsmanship. If you are looking to improve your running technique and coordination in the Track & Field events, or gain endurance for another sport, then this is for you!

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Cross Country

Participants will work on running and stride techniques, training strategies and efficiency

Age groups will be divided and run in a shotgun-style meet. Class session will culminate with a cross country meet with runners from YMCAs throughout the greater Indianapolis area.

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Jump Rope

Jump Rope

(Ages 7-14yrs, Coed) Keep your heart healthy and body strong in the beginner class designed to increase coordination and learn jump rope techniques. Many exciting skills from a basic bounce, to partner jump rope, to double dutch will be taught in a fun and enthusiastic setting! Some classes will go outside if the weather is nice!

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Do you have team spirit?

YMCA Cheerleading offer girls the chance to get active and have some fun cheering on their favorite YMCA Youth Sports teams.

Cheerleaders will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with other girls. If you love sports, but would rather cheer your team on to victory, then participate in one of the Cheerleading programs offered at the YMCA! At the Y, we are devoted to strengthening the spirit, mind and body of our youth. These programs are designed to teach participants the basics of cheerleading.

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Adult Sports


Pickleball is an fun and easy-to-learn game that all ages can enjoy.

Combining aspects of tennis and ping-pong, Pickleball consists of rallies over a short net. This addicting game takes only minutes to learn, but can be a competitive and challenging sport for more serious players.

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