Find Other Specialty Sports

The YMCA’s Specialty Sports programming offers additional opportunities to strengthen character, engage families, and build lasting relationships. Participants in these programs build skills, learn about teamwork, and focus on sportsmanship.

Adult Sports MeetUps

YMCA Adult Sports MeetUps are drop in sports such as volleyball, pickleball, ping pong, dodgeball, ultimate frisbee,  or another activity focused on fun and being social. Programs vary according to seasonality and “hot topics.” For information about upcoming MeetUps, please check your center’s Facebook page, or ask us a member services on how you can get registered in the group.  You can also find upcoming events through our MeetUp App.

All-City Track & Field (Training Program and Meet)

(Ages 4-15 yrs) Join us for a unique Track and Field program that culminates with an All-City Track and Field Meet

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!

Participants will spend 4-7 weeks, depending on your center’s practice dates, working on technique and training for up to three events. Participants will receive a uniform representing their YMCA.

They will compete for your Center YMCA Team in two dual meets and at the seasonal (Spring or Fall) All-City Track & Field Meet. Program participants from YMCA’s throughout greater Indianapolis will compete.

Events include relays, dashes, modified shot put, javelin, and long jump.

Check you center’s Program Guides or ask at Member Services for more details on specific practice dates and times.



Badminton Open Play

Badminton is a sport that many people enjoy playing and forming a bond over. It’s an easy sport to learn and equally enjoyable to partake in. Whether you are playing for fun, exercise, or with a competitive spirit, the Y is here for you!

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.


The YMCA is offering Golf lessons

A program for those looking for an opportunity to learn the wonderful and life changing game of golf! Our Golf Lessons program will help you discover the skills essential to success in both golf and in life!

Youth Triathlon Team (Baxter Tri Tornadoes Kids)

Kids Will Swim, Bike, Run and Keep Moving

Youth ages 7-14 will swim, bike, and run and be encouraged to compete in the Kids Tri for Kids Triathlon series. Practice is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


  1. Have FUN!!!
  2. Train Hard/Be Safe
  3. Learn How to do a Triathlon/Participate in the Kids Tri For Kids Triathlon Series


Meeting Dates

Weekly training sessions will be on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM starting Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Baxter YMCA.  Swim/Run will be on Tuesdays and Bike/Run workouts will be on Thursdays.


Required Equipment

For each of the Swim training session each TRIATHLETE will need to have a swimsuit, goggles, and a towel.  We will be working on swimming technique as well as working up to swim the appropriate distances at a comfortable speed.  For the Bike/Run training sessions each TRIATHLETE will need a Bike, an approved bike HELMET, Water, and Running Shoes.  We will be working on bike handling skills, bike safety, and proper riding procedures.  We will also be working on running form, and running drills.  Through the season we will also learn about the transitions between the disciplines.


Kids Triathlon Series

We will be encouraging your TRIATHLETE to complete a triathlon in the Kids Tri for Kids triathlon series.


Approximate Race Distances

7 to 10 Yrs Old – 100 meter Swim, 2-Mile Bike, ½ Mile Run

11 to 14 Yrs Old – 200 meter Swim, 4-Mile Bike, 1 Mile Run


AGE REQUIREMENTS are as of 12/31/2018, keeping with USA Triathlon’s regulations. The age an athlete is on the final day of this year determines their age group for the whole racing season.


Team Membership Fees

Team members may join on a monthly or seasonal basis.  Monthly membership is $30 per month (YMCA Member) or $50 (Non-YMCA Member).  Seasonal membership is $100 (YMCA Member) or $170 (Non-YMCA Member). Each team member has the opportunity to be a part of 8 team training sessions per month.  The training sessions have a FUN group atmosphere with individualized goals.  Each workout will be designed to provide each TRIATHLETE with the skills necessary to complete a youth-distance triathlon.


Coach Contact Information

Todd Shellenberger – 317.292.8133


The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is proud to offer Lacrosse as a part of our sports programs and activities!

The YMCA Lacrosse program is great for first timers, since we provide all necessary equipment for practice and games. It doesn’t matter if your child has never heard of Lacrosse.

On the Move – Children Moving

On The Move physical education teaches children ages 3-6 years by themes and blending concepts and skills

Each week is designed to introduce a concept as well as a basic skill from the movement framework. This program is considered gross motor and structured activity for early learners and home-schooled students ages 3-6 year olds. Participants will attend PE class at the Y two-days/week for one hour.


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.


Racquetball is a wonderful exercise activity–and one that is extremely fun and addictive

Unlike many exercise programs where your brain constantly tells your body “this is exercise, not fun,” racquetball is both fun and exercise. Remember, you “play” racquetball. Through play, racquetball builds physical endurance, exercises all major muscle groups, and gives a cardiovascular workout.


Play in Touch Rugby League

Ball skills and footwork will be emphasized in this Touch Rugby League while introducing the concepts and basics of the game of rugby. A great introductory course instructed by former players. Look for details in the Spring!


Tennis anyone?

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is committed to providing a full range of tennis experiences for members of our community to take part in no matter what level they are starting at! Whether you are a complete beginner, or an experienced and advanced player, the Y’s Tennis Programs are for you!

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!

Track / Cross Country Training

Is your child a runner? Does he/she want to improve their abilities?

Then the Y’s Track / Cross Country Training program will keep your child running down the right path.

Not only will the running drills and flexibility training help young runners improve their technique, especially for running long distances, but will help improve their coordination for other sports as well. Our cross country program will compete in our All City Cross Country Meet, and have three dual meets that will be held on Saturdays. Check your center for more details on practice dates and times.

Baseball / Softball / T-Ball

YMCA baseball is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game. Formats include t-ball, coach-pitch and player-pitch.


Whether you are a casual player or a competitive player looking to improve your skills join our Basketball leagues!


Clinics are geared to help athletes develop sport-specific skills. A YMCA clinic is a great lead-up for participating in a class or league setting.

Dance / Cheer / Gymnastics

From Tumbling to Gymnastics, Dance to Cheer, the Y provides programs that help build poise, confidence, and discipline while never losing sight of fun!


Y Flag Football is designed to teach the basic skills of the sport to those who have never played the game and improve the skills of those who have.

Martial Arts

Learning a Martial Art builds lifelong skills. It’s a great way to improve coordination and focus, refine agility and motor skills along with goal-setting and focus skills.

Soccer / Futsal

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers both Soccer and Futsal, which is a version of indoor soccer, as part of our sports programs and activities.

Specialty Sports

The YMCA’s Specialty Sports programming offers additional opportunities to strengthen character, engage families, and build lasting relationships.


The Y’s Volleyball programs offer a great opportunity to sharpen your agility, strength, and cardio conditioning!

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