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.
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.
Whether it’s practicing drills and free throws or perfecting your layup, the Y has the best basketball experience for you and your family.
Your child will learn to dribble, pass and strike the ball correctly and the positions of the game. We use coaching methods where your child will learn the sport and have fun! Every child plays while making friends and learning new techniques.
Kids are taught basic game skills such as trapping, dribbling, passing and shooting as well as goalie skills.
Practice sessions will occur directly before the games. Players will develop their dribbling, passing and finishing techniques while building the necessary confidence to succeed in outdoor 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.
We lead drills and games that teach the skills and positions of football as well as important values that are used on and off the field, all in a safe, friendly, and supportive environment.
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.
Learn all the fundamentals of dance your child will need to go further in dance! From Ballet to Hip Hop your child will increase their skill, learn terminology and develop technique and rhythm! Our progressive format will allow your child to grow in dance at the YMCA. Formats include: Ballet, Hip Hop
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.
We teach athletes to tumble, run, jump and twist in our 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 tumbling skills, as well as the four YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. You’ll love the combination of quality tumbling and fun provided by our highly qualified staff! This class will be drafted on the first of each month.
where we teach the game to first-time players and sharpen returning players’ skills. Youth will learn key skills such as setting, hitting, passing, and serving while developing teamwork and individual skills.
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.
Boxing is a combination of cardio, boxing and martial arts providing a total body workout which aims to improve strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Come punch and kick your way to a healthier you.
Judo encourages the principles of attack and defense. This class improves both your health and physical education while strengthening your body’s core.
Karate instills self-confidence, self-discipline, respect, and responsibility. At the Y, students, in this traditional martial arts program, maintain a healthy lifestyle, get a whole body workout, relieve stress and develop self-defense skills in a non-competitive, welcoming environment.
Its main focus is stick and knife attacks. The YMCA’s Kali Stick & Knife Defense programs will teach you stick and knife techniques, as well as the proper blocking with sticks, angles of attack and footwork that is associated with it.
You will learn the striking & conditioning of mixed martial arts and get in fighting shape like an MMA fighter. These classes consist of kicking & punching elbows and knees from muay thai and conditioning from ju-jitsu.
TaeKwonDo 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.
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.
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.
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!
Wallyball is an exciting and fast-paced game that all ages can enjoy. The game is played similar to volleyball but played in racquetball courts. Come be a part of the fun by playing Wallyball. Play Wallyball once and you’ll be hooked!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Interactive skill development lead by the YMCA’s best youth basketball coaches. YMCA basketball clinics will help prepare your athlete for wherever basketball will take them, by developing a “love” of the sport. Through positive reinforcement, skill development, and coach interaction our clinics will enhance each player’s desire for basketball, while teaching proper techniques for future achievement. Athletes will run through various skill drills to improve their agility and sharpen their practice skills. Each clinic will practice one time a week for 4 weeks.
Athletes have the opportunities to practice and refine their soccer skills through a games-centered teaching approach lead by the YMCA’s best youth soccer coaches. Soccer clinics focus on developing the heart of the sports. Through positive reinforcement and coach interaction our clinics will enhance 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. Each session will have practice once a week for 4 weeks.
Athletes practice ball control and passing maneuvers to help improve their skills and techniques.
YMCA baseball clinics are the perfect place to start your young athlete. Our clinics 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 will develop 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. Each session will have practice once a week for 4 weeks.
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.
These swimming skills clinics are individually tailored for all experience levels. They are led by experienced coaches. If you need help with starts, the fundamentals, techniques for improving time, turns, or just gaining the confidence to complete the event – these clinics are for you.
Our Tennis Clinics focus on major tennis strokes, scoring and match play. Players of all levels are welcome.
When participating in clinics at the YMCA, participants are sure to improve on skills, make friends and have fun. Clinics at the YMCA are great lead up for participating in a class or league setting at the YMCA. Everyone plays, learns and wins in sports clinics at the YMCA.
YMCA Specialty Clinics are a fantastic chance to focus on skill improvement in a short concentrated burst. A Specialty Clinic can help you quickly enhance your understanding and endurance.
We offer programs as diverse as the people we serve. We have an unparalleled selection of classes and activities—everything from personal training to foreign language classes to summer camp—all waiting for you and your family to explore. (Looking for group exercise and pool schedules? Click on the "schedules" tab above, then choose your location.)