Find Sports Programs

At the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, sports and recreational activities are always available year around. 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.

Basketball

Bring your preschooler and learn the fundamentals of basketball.


This PeeWee clinic will make basketball fun for your preschooler, and prepare him or her for participating in a class or league setting.

Bring your preschooler and learn the fundamentals of basketball. This PeeWee clinic will make basketball fun for your preschooler, and prepare him or her for participating in a class or league setting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Baseball / Softball / T-Ball

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.

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.

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.

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.

Soccer / Futsal

Youth Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills.


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.

Youth Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills.

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.

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.

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.

Futsal leagues focus on skill development and will be game-only leagues


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.

Futsal leagues focus on skill development and will be game-only leagues

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.

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.

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.

(Ages 2-5) Designed to creatively introduce your child to the game of soccer in a fun non-competitive environment focusing on individual soccer skills development with lots of touches on the ball.


Mini-kicks classes offer parents and children the opportunity to have fun together by participating in a variety of soccer games.

(Ages 2-5) Designed to creatively introduce your child to the game of soccer in a fun non-competitive environment focusing on individual soccer skills development with lots of touches on the ball. Mini-kicks classes offer parents and children the opportunity to have fun together by participating in a variety of soccer games.

Football

YMCA Flag Football introduces your children to the fundamentals of the game.


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.

YMCA Flag Football introduces your children to the fundamentals of the game.

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.

Martial Arts

Emphasizes flexibility, stamina, balance and coordination. Enhances confidence, discipline and physical fitness.


Uniform and sparring pads may be purchased from instructor at first class (an additional cost through instructor). Class time determined by instructor’s evaluation. This class will be drafted on the first of each month.

Emphasizes flexibility, stamina, balance and coordination. Enhances confidence, discipline and physical fitness. Uniform and sparring pads may be purchased from instructor at first class (an additional cost through instructor). Class time determined by instructor’s evaluation. This class will be drafted on the first of each month.

Dance / Cheer / Gymnastics

This class will introduce your child to the basic beginning ballet steps and movements. Please wear leotard, tights, and ballet shoes.


This class will introduce your child to the basic beginning ballet steps and movements. Please wear leotard, tights, and ballet shoes.

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.

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.

Dance potpourri is geared towards boys and girls using familiar, fun movements to stretch and strengthen the body and to teach fundamental ballet and other dance skills and exercises.


Each week will be a different theme using fun props and music.

Dance potpourri is geared towards boys and girls using familiar, fun movements to stretch and strengthen the body and to teach fundamental ballet and other dance skills and exercises. Each week will be a different theme using fun props and music.

Session-based class combining tumbling and youth dance fun.


YMCA instructor facilitated. Participants should wear a leotard or exercise clothing. Please bring a water bottle.

Session-based class combining tumbling and youth dance fun. YMCA instructor facilitated. Participants should wear a leotard or exercise clothing. Please bring a water bottle.

Children and their parents will learn simple ballet moves and a variety of dances while having fun together. Weekly Themes.


Children and their parents will learn simple ballet moves and a variety of dances while having fun together. Weekly Themes.

Tumbling Classes you’ll flip for!


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.

Tumbling Classes you’ll flip for!

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.

Introduce your children to gymnastics in one of the YMCA's parent/child interactive gymnastics classes.


Our instructors will lead the class as you assist your child in basic gymnastic skills. Come ready to move and have fun together with your child. Class will not meet during spring break.

Introduce your children to gymnastics in one of the YMCA’s parent/child interactive gymnastics classes. Our instructors will lead the class as you assist your child in basic gymnastic skills. Come ready to move and have fun together with your child. Class will not meet during spring break.

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!

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!

Boys and girls will love to learn basic tumbling floor skills with a touch of parkour to bring out their inner ninja!


Conditioning and strengthening skills will be introduced.

Boys and girls will love to learn basic tumbling floor skills with a touch of parkour to bring out their inner ninja! Conditioning and strengthening skills will be introduced.

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.

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.

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


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

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.

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.

Preschoolers Enjoy the Benefits of Both Tap and Ballet


This class is designed to give your dancer a little exposure to the basics of both tap and ballet. Lots of fun music and movement. Dancers please wear leotard and tights. Please have both ballet and tap shoes.

Preschoolers Enjoy the Benefits of Both Tap and Ballet

This class is designed to give your dancer a little exposure to the basics of both tap and ballet. Lots of fun music and movement. Dancers please wear leotard and tights. Please have both ballet and tap shoes.

Cake Walk and Double Hop Step to Fun


Dancers will learn basic tap steps. Fun music and props included. Dancers please wear leotard, tights, and tap shoes.

Cake Walk and Double Hop Step to Fun

Dancers will learn basic tap steps. Fun music and props included. Dancers please wear leotard, tights, and tap shoes.

Specialty Sports

Track and Field Clinic


Track and Field Clinic

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.

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.

Sports Clinics

Basic basketball skills will be covered in this parent/child interactive class


An important part of the program incorporates socialization skills within the class format. This is a fun learning environment where you can enjoy some time with your kids.

Basic basketball skills will be covered in this parent/child interactive class

An important part of the program incorporates socialization skills within the class format. This is a fun learning environment where you can enjoy some time with your kids.


Bring your preschooler and learn the fundamentals of basketball.


This PeeWee clinic will make basketball fun for your preschooler, and prepare him or her for participating in a class or league setting.

Bring your preschooler and learn the fundamentals of basketball. This PeeWee clinic will make basketball fun for your preschooler, and prepare him or her for participating in a class or league setting.

Geared to help athletes develop sport-specific skills.


YMCA trained staff lead players in drills and games designed to develop the fundamental skills required for the sport. When participating in YMCA clinics, participants are sure to improve on skills, make new friends, and have fun. A YMCA clinic is a great lead-up for participating in a class or league setting.

Geared to help athletes develop sport-specific skills. YMCA trained staff lead players in drills and games designed to develop the fundamental skills required for the sport. When participating in YMCA clinics, participants are sure to improve on skills, make new friends, and have fun. A YMCA clinic is a great lead-up for participating in a class or league setting.

Introduce your PeeWee the basics of soccer in four week!


YMCA trained staff lead players in drills and games designed to develop the fundamental skills required for the sport. When participating in YMCA clinics, participants are sure to improve on skills, make new friends, and have fun. A YMCA clinic is a great lead-up for participating in a class or league setting.

Introduce your PeeWee the basics of soccer in four week! YMCA trained staff lead players in drills and games designed to develop the fundamental skills required for the sport. When participating in YMCA clinics, participants are sure to improve on skills, make new friends, and have fun. A YMCA clinic is a great lead-up for participating in a class or league setting.

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.

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.

Multi-Sport Try-it Clinics


Take your time and try it all.  Not all athletes are the same. It can take time to figure out what sports hold your passion.  The YMCA’s multi-sport clinic is the perfect way to “try it out”.

Each week a new sport and games will be introduced including basketball, soccer and t-ball skills. Basic skills will be covered incorporating socialization skills within the class format. A fun learning environment where you can enjoy some time with your kids as they find their passion! Each session will have practice once a week for 4 weeks.

Multi-Sport Try-it Clinics

Take your time and try it all.  Not all athletes are the same. It can take time to figure out what sports hold your passion.  The YMCA’s multi-sport clinic is the perfect way to “try it out”.  Each week a new sport and games will be introduced including basketball, soccer and t-ball skills. Basic skills will be covered incorporating socialization skills within the class format. A fun learning environment where you can enjoy some time with your kids as they find their passion! Each session will have practice once a week for 4 weeks.

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