At the YMCA, participants in our youth sports programs develop all of their skills, from catching and dribbling to teamwork and sportsmanship. Just as important, they learn firsthand the benefits of being healthy and active — and that virtual games just can’t compare to the real thing. We offer over 150 youth sports classes, clinics, and leagues for ages 3+.
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Youth have fun and learn new skills while playing baseball – America’s favorite past time! The Y offers leagues based on ages and skill level. Participants will gain confidence and learn about good sportsmanship and teamwork.
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YMCA Basketball leagues are fun for all ages and skill levels. Basketball can provide the opportunity for friendly competition, while incorporating skill building and good sportsmanship.
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Learn basic cheers, motions, jumps, stunts and basic tumbling skills, as well as voice projection.
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Participants will work on running and stride techniques, training strategies and efficiency. Age groups will be divided and run in a shotgun-style meet.
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It’s the fun of football without the pads. Learn the fundamentals, basic footwork, fair play, and good sportsmanship without the risk of heavy contact.
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The unique rules of this indoor soccer game create an emphasis on technique, creativity, and improvisation. Participants learn ball control and passing maneuvers in tight spaces.
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Gymnastics participants will learn basic tumbling skills, some conditioning, plus each week they will learn a different apparatus (Balance Beam, Vault, and Bars). Tumbling participants will learn basic floor tumbling skills, some conditioning and a fun activity or two. Tumbling classes do not use the different apparatus (Balance Beam, Vault or Bars).
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Beginning players will learn about lacrosse in a fun, coed environment. We will provide sticks for all and play in a non-contact manner. Players will practice the basic skills of passing, catching, dodging and shooting while learning about the rules of the sport in scrimmages. This is a great way to gain experience and build confidence before participating in one of our lacrosse leagues.
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This program incorporates self-discipline with martial arts movements while allowing for advancement at the individual student’s pace. Classes are taught at beginner and advanced levels and prepare students for opportunities in competition at local, state, and national matches.
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Flag Rugby is a non-contact sport similar to flag football. It’s perfect for kids of all sizes and abilities. The program is open to boys and girls in grades 6th through 8th. Flag Rugby promotes excellent skill development, teamwork, health, and fitness. The emphasis is on learning the game, rules, skills, teamwork and having fun! No experience needed!
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Designed to encourage participation and to have fun, kids are taught basic soccer skills such as trapping, dribbling, passing and shooting as well as goalie skills.
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Youth Softball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth softball 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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The program gives kids good, basic information, and the skills they will need to enjoy the sport for a lifetime! Your child will learn how to throw, catch, field and hit correctly, and the positions of the game. With YMCA T-Ball, children ages 3-12 will be introduced to the game and learn how to hit the ball from a tee.
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Grab your shoes and run! This Track & Field league is designed to introduce children to the lifelong sport of running. This program is designed to teach the basics of correct running techniques in a team environment. This is a co-ed team and instructional league for kids and teens ages 6-15 years old. Build confidence in your skills of running, jumping, and throwing. No requirements other than good running shoes, athletic shorts and energy! Plus, we have a city-wide track meet twice a year.
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Get involved with the YMCA for youth tennis classes! The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is able to provide community tennis classes to learn about different strokes and basic skills to be able to master this game.
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The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers Competitive and Recreational Youth Volleyball Leagues at many of our centers. New at Volleyball? Don’t worry! We will teach the game to first-time players as well as sharpen skills for returning players.
Clinics will also be available for middle school aged boys and girls (5th through 8th grade). Everyone will practice drills to work on proper setting, serving, defense and offensive skills.
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