Young girl soccer team at the YMCA

Sports Programs

No matter the age or interest, our sports programs are designed to provide participants with a positive experience. We work hard to establish a non-competitive environment where skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship are stressed. From pee wee basketball to adult pickleball, you can get your game on at the Y!

The Y offers a variety of sports programs for all ages and interests, including:

To learn more about everything going on at your local YMCA, check out your branch’s schedules and program guides here.

Sports Programs Offered at the YMCA

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Competitive swimming skills are taught and developed in a fun environment that also emphasizes teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, and accomplishing goals. Competitive swim meets are held throughout the season. Participants must be able to swim two lengths of the pool using the freestyle and backstroke techniques. In addition, participants must be able to demonstrate components of breaststroke and butterfly. Contact the aquatics director for details. Must be a YMCA member to join.

Dates: April 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Day & Time: , 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $150.00   Program Member Rate: $150.00

This class is specifically designed for ages 10-15 years old to get fit while having fun! This class is led by a skilled YMCA trainer with experience working with kids and teaching proper form. Each class will focus on body weight. *Registration required, due to limited space.

Dates: March 15, 2020 - April 19, 2020
Day & Time: Sun, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is committed to providing a fun, educational, first sports experience for your child. Our pre-school sports program introduce children to the game, rules, and fundamental skills of the sport. Our program also concentrates on teaching good sportsmanship, healthy competition, and building positive relationships between participants.

Dates: March 7, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Day & Time: Sat, 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $60.00   Program Member Rate: $84.00

This class is specifically designed for ages 10-15 years old to get fit while having fun! This class is led by a skilled YMCA trainer with experience working with kids and teaching proper form. Each class will focus on body weight. *Registration required, due to limited space.

Dates: March 7, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Day & Time: Sat, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

This class is specifically designed for ages 10-15 years old to get fit while having fun! This class is led by a skilled YMCA trainer with experience working with kids and teaching proper form. Each class will focus on body weight. *Registration required, due to limited space.

Dates: March 7, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Day & Time: Sat, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

The Y has a long history of providing quality sports programs to area youth. Children, regardless of ability, learn the fundamental rules and skills needed to succeed in their sport of choice. Good sportsmanship is practiced and participants have fun while learning new skills and making new friends. The early weeks of the program are spent teaching drills and sharpening skills, while scrimmaging takes place in later weeks.

Dates: March 7, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Day & Time: Sat, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $60.00   Program Member Rate: $80.00

Children who take part in Pee Wee Sports are taught the fundamental rules and skills of the sport, all while developing basic motor skills, hand/eye coordination, and the importance of engaging in exercise and good sportsmanship.

Dates: March 7, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Day & Time: Sat, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $55.00   Program Member Rate: $75.00

The Y has a long history of providing quality sports programs to area youth. Children, regardless of ability, learn the fundamental rules and skills needed to succeed in their sport of choice. Good sportsmanship is practiced and participants have fun while learning new skills and making new friends. The early weeks of the program are spent teaching drills and sharpening skills, while scrimmaging takes place in later weeks.

Dates: March 6, 2020 - April 24, 2020
Day & Time: Fri, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $55.00   Program Member Rate: $75.00

The Y has a long history of providing quality sports programs to area youth. Children, regardless of ability, learn the fundamental rules and skills needed to succeed in their sport of choice. Good sportsmanship is practiced and participants have fun while learning new skills and making new friends. The early weeks of the program are spent teaching drills and sharpening skills, while scrimmaging takes place in later weeks.

Dates: March 5, 2020 - April 23, 2020
Day & Time: Thu, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $60.00   Program Member Rate: $84.00