For all questions and concerns, please contact
Program Director – Healthy Families & Adult Soccer
899-9622, ext. 250
Program Director – Youth & Teen
899-9622, ext. 254
YMCA Youth Sports places a priority on family involvement and healthy competition rather than rivalry. They teach the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.
Love Sports? Become a Youth Sports Volunteer Coach! We are always in need of great coaches willing to make a difference in the lives of today’s youth. Your time is our most valuable asset. Volunteer coaches lead players through drills and games that build skills, develop coordination and enhance a love of the game. Contact Amy Grande for more information.
As a parent, you are making lots of choices for your kids. By choosing YMCA Youth Sports, you are choosing a program that puts more emphasis on confidence than score, character than winning and fun than competition. There are no try-outs and no one gets cut from the team.
Everyone who registers is assigned to a team and all players have the opportunity for equal playing time in games, teaching kids valuable social and teamwork skills. All players participate throughout practices and games. This keeps players physically active, increases their ability, develops communication, and boosts their technical skills.
Kids build confidence on and off the court. They look forward to friendships with teammates and being part of one of the largest sports in the world. Volunteer coaches work with kids on developing technique and endurance. Generally, practices are held one day per week for five weeks; games are held on Saturdays for seven weeks. Cost: Y members free/non-members $58. Sessions held in Fall, Spring & Summer. Registration here
YMCA basketball leagues are the best and most fun around! Volunteer coaches work on basic ball handling, passing, shooting and defensive skills while introducing defensive and offensive schemes. Cost: Y members free/non-members $58. Session held in Winter. Registration here.
There’s an Erie Otter inside all of us! This introduction to hockey basics will have your son or daughter learn sport fundamentals including stick handling, passing, shooting, positions and teamwork. Cost: Y members free/non-members $58. Session held in Winter. Registration here.
This sport is for our little big leaguers in the making. Participants will learn how to catch, throw, and bat in a fun team atmosphere. Formats include t-ball and coach-pitch. Everyone gets to bat and field. Games played indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). Session held in Summer. Cost: Y members free/non-members $58. Registration here.
Back again is our flag football program through the NFL. This NFL flag football program gives everyone a chance to feel like an NFL player while having fun. Each player receives a set of flags and an official NFL Flag Football jersey. Session held in Summer. Cost: Y members $25/non-members $75. Registration here.
Every kid has swimming abilities – there’s a little Michael Phelps in each of them. Help yours find their swimming potential through the Eastside Family Y Swim Team! Swimmers of all ages and abilities participate in our Swim Teams. Led by caring coaches, we emphasize personal improvement through stroke technique and training, a strong work ethic and team work through competitive swimming. Swimmers compete locally with the opportunity to advance to the district, state and national level. Get more information here.
Drills and skills camp hosted by GannonUniversity basketball. They will be on-hand to teach participants the basic fundamentals of the game. Time will be spent practicing offensive/defensive positioning, passing, ball handling, shooting, flexibility and agility. Along with learning about basketball, everyone will learn more about the Y’s 4 Character values – caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – and how to apply them on and off the court. Everyone receives a camp shirt. Registration here.
Whether you’ve played all your life, never at all or not in the past 20 years; you’ll find a league that suits your taste with Y Soccer. Utilizing the Eastside Family YMCA’s double gymnasium enables the leagues to play a format of 6v6 (5 “field players” + goalkeeper) while allowing for everyone to get more involved but not being too crowded. Three indoor sessions are played in the double gymnasium (8-game Fall, 8-game Winter, 6-game Spring) with different CoEd Divisions available (Rec, Intermediate & Power) along with a Women’s Open Division. A Summer Outdoor program is also offered in conjunction with Gannon University. All games are 7v7 and played on artificial turf at the beautiful Gannon University Field.