For all questions and concerns, please contact
Program Director – Healthy Families/Adult Soccer
899-9622, ext. 250
Program Director – Youth/Teen
899-9622, ext. 252
Youth Sports Leagues| Youth Sports Programs & Clinics| Adult Sports Leagues
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.
YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES
Youth Co-Ed Indoor Soccer (age 4-12)
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.
Youth Co-Ed Basketball (ages 6-12)
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.
Youth Co-Ed Ball Hockey (ages 4-12)
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.
Youth Co-Ed T-Ball (ages 4 & 5)
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.
Youth Co-Ed NFL Flag Football (ages 6-14)
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.
Eastside Family Y Swim Team
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.
YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS & CLINICS
Youth Co-Ed Basketball Camp (6-12 years)
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. Cost: Y members $20/non-members $60. Clinic held from 6-7:30 p.m. August 18-22.
ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES
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.
- Indoor Co-Ed Rec, Intermediate, Competitive, and Women’s runs Sept-December,January -March & April-June. Session includes 8 games, plus playoffs for the top teams. Cost is $280/team. Play at Eastside Family Y.
- Indoor Co-Ed Rec and Competitive runs January-March and April-June. Session includes 8 games, plus playoffs. Cost is $450/team. Play at Family First Sports Park.
- “The Y at Gannon” summer soccer league includes Co-Ed play in Rec, Intermediate and Power divisions and runs June-August. Session includes 8 games, plus playoffs for top teams. Cost is $350/team. Play at Gannon University.
- Outdoor Co-Ed Rec and Competitive runs June-August. Session includes 8 games, plus playoffs. Cost is $450/team. Play at Family First Sports Park