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Coordinator – Youth Sports
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 Corey Wolff 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.
YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES
Youth Co-Ed 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 $5/non-members $58. Indoor sessions held in Spring & Fall with an outdoor session over the Summer. Registration here
Youth Co-Ed Basketball (ages 6-13)
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 $5/non-members $58. Session held in Winter. Registration here.
Youth Co-Ed Floor 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 $5/non-members $58. Session held in Winter. Registration here.
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 $5/non-members $35. Registration here.
Youth Co-Ed NFL Flag Football (ages 6-12)
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.
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.
ADULT SPORTS LEAGUES
Adult Soccer — For schedules & registration, click here>>
Coordinator – Adult Soccer 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, we offer 5v5 CoEd Futsal and 6v6 Women’s Soccer leagues. Indoor sessions are played throughout the year between September and May. 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 CoEd Futsal and Women’s Soccer runs Sept-December, January -March & April-May. Fees vary pending session length, but typical is 8-games guaranteed at $280 per team for Women’s Soccer and $260 per team for CoEd Futsal. Play at Eastside Family Y. Registration here.
- 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. Registration here.