YMCA Youth Sports programs promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, the value of participation over winning and team building. Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators by contributing their time as volunteer coaches and team parents as well as being their kid’s number one fan.
Greenwood Family YMCA Youth Sports Information
The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to play a sport or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
YMCA Youth Sports programs promote healthy kids families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, the value of participation over winning and team building. Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators by contributing their time as volunteer coaches and team parents as well as being their kid’s number one fan,
When kids play sports, they develop skills beyond the field. Through healthy competition, kids can discover their personal best, have fun and be a part of a team. Modeling fairness, cooperation and hard work, our volunteer coaches recognize achievements, large and small, and understand that winning isn’t just about the score. By playing sports, kids and their families feel a sense of belonging that comes from a community gathering together to cheer on their team.
Like many youth sports programs, volunteer coaches lead players through drills and games that build skills, develop coordination and enhance a love of the game. But what makes us special is our philosophy. We make sure everyone participates. The YMCA Youth Sports philosophy is based on equal participation, fun, skill development, physical fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, family involvement and volunteer leadership.
Sports seasons, camps and clinics are offered for ages 4 through 13. Practices usually are one night per week and on Saturday; games are held on weeknight (unless otherwise noted). Age is as of August 1 and grouped as follows:
U6 = ages 4 & 5
U8 = ages 6 & 7
U10 = ages 8 & 9
U12 = ages 10 & 11
U14 = ages 12 & 13
Volunteer coaches are needed for all of the sports leagues.
RAINEDOUT.COM REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Please register at www.rainedout.com to receive immediate game cancellations and changes due to incliment weather. This is a free service where you can sign up to receive a text message or email. Type in organization name of YMCA GREENWOOD to register. This is a 3 step process that will help you receive up to date information.
In an effort to provide healthy after game snacks, please review these suggestions.
HEALTHY Snacks for Sports