At the Y, what happens off the field is just as important as what happens on the field.

By stressing the importance of teamwork and teaching the Y’s core values of Caring, Honest, Respect, Responsibility and Faith, our youth sports leagues teach kids how to be good sports and good citizens.

Through sports like soccer, t-ball, flag football, basketball, and volleyball, the Y fosters a supportive and dynamic environment for kids to learn and develop athletic skills.


Parents and Volunteers: Key to Our Success.

The YMCA of Greater Toledo Youth Sports program serves more than 4,500 youth every year, providing many kids with their very first experience with sports and teamwork. To continue serving our communities, we need your help.

Please visit the Member Service Desk or contact the Sports Coordinator at your branch for information about becoming a Coach, Volunteer Coach, or Team Assistant.

YMCA Program Styles

Experience programs will teach age-appropriate skill fundamentals while developing confidence. This monthly program style provides a flexible and convenient option for families looking for fun activities for their children.

  • Typical age 2 and up
  • 1 month in length
  • Classes meet 1 time per week

Academy programs build strength, flexibility, and coordination while developing confidence and friendships. Academy programs progressively build upon skills, with the goal of mastery of key fundamentals and techniques.

  • Age starts as young as 9 months
  • 7-12 weeks in length
  • Classes meet 1-2 times per week

In Team programs, participants  will master fundamentals and gain strength, and speed, and learn more difficult skills in their chosen sport. Through team participation, youth will develop self-confidence, personal responsibility, leadership qualities, and the ability to work together while respecting the rights of others.

  • Ages 6 and up
  • Season length varies by sport