Help kids stay active and healthy

The Youth Sports program at the YMCA of Central Florida helps your child improve their technical skills while promoting healthy attitudes and sportsmanship. Our Youth Sports programs also offer environments that are sure to nurture friendships in a fun and stress-reducing atmosphere!

Click the button below to see details about our current Youth Sports season, or scroll down to view all upcoming season dates.

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Winter 2022–2023

Early Registration
Nov 21 – Dec 18
Open Registration
Dec 19 – Jan 1
Practices Start
Week of Jan 2
Games Start
Jan 13-14

Season: Jan 2 – Feb 25

Spring 2023

Early Registration
Jan 30 – Feb 19
Open Registration
Feb 20 – Mar 5
Practices Start
Week of Mar 6
Games Start
Mar 24-25
No Programming
May 13-19

Season: Mar 5 – May 6

Summer 2023

Early Registration
Apr 10 – May 7
Open Registration
May 8–21
Practices Start
Week of May 22
Games Start
Jun 2-3
No Programming
May 29; Jul 3-6

Season: May 22 – Jul 22

Fall (1) 2023

Early Registration
Jun 26 – Jul 23
Open Registration
Jul 24 – Aug 6
Practices Start
Week of Aug 7
Games Start
Aug 18-19
No Programming
Aug 29 – Sep 4

Season: Aug 7 – Oct 7

Fall (2) 2023

Early Registration
Sep 4 – Oct 2
Open Registration
Oct 2–15
Practices Start
Week of Oct 16
Games Start
Oct 27-28
No Programming
Nov 20-Nov 26

Season: Oct 16 – Dec 16

Please note that dates are subject to change.

Basketball

Basketball provides a good cardiovascular workout by building endurance, and increasing both speed and agility.

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Cheerleading

Cheerleading helps develop flexibility and overall strength. Memorizing routines is also a great mental workout.

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eSports

eSports is a virtual and in-person program for youth to stay connected and learn new skills! Kids can develop their collaboration and critical-thinking skills in an individual or team environment.

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Flag Football

Flag football—safer than tackle—instills positive values, builds stamina, and strengthens the cardiovascular system.

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Futsal

Futsal focuses on dribbling, passing, shooting, and ball control. Playing can also improve communication and creativity.

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Soccer

Soccer offers benefits like reducing stress, building muscle tone and strength, and increasing self-confidence.

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T-ball

T-ball is a great introductory sport in a fun, non-competitive environment. It teaches kids how to catch, throw, and hit the ball by using a hitting tee.

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Tennis

Tennis provides a good workout and helps improve muscle tone, strength, and flexibility. It also promotes team work and individual work ethic.

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Volleyball

Volleyball can teach sportsmanship, improve hand-eye coordination, and strengthen the respiratory system.

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Seven Pillars of Youth Sports

We believe our Youth Sports programs can help children develop relationships, grow leadership skills, appreciate diversity, and learn the virtue of fair play while having fun.

1 Everyone Plays

Everyone receives equal practice time and plays at least half of every game.

2 Safety First

Children may get hurt playing sports, but we do all we can to prevent injuries. We’ve modified each sport to make it safer and more enjoyable to play.

3 Fair Play

Fair play is about more than playing by the rules! We’re more interested in developing children’s character through sport than in developing a few highly-skilled players.

4 Positive Competition

Learning to compete is important for children, and learning to cooperate in a competitive world is an essential life lesson they’ll learn at the Y.

5 Family Involvement

In addition to serving as volunteer coaches, officials, and timekeepers, we encourage parents to be at practices and games to support their child’s participation.

6 Sports For All

We offer programs to all children regardless of race, gender, religion, or ability. We support and appreciate the diversity of children and encourage children and their parents to do the same!

7 Sports For Fun

Children love the challenge of mastering the skills of the game, playing with their friends, and competing with their peers. While we enjoy adult participation, remember that sports are for the kids—we want them to have fun!

Concussion Safety

Concussions can be difficult to recognize, so it’s important to be aware of all of the symptoms.

Talk to your coach immediately if you suspect your child or any other player may have a concussion. There can be dangerous short-term and/or long-term side effects, so it’s important to immediately address the possible injury. It’s also critical to follow up with a physician during and after recovery.

Symptoms and More Safety Info

Our Commitment

Your child’s safety is our priority. Find out more about our commitment to keeping kids safe.

Code of Conduct

This notice outlines the Code of Conduct for members, program participants, guests, and visitors.

Get in Touch

Do you have a question about Youth Sports? Let us know!