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!

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Winter 2023-2024

Early Registration
Nov 20 – Dec 17
Open Registration
Dec 18 – Dec 31
Practices Start
Week of Jan 8
Games Start
Jan 12-13

Season: Jan 8 – Feb 24

Spring 2024

Early Registration
Jan 22 – Feb 18
Open Registration
Feb 19 – Mar 3
Practices Start
Week of Mar 11
Games Start
Mar 15-16
No Programming
May 18-23

Season: Mar 11 – May 4

Summer 2024

Early Registration
Apr 8 – May 5
Open Registration
May 6–19
Practices Start
Week of May 27
Games Start
May 31 – Jun 1
No Programming
May 27; Jul 1-6

Season: May 27 – Jul 20

Fall (1) 2024

Early Registration
Jun 24 – Jul 21
Open Registration
Jul 22 – Aug 4
Practices Start
Week of Aug 12
Games Start
Aug 16-17
No Programming
Aug 27 – Sep 2

Season: Aug 12 – Oct 5

Fall (2) 2024

Early Registration
Sep 2 – Sep 29
Open Registration
Sep 30 – Oct 13
Practices Start
Week of Oct 21
Games Start
Oct 25-26
No Programming
Nov 25-Nov 30

Season: Oct 21 – Dec 14

Please note that dates are subject to change.


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

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

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Girl holding ball and tennis racket


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 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!