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!
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.
7 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!
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.
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!