School Age Sports Leagues

The YMCA Youth Sports Program helps kids become not only better players but better people as well.


It's a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life.

2020 COVID-19 Guidelines for Youth Sports

Please read our COVID-19 guidelines for protecting your family during our Youth Sports Leagues at Emory-Adams Park this fall/winter.

For Coaches and Parents

Competitive Basketball League

The Competitive Youth Basketball League for grades 3-6 can practice up to twice a week and will play one game on Saturdays at various locations. Practice times and locations are set by coaches. Team records are kept throughout the season. Season will conclude with a tournament for the 5th & 6th Grade Divisions. 

  • Registration for Competitive Basketball: Late October-Late December with League Play: Mid-January-Mid March. 

Indoor Soccer League

Our Youth Indoor Soccer League is offered for children as young as PreK-2nd grade. The Indoor Soccer practice/game location is Gym #2 at the Downtown Branch. Games are held on Sundays between 1-5pm. Times vary week to week. All grades will have a 1/2 hour practice followed immediately by 1/2 hour game. Games are 4v4. 

  • PreK-Kindergarten Registration: Mid July-Mid October with  League Play: Late October-Mid December.  
  • Winter Indoor Soccer for Grades 1-2 Registration: Late October-Late December with League Play: Early January-Late February.

Flag Football League

Our Flag Football League is offered twice a year (Fall & Spring) for children Prek-2nd Grade. Practice/Games are held at either Emory-Adams Park or Eagle Creek Park. The PreK-Kindergarten division meets for one hour on Tuesday & Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm. The Grades1&2 division meet for one hour on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30pm. Mouthguards are required. 

  • Fall Football Registration: Early July-Late August with League Play: Early September-Mid October. 
  • Spring Flag Football Registration: Mid January-Early April with League Play: Mid April-Mid May.

Youth Volleyball League

Our Youth Volleyball League for is children in grades 3-6. Teams can practice up to twice a week and will play one game on during the week at various locations. Game times vary week to week. Practice times and locations are set by coaches. Games will likely be on Friday nights between 5:30-8:30pm.  Knee pads are required.                       

  • Youth Volleyball Registration: Late January-Early March with League Play: Mid March-Mid May.

T-Ball League

Our T-Ball League is offered twice a year (Summer AM & PM) for children PreK-2nd Grade. Practice/Games are held at either Emory-Adams Park or Marathon Diamonds.  The PreK-Kindergarten division meet for one and half hours on Monday & Wednesday. The grades 1&2 division meet for one hour and half hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All grades will have a 1/2 hour practice followed immediately by an hour game.                                                                                                                                           

  • AM League Registration: Early March-Mid May with League Play: Mid July-Mid June. PM League Registration: Early March-Late June; League Play: Mid July-Mid August.

Fall Recreational Basketball League

Our Youth Instructional Basketball League is offered for PreK-6th Grade.  Grades PreK-2nd will have a 1/2 practice followed immediately followed by a 1/2 hour game each Saturday at the Downtown YMCA. Times vary week to week. Grades 3-6 will have practice throughout the week at various locations and a game on Saturdays. Game times vary week to week. 

  • Registration for Fall Recreational Basketball League: Mid July-Mid October with League Play: Late October-Mid December.

Outdoor Soccer League

The program will serve youth ages 3-15 interested in learning soccer skills, building social relationships and implementing teamwork. The recreational soccer program is a member of Ohio Youth Soccer Association North, United States Youth Soccer Association and the YMCA of the USA, as well as affiliation with the United States Soccer Federation, and will operate under the rules and regulations established by these governing bodies.  Birth Certificates for new players are required. 

  • Fall League Outdoor Soccer Registration: Early May-Late June with League Play: Late August-Late October. 
  • Spring League Outdoor Soccer: Registration: Early December-Late January with League Play: Late March-Early May.

Outdoor Soccer is played at Emory-Adams Park, and we have included the map for the 2019 season here.