Youngstown YMCA



While individual sports and activities help develop personal and physical skills, there is nothing like the interaction of team sports such as basketball, soccer and T-ball to develop cooperation, strategy and sportsmanship. YMCA sports leagues offer a low-pressure, high-participation opportunity to develop these skills. The “bench” is one position no one has to play at the Y.

Youth Leagues, Camps & Clinics

Winter Fundamental Youth Basketball League

Starts January 27, 2021 On Wednesday, January 27, 2021 there will be a Coaches meeting at 6 PM (in person) and a Parent’s Meeting at 7 PM (via Zoom).
  • Ages 4 -7 will attend at 6 PM in the Upper Gym
  • Ages 8-15 will attend at 7 PM in the Upper Gym
  • Each team will get three Saturday trainings on January 30, February 6, and February 13
  • Each team will have six Saturday game days: February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, and March 27
  • We will offer league play for age brackets 4-5, 6-8, 9-11 & 12-15
  • Shirt size option, player/coach requests, and Financial Assistance will be available
  • Cost: $50 members / $60 non-members
  • Five Dre Day clinics are included (dates TBD)
*$10 discount for those who participated in the Winter Basketball League that was cut short that started January 18th of 2020. We recommend athletes who would like to participate bring tennis shoes, water, and a mask. We ask players arrive promptly to check in on any day they will participate in the league for a health screening which includes preliminary questions and a temperature check. We ask athletes are limited to one parent/guardian escort during the time of game play. If a parent/guardian would like to view the training session, they must wear a mask. CLICK HERE to Register online. CLICK HERE to download registration materials. For more information contact Olivia Murphy, Central Youth and Adult Program Director, at or call (330) 744-8411 ext 153.  


Jr. Referee Program

Kids ages 13-15 will have an opportunity to work closely with our upcoming Winter Basketball League to develop the skills to learn how to referee. Children may participate in the league as well as the Jr. Referee Program. Kendrick Mickel and Olivia Murphy will lead the group through exercises and opportunities to develop their leadership skills for future opportunities at the YMCA. Jr. Referees will get hands on experience and direction. Great for ages 13-15 There are 10 spots available The program is COED Free to participate.  


Starts January 5, 2021

This class will focus on the fundamental skills of soccer and introducing children to the correct technique. Training is an important way to improve as a player or to prepare for the approaching season. Players of all skill levels will benefit from this training in a focused but fun learning environment. This will run in correlation with Summer Session 1 with one class per week for six weeks. Classes will run every Tuesday 5:30-6:15 PM. • Ages 3, 4-5 & 6-8 years old • Co-Ed •.Current enrollment maximum of 6 kids •Shin guards and tennis shoes are recommended for the class Starting Tuesday, January 5th, three-year-old participants will attend at 5:30PM – 6PM for the next six weeks with the last class on Tuesday, February 9th. Starting, Tuesday, January 5th, 4-5-year-old participants will attend at 6:15PM – 6:45PM for the next six weeks with the last class on Tuesday, February 9th. Starting, Thursday, January 7th, 6-8-year-old participants will attend at 5:30PM – 6:15PM for the next six weeks with the last class on Thursday, February 11th. Click HERE to register! For more information contact Olivia Murphy, Central Youth and Adult Program Director, at or call (330) 744-8411 ext 153

Adult League

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League

Our Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League is starting January 17 with League Registration and Open Play. For more information, check out the printable Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League Form and sign-up today!

Friday Night Schedule

  • Time: 5-8 pm
  • Open Play: January 17-February 14
  • Games: February 21-March 27
  • Play-Offs: April 3 & April 10


Fee: $15 Member/$25 Nonmember, $150 max for a Team All registration fees must be paid by February 15.


Nicole or 330-744-8411  

Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth in Athletes

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest? A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator. Click HERE to learn more about Lindsay’s Law and the YMCA of Youngstown’s requirements for youth athletes, their parents/guardians, and YMCA Coaches.