Victory Isn't Just A Score

The youth sports program at the Y has four goals regardless of the skill level of each child:  skill improvement, knowledge growth, character development, and most importantly fun. Each instructional program is focused on giving children an equal opportunity to improve in game fundamentals, game knowledge, sportsmanship and teamwork, appropriate competition, while having fun.  Children are divided by combined age groups in each instructional program based on enrollment. We believe an important component of YMCA Youth Sports is the concept of fair play and respect for oneself, one's opponent and others involved in competition. Players, volunteer coaches, officials, and spectators share a responsibility for fair play and good sportsmanship. Good sportsmanship for the YMCA is encompassed by the concept of positive character development.


Our Youth Basketball program is designed for boys and girls ages 3-13. Players will be taught the basic fundamentals and have the opportunity to play all over the court while learning offense and defense drills and experiencing the game from a variety of different positions!

Games held on Saturdays! Practice & game schedules TBD.

Volunteer coaches are needed! Coaches meeting to be announced.


Location:  YMCA of Southeast Texas

6760 9th Ave

Port Arthur, TX 77642

Program Information:

  • Register: NOW through Jan. 9th
  • Season runs: Jan. 28th - Mar. 4th

Y Members: $60
Non-Members: $80


This program is designed for girls ages 4-10 to learn fundamental cheers and chants to cheer at Winter Basketball games!

Games held on Saturdays! Practice schedules TBD.


Location:  YMCA of Southeast Texas

6760 9th Ave

Port Arthur, TX 77642

Program Information:

  • Register: NOW through Jan. 9th
  • Season runs: Jan. 28th - Mar. 4th

Y Members: $40
Non-Members: $60

Gymnastics and Cheer

Little Rollers

Ages 18 months-3 years

This is a Parent + Child class. Basic gymnastics skills teaching coordination, movement and balance.

Thursdays       5:30pm-6:00pm

Fall  2        September 29 - October 27

Members - FREE

Community - $35

Kinder Gymnastics

Ages 3-6 years

Kids participate on their own, with fun activities including tumbling, teaching coordination, movement, balance, and music appreciation.

Thursdays       6:15pm-6:55pm

Winter 1     November 3 - December 8

Members - $20

Community - $35


Ages 4-10 years

Spread some CHEER! While   meeting new friends. Learn new cheer chants and  yells, tumbling, and cheerleading stunts.

Have some F-U-N!!

Thursdays       4:45pm-5:25pm

Fall 2       September 29 - October 27

Members - $30

Community - $45



This program is designed for youth & adults ages 7 and up. Participants will learn balance, coordination, memory skills, safety skills, and team work. Benefits of martial arts practice in increased self confidence, improved self esteem, self control and increased physical fitness. Learn self defense tactics that are easy to learn and practical to execute in real life. Shorin Ryu Karate is the main focus of this class. Taekwondo and Ju Jitsu will also be explored.


  • Tommy Page - 4th Degree Black Belt Shorin Ryu Karate with 38 years experience
  • Albert Smith - 2nd Degree Black Belt Shuri Te Jutsu Karate with 30 years experience

Program Information:

  • Offered year round
  • Class Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays  6:00 - 7:30 pm

Weight Room Orientations

The weight room is open to everyone, ages 7 and up.  For youth ages 7-14, they  must complete a strength training orientation with one of our Health and Wellness staff. Our staff can help you get off to a great start by teaching you how to correctly use the equipment in the weight room. This orientation is mandatory for all members ages 7-14 who wish to use the weight room. After completion of the training, youth ages 7-11 must be accompanied by an adult every time they enter the weight room until they reach the age of 12 years.

Change Lives...Become a Coach!

Did you play sports as a youngster? Do you remember the first experience you had of being part of a team? Would you like to pass on the same positive experience to today's youth? Then VOLUNTEER to be a YMCA coach! We are always in need of great coaches, willing to make a difference in the lives of today's youth. Your time is our most valuable asset.

For more information, contact Glenda Trainer, Sports Director