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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.
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Flag Football

This football program is designed for youth ages 3-7. The YMCA flag football program is geared toward those youth who want to learn how to play, brush up on flag football rules, tactics, flag football drills, and most importantly - HAVE FUN!

Through participation in practices and games, players learn sportsmanship, how to work as a team and also build quality relationships with players and coaches in the program.  Youth Flag Football is a recreational program designed for youngsters new to football as well as those not quite ready for tackle football.

Location:  YMCA of Southeast Texas                                        6760 9th Ave                                                          Port Arthur, TX 77642

Program Information:

  • Register: August 1 - September 20, 2021
  • Season: October 10 - November 7, 2021
  • Game Day: Saturdays
  • Coed teams: Ages 3-7 years

Y Members - $60
Community - $80

Flash League Basketball

Coach Glenda and crew will be working with kids existing skills along with the fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting.  Drills will enhance practice and teach strategy. Practices are on Tuesday nights and games are played on Saturday mornings. Teams are created each weekend, no standings to keep track of, it’s all about PLAY!

Coed Ages:   Kinder-2nd Grade

3rd - 5th Grade

Location:  YMCA of Southeast Texas                                        6760 9th Ave                                                          Port Arthur, TX 77642

Program Information:

Flash Season I
  • Register: Now - September 7, 2021
  • Season:  September 7 - September 25, 2021
  • 3 Weeks
Flash Season II
  • Register: Now - November 30, 2021
  • Season:  November 30 - December 18, 2021
  • 3 Weeks

Y Members - $20
Community - $35

Indoor Soccer

This soccer program is designed for youth ages 3-10. The YMCA soccer program nurtures the potential of your child by emphasizing fun, skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a positive environment. Our desire is that through sports, youth will find lifelong love for healthy activity and find ways to strengthen values, improve relationships, appreciate diversity, and develop leadership skills.

Through participation in practices and games, players learn sportsmanship, how to work as a team and also build quality relationships with players and coaches in the program.

Location:  YMCA of Southeast Texas                                        6760 9th Ave                                                          Port Arthur, TX 77642

Program Information:

  • Register: August 23 - October 24, 2021
  • Season:  November 15 - December 13, 2021
  • Game Day: Mondays

Y Members - $45
Community - $65

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 1          August 19 - September 16

Fall 2          September 23 - October 21

Fall 3           October 28 - December 2

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Saturdays       9:00am-9:30am

Fall 1          August 21 - September 18

Fall 2          September 25 - October 23

Fall 3           October 30 - December 4

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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

Fall 1          August 19 - September 16

Fall 2          September 23 - October 21

Fall 3           October 28 - December 2

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Saturdays       9:45am-10:25am

Fall 1          August 21 - September 18

Fall 2          September 25 - October 23

Fall 3           October 30 - December 4

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Members - $20

Community - $35

Cheerleading

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 1          August 19 - September 16

Fall 2          September 23 - October 21

Fall 3           October 28 - December 2

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Saturdays       10:30am-11:10am

Fall 1          August 21 - September 18

Fall 2          September 25 - October 23

Fall 3           October 30 - December 4

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Members - $30

Community - $45

Youth+Sports

Karate

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.

Instructors:

  • Tommy Page - 4th Degree Black Belt Shorin Ryu Karate with 32 years experience
  • Albert Smith - 2nd Degree Black Belt Shuri Te Jutsu Karate with 24 years experience

Program Information:

  • Offered year round
  • Class Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays  6:30 - 8:00 pm
THIS PROGRAM IS COMPLIMENTARY
FOR YMCA MEMBERS.
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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