YMCA OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS

Sports

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.

SPRING 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. Be goal oriented!

Games held on Mondays! Practice & game schedules TBD.

Volunteer coaches are needed! Coaches meeting to be announced.

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T-BALL / COACH PITCH BASEBALL

This baseball program is designed for youth ages 3-7. The YMCA T-Ball program teaches young players the fundamentals of the game. Players learn through baseball drills how to catch, throw, and bat in a fun team atmosphere.

The focus of our league is to have fun, meet new friends, and play in a non-competitive environment. Through positive coaching, practices and games, our young athletes build and refine skills while gaining self-confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership abilities as they grow in their abilities.

Games are played on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

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GYMNASTICS & CHEER

Little Rollers

Ages 18 Months - 3 Years

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

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Kinder Gymnastics

Ages 3-6 years

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

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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!!

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YOUTH SPORTS & FITNESS

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.

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

Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide.