YMCA OF PUEBLO

Sports

 

Confidence, teamwork, and fitness...FOR EVERYBODY!

The YMCA of Pueblo is a charitable organization, so we make sure we include everyone in our sports activities, regardless of ability to pay. 

Sports are naturally fun for children and adults. We are as interested in developing character as we are in developing healthy athletes. Our coaches stress good sportsmanship and skills development over winning. During the season, team members receive equal practice time and will play at least one half of every game. In addition to learning the fundamentals of sports and inclusion in games, your kids will also learn the four core values of the YMCA : caring, honesty, respect and responsibility - winning strategies for in and out of the game! That's what makes the YMCA so much more. 

The Y - Everybody plays... everybody wins!

Youth Sports

Sports Clinics

YMCA Sports Clinics

The YMCA of Pueblo offers sports clinics and camps for a variety of sports. These are great opportunities for kids to learn the basics before they enter a league, or to hone their skills to have even more fun in the game! Clinics and camps will be posted here when they are available!

For more info, contact Monica: [email protected]

 

Basketball

The YMCA offers youth basketball programs for all ages in our state of the art gymnasium. 

YMCA Youth Basketball

Got Game?

Emphasis is on teaching the values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, goal setting and skill development in a fun, esteem-promoting atmosphere. Children will have the opportunity to learn the basic basketball fundamentals in a non-competitive environment. Our youth basketball program is a co-ed league. 

We offer a Winter Basketball League.  Season runs from December 2, 2017 - January 20, 2018.  Please note that there will be no games on December 23rd and December 30th due to the holidays! 

Ages:

4-5, 6-7, 8-10, 11-12 years old 

Registration : 

Early Bird $40 members / $60 non-members -

Regular  $50 members / $70 non-members  

Registration Ends: November 12th                     

Contact:

For more info, contact Monica: [email protected]

We want YOU as a volunteer coach!

You can be a leader and role model for youth at the Y! If you are interested in volunteering as a coach, contact Monica: [email protected]

 

Football

Fall Flag Football season is September 9th - October 14th, 2017!

BE GOAL ORIENTED! YMCA flag football is a recreational program designed for youngsters new to the sport of football as well as those not quite ready for tackle football.

FOCUS: YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! The Y flag football program is geared toward youth who want to learn how to play the sport, brush up on the rules, tactics, and skills, improve their game and most importantly – HAVE FUN! 

Participants will learn the basics of offense and defense. They will learn and practice passing, running, catching and flag pulling. Your child will play many positions and learn the responsibilities of each of these skills. Our flag football is designed to help kids learn the rules and fundamentals of the game. Sportsmanship, teamwork and having fun are the emphasis. Teams practice and play one time each week. Our flag football league is a Coed league for  Ages 4-12. Our rules ensure that all players get a chance to experience the full game, and not just from the perspective of one position all season. Our flag football program is more focused on the rules, strategies and traditions of football, with the safety of every child as a main priority.

 

Ages:

4-5, 6-7, 8-10, and 11-12 years old

Registration: 

Early Bird-$40 members $60 non-members            

Regular-$50 members / $70 non-members

Registration ends: August 27th

 

For more information contact Monica: [email protected]

 

 

Soccer

BE GOAL ORIENTED! Youth Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA kids soccer promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.

PRACTICES: The YMCA offers one 60-minute practice per week.

FOCUS: 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. Every game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS: Outdoor Soccer in the Spring and Indoor Soccer in the Winter

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 in safe, exciting and fun enviornment. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.

Indoor/Outdoor Soccer

Participants aged 4-10 will learn the basics of soccer including offense and defense. Kids will learn and practice passing, running, and kicking. Your child will play many positions and will learn the different responsibilities of each role. Sportsmanship, teamwork, friendship, and fun are the focus of our great league. 

Ages:

4-5, 6-7, and 8-10 years old

Registration:

Early Bird: Y members - $40    Non members - $60

Regular Registration: Y members - $50    Non members - $70

Registration Deadlines:

Indoor Soccer: Registration ends February 4th, 2018

Outdoor Soccer: Registration ends March 18th, 2018

We would love to have you as a volunteer coach!

You can be a leader and role model for youth at the Y! If you are interested in volunteering as a coach, contact Monica: [email protected]

Volleyball

Got game? Hit the courts with the folks who invented the game - the Y!

Originally called mintonette, volleyball was created by the YMCA. An experimental game, mintonette combined a variation of the badminton net with elements of basketball, the German game of fistball and handball.

The first volleyball game was played at Springfield College in 1896. The philosophy of YMCA youth sports programs is to use sports as a tool to develop each participant physically, mentally and spiritually.

Emphasis is on teaching the values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, goal setting and skill development in a fun, esteem-promoting atmosphere. Children will have the opportunity to learn the basic volleyball fundamentals such as underhand serving, setting, hitting, and digging in a non-competitive environment.

Our youth volleyball program is a co-ed league. Teens and adults can enjoy the joys of volleyball at the Y!

Youth Volleyball

Fall Volleyball 2017 Season runs from October 21st - November 25th

Spring Volleyball 2018 Season runs from April 14th - May 19th

Kids love YMCA Volleyball. We make sure everyone plays, and that everyone gets challenged at their level. We invented the game! Register today! Emphasis is on teaching the values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, goal setting and skill development in a fun, esteem-promoting atmosphere. Children will have the opportunity to learn the basic volleyball fundamentals such as underhand serving, setting, hitting, and digging in a non-competitive environment. Our youth volleyball program is a co-ed league.

Ages:

6-7, 8-10, and 11-12 years old 
 

Registration: 

Early Bird: $40 members / $60 non-members

Regular:  $50 members / $70 non-members

Registration Deadlines:

2017 Fall Volleyball - October 6th

2018 Spring Volleyball - March 25th                        

We want YOU as a volunteer coach!

You can be a leader and role model for youth at the Y! 

Contact:

For more info, contact Monica Parnell: [email protected]

 

BEFORE YOU REGISTER ONLINE: Make sure you read the how-to!

Coaching at the YMCA

Become a Y coach

Volunteer coaches make Y sports great!

Youth look up to our awesome volunteer coaches as leaders and role models. Our coaches teach kids new skills, sportsmanship, and the importance of being active and living a healthy life. 

Join the Y Coaching team!

Print out the Coaching Application and turn it in to our front desk. 
Questions? Contact Monica Parnell: [email protected]

Download the Coaching Application here!