Youth Sports Leagues

YMCA Youth Leagues allow children to be part of a team with a goal of having fun and learning to enjoy the sport without the pressure to win. Scores are not kept and every player gets equal playing time. Call the front desk at the YMCA with any questions. In 2021 youth leagues will run year round. The YMCA will be offering leagues for Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer, Kickball, and T-ball.

We are looking for volunteer coaches who are interested in changing lives and becoming ‘Professional Role Models’.  Our goal is to teach technical skills as well as to help youth gain a sense of achievement, relationships and belonging.  Our YMCA curriculum in ‘The Playbook’ is used to teach the core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.  Coaches will be trained how to recognize and prevent child abuse, understand their role as a mandated reporter, and concussion prevention training- along with a national background check.

SUMMER SESSION- registration open online and at the YMCA member service desk for all summer programs        

Recreational Soccer (Summer) ages 4-10 years (Co-ed). The YMCA-Brainerd Parks and Rec summer soccer program, in partnership with the Brainerd Blast, is for 4 to 10 year old youth and is all about development and fun.  Sessions are held on Wednesday evenings at the WESB sports field at 910 Pine St. in Brainerd .  All sessions begin with interactive activities that improve individual soccer skills and will conclude with small-sided games.  The price includes a t-shirt that your child can keep.   

This program is run cooperatively with the Brainerd Blast and developed by Grant Gmeinder, the HS Girls Varsity Coach. Training sessions will be assisted by coaches from the Brainerd Blast competitive program as well as HS players along with a YMCA Program Coordinator.  

**All players will need to wear shin guards, soccer cleats (no toe spike like on football or baseball cleats) and bring a water bottle to practices. If you want to get them a soccer ball to practice at home with, we recommend a size 3 ball.

  • $50 ages 4-5 | $55 ages 6-7 | $60 ages 8-10
  • 4-5 y/o 5:30-6:15pm | 6-7 y/o 6:30-7:15pm | 8-10 y/o 7:30-8:30pm
  • Wednesday evenings- WESB Sports Field, 910 Pine St., Brainerd

For more information on competitive/travel soccer, visit our partners at the BRAINERD BLAST website.

Y Tee Ball (Summer) ages 3-6 years (Co-ed). Youth will develop the fundamentals of baseball and softball in an encouraging successful environment. The use of a tee will help them develop confidence in the area of hitting while teaching them the key concepts of the team sport like base running, catching, throwing, and fielding. Y Tee Ball will be held Tuesday evenings at the WESB sports field at 910 Pine St. in Brainerd.  Practice/scrimmages start Tuesday June 8th and run through July 20th. 

  • $55                                                         
  • Registration includes a Team T-shirt and a Super Snack each night
  • Tuesday evenings- WESB Sports Field, 910 Pine St., Brainerd

Y Flag Football (Summer) ages 4-9 years (Co-ed). Youth will learn the fundamentals of the game through the fun and encouraging format of flag football. Summer flag football will be held Thursday evenings at the WESB sports field at 910 Pine St. in Brainerd. Practice/scrimmages start Thursday June 10th and run through July 22nd.  

  • $55                                               
  • Registration includes a Team T-shirt and a Super Snack each night
  • Thursday evenings- WESB Sports Field, 910 Pine St., Brainerd

Y Basketball (Summer) ages 4-10 years (Co-ed). Youth will learn important basketball skills while having fun with their teammates and coaches! We will provide a great positive learning experience for your child.  Summer Basketball will be held Saturday mornings at the YMCA in Brainerd. Practice/scrimmages start Saturday June 5th and run through July 24th (no Basketball on July 3rd).  

  • $55                                                     
  • Registration includes a Team T-shirt and a Super Snack each day

Y Rookie Basketball ( Summer) ages 11-13 years (co-ed). Rookie basketball allows middle school youth that are not playing competitively to have an opportunity to enjoy playing the game with other kids at the same level. Some skill development, but mostly playing the game. Rookie Basketball will be held Saturdays around noon at the YMCA in Brainerd. Practice/scrimmages start Saturday June 5th and run through July 24th (no Basketball on July 3rd).  

  • $55                                            
  • Registration includes a Team T-shirt and a Super Snack each day

FALL SESSION

Flag Football (5yrs-10yrs) – Start Date September 11th, 2021

Youth Basketball (5yrs-10yrs) – Start Date November 6th, 2021

WINTER SESSION

Youth Basketball Grades K-4 – Start Date Feb 6th, 2021

 

Summer recreational sports programming is in partnership with the City of Brainerd- Parks and Recreation.

BRAINERD FAMILY YMCA

602 Oak St.       
Brainerd, MN 56401
218-829-4767

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE       
Certified program provider with Minnesota Afterschool Advance

 

 

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