Columbus Family YMCA
Columbus, Nebraska
Columbus Family YMCA
Columbus, Nebraska

Youth Sports

Youth Sports at the Columbus Family YMCA is a great way to introduce the next generation of kids to the sports world.

Our youth sports department offers various leagues and clinics for all age groups throughout the entire year. Fundamentals, recreation, sportsmanship, and values are just some of the many things kids will learn while developing a healthy mind, body, and spirit.

Fall Sports

Club Volleyball League (3rd-6th Grade)

Club Basketball League (3rd-8th Grade)

Rookie Flag Football League (K-2nd Grade)

Winter Sports

Rookie Basketball League (K-4th Grade)

Intro to Volleyball Clinic (1-6th Grade)

Spring Sports

Youth 3 v 3 Basketball League (4th-8th Grade)

Rookie Soccer League (5-9 year olds)

Summer Sports

Youth Basketball Camp (PreK-6th Grade)

High School Summer Volleyball League (JV and Varsity)

Middle School Summer Volleyball League (7th and 8th Grade)

Summer Volleyball Clinic (1st-8th Grade)

Kickstart Soccer (PreK-4th Grade)

Little Tykes (Ages 4-6)

Summer Running Club (K-8th Grade)

Cheer Camp

The Columbus High Cheerleaders will be running this camp for all boys/girls in going into grades Kindergarten-6th. You will learn, cheers, chants, a sideline dance, and even make fun inspirational posters! Much fun will be had by ALL. Snacks and pom-poms will be included!

AGES: Kindergarten—6th grade

DATES: SUMMER DATES TBD

TIME:
Going into grades Kindergarten—2nd: 9:00am-10:30am
Going into grades 3rd—6th: 10:30am-12:00pm

COST:
Members: $25
Non Members: $40

Basketball

Rookie Basketball

This is a developmental league that is intended to teach youth the basics of basketball . We will NOT keep score for any of the games, and everyone will play as equally as possible! We will only accept individual registrations, and players will be assigned to a team/coach afterwards.

Dates: January 13, 2024 – February 10, 2024

Price: Deposit: $15   Member: $30  |  Non-member: $65

*ALL PLAYERS WILL RECEIVE A REVERSIBLE JERSEY to wear for the games.

Ages:

Kindergarten division (Must be 5 by Start of League)
1st-2nd Grade division
3rd-4th Grade division (if numbers allow)

*Boys and girls will be in separate divisions as long as registration allows.

Location: Columbus Family YMCA

March Madness 3v3

This Spring March Madness 3v3 league is for boys AND girls in grades 4th-8th. 3v3 is the best skill development for this age group as it allows for more touches of the ball, teaches youth to move w/o the ball, and there is less dribbling! This league will be on  Monday nights ! Each team will play TWO GAMES each week. Register AS A TEAM!

 
Dates: 3/4/24 – 4/1/24
Registration: CLOSED
COST $120 PER TEAM

Youth Basketball Camp

    This camp will be run by the staff at the YMCA and CCC women’s coaches. This camp will include small group instruction of basketball skills/vocabulary, games/contests each day, and a lot of FUN. All participants will receive T- SHIRT AND THEIR OWN BASKETBALL, and treats each day. Sign up for one week OR two weeks!

    DATES: Summer dates TBD

    TIME:
    Going into grades 3rd-5th: 9:00am-10:30am
    Going into grades K-2nd: 10:45-11:45am

    COST:
    Members: $50 one week/ $75 both weeks
    Non Members: $75 one week/ $100 both weeks

    Club Basketball

    Join the many local teams and play for bragging rights in the Columbus area! This league will run for 3 weeks, with 2 games played each Saturday, starting Nov 11th, for a total of 6 games. Separate divisions will be made for boys and girls. Referees will be provided! TEAM REGISTRATION ONLY!

    DATES: November 11th, 18th, & December 2, 2023

    Flag Football

    Join us for our Rookie Flag Football League! This league will run for six weeks, with practices and games on Tuesday night’s. Each team will practice immediately before their game, and all teams will play one game per week. VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED (please contact the Sports Director if you are interested in coaching)! Team t-shirts are included with the cost of registration. Both boys and girls are welcome to play!

    *This is a developmental league that is intended to teach youth the basics of football. We will not keep score for any of the games, and everyone will play as equally as possible! We will only accept individual registrations, and players will be assigned to a team/coach afterwards.

    Dates:  August 29-October 3, 2023 (TUESDAY Evenings)

    Price: Members – $25, Non-Member – $60

    Location: Columbus Family YMCA

    Age: K-2nd Grades

    Registration Deadline: August 18th

    Volleyball

    winter Introduction to Volleyball Clinic

    THIS CLINIC IS OPEN FOR BOYS AND GIRLS! Come learn the basics of volleyball and sharpen up your skills at this introductory clinic. This clinic will be taught by college players from Central Community College. All participants will learn/develop basic volleyball skills (passing, setting, spiking, and serving). There will be a limit of 40 participants IN EACH AGE GROUP-so register early! 

    DATES: 2024 DATES TBD
    COST: Members $25  |  Non-members $45
    DEADLINE: TBD

    Summer Youth Volleyball Camp

    Join former collegiate volleyball player Kelsie Cada in this three day camp that will focus on the fundamentals of volleyball. Fun drills from each skill will make this a camp your child won’t want to miss! All participants will receive treats and a t-shirt!

    DATES: May 28-30
    COST: Member $40  |  Non-member: $55
    DEADLINE: May 13
    AGES: 1st-8th grade
    TIMES:
    4th-6th: 8:00am-9:30am
    7th-8th: 9:30-11:00am
    1st-3rd: 11:00am-noon

    summer Jr. High Volleyball League

    Come enjoy playing against teams from the surrounding area as well as staying active during the summer. This will take place Thursday mornings (9am-12pm) and two games will be played each day.

    DATES: June 6-29
    COST: First team $200 ($125 for any additional teams)
    DEADLINE: May 24

    summer High School Volleyball League

    Come enjoy playing against teams from the surrounding area as well as staying active during the summer. It will be played on Wednesday nights (5pm-10pm).

    DATES: June 19 – July 17 (tourney on July 17)
    COST: First team $200 ($125 for any additional teams)
    DEADLINE: June 2

    fall Club VOLLEYBALL League

    Join our fall club volleyball league! This league will be for girls in 3rd-6th grade. All games will be on Saturday (8am-4pm). Each team will play TWO games each week. Register AS A TEAM ONLY. This will be limited to the FIRST 40 TEAMS! 

    DATES:  2024 DATES TBD

    PRICE $200 per team

    DEADLINE: TBD

    private volleyball lessons

    Looking to get one on one or small group volleyball instructions? The Columbus YMCA is offering you a chance to work directly with a DII All American to get personalized training on any desired skills. See brochure for information and pricing.

    Soccer

    Rookie soccer league

    The YMCA is partnering w/ the Columbus Soccer Club to offer our first ever Rookie Soccer program. This will be a developmental league that is intended to teach youth the basics of soccer. WE WILL NOT KEEP SCORE for any games. We only accept individual registrations and players will then be assigned a team/coach. WE are looking for parents to volunteer to coach. In order to help the parents at practice, the CSC will provide a practice plan w/ drills each week. CSC coaches will be at practices to help run drills. In addition Central Community College women’s soccer players will be there to help with practices and help run the games

    Ages: 5-9 year olds

    Day: Monday Evenings

    Dates: April 1, 2024 – May 6, 2024

    Times: 5:30PM – 8:30PM

    Cost: Member – $35  |  Non-Member – $70

    Running & Motor Skills

    LITTLE TYKES

    Does your child run, play, or move at least 60 minutes a day? This camp will get your child up and moving! Each day we will be doing a variety of activities (3-4) to develop motor skills, build confidence and social skills, and help develop coordination; all while playing and having fun. Skills would include: throwing, catching, kicking, jumping, listening, and working with others.

    Ages: 4-6 year olds

    Day: Monday-Thursday

    Dates: 2024 DATES TBD

    Times: 10 AM-11 AM

    Cost: Member – $25, Non-Member – $40

    Forward Motion Running Club

    This is our 3rd year for this program at the YMCA! This club will focus on starting your morning with fresh air and movement. Each day will begin with stretching and a warm up game before running.  You do NOT need to be a runner to come move and have fun with this club .Distance will be tracked for each participant. Incentives will be given as they reach major “mile”stones. (ie they will receive tokens/stickers after completing certain distances: 5K, 10K…). All participants will receive a t-shirt!

    Ages: Going into grades K-8th

    Day: Mondays & Wednesdays

    Dates: 2024 DATES TBD

    Times: 9:30am-10:30am

    Cost: Member – $30, Non-Member – $45