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)

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


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

Members: $25
Non Members: $40


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 7th – February 4th, 2023
Price: member: $20, non-member: $60
Location: Columbus Family YMCA
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.

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: March 6, 20, 27, and April 3
Registration opens: Jan 24th
Registration CLOSES: Feb 21st

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: July 17-20 AND/OR July 24-27

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

    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! Register AS A TEAM 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


    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:  September 23rd-October 14th, 2023

    Price: $200 per team

    Registration Deadline: September 5th, 2023

    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: Jan 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st (Tuesday evenings)
    COST: Members $25
                Non-members $45
    Registration ENDS Jan 2nd OR until all spots are filled
    Contact Kylee Bean at should you have any questions

    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) which will include 1 ref for each game.

    DATES: June 21-July 19, 2023
    COST: First team $200   ($100 for any additional teams)

    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 (8:30am-1:30pm) which will include 1 ref for each game.

    DATES: June 8-29, 2023
    COST: First team $200   ($100 for any additional teams)

    Columbus Y Summer Youth Volleyball Clinic

    The Y, Janet Tooley, and her staff would like to invite all area 1st-8th grade girls to participate in a fun‐filled volleyball clinic. Janet conducts one of the best volleyball clinics and uses ideas and drills from their past experiences! The clinic will meet four consecutive days and focus on skills and technique development. All participants will receive a t-shirt and daily treats.

    DATES: June 5, 6, 7, and 9th (the 9th is an optional parent/child clinic from 9:30-11:00am)

    Going into grades 4th-6th: 8:00am-9:30am
    Going into grades 7th-8th: 9:30-11:00am
    Going into grades 1st-3rd: 11:00am-noon
    AGES: 1st-8th grades
    COST: Member $35    Non-member: $50


    4 v 4 Futsal League

    Back for year TWO…  at the YMCA….. Games are fast-paced, with players receiving more touches and are constantly placed in demanding decision making, limited space situations. Because the sport is a great skill developer, requiring quick reflexes, fast thinking, and pinpoint passing, it is an exciting game for everyone!

    *Futsal is officially approved by FIFA and Football Australia (FA) who form the official governing bodies for the sport.

    • Fast-paced;
    • Under pressure play encourages quick and creative decision making
    • Teaches tactical awareness
    • Soccer alternative, played in the off-season
    • Abundance of ball touches
    • Lots of fun, and high scoring!


    WHO: High School Boys/Girls

    WHEN: Monday nights (Jan 16 – Feb 6)

    TIME: Games will be played between 5:30pm-7:30pm. All teams will play two 18 min games EACH WEEK.

    COST: $60 per team   

    Two divisions:  “A” (boys) and “B” (girls)

    Registration Deadline: Jan 11

    To register, print the form found at the front desk of the YMCA, fill out form and turn in to the YMCA w/payment!

    Email with any questions

    Kickstart Soccer

    This three day clinic is designed to give a basic understanding of soccer. Participants will work on ball handling, dribbling, passing, and shooting in a fun, interactive environmentThis clinic will be held at Central Community College Raider field and will be led by the CCC coaches and players.  

    DATES: Dates June 27, 28, 29 (3 day camp w/ weather day built in)

    Going into grades PreK-1st: 9am-10am
    Going into grades 2nd-4th: 10:15-11:30

    COST:  Member: $30    Non-Member:$45

    Running & Motor Skills


    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: July 31-August 3

    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: June 5-June 28

    Times: 9:30am-10:30am

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