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-6th Grade)

Little Tykes (Ages 4-6)

Summer Running Club (K-8th Grade)


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 8, 2022 – February 5, 2022
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 7, 21, 28, and April 4
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 5-8 & July 11-14

    TIME: Intermediate: Grades 3-6    Time: 9:00am-10:30am         
              Pee Wee: Grades K-2nd  Time: 10:455-11:45

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

    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 31-October 5, 2021

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

    Location: Columbus Family YMCA

    Age: K-2nd Grades


    New Year’s 4×4 Volleyball Bash

    This tournament will run for 1 day, with all games played on Tuesday, January 4th. Separate divisions will be made for Middle School and High School grade level. Scorekeepers will be provided by the YMCA. TEAM registrations ONLY. No individual registrations will be accepted.

    Dates:  Tuesday, January 4

    Price: $10 per team

    Registration Deadline: January 4

    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:  Sept 18-Oct 16 (5 weeks)

    Price: $200 per team

    Registration Deadline: August 30

    **LATE FEES of $25/team is received after deadline

    Introduction to Volleyball Clinic

    Come and learn the basics of volleyball and sharpen up your skills in this introductory clinic.  The clinic will be taught by Marie Kapels.  All participants will learn and develop basic volleyball skills including passing, setting, spiking, serving, and defense.  There is a limit of 30 participants, so be sure to register early.

    DATES: Jan 31st & Feb1  AMD Feb 7th & Feb 8th (two Mondays and two Tuesday evenings)
    TIMES: 1st-3rd graders 6pm-7pm
                  4th-6th graders 7pm-8pm
    COST: Members $20           Registration opens 12/13/21
                Non-members $40   Registration opens 12/20/21
    Registration ENDS Jan 21st 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 22nd – July 20th
    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 (9-12pm) which will include 1 ref for each game.

    DATES: June 9th – June 30th
    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: May 31-June 3rd (Tues-Fri)

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


    4 v 4 Futsal League

    NEW PROGRAM here 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  (form a girls team/boys team/coed team)

    WHEN: Monday nights (Jan 17-Feb 14)

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

    COST: $100 per team   

    Two divisions:  A – Boys and B – Girls

    Registration Deadline: Jan 3

    To register, print the form found online or at 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 28,29,30 (3 day camp w/ weather day built in)

    TIME: Kinder-2nd grade: 9am-10am        
                   3rd grade-6th grade: 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: August 1-4

    Times: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

    Cost: Member – $20, Non-Member – $40

    Registration will begin: April 1

    Registration deadline: July 28

    Forward Motion Running Club

    This is our 2nd 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: K-8th Grade

    Day: Mondays & Wednesdays

    Dates: June 6-June 30

    Times: 9:30am-10:30am

    Cost: Member – $30, Non-Member – $40