Everyone plays. Everyone wins. Youth Sports strive to enhance every child’s personal growth and development, sports skills, and fundamentals. Fair play and sportsmanship, values and a sense of teamwork and physical fitness are incorporated into all we do. And, on top of that, kids have fun!
Our programs fill kids’ discretionary hours with positive activities and caring, adult attention. Coaches – often volunteers, including many parents – emphasize teamwork and cooperation over winning at any cost. Developing good values is far more important than developing the next superstar.
Youth Baseball & Softball
The progressive nature of YMCA baseball provides a fun experience for kids at any level. Coaches teach the basic fundamentals of catching, throwing, hitting and teamwork. Every kid plays in YMCA leagues. Games and equipment developmentally appropriate to maximize fun and success. For our youngest players, the tee provides them with a stable ball while learning the basic motions of hitting. Coach pitch provides a friendly face for players when the pitch starts coming at them.
Little League: Ages 5-18 boys and girls, games start in May.
The YMCA Youth T-Ball program is open to ages 3-5. We have in the past made special exceptions for individuals who have never played ball but fall outside of that age range. Registration will open in April with teams being assigned in the middle of May. All games take place in Barry at the newly name “Mt. Dew Field” located in Holy Redeemer Park during the month of June. Coaches are accepted on a volunteer basis.