Youth Sports Philosophy
The YMCA Youth Sports philosophy is based on equal participation, fun, skill development,
physical fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, family involvement and volunteer leadership. Sport
seasons are offered throughout the year for a variety of ages.
YMCA sports offers children an opportunity to learn how to play most sports in a
less-competitive environment. All of the sports programs have implemented special rules
dictating guaranteed playing time for all participants that ensures your child a great opportunity
to play. The YMCA views its sports programs as a vehicle to instill its Four Character Values,
including honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility into all of the participants. The YMCA
puts a large emphasis on teaching the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship, and
does so in a less competitive, instructional environment where a child's self-esteem is lifted
guaranteeing a higher level of success.
The goal of the YMCA is for every child is to have a fun, safe, and productive experience in any
sport offered, as the YMCA believes that the overall well-being and success of the athletes is
more important than winning.