Sports

Kids who participate in Y Sports get to learn, progress and play in a program that promotes teamwork, safety and positive competition.

At the Y everybody gets an opportunity to play. As kids learn how to work together and support teammates from all backgrounds and beliefs, they also build character and develop healthy self-confidence.

Family involvement plays an important role in Y Sports as well. We ask parents or guardians to remain on-site for the duration of classes, and to keep up with communications from instructors. Kids learn a lot from this model of discipline and accountability—and thrive with the support of involved, engaged adults.

Overview

The Rochester Y currently offers the following youth sports:

Summer Session 3 youth sports programs have been cancelled for 2020.

Classes

Age 3 through grade 8

$70 for members and $95 for non-members for an eight-week session

Kids will meet weekly to develop their skills through a variety of age appropriate skill drills and team-building exercises. The eight-week session kicks off with a focus on skill development and advances to teamwork concepts which may include light scrimmaging and positive competition. Trained YMCA staff leads each class with help from qualified volunteers. At the end of the eight-week session, each age level will have acquired specific skill outcomes needed to advance to the next level of skill development. 

Summer Sports Camps

Kids of all skill levels and abilities can choose from a variety of sports to explore this summer in week-long YMCA Summer Sports Camps.

2020 Session schedules

Session 1: January 13 - March 8

Registration opens November 26

Session 2: March 16 - May 10

Registration opens February 4

Session 3: June 8 - August 9 June 29 - August 9

Summer Track and Field available at some locations. Learn more.

Session 4: August 24 - October 18

Registration opens July 7

Session 5: October 26 - December 20

Registration opens September 8

Communication with parents and guardians

Once you register your child for a sport, all communications from the Y take place over email and on Playerspace.

Cancellation and refund policy

If we cancel a class, we’ll schedule a makeup at some point during that same eight-week session. The Y does not issue refunds for YMCA sports.

Accessibility, scholarships and special needs

We believe everyone should have equal access to Y programs and facilities regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, ability and financial status.

Need help covering class fees for your child? Find out if you qualify for our program scholarships.

Y programs accommodate special needs into existing programs to the extent that financial and physical resources permit. Please contact 507-287-2260 if your child has any special needs or requires any accommodations.

Volunteer coaches and assistants

Serving as a youth coach is one of the greatest investments of time and energy anyone can make. Coaches become some of the most influential voices in a child’s life, and you can help us fill each season with lessons that last a lifetime.

Y volunteer coaches must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Apply online
  • Complete a background check
  • Complete Y training
  • Commit 4 hours per week

We also need assistants during classes to help run small groups of kids through preplanned drills and organize teams during scrimmages.

Y volunteer assistants must:

  • Be 14 or older
  • Apply online
  • Complete a background check
  • Commit 1 hour per week
  • All coaches and assistants must attend the Coaches Meeting.