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.


The Rochester Y currently offers the following youth sports:

  • Basketball

See the Rochester Y sports schedule


Age 3 through grade 8

$65 for members and $90 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. 

Registration is open for:

School’s Out Camps

Kids can enjoy a three-hour sports camp on school release days and breaks. School’s Out sports camps include learning skills and playing games in a safe environment. Find dates and pricing info.

Clinics schedule—Grades K-8

Our free sports clinics let kids try out a sport they’re curious to explore. Mark your calendar for upcoming clinics:

No clinics currently scheduled

There’s no need to register ahead of time, just plan to come to the clinic and you’ll be asked to sign in.

Session schedules

Session 1: January 15 - March 11

Registration opens November 28, 2017

Session 2: April 2 - May 27

Registration opens February 13, 2018

Session 3: June 11 - August 12

Registration opens April 24, 2018

Session 4: August 20 - October 14

Registration opens July 3, 2018

Session 5: October 22 - December 23

Registration opens September 4, 2018

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.