The YMCA stresses child-oriented attitudes by keeping winning in perspective, having fun, improving physical fitness, and working with the whole child. The YMCA wants the quality of play to improve in order to meet the needs of all participants whatever their ability and skills.

The YMCA accomplishes this by training adult volunteers in clinics and workshops that the child comes first and winning comes second. The key for coaches and parents is to keep winning in perspective. Competition will happen in youth sports without any external pressures. It is important to keep competition at a level appropriate for the athlete. The YMCA would not be whole without its commitment to a Christian emphasis.

The goal of the Youth Sports program is to help the child grow to his/her fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit. Activity helps the body grow; thinking advances the mind; and belief makes our spirit grow.

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Don't miss out on the action! Sports are an exciting way to combine team play and individual skills. 

YMCA sports promises no try outs, no getting cut, and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques – open to boys and girls, ages 3 to 16. 

Practices are held weekly for an hour per one hour, with games played for 6 weeks with a chance of two games a week. Focus of this league is participation and fun! Basic skills of the game are developed through games and activities. Every child is required to play at least one half of every game. 

Sportsmanship and values are key components of this league. Every game starts with a Youth Sports prayer and ends with a handshake. Every child receives an award at the end of the season! TIFTAREA YMCA youth sports leagues are offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring.  

The YMCA’s Sports Program helps adults and kids become not only better players, but better people as well. It’s a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement. 

 

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