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YMCA YOUTH SPORTS

At the YMCA of Greater Omaha, we know there is much more to a game than the final score. A child’s involvement in youth sports gives them the chance to learn about teamwork, achievement and friendship all while having a great time!

We focus on keeping kids active while they learn and have fun as a team.

 

  Youth Sports FAQ

In the event of inclement weather, please click the link below to check your youth sports location's status:

Youth Sports Cancellations

Youth Sports Pricing

Early Bird Pricing 
Member: $50
Non member: $80

 

*Advanced sports pricing will differ

Regular Pricing
Member: $60
Non Member: $90

 

*Advanced sports pricing will differ

Prices after Registration deadline (registration not guaranteed) 

Member: $75
Nonmember: $105

 

*Advanced sports pricing will differ

The YMCA winter basketball season will begin January 21, 2023, with practices beginning the week of January 9. Volleyball is also played in Iowa during this season.

  • Early Bird Registration (Save $10): November 7-21
  • Regular Registration: November 22-December 12
  • You can still register past the December 12 deadline, pending team availability. A $15 late fee will be added to registration.

*All sports will wear the gray & black OrthoNebraska jerseys released in 2020. If you need jerseys, the cost will be an extra $15 at registration. Click here for the jersey sizing guide.

  Sign up for Winter Basketball     

  Sign up for Winter Volleyball (Iowa only)

 

 

 

    In Nebraska & Iowa:

    Winter Season: January 21-March 4

    >Nebraska: Basketball (4U-18U)

    >Iowa: Basketball (4U-14U) and Volleyball (8U-14U)

     

    Age Groups & Registration

    • The age a player will be during the dates of the season is the age level you need to register for.
    • All players may play one age level “up.”
    • Minimum age to play a season is age 3 on the season's start date.
    Youth Baseball/Softball/T-ball Information

    The Y's Youth Baseball, Softball & T-ball teams act as a great avenue for kids to learn about cooperation and teamwork at all ages. Sports at the Y help kids engage in low-stress, non-competitive exercise while learning the rules of the game. It also teaches older children how to cooperate with other children and understand the importance of working as a team.

    Youth Baseball/Softball/T-ball season: Summer

    Nebraska information: Teams available for kids aged 3 years - 10 years

    • U4 T-ball - Coed
    • U6 Coach Pitch - Coed
    • U8 Coach Pitch - softball & baseball
    • U10 Kid Pitch - softball & baseball

    Iowa information: Teams available for kids aged 3 years - 8 years 

     

    • U4 T-ball - Coed
    • U6 Coach Pitch - Coed
    • U8 Coach Pitch - softball & baseball
    Youth Basketball Information

    Join our Youth Basketball league! The focus of this league is on skill development and teamwork. This instructional league introduces your children to the fundamentals of the sport and develops social interaction all while having fun. Kids will learn the value of sportsmanship and healthy competition. 

    Youth Basketball seasons: Late Fall, Winter

    Nebraska information: Teams available for kids aged 3 years-12th grade

    Iowa information: Teams available for kids aged 3 years-12th grade

    Youth Flag Football Information

    Flag football offers an energetic, fun way to get exercise and make friends. With the rules of the game designed to minimize risk while still offering a way for kids to embody their favorite players and play against each other, flag football is a great way for kids of all ages to get into sports, unleash their energy in a positive way, and learn basic teamwork skills.

    The YMCA of Greater Omaha flag football programs and leagues will help your child learn and participate in this adrenaline pumping sport in a fun, safe environment!

    Youth Flag Football seasons: Spring, Fall

    Nebraska information: Teams available for kids Kindergarten-8th grades

    Iowa information: Teams available for kids 1st-8th grades

    Youth Soccer Information

    Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and the YMCA is proud to be your best source for metro Omaha soccer! The sport teaches children the value of teamwork, dedication, and discipline through practice and fun competitive games. We offers a number of soccer leagues and programs for children of all ages, so sign up and experience the magic of the sport today!

    This instructional league introduces your children to the fundamentals of the sport. Kids will learn the value of sportsmanship and healthy competition by participating!

    Youth Soccer seasons: Spring, Fall

    Nebraska information: Teams available for kids aged 3 years - 8th grade

    Iowa information: Teams available for kids aged 3 years - 8 years

    Youth Volleyball Information

    Volleyball provides kids with a great combination of non-aggressive competition and exercise. It helps develop hand-eye coordination, teamwork and a sense of spatial orientation. Children of all ages can partake in the various benefits of volleyball, since it’s a low-intensity sport that still allows for kids to have fun with each other and learn a great set of skills. The YMCA is proud to offer a variety of Omaha volleyball programs.

    Youth Volleyball seasons: Spring, Fall

    Nebraska information: Teams available for kids 1st-8th grades. Advanced leagues for kids 5th-8th grades.

    Iowa information: Teams available for kids 1st-8th grades

    The Y is pleased to announce, and thrilled to welcome, our new and exclusive Youth Sports sponsor, OrthoNebraska, whose investment in YMCA Youth Sports launches a renewed commitment to the values, teamwork, quality coaching and sportsmanship that makes our sports programs so special. OrthoNebraska’s dedication to helping people of all ages move and feel better to ultimately do what they love, coupled with a specialized focus on sports injury prevention, makes this a great relationship for all involved. And not to mention, new jerseys for the kids who participate and compete in YMCA Youth Sports!

    Logo for OrthoNebraska

    Helpful Tips from OrthoNebraska:

    Preventing Injuries for Volleyball Players

    Taking part in proper volleyball training, including a program that addresses strength, conditioning and flexibility, will help young volleyball players stay on the court, says Dr. Steven Goebel, sports medicine orthopedic surgeon.

     

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