Monsanto Family YMCA Youth Sports

 

Thank you for your interest in sports at the Monsanto Familly YMCA!  Visit our Sports Website for schedules and teams after you have registered.

For more information, please call (314) 367-4646. 

Registration Now Open for Our Fall I 2017 Sports Session

2017 Fall II Session Early Bird Registration: July 24 – September 25 (fees are $15 less than regular fees)
2017 Fall II Session Registration: September 26 – October 9 (regular fees)
2017 Fall II Session Practices Begin for League Play: Week of October 23 | Season Dates: November 4 – December 16

Note: No games Thanksgiving weekend (November 24 weekend)

Basketball

Instructional league for boys and girls to learn the basics of basketball in game play. League features one practice during the week and games on Saturdays. Participants should register for the grade they are currently in or if summer leagues, the grade they are entering in the Fall. Grades K-2 are co-ed leagues. Weekly practices and games will be at the Y or another location. Practice days and times will be determined by availability. Families will receive practice and game schedules in advance by email. Teams (Grades K and up only) may have away games at other YMCA locations. We limit travel as much as possible. Coaches are volunteers. Please let us know if you are interested in coaching.

Volleyball

Instructional league for kids in grades K and up to learn the basics of volleyball in game play. League features one practice during the week and games on Saturdays. Participants should register for the grade they are entering in the Fall. Grades K-2 are coed. Depending on number of registrations in grades 3-8 leagues, boys and girls may be combined. Weekly practices will be at the Y. Practice days and times will be determined by availability. Families will receive practice and game schedules in advance by email. Teams (grades K and up only) may have away games at other YMCA locations. We limit travel as much as possible. Coaches are volunteers. Please let us know if you are interested in coaching.

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About YMCA Youth Sports 

YMCA coaches participate on a volunteer basis and receive training and support from sports staff. Attendance at one coach’s meeting is required. Please let us know if you’re interested.       

Weekly practices will be at the Y or a predetermined location chosen by the Y. Practice days and times are determined by availability.

Teams (Grades K and up only) may have away games at other YMCA locations. We limit travel as much as possible.

Basketball Uniforms and Equipment: What Players Need to Bring
Each player will receive their team jersey/shirt before the first game of the season. These will be handed out to the coaches, and it will be their responsibility to distribute these to each of their players. Athletic or sport-appropriate shoes and shorts and/or sweats should be worn in addition to the uniform shirt. Mouth guards and eye goggles may also be worn but are not mandatory.

Basketball players should bring water in spill-proof, non-breakable container to basketball practices and games. Optional equipment is their own ball. Preschool players use a mini basketball. K-2 players use a 27.5-inch junior ball. Grade 3-4 boys use a 28.5-inch intermediate. Grade 3-8 girls use a 28.5-inch intermediate. Grade 9-12 girls use a intermediate size ball 28.5. Grade 5-12 boys use a 29.5-inch official ball.

Volleyball Uniforms and Equipment: What Players Need to Bring
Each player will receive their team jersey/shirt before the first game of the season. These will be handed out to the coaches, and it will be their responsibility to distribute these to each of their players. Athletic or sport-appropriate shoes and shorts and/or sweats should be worn in addition to the uniform shirt. Mouth guards and eye goggles may also be worn but are not mandatory.

Volleyball players should bring water in spill-proof, non-breakable container. We recommend that they wear knee pads. Optional equipment is their own ball. Grades 3-6 use a Volley Lite. Grade 7-8 use a regulation ball.

Informational Youth Sports Handbooks​
Parent Handbook
Coach Handbook

Sports Safety
The Gateway Region YMCA partners with Cardinal Glennon SportsCare to give kids a healthy advantage through educational programs and support for parents, coaches and athletes. Cardinal Glennon representatives visit sports programs at our YMCA branches to share information on injury prevention, proper technique and overall athletic health. Here are tips for: Basketball Safety.