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Youth Sports

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes with learning a new skill or building positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Our programs place priority on family involvement, healthy competition, character building, teamwork and value of participation over winning. Schedules are designed for family convenience.

Y sports promise 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.

Different sports are offered at different times of the year. In addition to youth leagues, we also offer adult leagues, sports clinics and other types of sports offered on a branch-by-branch basis. View details of our youth sports leagues at left. To register online, click HERE.

Volunteer to be a Youth Sports Coach

Here's a great way to give back! Be a champion for children! Be a YMCA Volunteer Youth Sports Coach! Make a difference in players lives at the Y, where our Youth Sports focus on learning, character development and teamwork. Our coach’s meetings and materials will provide you with instruction. Meet some of our youth sports coaches in this brief video and see why they do what they do! Click HERE to create your VolunteerMatters account and fill out your application.

Sports Contacts

For more information or if you have questions about sports or volunteering for sports at your local Y, please contact your YMCA Sports Director:

Carondelet Park Rec Complex EMAIL or call (314) 768-9622 ext. 226
Clinton County YMCA EMAIL or call (618) 526-5628
Collinsville Maryville Troy YMCA EMAIL or call (618) 346-5600 
Belleville YMCAs EMAIL or call (618) 236-9983
Edward Jones Family YMCA EMAIL or call (314) 439-8007 ext. 264
Emerson Family YMCA EMAIL or call (314) 521-1822 ext. 24 
Four Rivers Family YMCA EMAIL or call (636) 239-5704
Jefferson County Family YMCA EMAIL or call (636) 931-9622 ext. 228
Kirkwood-Webster Groves Family YMCA  EMAIL or call (314) 965-9622 ext. 244
Marion County YMCA  EMAIL or call (618) 548-2222 ext. 28 
Mid-County Family YMCA  EMAIL or call (314) 962-9450 ext. 224
Monroe County YMCA HTC Center EMAIL or call (618) 281-9622
Monsanto Family YMCA EMAIL or call (314) 367-4646 ext. 227
O’Fallon Family YMCA Missouri EMAIL or call (636) 379-0092 ext. 233
O'Fallon YMCA Illinois EMAIL or call (618) 628-7701
Randolph County YMCA EMAIL or call (618) 282-9622
South City Family YMCA EMAIL or call (314) 644-3100 ext. 249
South County Family YMCA EMAIL or call (314) 849-4668 ext. 232
St. Charles County Family YMCA EMAIL or call (636) 928-1928 ext. 318
West County Family YMCA EMAIL or call (636) 532-3100 ext. 235
Wildwood Family YMCA EMAIL or call (636) 458-6636 ext. 242

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:

Baseball Safety
Basketball Safety
Flag Football Safety
Gymnastics Safety
Soccer Safety
Softball Safety
Volleyball Safety

Click here to view more Sports Safety and Injury Prevention sheets from Cardinal Glennon SportsCare. If you need help finding an expert physician for your young athlete, contact a local SportsCare representative at 314-577-5640 (this is a Cardinal Glennon phone number, Y numbers are above.)

Youth Sports Cancellation Policy/Refunds

Any cancellation made prior to the registration deadline will receive 100% refund
Cancellations received after the registration deadline will be subject to a $15 fee
No refunds issued for cancellations after the 2nd scheduled game