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YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES

At the Y, our sports staff, coaches and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping athletes reach their full potential in life. Our sports leagues turn a child's excitement and passion for sports into a healthy, positive outlet for them to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models. Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators by contributing their time as a volunteer coach, team parent and most importantly being their kid’s number one fan.

We offer a variety of youth sports leagues throughout the year. Program and registration information will become available as the league dates approach.

Looking for youth tennis offerings? View our Junior Tennis program information HERE.

 

DID YOU KNOW...
SELECT YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES ARE FREE WITH A YMCA OF THE FOX CITIES FAMILY MEMBERSHIP!*

Value Added FREE Leagues:
Spring
Track & Field
Fall
Flag Football and Volleyball
Winter
Junior Basketball and Indoor Soccer

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SIGN UP FOR YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES TODAY - REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

 


SPRING SPORTS

*INDOOR SOCCER: GRADES 4K-6 - THIS IS A VALUE ADDED LEAGUE!

Play soccer year-round with the Y! We offer outdoor leagues for playing the traditional game. When it's cold outside, we take to the courts with Futsal-indoor soccer played on a short court that focuses on footwork. 

This league is FREE with a YMCA of the Fox Cities Family Membership! 

Registration Deadline: February 4, 2024
Please contact the Sport & Recreation director at your branch to see if openings are available. 

NFL SPRING FLAG FOOTBALL: GRADES 4K-8

This coed league gives youth in grades 4K-8 (for the 2022-23 school year) the opportunity to play flag football. All players participate in every game. We emphasize fun, fitness, skill development, fair play and family involvement. The goal of the Y is to provide participants with a great place to learn football while having fun! 

League Dates: April 13-May 18, 2024
Registration Begins: December 11, 2023
Registration Deadline: March 17, 2024

APPLETON YMCA FOX WEST YMCA HEART OF THE VALLEY YMCA NEENAH-MENASHA YMCA

*TRACK & FIELD: GRADES K-6 - THIS IS A VALUE ADDED LEAGUE!

This coed league will give youth in Grades K-6 the opportunity to participate in Track & Field regardless of skill or experience. Our goal is to help participants of all levels experience the sport of Track & Field while helping develop a love for the sport and improving skills and making friends in a fun environment.

Locations are Appleton YMCA (St. Francis Xavier Middle School); Fox West YMCA, Heart of the Valley YMCA, and Neenah-Menasha YMCA (Shattuck Middle School).

This league is FREE with a YMCA of the Fox Cities Family Membership!

League Dates: April 27-May 18, 2024
Registration Begins: February 19, 2024
Registration Deadline: April 14, 2024

APPLETON YMCA FOX WEST YMCA HEART OF THE VALLEY YMCA NEENAH-MENASHA YMCA

ESPORTS: AGES 8-18

Join our Esports League (competitive video gaming), in which players ages 8-18 meet others with similar interests and compete to be the very best! Through the Y’s Esports program, youth and teens are pushed to develop the social, strategic and problem-solving skills necessary to grow into thriving adults all in a safe, moderated, and inclusive environment. Our feature game is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Be on the lookout for more game options in the future!

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SUMMER SPORTS

CLUB SOCCER FOX WEST YMCA: AGES 4-15

Youth Soccer is an exciting sport that combines individual skill with team effort. No benchwarmers here! Y youth soccer promises that every child will get to play. The goal of the program is to develop and enhance soccer skills while building on lifelong fundamentals such as teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship.

League Dates: May 6-July 31, 2024
Registration Begins: January 1, 2024
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2024

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SOCCER NEENAH-MENASHA YMCA: AGES 4-9

Youth Soccer is an exciting sport that combines individual skill with team effort. No benchwarmers here! Y youth soccer promises that every child will get to play. The goal of the program is to develop and enhance soccer skills while building on lifelong fundamentals such as teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship.

League Dates: July 10-August 14, 2024
Registration Begins: May 1, 2024
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2024

SOCCER APPLETON YMCA & HEART OF THE VALLEY YMCA: GRADES 4K-4

Youth Soccer is an exciting sport that combines individual skill with team effort. No benchwarmers here! Y youth soccer promises that every child will get to play. The goal of the program is to develop and enhance soccer skills while building on lifelong fundamentals such as teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship.

League Dates: June 17-August 4, 2024
Registration Begins: February 13, 2024
Registration Deadline: May 19, 2024

APPLETON YMCA HEART OF THE VALLEY YMCA

T-BALL HEART OF THE VALLEY YMCA: AGES 4-6

This league will give youth ages 4- 6 years old the opportunity to play and learn t-ball. All players participate in every game. The elements of fun, fitness, skill development, fair play and family involvement are emphasized. The goal of the YMCA is to provide participants with a great place to learn t-ball while having fun.

League Dates: July 11-August 15, 2024
Registration Begins: February 13, 2024
Registration Deadline: June 18, 2024

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T-BALL NEENAH-MENASHA YMCA: AGES 4-6

This league will give youth ages 4- 6 years old the opportunity to play and learn t-ball. All players participate in every game. The elements of fun, fitness, skill development, fair play and family involvement are emphasized. The goal of the YMCA is to provide participants with a great place to learn t-ball while having fun.

League Dates: July 10-August 14, 2024
Registration Begins: May 2, 2024
Registration Deadline: June 16, 2024

 

ESPORTS: AGES 8-18

Join our Esports League (competitive video gaming), in which players ages 8-18 meet others with similar interests and compete to be the very best! Through the Y’s Esports program, youth and teens are pushed to develop the social, strategic and problem-solving skills necessary to grow into thriving adults all in a safe, moderated, and inclusive environment.

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FALL SPORTS

SOCCER FOX WEST YMCA: GRADES 4K-6

Youth Soccer is an exciting sport that combines individual skill with team effort. No benchwarmers here! Y youth soccer promises that every child will get to play. The goal of the program is to develop and enhance soccer skills while building on lifelong fundamentals such as teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship.

League Dates: September 7-October 19, 2024
Registration Begins: May 22, 2024
Registration Deadline: August 13, 2024

SOCCER HEART OF THE VALLEY YMCA: GRADES 4K-4

Youth Soccer is an exciting sport that combines individual skill with team effort. No benchwarmers here! Y youth soccer promises that every child will get to play. The goal of the program is to develop and enhance soccer skills while building on lifelong fundamentals such as teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship.

League Dates: August 26-October 7, 2024
Registration Begins: May 22, 2024
Registration Deadline: August 13, 2024

*FALL FLAG FOOTBALL: GRADES 4K-6 - THIS IS A VALUE ADDED LEAGUE!

This coed league gives youth in grades 4K-6 (for the 2022-23 school year) the opportunity to play flag football. All players participate in every game. We emphasize fun, fitness, skill development, fair play and family involvement. The goal of the Y is to provide participants with a great place to learn football while having fun! 

This league is FREE with a YMCA of the Fox Cities Family Membership!

League Dates: September 7-October 19, 2024
Registration Begins: May 22, 2024
Registration Deadline: August 11, 2024

*VOLLEYBALL 1: GRADES 2-6 - THIS IS A VALUE ADDED LEAGUE!

This coed league for Grades 2-6 is an excellent program for all beginners and intermediate players. This program is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of volleyball while emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship. Players will learn a new skill each week which includes serving, passing, setting, spiking and blocking.

This league is FREE with a YMCA of the Fox Cities Family Membership!

League Dates: September 7-October 19, 2024
Registration Begins: May 22, 2024
Registration Deadline: August 11, 2024

CROSS COUNTRY: GRADES 1-6

Youth in Grades 4K-6 get the opportunity to build stamina and balance as runners while learning the importance of form and efficiency. Group runs provide a challenge in a fun atmosphere designed to gain skills and build friendships.

League Dates: September 16-October 12, 2024
Registration Begins: May 22, 2024
Registration Deadline: August 11, 2024

ESPORTS: AGES 8-18

Join our Esports League (competitive video gaming), in which players ages 8-18 meet others with similar interests and compete to be the very best! Through the Y’s Esports program, youth and teens are pushed to develop the social, strategic and problem-solving skills necessary to grow into thriving adults all in a safe, moderated, and inclusive environment.

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WINTER SPORTS

VOLLEYBALL 2: GRADES 3-6

This coed league for Grades 3-6 will continue to develop the basic fundamentals learned in the skills and drills league, as well as more advanced strategies related to game-like situations to help players become overall more successful, more confident and continue to enjoy the game of volleyball at a young age.

 

 

 

*JUNIOR BASKETBALL: GRADES 4K-1 (CO-ED) - THIS IS A VALUE ADDED LEAGUE!

This league will give kids in Grades 4K-1 the opportunity to play and learn basketball in an environment where fun, fitness, skill development, fair play and family involvement are emphasized. The goal of the YMCA is to provide participants a great place to learn basketball skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Junior basketball leagues for grades 4K-1 are coed teams, and grade 2 has both boy's and girl's teams. 

This league is FREE with a YMCA of the Fox Cities Family Membership!

*JUNIOR BASKETBALL: GRADE 2 (Boys & Girls Leagues) - THIS IS A VALUE ADDED LEAGUE!

This league will give kids in Grade 2 the opportunity to play and learn basketball in an environment where fun, fitness, skill development, fair play and family involvement are emphasized. The goal of the YMCA is to provide participants a great place to learn basketball skills, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Junior basketball leagues for grade 2 has both boy's and girl's teams. 

This league is FREE with a YMCA of the Fox Cities Family Membership!

Y-NBA: GRADES 3-6 (Boys & Girls Leagues)

This is a fun and competitive league for kids in Grades 3-6! Teams from Appleton YMCA, Fox West YMCA, Heart of the Valley YMCA and Neenah Menasha YMCA will play each other with home and away games. 

BOYS Y-BALL: GRADES 7-12

Held at Neenah-Menasha YMCA, this competitive league is for grades 7-12. Games will be Saturdays, January 13-March 09, 2024 at Xcel Sports at Appleton Alliance Church (Grades 10-12), or Neenah Middle School (Grades 7-9). Teams will practice once per week at your home YMCA, based on availability. Grades 10-12 will have team captains and Grades 7-9 will have parent coaches. Players will still have equal playing time! Everyone should register individually and team captains/coaches should email Jensen Hinton at jhinton@ymcafoxcities.org with your team member's names along with a team name. There are no free agents for the Grades 10-12 division. Anyone who signs up alone for grades 7-9 will be placed on a team.

ESPORTS: AGES 8-18

Join our Esports League (competitive video gaming), in which players ages 8-18 meet others with similar interests and compete to be the very best! Through the Y’s Esports program, youth and teens are pushed to develop the social, strategic and problem-solving skills necessary to grow into thriving adults all in a safe, moderated, and inclusive environment.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Appleton YMCA
David Herrmann
920.560.3407
EMAIL DAVID

Fox West YMCA
Kevin Jakubek
920.560.3414
EMAIL KEVIN

Heart of the Valley YMCA
Emily Poh
920.830.5703
EMAIL EMILY

Neenah-Menasha YMCA
Jensen Hinton
920.886.2103
EMAIL JENSEN