Our sports programs are a starting point for youth who learn about becoming and staying active, while developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives.
They offer benefits far greater than just physical health. Whether it's gaining the confidence that comes from learning to dribble a ball or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the insde out.
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Youth Basketball League - Open to players of all levels. YBL focuses primarily on skill development, sportsmanship, and fun. Emphasis is placed on dribbling, shooting, passing, teamwork, and having fun. The first three weeks of practices are developed to meet the needs of each age group and to best advance their skills in a healthy and fun way. For the last five weeks, children compete in games.
FALL YOUTH LEAGUES
NFL Flag Football League - offered in NA
Flag football is also offered during the week in Franklin: Football Draft Picks (age 3-4) and in Foxboro: Indoor Arena Flag Football League (age 6-9)
Fall T-Ball - offered in FR, FX
Beginner Cheerleading - offered in FX, NA
Youth Soccer League - offered in FR, FX, NA
We also offer programs during the week, like Soccer Skills, Preschool Indoor Soccer League, and Indoor Soccer League.
NFL FLAG FOOTBALL
Learn football fundamentals without heavy contact. In NFL Flag Football, the focus is on teamwork in a positive and structured environment. Children will learn passing and other aspects of the game that will keep them active and help them develop skills such as hand-eye coordination.In addition, children will have an opportunity to develop leadership skills and build self-esteem as they improve their technique. Dedicated volunteer coaches are trained to set expectations, and help kids find their strengths and advance their skills. The Y accepts individual and team registrations. Interested in volunteering as a coach? Please contact your branch Sports Director.
YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE
In a positive, structured setting, children will stay active and learn and improve skills with Youth Soccer. The focus is on developing and improving fundamentals such as dribbling, passing and kicking. Everyone plays and everyone is part of the team. Not only will children have an opportunity to advance skills, but they'll also build social skills, gain confidence and develop leadership skills. Dedicated volunteer coaches are trained to set expectations, and help kids find their strengths and improve. The Y accepts individual and team registrations. Interested in volunteering as a coach? Please contact your branch Sports Director.
Children stay active and are part of a team with Youth Baseball in our T-Ball league. In a positive and structured environment, children develop baseball skills including throwing, catching, hitting and baserunning. Not only will children have an opportunity to improve their technique, but they'll also build social skills, gain confidence and develop leadership skills. Dedicated volunteer coaches are trained to set expectations, and help kids find their strengths and advance their skills. The Y accepts individual and team registrations. Contact your branch Sports Director to apply to volunteer to coach.
For ages 3-6, T-Ball gives kids an opportunity to develop baseball skills in a positive environment structured for them to be successful. They'll learn running, batting, catching, throwing and basic game play. Everyone plays, and everyone is part of the team.
BEGINNER CHEERLEADING LEAGUE
Do you have spirit? YMCA Cheerleading offer girls the chance to get active and have some fun cheering on the YMCA Youth Sports teams. Cheerleaders will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with other girls.
Our Cheerleading program teaches kids the fundamentals of cheerleading and focuses on learning basics. Our program is non-school affiliated and a whole bunch of fun in an environment where everyone gets their cheer on. Includes four weeks of practice, followed by four weeks of cheering for flag football games!
Our Youth Leagues start the weekend of September 12th and run 8 weeks, finishing the weekend of November 2nd. We focus on age appropriate skill development, sportsmanship and fun.
Note: members can register online; program members can register by calling or visiting the Y. Please let us know if we can assist you in locating a sports class or league.
Bernon Family Branch, Franklin: Jeff Moore | 774.235.2746
Invensys Foxboro Branch: Tim LaConte | 508.772.1354
North Attleboro Branch: Joe Halus | 508.643.5223