The Y nurtures the potential of children through the YMCA’s Youth Sports programming by strengthening character in our youth, engaging families, and building lasting relationships.

Participants in these programs build skills, learn about teamwork, and focus on sportsmanship. Families are presented with second-to-none volunteer opportunities as coaches, team parents, and committee members.

Youth learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals. This improves self-confidence, promotes diversity, increases self-esteem, and improves physical condition. The positive time with family and friends in this environment strengthens our communities. Youth Sports puts emphasis on healthy relationships between adults and youth as well as family, with a goal to build social skills and sport skills with all participants for the future.

 

Play Basketball Like a Pro in the Y’s Youth Basketball Program

The Valley of the Sun YMCA offers several different opportunities for youth basketball. Our recreational and competitive divisions are both run in partnership with the Phoenix Suns. Each player is required to wear a Jr. Suns jersey to participate, a ticket is given to each athlete for either a Suns or Mercury game depending on the season along with a premium gift from the Phoenix Suns.

 

Basketball | Sports | Teens | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Our competitive Jr. Mercury Girls Basketball League is perfect for players who love basketball and want to excel in this sport.

This league includes All-Star Competitions with awards at US Airways and an end of the season tournament with all Valley of the Sun YMCAs participating.

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Basketball | Sports | Teens | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

For players who love the game.

Jr. Mercury YMCA basketball leagues teach basic ball handling, passing, shooting and defensive skills while introducing defensive and offensive schemes.

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Basketball | Sports | Teens | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Jr. Suns Competitive Youth Basketball League steps up the competition from the Recreational Youth Basketball Leagues, yet still provides a positive experience for all.

Some YMCA’s require a skills evaluation prior to team placement. In addition to the regular season play, the competitive division ends with a single-elimination tournament. Each season the top team in each division from the East Valley meet up with the top team in each division from the West Valley for a valley-wide championship at the USA Airways Center!

We have leagues every season, each running about 2-3 months. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see what we have to offer.

Winter: December – February
Spring: March – May
Summer: June – August
Fall: September – November

Your child(ren) will be placed on a team and will have at least one practice during the week and a game on the weekend.

Youth learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals. This improves self-confidence, promotes diversity, increases self-esteem, and improves physical condition. The positive time with family and friends in this environment strengthens our communities. Youth Sports puts emphasis on healthy relationships between adults and youth as well as family, with a goal to build social skills and sport skills with all participants for the future.

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Basketball | Sports | Teens | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Jr. Suns recreational basketball leagues are a great way for your kids to learn the basics of this sport, practice good sportsmanship and have fun.

This recreational basketball league emphasizes skill development, character development and fun. No league standings are kept and rules are modified.

We have leagues every season, each running about 2-3 months.

Winter: December – February
Spring: March – May
Summer: June – August
Fall: September – November

Your child(ren) will be placed on a team and will have at least one practice during the week and a game on the weekend.

Youth learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals. This improves self-confidence, promotes diversity, increases self-esteem, and improves physical condition. The positive time with family and friends in this environment strengthens our communities. Youth Sports puts emphasis on healthy relationships between adults and youth as well as family, with a goal to build social skills and sport skills with all participants for the future.

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Bump, Set, Spike

Youth learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals. This improves self-confidence, promotes diversity, increases self-esteem, and improves physical condition. Youth Sports puts emphasis on healthy relationships between adults and youth as well as family, with a goal to build social skills and sport skills with all participants for the future.

 

Sports | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Bump, Set, Spike

For the more competitive player, refine your skills by joining our Competitive Volleyball league.

SEASON SCHEDULES & INFORMATION

We have sports all year long! Do you have a child participating in youth sports this season? Click on the branch below for more information about the current season, including registration forms, schedules and standings.

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Volleyball | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Bump, Set, Spike!

Learn all the tricks to being your best at this popular sport by joining a YMCA Volleyball Recreational League.

SEASON SCHEDULES & INFORMATION

We have sports all year long! Do you have a child participating in youth sports this season? Click on the branch below for more information about the current season, including registration forms, schedules and standings.

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Volleyball | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Campers will learn basic fundamentals of Volleyball, such as, serving, setting, passing, hitting, and digging.

Mix these in with fun games and awesome staff and you have a recipe for a great summer working on improving your volleyball game!

 

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Volleyball | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Take Your Game To The Next Level

This clinic focuses on basic introductory game skills and game development. This is a great opportunity to learn this fun game!

 

SEASON SCHEDULES & INFORMATION

We have sports all year long! Do you have a child participating in youth sports this season? Click on the branch below for more information about the current season, including registration forms, schedules and standings.

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Give me a “Y”… give me an “M”… give me an “C”… give me…

“A”… Great time, lots of exercise and techniques galore learning the art, dedication and commitment of cheerleading and Gymnastics! Participants on the YMCA gymnastics team learn more than the gymnastics skills it takes to enter a competition, they learn high ethical standards as well as the responsibilities of dedication and commitment. The lessons learned from being a part of the team include the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

 

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Dance | Arts And Humanites |Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Learn the Responsibilities of Dedication and Commitment in Gymnastics

Participants on the YMCA gymnastics team learn more than the gymnastics skills it takes to enter a competition, they learn high ethical standards as well as the responsibilities of dedication and commitment. The lessons learned from being a part of the team include the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect & responsibility.

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Cheerleading | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Give me a “Y” …give me an “M” …give me an “C”…

Give me “A” great time, lots of exercise and techniques galore learning the art of cheerleading!

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Youth Build Confidence and Self-Esteem With Golf & Martial Arts Classes at the Y

These programs are designed to do just that and more! Both of these programs build coordination, balance, discipline, and mental concentration. Improve your skills and work on all the fundamentals of a activities you can enjoy all your life!

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Golf | T-Ball | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Make Your Hole in One

Compete in what many call the “Greatest Game of All.” Improve your skills and work on all the fundamentals of a game you can play all your life!

 

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Marital Arts | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Youth Build Confidence and Self-Esteem With Martial Arts

This program incorporates self-discipline with martial arts movements while allowing for advancement at the individual student’s pace.

 

Trap, Dribble, Pass and Have Fun.

Designed to encourage participation and to have fun, kids are taught basic game skills such as trapping, dribbling, passing and shooting as well as goalie skills.

 

Soccer | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Trap, Dribble, Pass and Have Fun.

Designed to encourage participation and to have fun, kids are taught basic game skills such as trapping, dribbling, passing and shooting as well as goalie skills.

Visit your branch for more details

Sports | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Trap, Dribble, Pass and Have Fun.

Designed to encourage participation and to have fun, kids are taught basic game skills such as trapping, dribbling, passing and shooting as well as goalie skills.
Visit branch for more details.

Parents Join the Fun, Kids Love It!

Children are exposed to a variety of sports like Basketball, T-Ball, Soccer and Golf. Parents join in the fun, and you and your kids will love it! The YMCAs four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are infused into every class so that kids focus on the value of sportsmanship.

 

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Child Care | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Children are exposed to a variety of sports like Basketball, T-Ball, Soccer and Golf.

Parents join in the fun, and you and your kids will love it! The YMCAs four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are infused into every class so that kids focus on the value of sportsmanship.

Visit your branch for more information.

Basketball | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Children are exposed to Basketball.

Parents join in the fun, and you and your kids will love it! The YMCAs four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are infused into every class so that kids focus on the value of sportsmanship.

Visit branch for more information.

 

Baseball | T-Ball | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Children are exposed to a variety of sports like Basketball, T-Ball, Soccer and Golf.

Parents join in the fun, and you and your kids will love it! The YMCAs four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are infused into every class so that kids focus on the value of sportsmanship.

Visit your branch for more information.

Take Your Game To The Next Level

Throughout the year the YMCA offers many different clinics and tournaments giving kids the opportunity to continuously develop their skills and interests.

For more information visit branch.

Clinics | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Take Your Game To The Next Level

Throughout the year the YMCA offers many different clinics and tournaments giving kids the opportunity to continuously develop their skills and interests.

 

Visit your branch for more details.

Basketball | Sports | Teens | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Take Your Game To The Next Level

This clinic focuses on game skills and game development. This is a great opportunity to learn this fun game!

For more information visit your branch.

Volleyball | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Take Your Game To The Next Level

This clinic focuses on basic introductory game skills and game development. This is a great opportunity to learn this fun game!

 

SEASON SCHEDULES & INFORMATION

We have sports all year long! Do you have a child participating in youth sports this season? Click on the branch below for more information about the current season, including registration forms, schedules and standings.

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Basketball | Sports | Teens | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

A camp focused on the basics in basketball such as shooting, passing, dribbling, and defense.

Mix these in with fun games and awesome staff and you have a recipe for a great summer working on improving your basketball game!

Visit your branch for more information.

Volleyball | Youth Sports | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Campers will learn basic fundamentals of Volleyball, such as, serving, setting, passing, hitting, and digging.

Mix these in with fun games and awesome staff and you have a recipe for a great summer working on improving your volleyball game!

 

Visit your branch for more information