Sports & Recreation

For many youths the Y is a starting point. Where they learn about becoming and staying active. Where they develop healthy habits and skills that they can utilize throughout their lifetime. It is so much more than just the physical activity and health; it’s about gaining confidence, building relationship and becoming a great teammate. Participating in Y sports and programs is about building the child from the inside out.


 I pledge to play to the best of my abilities; win with dignity and lose without guilt.
 I pledge to respect my coaches and teammates, to be responsible for my actions, and to be caring and honest to all I come in contact with.
 I pledge to build character in myself and keep striving to improve in spirit, mind, and body.


Registration is Now OPEN! 

Boys Interstate Tournament
CrossFit Kids
Swim Lessons

For More Information on Youth Programs

Boys Basketball
Girls Volleyball
Girls Basketball
Intermediate and Advanced Archery
Kindergarten Basketball
Floor Hockey
Raquetball Club
Zumba Kids
Zumba Kids Jr.



The Aberdeen Family YMCA is hosting the 47th Annual Boys Interstate Basketball Tournament on March 23 and 24, 2018 

This tournament is for boys in grades 3rd- 9th girls in grades 7th-9th and will include teams from the tri-state area. Our tournament is designed for teams of all skill levels from recreational to competitive. We look forward to your team’s participation in this year’s Interstate Tournament. 

Tournament Dates: 

Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24, 2018

Registration Information: 

Registration will open Monday, February 5, 2018 and will close Friday, March 9, 2018
Registration can be completed online Register Now
or a Downloadable Registration Form can be completed and either mailed or dropped off at Aberdeen Family YMCA 
located at 5 S. State Street Aberdeen, SD 57401


$140.00 per team (10 players)
$5.00 per each additional player 
If registration is received after the deadline a late fee will be assessed, and registration is subject to tournament availability.

Upon signup all registration fees are non-refundable

Adult Spectator Admission: $4.00/day or $7.00/tournament pass

Tournament Information:

Tournament pairings ad schedules will be available online the week of March 19th. 
Coaches’ packets will be emailed
Games start no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on Friday and conclude late afternoon on Saturday
Teams are guaranteed 3 games unless scheduling dictates otherwise
Rules and Regulations will be available online, and will be in the coaches’ packet
Tournament T-Shirts will be sold for $15.00 at all gym locations

For additional questions please contact Shelby Meyer

Thank you to all our Interstate Tournament Sponsors: Aberdeen Hotel Alliance, DSS Image Apparel, Sanford Aberdeen, Dacotah Bank, Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Aberdeen Convention and Visitors Bureau, Holiday In Express and Suites, Jimmy John’s, Vision Care Associates, Hampton Inn and Suites, Primrose Retirement Communities, Avera, Super 8 


A league where fundamentals are taught by caring coaches to develop skills such as, dribbling,  shooting, passing and defense. Participants will also learn the importance of teamwork and positive competition. The suggested ages for this program are participants in grades 1st- 6th. 

Season Dates:

Saturday Mornings  January 13-March 3
Practice Times: Coaches’ discretion

First through Sixth Grade Basketball Schedules

For questions and more information about the program, contact  Shelby Meyer


The co-ed archery program is designed for the  intermediate and advanced archer, in grades 3rd – 6th. During the session participants will learn to use and adjust sights, to shoot and release, and how to score their shots. 


For questions and more information about the program, contact Shelby Meyer


Co-Ed Floor Hockey is a five week session, that is put on as a partnership between the Aberdeen Family YMCA and the Aberdeen Wings (NAHL). During the session participants will learn and develop puck handling, stick handling while they continue to develop their skills in hockey. The suggested ages for this program are participants in grades 1st- 4th. 


For questions and more information about the program, contact Shelby Meyer


Girls Basketball league for participants in grades 1st- 6th, will focus on the fundamentals  taught by caring coaches to develop basketball specific skills. 


This program offers instruction and practice in an environment that emphasize character  development, teamwork and sportsmanship. Players will expand volleyball fundamentals into game like situations. The suggested ages for this program are participants in grades 3rd- 6th. 

Aberdeen Family YMCA Volleyball Jamboree

Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2018
Jamboree Schedule

For questions and more information about the program, contact Shelby Meyer


Kindergarten Basketball is an introductory program designed as a positive experience for both kindergarten boys and girls. There are no games, no teams, and no winner or losers. No previous basketball experience needed! The focus throughout this program is on drills, skills and lots of fun! The session is 5 weeks, one time per week. Limit 50 kids per session. 


For questions and more information about the program, contact Shelby Meyer 


Raquetball Club is an introductory program that will teach participants the game of raquetball. This four-week, kids (5th- 7th Grade) club, will meet every Thursday evening, starting October 12, 2017. from 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.. The YMCA will provide all equipment. 

Session Dates:

Starts October 12, 2017 

Session Day/ Time:

Thursdays 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

For questions and more information about the program, contact League Manager Dan Matheson.



CrossFit Kids teaches proper form and mechanics in functional and athletic movements in classes that are different every day. It is the goal of the program to make fitness fun and accessible for all. Each child is instructed at his or her level, allowing each participant to experience challenges and rewards with every class.

The focus is on: Strength, Balance, Coordination, Flexibility, Stamina, Speed, Agility, Power, Endurance and Accuracy.

Session Dates:

January 8-30, 2018
February 5-27, 2018
March 5-28, 2018
April 2-26, 2018
May 2-24, 2018

CrossFit Kids 1st-4th grade
Tuesday and Thursday 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

CrossFit Savages 5th– 8th grade
Monday and Wednesday 3:45 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. 

Register Now 

For questions and more information about the program, contact Kristin Rotert or Jackie Braun.


CrossFit Member $40.00
CrossFit Non Member $50.00
** Sibling Discount Available




(Ages 8-12 years old) 
Zumba Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. 



(Ages 4-7 years old) 
Zumba Kids Jr. classes are rockin’, high-energy dance parties packed with kid friendly routines. We break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure