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. 

For information on Youth Sports, contact Caleb DeBoer, Youth Sports & Program Director or call 605-225-4910.

Caleb DeBoer
 
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Register Now for Spring Interstate Basketball Tournament 

CREED FOR YMCA YOUTH

 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.

  • I pledge to play to the best of my abilities
  • I pledge to be a good sport win or lose
  • I pledge to respect my coaches, officials and other players
  • I will be responsible for my actions
  • I will be a caring and honest teammate
  • I pledge to build character in myself by improving in spirit, mind and body
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Program 
Session Dates 
Description 
Grade 3rd-6th (Tuesday nights)
Beginner and Advanced  Archery
 
See you in 2024!
The co-ed archery program is designed for the beginner and intermediate archer, in grades 3rd – 6th. During the session participants will learn shooting form and proper stance, while developing and improving mental focus, patience, balance and hand- eye coordination.
 
Boys Basketball 
(Grades 1st-6th) 
Jan – Mar 2024
A league where fundamentals are taught by community coaches to develop skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. Participants will also learn the importance of character development, teamwork and positive competition.
 
Boys BB game schedules
1st Grade Boys 
2nd Grade Boys
4th Grade Boys
5th Grade Boys
 
Boys and Girls Interstate Basketball Tournament 
March 22-23, 2024
Join this exciting 2 day tournament with local and surrounding area participants! Guaranteed 3 games, medals and trophies for placement teams. Each grade has 2 divisions. Team registration is under the coaches name, $140 fee for up to ten players, add on fee for additional players.  Register here
Boys grades 3-9
Girls grades 6-9
 
Co-Ed Floor Hockey with the Wings 
(Grades 1st-4th)
See you next year!
Participants will be taught by the best! The Aberdeen Wings Hockey Teams will teach participants the basics of hockey, such as safe use of hockey equipment, positions and roles of players, character development, and skill development. Aberdeen Wings hockey players will assist with the program and be willing to take pictures and do autographs with participants.
 
Co-Ed Flag Football 
(Grades 1st-5th) 
 
See you Fall 2024!
 
This league’s focus is on safety, fundamentals, skill development, and character development. With some help of coaches in the community, participants will incorporate learned skills into game situations. All grades have scheduled practices and play games.
 
Youth Football Game Schedules 
 
 
Thanks for a great 2023 season! See you fall of 2024!
 
 
 
 
Co-Ed Tackle Football
(Grade 6th)
 
See you Fall 2024! 
 
This league’s focus is on safety, fundamentals, skill development, and character development with the addition of full pads and helmets for tackle. With some help of coaches in the community, participants will incorporate learned skills into game situations. All grades have scheduled practices and play games.
 
Girls Basketball
(Grades 1st-6th) 
 
See you fall of 2024!
A league where fundamentals are taught by community coaches to develop skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. Participants will also learn the importance of character development, teamwork and positive competition.
 
Girls Basketball Game Schedules
Thanks for a great 2023 season!  See you in the fall 2024!
 
Girls Interstate Basketball Tournament
TBD Winter 2024
Join this exciting 2 day tournament with local and surrounding area participants! Guaranteed 3 games, medals and trophies for placement teams. Each grade has 2 divisions. Team registration is under the coaches name, $140 fee for up to ten players, add on fee for additional players.
Grades 3-9
 
Girls Volleyball
(Grades 3rd-6th)
Jan & Feb 2024
This program offers instruction and practice in an environment that emphasizes character development, teamwork and sportsmanship. Players will expand volleyball fundamentals into game like situations. Season ends with a tournament.
 
Volleyball Game Schedules
3rd Grade
4th Grade
Tournament Schedule March 2, 2024
 
Kindergarten Basketball 
Nov. 2024 
YMCA Kindergarten Basketball is an introductory program designed for boys and girls. There are no teams, and no winners or losers. No previous basketball experience needed! The focus throughout this program is on drills, skills, and lots of fun! The season is 4 weeks, one time per week. Limit of 40 kids per session.
 
Youth Racquetball League
(Grades 5th-7th) 
On Hold 
Learn the fundamentals of racquetball, improve your skills and compete in league play. This is a four week league that meets once per week for an hour.
 
Swim Lessons 
(All Ages)
Year Round 
Click here for information 
 
Jr. Advantage  (YES)- ages 7-10
Advantage -ages 11-19
Little Avengers – ages 3-6
Year Round 
Advantage Schedule
Jr. Advantage is the precursor to our standard Advantage program.  Participants will learn proper lifting and training techniques, as well as character development to prepare them for future programs and athletic participation.  Our emphasis will be to improve the participants’ technical abilities to allow them to train safely and effectively.  This program can give your child an ‘advantage’ with the right strength and conditioning program or help them with overall fitness goals! 
Contact Kristina Kessler for any questions on Rails Strength & Fitness classes.
 
Camp DreamMakers
(Ages 5 -21)
Session 1
TBD 2024
Session 2
TBD 2024
Camp DreamMakers is a summer day camp for youth with various disabilities. This camp allows the youth to be themselves and enjoy the many summer time fun activities available in our community. The camp provides 1:1 assistance for those participating allowing parents/guardians a respite from daily caregiving and the comfort that their child will be taken care of during camp.