YOUTH SPORTS

The Youth Sports program at the Mankato Family YMCA gives pre-k and elementary-aged boys and girls the opportunity to learn sports skills in a supervised, low-competitive environment.

Fun is first and foremost with youth sports at the Y. As such, it’s important that every boy and girl enrolled plays. Youth sports programs here are devoted to skill development over competition. Winning is not the goal – playing is. Parent support in this area is vital. Encourage your kids to learn skills and have fun in their areas of interest, and they’ll win regardless of the score.

Pick up a registration form at the Y or download a registration form online, fill out and return to the YMCA front desk with payment enclosed to complete program registration. 

Questions? Contact Anna Lieske: 507-386-2707 or alieske@mankatoymca.org

Summer 2022 Season:

Mini Tikes T-Ball & Coach Pitch

Begins the week of June 20
First Game: July 9
Tournament: August 20
*No practices or games July 3-9 

Coed Divisions (Entering grade in Fall 2022)

Kindergarten T-Ball
1st – 2nd Grade T-Ball
1st – 2nd Grade Coach Pitch
3rd – 5th Grade Coach Pitch

Practice Days:
Kindergarten Co-ed: Mondays
1st – 2nd Grade Co-ed: Tuesdays
3rd – 5th Grade Co-Ed: Thursdays
*Practice Times TBD

Teams will practice once a week on weeknights for one hour. Games will be played on Saturdays. Registration includes major league cap, jersey with personalized name on the back and baseball pants. Please return the pants at the end of the season.

Please Note: This program will NOT be able to run if we do not have enough volunteer coaches. Please consider volunteering! The application can be found at the top of this page. Thank you!!

Registration Opens:
Members: May 9
Non-Members: May 12
Closes: May 29

Fees:
$80 Members
$100 Non-Members

Coaches Meeting:
Sunday, June 5th, 2022
5:00pm-7:00pm

Preschool Sports


Parent & Child Sports (2-3 years old)

Mondays 6:00 – 6:45pm

Session I Dates:  June 6 – July 11
*No class on July 4th

Session II Dates: July 18 – August 15

Preschool Sports Sampler (4-5 years old)

Tuesdays 6:00 – 6:45pm

Session I Dates:  June 7 – July 12
*No class on July 5

Session II Dates: July 19 – August 16

Thursdays 6:00 – 6:45pm

Session III Dates: July 21 – August 18

Preschool Mini Sports (4-5 years old)

Thursdays 6:00 – 6:45pm

Session Dates:  June 16 – July 14
*No class on July 7

Registration Opens:
Members: May 9
Non-Members: May 12
Closes: May 29

Fee:
$50 Members
$70 Non-Members

Stop by the front desk to get registered! 

Youth Sports

Fall 2022 Season:

NFL Flag Football

Coed Divisions

Kindergarten (4,5,6) co-ed league
1st – 2nd grade co-ed league
3rd – 5th grade co-ed league

Volleyball

Coed Divisions

3rd-4th grade co-ed league
5th-6th grade co-ed league

Winter 2023 Season:

Youth Floor Hockey

Coed Divisions

1st-2nd grade co-ed league
3rd-5th grade co-ed league

Youth Basketball

Coed Divisions
Kindergarten | 6.5 ft hoop
1st-2nd Grade | 8.5 ft hoop

Boys and Girls Divisions
3rd-5th Grade | 10ft hoop

Spring 2023 Season:

Outdoor Soccer

Coed Divisions
Kindergarten
1st-2nd Grade
3rd-5th Grade

Preschool Sports


Parent & Child Sports (2-3 years old)

Accompanied by a parent, participants will learn basic fundamental skills involved in a variety of sports, including Football, T-Ball, Basketball, Soccer, and Floor Hockey. Emphasis will be placed on hand-eye coordination, balance, listening skills, and friendship. 

Mondays 6:00 – 6:45pm 

Preschool Sports Sampler (4-5 years old)

Each participant will learn the basic fundamental skills involved in a variety of sports, including Football, T-Ball, Basketball, Soccer, and Floor Hockey. Emphasis will be placed on hand-eye coordination, balance, listening skills, and friendship. 

Tuesdays 6:00 – 6:45pm

Preschool Mini Sports (4-5 years old)

Participants will develop an appreciation for sports and physical activity along with practicing skills, learning about sportsmanship and being a team player. Each session focuses on one singular sport and follows the same sport calendar as our Youth Sport League. 

Thursdays 6:00 – 6:45pm

Preschool Sports Fee per 5-Week Session
Member: $50
Non-Member: $70