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.

Teams are formed by grade and school.

View the Program Guide for upcoming Youth Sports session dates, times and fees.

Questions? Contact Neil Kaus: 507-345-9805 or nkaus@mankatoymca.org

Basketball

Coed Divisions
4-5-6 year olds | 6.5 ft hoop | Full Court
1st-2nd Grade | 8.5 ft hoop | Full Court

Boys and Girls Divisions
3rd-4th Grade | 10ft hoop | Full Court
5th-6th Grade | 10ft hoop | Full Court

Teams will practice once a week on weeknights (Mon, Tues or Thurs) and games will be held for one hour on Saturday mornings between 8am & noon. All participants are required to wear a YMCA All Sports Jersey.

Indoor Soccer

Coed Divisions

4-5-6 year olds
1st-2nd grade
3rd-4th grade

All games will be on Saturday mornings between 8am-11am in the YMCA Blue Gym. The first 20 minutes consist of drills and skills. The remaining 40 minutes will be for game play.

All participants are required to wear a YMCA All Sports Jersey.

Outdoor Soccer

Coed Divisions

4-5-6 year olds
1st-2nd grade
3rd-4th grade
5th-6th grade

Practice is one hour in length and takes place during the week. Games are held on Saturday mornings between 8am-11am at North Ridge Park in Upper North Mankato.

Golf Lessons

For boys and girls ages 7-12 years

Lessons are offered in two separate sessions, during the 2nd and 4th weeks in June. Lessons are held on Mon, Tues and Wed from 9am-11am at Northlinks Golf Course. Equipment available if you do not have your own.

Mini Tikes T-Ball

Coed Divisions

4-5 year olds T-Ball
6-7 year olds T-Ball/Coach Pitch
2nd-4th grade Coach Pitch

Practice is one hour in length and takes place during the week. Games are held on Saturday mornings for one hour at Spring Lake Park in Lower North Mankato.

Registration fee includes pants, personalized shirt, and a Major League cap. Shirt and Cap are yours to keep after the season concludes. Pants should be returned. Bats and Baseballs provided for season use.

Flag Football

Coed Divisions

4-5-6 year olds
1st grade
2nd-5th grade

Practice is one hour in length and takes place during the week. Games will be held on Saturday mornings at Spring Lake Park at 9am.

Registration fees include pants, shirt, and all football equipment. All clothing and equipment should be returned at the end of the season.

No scores are kept during games. Equal playing time is required for all kids.