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

Current Season:

Mini Tikes T-Ball

Coed Divisions

Kindergarten (4,5,6) T-Ball
1st – 2nd Grade T-Ball
1st – 2nd Grade Coach Pitch
3rd – 5th Grade Coach Pitch

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.

Fall 2021 Season:

Flag Football

Coed Divisions

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

More information for Fall 2021 coming soon!

Winter 2022 Season:


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

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

Teams will practice once a week on weeknights and games will be held for 40 minutes on Saturdays between 8am – 2pm. All participants are required to wear a YMCA All Sports Jersey.

Spring 2022 Season:

Outdoor Soccer

Coed Divisions

Kindergarden (4,5,6)
1st – 2nd Grade
3rd – 5th Grade

Teams practice once a week for one hour on weeknights between 5-7pm. Games will be held Saturdays. All participants are required to wear a YMCA All Sports Jersey.

Golf Lessons

For boys and girls ages 7-12 years

More information for 2022 coming soon!