The YMCA of Central New Mexico’s Youth Sports program is open to children and teens, from age 3 to 17. Our Youth Sports are the starting point for many kids and teens to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives.
Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to play basketball or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
2014-15 YMCA WINTER SPORTS
YMCA WINTER SPORTS LEAGUES
Youth Basketball Non-Competitive League (5 – 11)
Youth Basketball Competitive League (8 - 17)
Youth Volleyball Non-Competitive League (8 – 11)
Youth Volleyball Competitive League (8 – 17)
Youth Soccer League (5-10)
Itty Bitty Basketball (3-4)
Itty Bitty Soccer (3-4)
HOW TO SIGN UP
Sign up online or in person.
- Fall league registration: CLOSED
- Winter league registration: November 1, online registration will open November 3
- Super Sign up day: November 1, from 9AM-2PM at both Horn and McLeod branches
- Late registration: Starting November 24, ALL registrations will be subject to a $20.00 late fee
3 and 4 years
Classes are designed to introduce your 3 and 4 year olds to soccer, baseball and basketball. Sports are taught to children through parent and community volunteers.
5 - 17 years
Our Youth Basketball League is the largest youth basketball organization in New Mexico. The Y’s unique approach to youth sports emphasizes skill development, family involvement, character development, and low-competition. We always keep winning and losing in perspective.
BE GOAL ORIENTED!
Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.
The YMCA Itty Bitty Baseball Program helps children become not only become better players, but better people as well. It's a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.
Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. Our soccer league promises no try outs, no getting cut, and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game, while making friends and learning new techniques.
Participation and fun! Basic skills of the game are developed through games and activities. Every child is required to play at least one half of every game. Sportsmanship and values are key components of this league. Every game starts with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake. Every child receives an award at the end of the season!
The YMCA of Central New Mexico’s Youth Volleyball leagues are the only non-competitive leagues available to the youth of Albuquerque and one of the only youth leagues outside of the APS system.
8 - 13 years
The YMCA is a starting point for our youth to learn about becoming and staying active, while also gaining education on healthy eating habits that they will carry with them through the rest of their lives. Aside from the physical wellness benefits, attending these camps will allow the camper to form friendships and bonds with others that will last a lifetime.
The YMCA will host a number of specialty camps this summer for children between the ages 8 and 13. Early registration is a must. Camps will run from 9 am-4 pm.
Coaches are the heart of our Youth Sports program. We are pleased to offer a number of resources available to help our coaches and assistant coaches.
With an emphasis on teamwork and cooperation, the YMCA offers recreational and league sports for men and women who want to have fun in the camaraderie of others while getting an excellent workout.