Youth Sports

LFY Flag Football League

LAKEWOOD FAMILY YMCA

In YMCA Youth Sports Leagues, children develop and grow as athletes, challenge themselves through healthy competition, forge new friendships, and learn values that they can use both on and off the field.

 

WHAT MAKES YOUTH SPORTS AT THE Y SPECIAL?

  • VALUES-BASED: Coaches build their instruction on a foundation of the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • INCLUSIVE: We believe every child deserves a chance to learn, grow, and thrive through youth sports participation.
  • SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Players learn to work as part of a team, develop a winning mindset, and practice to improve their skills.

FALL LEAGUES 2018 | SEPTEMBER 4-NOVEMBER 10

YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE

Practice dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, and footwork skills, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and participate in competitive outdoor matches. Soccer Leagues are offered in fall and spring.
  • Ages: 3 - 14 years old
  • Registration: August 13 - September 18
  • Cost: $50 for YMCA Members // $85 for Community Members
  • Season: September 4 - November 10

First day of games begin September 29. All practices and games will be held at Four Heroes Field.

REGISTER FOR SOCCER LEAGUE

INDOOR LACROSSE LEAGUE

Practice catching, throwing, cradling, shooting, checking, passing, clearing, face off, and scooping, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and participate in competitive matches. Lacrosse Leagues are offered in spring and fall.

  • Ages: 8 - 14 years old
  • Registration: August 13 - September 18
  • Cost: $50 for Members // $85 for Community Members
  • Season: September 4 - November 10

First day of games will begin on September 29. All practices and games will be held at the Lakewood Family YMCA.

REGISTER FOR LACROSSE LEAGUE

ALL UPCOMING LEAGUES

WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2019

Practice dribbling, passing, catching, shooting and footwork skills, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and participate in competitive games. Youth Basketball League runs every winter and summer.
  • Ages: Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 8
  • Registration: December 3 - January 21
  • Cost: $50 for Members // $85 for Community Members
  • Season: January 14 - March 23
  • Location: Practices will be held here at the Lakewood Family YMCAGames will be held either at the Lakewood Family YMCA, Morgan Family YMCA, Pioneer Middle School or Chloe Clark Elementary. The first day of games begin February 2. Games will be held on Saturdays.


The March Madness Tournament will be held on March 30.


SPRING TBALL/COACH PITCH 2019

Practice throwing, catching, hitting and base running skills, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and participate in competitive matches. T-Ball and Coach Pitch are offered every spring.

  • Ages: 4-8 years old
  • Registration: May 5-April 16
  • Cost: $50 for Members // $85 for Community Members
  • Season: April 9-June 15

First day of games will begin April 27

SPRING SOCCER 2019

Practice dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, and footwork skills, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and participate in competitive outdoor matches. All practices and games will be held at Four Heroes Field. Soccer Leagues are offered in spring and fall.

  • Ages: 3-14 years old
  • Registration: May 5-April 16
  • Cost: $50 for Members // $85 for Community Members
  • Season: April 9-June 15

First day of games will begin on April 27.

SPRING LACROSSE 2019

Practice catching, throwing, cradling, shooting, checking, passing, clearing, face off, and scooping, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and participate in competitive matches. Lacrosse Leagues are offered in spring and fall.

  • Ages: Grades 3-8
  • Registration: May 5-April 16
  • Cost: $50 for Members // $85 for Community Members
  • Season: April 9-June 15

First day of games will begin on April 27.


SUMMER FLAG FOOTBALL 2019

Practice foot speed, throwing, and catching, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and participate in competitive matches. Flag Football is offered every summer.

  • Ages: Grades 1-6
  • Registration: June 3-July 16
  • Cost: $50 for Members // $85 for Community Members
  • Season: July 9-August 31

First day of games will begin July 18 and 20
 

SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2019

Practice dribbling, passing, catching, shooting and footwork skills, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and participate in competitive games. Youth Basketball League runs every winter and summer.

  • Ages: 
    • Grade 3-4 | 8-9 years old 
    • Grades 5-6 | 10-11 years old 
    • Grades 7-8 | 12-14 years old
  • Registration: June 3-July 16
  • Cost: $50 for YMCA Members // $85 for Community Members
  • Season: July 9-August 31

First day of games will begin July 20


FALL SOCCER 2019

Practice dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, and footwork skills, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and participate in competitive outdoor matches. All practices and games will be held at Four Heroes Field. Soccer Leagues are offered in fall and spring.

  • Ages: 3-14 years old
  • Registration: August 6-September 17
  • Cost: $50 for Members // $85 for Community Members
  • Season: September 10-November 24

First day of games will begin on September 10.

FALL LACROSSE 2019

Practice catching, throwing, cradling, shooting, checking, passing, clearing, face off, and scooping, as well as concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork as a member on a team and participate in competitive matches. Lacrosse Leagues are offered in spring and fall.

  • Ages: Grades 3-8
  • Registration: August 6-September 17
  • Cost: $50 for Members // $85 for Community Members
  • Season: September 10-November 24

First day of games will begin on September 10.

PRIVATE LESSONS

We offer one-on-one instruction from those with experience in coaching at the high school level to those who have played collegiately. Private lessons are also available for small groups where cost of each session would be split between the group. For our contact sports, coaches can cover concepts of offense, defense, cooperation, and teamwork.

View the list below of private lessons we offer and review the additional concepts that our coaches can help your player improve!

FOOTBALL

  • Foot speed 
  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Offense

BASKETBALL

  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Shooting
  • Footwork

LACROSSE

  • Catching
  • Throwing
  • Cradling
  • Shooting
  • Checking
  • Passing
  • Clearing
  • Face Off
  • Scooping

GOLF

  • Swing Mechanics
  • Putting
  • Teeing Off
  • Chipping
Please contact Kaitlin Pleshko at 253-460-8919 to set up a time and instructor for your chosen sport.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

VOLUNTEER YOUTH SPORTS COACH

Youth sports leagues at the Y are values-driven programs centered around developing caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility; and we need volunteer coaches work hard to instill these values in each young athlete.

MAKING AN IMPACT AS A VOLUNTEER COACH

  • MENTOR
  • ROLE MODEL
  • TEACHER

BECOME A VOLUNTEER FOR YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES

Coaches and assistants are required to attend a coaches’ meeting at the beginning of each season. For more information contact the Youth Sports Director, Kaitlin Pleshko at 253-460-8919.

FORMS AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WHAT TO BRING

PRACTICES AND GAMES

  • Basketball shoes or tennis shoes
  • Shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt
  • Protective gear (i.e. mouth guard, ankle or knee support, eye protection, etc.)
  • Water bottle

FORMS

On the first day of practices please make sure to fill out and bring the following (as needed).

PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

This is the code of conduct we hold all parents to while watching their children’s practices and games. We ask that you try your best to uphold this code, so that everyone can enjoy their experience. As a YMCA parent, we ask that you:

  • Encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, coaches, and officials at every game, practice, or event.
  • Place the emotional and physical well being of the players ahead of your personal desire to win.
  • Demand a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free sports event and agree to assist by refraining from their use at all youth sports events.
  • Ask your child to treat other players, coaches, fans, and officials with respect.
  • Promise to help your child enjoy the youth sports experience by fostering good sportsmanship, assisting in coaching, being a respectful fan, and modeling that behavior for your child.
  • Have your child participate in as many practices and games as possible while providing proper supervision for all of the children I bring to practices and games.
  • Attend practices and games unless in case of an emergency.
  • Be a positive role model for your child and the other players on his/her team.
  • Not use profanity, or vulgar speech while observing your child’s activities.
  • Not coach your child, or other children, during games if you are not an official coach.
  • Keep off of the playing field at all times, unless specifically told otherwise by an official or coach.
  • Not bring a dog or other animal to practices or games.
  • Resolve conflicts without regressing to hostility or violence
  • Not encourage any behavior that could be dangerous to your child or the other children.
  • Not taunt, heckle, argue with, any coach, official, or opposing player during the course of your child’s games/practices.

Failure to comply with this code of conduct may result in your losing privilege of attending YMCA youth sports events.


In  gymnastics, youth develop physical strength, flexibility, grace, coordination, confidence, and positive self-esteem. Gymnastics is offered year-round.

REGISTER FOR GYMNASTICS


CONTACT

Youth Sports: Kaitlin Pleshko at 253-460-8919

Gymnastics: Kevin Milliren at 253-460-8920

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