Youth Program Registration

 

The Y opens access to opportunities, relationships, and resources for kids to be who they are and become who they want to be. Youth programs are available to Y members. Most youth programs are included in the cost of your child's Y membership. Reactivate your membership by filling out our reactivation form or join today! Please view our FAQ page for additional session information.

Check out virtual Arts, Youth Sports, and more on YMCA360!

General Registration

Opens

7am on September 6

Closes

11:59pm on September 9

Each youth member may register for one class.

Late Registration

Opens

7am on September 15

Closes

11:59pm on October 2

Each youth member is welcomed to register for unlimited classes but not two of the same.

Session Dates and Info

September 20-October 23

 

Once You're Registered

View Session Information

Youth Soccer Registration Dates

Opens

7am on August 9

Closes

11:59pm on September 10

View season details below

 

Find Quality Programming and Grow with the Y

 

There's something for everyone at the Y! Browse available programs like youth soccer, swim lessons for all ages, dance, visual arts, gymnastics, performing arts, and toddler gym to find the right activities for you and your family.

 

 

 

 

Team Players Made Here

 

Y sports encourage children to develop themselves as athletes through healthy competition while discovering new friendships and cultivating core values they can use both on and off the field: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Registration Dates

Registration

Opens 7am on August 9
Closes 11:59pm on September 10

Each youth member may register for one team

Cost

YMCA Membership + $55 participation fee

Season Dates

Practices start September 13
Saturday games from September 25-October 30

Ages

  • U5: Ages 3-4
  • U7: Ages 5-6
  • U9: Ages 7-8
  • U11: Ages 9-10
  • U13: Ages 11-12 (U13 for Sumner and Puyallup locations only)
Game and Practice Information

Players participate in one practice during the week and one game each week. Games take place on Saturdays unless otherwise scheduled. 

Games will be officiated by YMCA referees.

All teams are coached by volunteers.

Bremerton Y

Practice and Games at Bremerton Y

Haselwood Y

Practice: Haselwood

Games: Bremerton

Gordon Y

Practices and Games at Mel Korum Y

Mel Korum Y

Practices and Games at Mel Korum Y

Lakewood Y

Practices: Lakewood Y

Games: Morgan Y

Morgan Y

Practices and Games at Morgan Y

Tom Taylor Y

Practices: Purdy Elementary

Games: Lower grass field at Gig Harbor High School

Volunteers

To meet the demand of players, we need more volunteers this season! Many of our volunteers are parents from our teams.

Apply To Volunteer

 

 

 

Fun, Safety, and Confidence in the Water

 

Swim lessons at the Y help members who want to learn a life skill by increasing their knowledge, ability, and stamina to build smart, strong swimmers, and confidence. Y swim lessons skill-based instruction that maximizes physical activity, emphasizes safety, and elevates character development. We stress positive values and give members the opportunity to practice them, growing their self-esteem and self-worth, while they have a great time.

View our swim lesson level guide to find the right class for you.

 

Parent and Child Swim Lessons (Ages 6-36 months)

Parent and Child lessons feature family-style swim lessons where a parent is in the water and attending with their child. Lesson plans and activities designed to help parents teach Y swim skills with swim instructor support. One child per parent in the water.

Preschool Swim Lessons (Ages 3-6 years old)

Levels 1-3 help preschoolers learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills — swim, float, swim and jump, push, turn, grab.

School-Age Swim Lessons (Ages 6-12 years old)

Levels 1-4 feature socially distanced in-water activities where kids learn from a swim instructor in the pool with them.

Levels 5-6 feature socially distanced in swim lane activities where kids learn from a swim instructor on the deck.

Teen Swim Lessons (Ages 12-17 years old)

Levels 4-5 introduce basic stroke techniques of front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly while teaching continued water safety. For swimmer's safety, they should be able to swim 15 yards independently on their front and back.

Level 6 refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle. For swimmer's safety, they should be able to swim front crawl, back crawl, and breaststroke for 25 yards.

Adult Swim Lessons (Ages 18+ years old)

Levels 1-3 introduce personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning swim, float swim and jump, push, turn, and grab.

Levels 4-5 help students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

 

Health and Safety

 

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve consistently adapted our programs in partnership with our local health departments to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We focus on creating a clean and healthy environment for everyone with protocols that include masks and distancing, as well as regular cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting by our trained staff. Kids stay together in small groups with minimal exposure to other groups.

Learn more about all health and safety protocols.

 

 

Youth Visual Arts Painting Between The Lines

 

Prepare to Register

 

Youth programs are available to YMCA members. Reactivate your membership by filling out our reactivation form or join today!

 

Set up your new online account prior to registration to ensure a seamless registration process.

 

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Additional Information

 

During general registration, each member can only register for one class. During late registration, each child will be able to sign up for multiple classes but not two of the same. If there are multiple children in the same household, each one can register for the same class.

 

Membership is required for active participation in all parent and child programs, including Parent and Child Swim Lessons, and Toddler Gym. Membership is not required for parent viewing. However, one non-member parent/guardian with youth-only accounts may access the Y with the youth member. Photo identification and standard check-in process required.

 

YMCA Youth Sports Volunteer Safely Congratulating Kids

 

Volunteers

 

To meet the demand of players, we need more volunteers this season! Many of our volunteers are parents from our teams.

 

Apply To Volunteer

 

 

How Our Youth Sports Leagues Help Develop Leaders

 

Values-Based: Coaches encourage building positive relationships, developing conflict resolution skills, and improving self-confidence in players.

Individual Growth: 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, practice to improve their skills, and work to become their best selves.

 

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