Youth Sports 

Youth Sports Pledge

  • Everybody plays, everybody wins (no scores or standings are kept)
  • We are child focused, not game focused
  • We strive to build self-esteem, physical skills and good health
  • Participants learn teamwork and fair play
  • A strong emphasis is placed on safety and progression
  • Parents are encouraged to be involved as volunteer coaches and help


The YMCA offers a wide variety of Youth Baseball league programs including Little Rookies where a softy baseball is hit off a tee, Rookies where the Coach pitches to their own players, Winners where players work on pitching and mitt skills, Champions and Junior Varsity where boys and girls participate in a modified little league format.


Our progressive skills basketball programs are for youths ranging from 4 - 14 years old and focus on basketball skills and fair play. Some teams will participate in modified league games.


Non-contact games loaded with diving catches, long runs and touchdowns. Fun for all! “Tackles” are made by pulling a flag off a Velcro belt.

Martial Arts

Children from 6-12 years old learn karate from experienced black belt instructors. Children gain confidence, self-discipline and respect for themselves
and others while having FUN!

Adults and children 12 years and older will learn traditional Karate from black belt instructors. This program affords participants an opportunity to learn self-defense and to improve their overall level of physical fitness.


We offer both indoor and outdoor soccer programs seasonally. Our progressive soccer program is designed to include youth of all ages and skill levels. For youths under 7, our soccer programs are Little Rookies and Rookies where the emphasis is on learning and practicing core skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork. For youths 7 - 11 our programs are Winners, Champions, and Junior Varsity where players with prior soccer experience continue to hone their core skills and compete in modified league games each week.


Learn volleyball skills, good fitness habits and the importance of the YMCA character values. This program is open to kids and parents.

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Contact Information

Akron Area YMCA
50 S. Main Street, Ste. LL 100
Akron, Ohio 44308
(330) 376-1335