Sports Programs

Whether it's gaining the confidence that comes from learning the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, and participating to sports at the YMCA is about building the whole child, from the inside out.

All of our youth sport leagues are designed to focus on the basic fundamentals of each sport. We also teach teamwork, sportsmanship and character development. Coaches provide encouragement and support to help youth develop a positive attitude about the game, along with a sense of belonging.

The Cole Center Family YMCA offers leagues for the following sports:

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T-ball (Ages 4 & 5 years old) - Spring League

YMCA T-Ball teaches the basics of baseball and softball; hitting, fielding and throwing while learning good teamwork and good sportsmanship. Everyone plays and all players bat each inning. No score is kept and play is kept on a friendly, con-competitive level. A rag ball and a batting "T" are used as a confidence building and for safety reasons. Players are required to bring a glove and are encouraged to bring a water bottle for practices and games. 

Spring 2019 Registration Dates:

  • Early: January 28th - March 3rd
  • Late: March 4th - March 11th

T-Ball Registration Form   

T-Ball Online Registration  

 

Ragball (Ages 6 & 7 years old ) - Spring League

YMCA Ragball is designed to make the transition from T-Ball to Little League Ball or Softball easier for your child. The ball is pitched by the player's coach. Rules are set to help the players learn more about baseball/softball, learn good sportsmanship and have an enjoyable learning experience. Players are required to bring a glove and are encouraged to bring a water bottle for practices and games. 

Spring 2019 Registration Dates:

  • Early: January 28th - March 3rd
  • Late: March 4th - March 11th  

Ragball Registration Form   

Ragball Online Registration  

 

Flag Football (Ages 3 Years Old-3rd Grade) - Summer League

This game is for those little athletes that love to play football or want to learn how to play football. The rules are very minimal as we don't want to make it too complicated for the little ones.

Spring 2019 Registration Dates:

  • Early: February 256th - May 12th
  • Late: May 13th - May 20th 

2019 Flag Football Flyer

2019 Flag Football Online Registration 

 

Pee Wee (Ages 3 & 4 Years Old)

Players learn to play against other children, so fair play and sportsmanship are emphasized in each lesson. Practices primarily focus on skill development. As the season progresses the lessons shift from individual skills to team skills and structured game play. Before the session ends, participants will get experience in actual games. Players should bring a water bottle for practice and games. Players will practice once a week and play a total of 5 games (weather permitting) 

Rookies (Ages K - 1st Grade For Upcoming School Year)

Rookie flag football is the next step after Pee Wee football. Players learn to play again other children, so fair play and sportsmanship are emphasized in each lesson. Practices primarily focus on more advance skill development and teamwork play. Players become more familiar with position names and responsibilities. Participants will get experience in actual game play. Players should bring a water bottle for practices and games. Players will practice once a week and play a total of 5 games (weather permitting). 

Champions (Grades 2nd - 3rd For Upcoming School Year)

Champion flag football is the next step after Rookie football. There is still a solid foundation of fundamental skill development, but players spend as much time playing as practicing. Team work and good sportsmanship are emphasized in each practice/game. Players should bring a water bottle for practices and games. Players will practice once a week and play a total of 5 games (weather permitting).

 

 

Fall Soccer (Ages 3 Years Old - 3rd Grade) - Fall League

This game is for those little athletes that love to play soccer or want to learn how to play soccer. The rules are very minimal as we don't want to make it too complicated for the little ones.

Fall 2018 Registration Dates:

  • Early: April 23rd - July 22nd
  • Late: July 23rd - July 30th

2018 Soccer Flyer 

2018 Online Registration

 

Pee Wee (Ages 3 & 4 Years Old)

Players learn to play against other children, so fair play and sportsmanship are emphasized in each lesson. Practices primarily focus on skill development. As the season progresses the lessons shift from individual skills to team skills and structured game play. Before the session ends, participants will get experience in actual games. Players should bring a water bottle for practice and games. Players will practice once a week and play a total of 5 games (weather permitting). 

Rookies (Ages K - 1st Grade For Upcoming School Year)

Rookie soccer is the next step after Pee Wee soccer. Players learn to play again other children, so fair play and sportsmanship are emphasized in each lesson. Practices primarily focus on more advance skill development and teamwork play. Players become more familiar with position names and responsibilities. Participants will get experience in actual game play. Players should bring a water bottle for practices and games. Players will practice once a week and play a total of 6 games (weather permitting). 

Kickers (Grades 2nd - 3rd For Upcoming School Year)

Kickers soccer is the next step after Rookie soccer. There is still a solid foundation of fundamental skill development, but players spend as much time playing as practicing. Team work and good sportsmanship are emphasized in each practice/game. Players should bring a water bottle for practices and games. Players will practice once a week and play a total of 6 games (weather permitting).

 

YOUTH BASKETBALL

Pee Wee Basketball (Girls & Boys - Ages 4 Years Old - K) - Late Fall League

Players learn to play against other children, so fair play and sportsmanship are emphasized. Practices primarily focus on fundamental skill development. As the season progresses the focus shift from individual fundamental skills to team skills. Players will practice once a week and play a total of 6 games.

2018 Registration Dates:

EARLY: May 22nd - August 27th

LATE: August 28th - September 3rd

2018 Pee Wee Basketball Flyer 

2018 Pee Wee Basketball Online Registration

 
Girls Youth Basketball (Grades 1st - 6th) - 2018 Fall League

Girls only league. This is a fundamental skills league where the girls will learn basic fundamental along with team play. 

2018 Registration Dates:

EARLY: May 22nd - August 27th

LATE: August 28th - September 3rd

2018 Girls Youth Basketball Flyer 

2018 Girls Youth Basketball Online Registration

Rookies (Grades 1st & 2nd For Current School Year)

Rookies Basketball is the next step after Pee Wee Basketball. In Rookie Basketball there is a solid foundation of fundamental skill development. layers spend as much time practicing fundamental skill as team skills. Teamwork and good sportsmanship are emphasized in each lesson. Players will practice as a team once a week and have one day of fundamental skills with a YMCA staff and will play a total of 7 games). 

Winners (Grades 3rd & 4th For Current School Year)

Winners Basketball is the next step after Rookie Basketball. In Winners Basketball participants focus more on game play and situations. There is sill a solid foundation of fundamental skill development, but players spend as much time playing as practicing. Teamwork and good sportsmanship are emphasized in each lesson. Players will practice as a team once a week and have one day of fundamental skills with a YMCA staff and will play a total of 7 games). 

Champions (Grades 5th & 6th For Current School Year)

Champion Basketball is the next step after Winners Basketball. Fundamentals, fair play and teamwork are the focus in this league. Games are played following IHSAA, with some altercations. Players learn game rules along with team play. Players will practice as a team once a week and have one day of fundamental skills with a YMCA staff and will play a total of 7 games).

 

Boys Youth Basketball (Grades 1st - 6th) - 2018 Winter League

Boys only league. This is a fundamental skills league where the boys will learn basic fundamental along with team play.

2019 Registration Dates:

EARLY: August 4th - October 27th

LATE: October 28th - November 4th

2019 Boys Youth Basketball Flyer

2019 Boys Youth Basketball Online Registration

Rookies (Grades 1st & 2nd For Current School Year)

Rookies Basketball is the next step after Pee Wee Basketball. In Rookie Basketball there is a solid foundation of fundamental skill development. layers spend as much time practicing fundamental skill as team skills. Teamwork and good sportsmanship are emphasized in each lesson. Players will practice as a team once a week and have one day of fundamental skills with a YMCA staff and will play a total of 7 games). 

 

Winners (Grades 3rd & 4th For Current School Year)

Winners Basketball is the next step after Rookie Basketball. In Winners Basketball participants focus more on game play and situations. There is sill a solid foundation of fundamental skill development, but players spend as much time playing as practicing. Teamwork and good sportsmanship are emphasized in each lesson. Players will practice as a team once a week and have one day of fundamental skills with a YMCA staff and will play a total of 7 games).  

 

Champions (Grades 5th & 6th For Current School Year)

Champion Basketball is the next step after Winners Basketball. Fundamentals, fair play and teamwork are the focus in this league. Games are played following IHSAA, with some altercations. Players learn game rules along with team play. Players will practice as a team once a week and have one day of fundamental skills with a YMCA staff and will play a total of 7 games).

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL LEAGUE

The Cole Center Family YMCA will be taking over the Campus Life basketball program.  High School age students who like to play basketball can still do so!

All games will be played at the Cole Center Family YMCA, 700 S. Garden Street, Kendallville, IN

2018 Fall Team League Registration Form

2018 Participation Release Form

 

 

 

Parent Involvement

One of the key ingredients to success in our programs will come from the support of each child's family.

Parents supporting child in sports

Most important, we ask that you support all the children throughout the season. Parents are welcome and encouraged to watch each week. We will also invite all parents to help out as coaches, NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. In between each session we encourage you to practice and speak with your child about their sport.

The Child First-The Sport Second

All YMCA Youth Sports programs are committed to equal participation for each child, no matter what ability level. The emphasis at this stage should be on having fun and learning the game, rather than winning or losing. We ask that parents should reinforce good sportsmanship at home and encourage team play.

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