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The Y offers year-round team sports for kids of all ages and skill levels. Every child plays at least half of every game. We welcome Y members and non-members to participate, practice and play. Most sports are offered in 8-week sessions with one game and one practice per week for children K-8.
READY, SET, SPIKE! A true team sport, volleyball helps everyone learn important lessons about collaboration and communication on and off the court. Our volleyball programs serve up plenty of fun for all ages and skill levels. Kids learn the basics of passing, setting, hitting, serving and blocking in a fun, supportive environment.
One 60-minute practice and 1 game per week. Teams available for ages 8-14. Our focus is on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. Every YMCA volleyball game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge.
Y Members Save on Sports. When you join the Y, you gain access to all 10 full-service YMCAs and their amenities. PLUS, members save on everything from personal training and child care to programs like swim lessons, dance classes and sports! Become a member.
Youth Sports Classes. Sports is a fun way for kids to develop new skills, coordination and balance, stay active, and have fun! At the Y, our sports programs focus on: Classes, ages and availability vary by center. All parent/child classes require the active participation of a parent. Please see our enhanced safety protocols regarding masks.
Youth classes offered by the YMCA will focus on skill development, strong character, building confidence, and sportsmanship. The YMCA offers a variety of classes for children of all ages, whether they are a beginner or have played sports for years.
The Gateway Region YMCA partners with Cardinal Glennon SportsCare to give kids a healthy advantage through educational programs and support. Here are tips for Volleyball Safety . If you need help finding a physician for your young athlete, contact Cardinal Glennon SportsCare at (314) 577-5640.
Originally called mintonette, volleyball was created by the YMCA. The experimental game of mintonette combined a variation of the badminton net with elements of basketball, the German game of fistball and handball. The first volleyball game was played at Springfield College in 1896.