Recreational Sports

Youth Sports at the Y - Start Here, Stay Here! 

The Y is the jumping off point for many kids to learn about the love of a sport, the importance of physical activity — and for developing the healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives.  Start here because the benefits of joining Youth Sports at the Hamilton Area YMCA are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning a new skill, gaining a sense of belonging, or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the YMCA is about building a healthy, active and contributing member of the community from the inside out.

Youth sports at the YMCA teach kids more than how to score goals, make baskets or hit doubles into the gap; they teach character and social skills for future leaders. 

The YMCA philosophy of youth sports:

  • Everyone plays — We do not use tryouts to select the best players. No one is cut from a team.

  • Safety first — Coaches and staff make sure all equipment and facilities are safe.

  • Fair play — The Y is about playing by the rules and showing respect for all involved.

Through partnerships with like minded non-profit Travel Sports Clubs, participants in recreation sports programs at the Y will have the opportunity to Stay Here to develop their game and play at a competitive level through high school by trying out for one of these clubs.


Hamilton Area YMCA Community Youth Sports FREE for grades K - 6!

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Register now!

Click here to view the season calendar

Questions? Contact Natalie Cox at or 609.581.9622 ext. 113.  



YMCA del área de Hamilton Deportes para juveniles comunitarios ¡Gratis para los grados K-6!
  •  Béisbol 
  •  Baloncesto 
  •  Fútbol  
  •  Voleibol
¡Regístrese ahora!

Haga clic para ver el calendario de la temporada.

¿Preguntas? Contacte a Natalie Cox al correo electronico o llame al 609.581.9622 ext. 113

Ready to take your training into live games? Our basketball league are the perfect opportunity for kids to take what they have learned about basketball and apply it to team play!

We love sports at the Y! Team sports are an excellent way for kids to learn new skills, practice discipline, meet new friends, and have fun! Leagues at the Y run in the winter each year.

In our basketball leagues your children will learn how to dribble, pass, and shoot the basketball. Coaches will teach participants about the strategy of the game and the associated rules. Kids will show what they have learned in scheduled games and will have time to practice with their team.

  • Co-ed basketball league for kids ages 4 - 10
  • The 8 week season begins Saturday, January 13 through Saturday, March 2
  • Practices will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Games will be held either on Saturday afternoons

5 Hourly Sessions:  $225
10 Hourly Sessions:  $400

Sessions can be broken into 30 minute training sessions. 

All Personal Training sessions must be paid for in advance. Upon purchase and Personal Training Information Sheet submission, your Certified Personal Trainer will personally contact you to set-up an appointment at your convenience.

Personal Training Information Sheet Must be completed at time of purchase.

Pickleball Play at the Sawmill Branch 

Lessons require pre-registration.  Click here to register.  

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Intermediates
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Experienced Beginners
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Advanced Play (4.0 - 4.5)  

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. - Intermediate Plus
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Experienced Beginner Lessons* 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Beginner Lessons* 

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. - Intermediates
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Experienced Beginners 

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Intermediate Plus
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - New to Pickleball
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Intermediates

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.  - Intermediates
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Closed to drop-in play 

For updates and reminders, add your name to the e-mail list by Clicking here.


• 1.0 Beginners – learning the game and scoring 

• 2.0 Experienced Beginners – playing games, learning more shots, strategy  

• 3.0 Intermediates – does basic shots, adding cross-court, third shot 

• 3.5 Intermediate Plus – emphasis: slower, strategy game, drops, drives, etc. 

• 4.0 Advanced – perfecting their strategy, precise movement, use all shots 

• 5.0 Professional Players 

Youth Sports Volunteer

When you share your time and talent as a volunteer, you can change a life or two...including your own. Parent/volunteers are key to a successful program. 

Download a Volunteer Application

Please contact Rudy Turner at for more information.

Athletic Fields & Gymnasium Sports Rentals

We rent gym and field space to local organizations and travel teams for practice, games, or tournaments. Our facility can accommodate soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball and general sports training all year round.


  • Multiple Baseball Fields
  • Multiple Soccer Fields with lights
  • Outdoor Basketball and Volleyball courts
  • Multiple pavilions with restrooms
  • Climate-controlled multi-sport gym