Hamilton Area YMCA

Recreational Sports

The Y is the jumping off point for many kids to learn about the importance of physical activity — and for developing the healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives.

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 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. Y leagues aren’t just for kids, either — we also offer pick-up and competitive leagues for adults.

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 officials make sure all equipment and facilities are safe.
  • Fair play — The Y is about playing by the rules and showing respect for all involved.

For more information about Leagues contact Erik Wiener at ewiener@hamiltonymca.org.

Program Information

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2021 Registration Dates

All sports league registration periods are open. Register before the deadline to guarantee a roster spot and avoid additional fees.

Sport  Age 
Registration
Deadline                   
Start
Date 
End
Date
Session 1        
Soccer                             3 - 9 years       March 17              April 7     May 12  
T-Ball 4 - 6 years  March 17   April 10    May 15
Flag Football  7 - 12 years  March 17   April 9    May 14
Session 2        
Soccer  3 - 9 years  May 5  May 19    June 23 
T-Ball  4 - 6 years   May 5  May 22    June 26
Flag Football 7 - 12 years   May 5  May 21    June 25 

Youth Soccer

Hamilton Area YMCA soccer offers a safe and productive environment for your child to learn the fundamentals or soccer, as well as the importance of teamwork. Your child will be part of the player development initiative that is recommended by the U.S. Soccer Association for youth soccer. All ages will participate in small-sided scrimmages and games, teaching them more skills, comprehension of offense and defense and giving them more touches on the ball while maintaining a fun atmosphere. Sessions are led by a YMCA trainer.

Wednesdays

5:45 - 6:30 p.m.        3 - 4 year-old
6:30 - 7:15 p.m.        5 - 6 year-old
7:15 - 8:15 p.m.        7 - 9 year-old

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Youth T-Ball

Introduce your child to baseball - catching, batting, running, and throwing - in a coed, non-competitive situation in which everyone gets to play. This program emphasizes basic skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.  Sessions will be led by a YMCA Trainer.

Saturdays

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.        4 - 6 year-old

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Youth Basketball

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Youth NFL Flag Football 

Our NFL flag football program offers a safe way for children to participate in football. Players will learn the fundamentals of football and teamwork all while having fun in a coed, safe, and competitive way. Sessions will be led by a YMCA trainer.

Fridays

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.        7 - 9 year-old
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.        10 - 12 year-old

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Start Here, Stay Here


The Hamilton Area YMCA provides recreational opportunities to introduce kids to sports in a fun and social environment.  As kids continue to play there are opportunities at the Hamilton Area YMCA to move to a competitive sports club.  The Sawmill Sports Complex is the home to the Central Jersey Rebels Baseball Club, Mercer United FC soccer Club, and Hamilton Havoc Flag Football Club.  You can learn more about these organizations by clicking here.

Get Involved

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Volunteer

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. Click here for our volunteer application.

Please contact Erik Wiener at ewiener@hamiltonymca.org for more information.

Facility Rentals for Sports Practices, Games, or Tournaments

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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.

Amenities:

  • 2 Baseball Fields
  • Multiple 7 v. 7, 9 v. 9, and 11 v. 11 Soccer Fields with lights
  • Outdoor Basketball and Volleyball courts
  • Multiple pavilions with restrooms
  • Climate-controlled multi-sport gym lined for Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, and Pickleball

Adult Pickleball

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Pickleball Open Play (ages 18+)

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping pong, and racquetball.  It is one of the fastest growing sports in America. It’s a low-impact game that’s easy to learn, great exercise, a great way to meet new people, and A LOT of fun!

What is Pickleball? Click here to learn more!