Hamilton Area YMCA

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.

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Winter Basketball League

Winter Basketball league

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 also teach participants about the strategy of the game and the associated rules. Kids will show what they have learned in scheduled games and will also have time to practice with their team.

  • Co-ed basketball league for kids ages 4 - 9
  • The 8 week season begins Saturday, January 7 through Saturday, February 25
  • Practices will be held on Wednesday or Thursday nights starting at 6:00 p.m.
  • Games will be held either on Friday nights or Saturday afternoons

  • DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Fr, Sa 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM BBALL8-9 JKR -JKR Branch $149 / $99 / $99
    Sa 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM BBALL6-7 JKR -JKR Branch $149 / $99 / $99
    Sa 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM BBALL4-5 JKR -JKR Branch $149 / $99 / $99

Personal Training

Personal Training

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.

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Please click here to download a Personal Training Information Sheet. 

  • 5 hourly sessions
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Adult Pickleball

Pickleball Play

Pickleball play at the Sawmill Branch 

  • 2 – 3 indoor courts available.  
  • Scheduled in 2 hour sessions based on skill level.  
  • Limited space per session.  

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Intermediate
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Advanced Beginner
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Advanced 4.0
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Open play

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Advanced Beginner Lessons
11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. -  Advanced Beginner Lessons
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Advanced Beginner Lessons  

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. -  Intermediate
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -  Advanced Beginner
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Open play
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. -  Beginner play 

9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Intermediate Plus 3.5
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Open play 
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Advanced 4.0 

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Intermediate
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Beginner play

Beginner Play
1.5 rating — Anyone who has had some official lessons and is developing strokes, court positioning, game play, and scoring. Games have some rallies.

Advanced Beginner Play 
2.0-2.5 rating— Players developing serve, forehand, backhand, dink and volley. Sustains longer rallies. Not rushing shots.  Able to keep score and play games.

Intermediate Play 
3.0+ rating— Players with consistent serves, forehands and backhands.  Consistently comes to the net. Consistently uses dinks and volleys.  Working on control.  Developing 3rd shot drop/drive, pace, & angle shots.

Open Play 
All skill levels are welcome.

Beginners Lessons 
0 rating – Introductory classes for anyone who wants to learn how to play pickleball.  Must wear lace-up tennis sneakers (not running or trail sneakers).

Court rental (coming soon)

General information:

Players will use open play rotation (Winners split, non-winners sit, 2 waiting players join.  Players sit after 2 consecutive games) to allow everyone opportunity to play.

Please be courteous of the time.  Arrive no sooner than 5 minutes before the scheduled time and no more than 15 minutes after the start time.

Nets will be provided.  Bring paddle and pickleballs.  Water fill station is available.  Remember your water bottle.

$8.00 drop-in rate. Credit card payments only.

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Get Involved


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 Rudy Turner at rturner@hamiltonymca.org for more information.

Facility Rentals for Sports Practices, Games, or Tournaments

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