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.

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 

Recreational Soccer (ages 3 - 9 co-ed)

Hamilton Area YMCA soccer offers a safe and productive environment for your child to learn the fundamentals of soccer, as well as the importance of teamwork.  The program is enhanced through a partnership with Mercer United FC, providing soccer participants fun and knowledgeable age based training each week.  By putting player development and inclusion first, with a goal to improve soccer overall in Mercer County, Mercer United FC looks to grow the number players playing the sport.  In addition to the skill development, all participants will engage in small-sided scrimmages, reinforcing skills learned, and giving them more touches on the ball. Weekly sessions are led by a YMCA Trainer with the support of the Mercer United FC Teams, Coaches and Players.  All recreation soccer participants will be invited to cheer on Mercer United FC as the Sawmill Sports Complex is the home for their 14 (and growing) soccer teams.

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Recreational T-Ball (ages 3 -6 co-ed)

Introduce your child to baseball in a coed, non-competitive situation in which everyone gets to play. This program emphasizes basic skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.  The program is enhanced through a partnership with the Central Jersey Rebels, providing quality age based training.  The CJ Rebels is a rapidly growing program that presents an opportunity for local youth athletes to gain experiences that take place both on and off of the field.  Weekly sessions will be led by a YMCA Trainer with the support of the CJ Rebels Teams, Coaches, and Players.  All baseball participants will be welcome to cheer on the Central Jersey Rebels as the Sawmill Sports Complex is the home for their 20 baseball teams. 

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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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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

Personal Training

Personal Training for Athletes (ages 12+)

This program would be designed give student athletes the foundational training for their sport. The individual will gain confidence in their ability to train safely, improve their overall work capacity, and stay healthy during periods of inactivity. Focus would be on Metabolic conditioning, Foundations of strength and Core & Functional training. Days and times will be scheduled with your trainer. 

Please click here to access the Personal Training request form.

Adult Pickleball

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Pickleball Court Rental

The Sawmill Branch will have pickleball courts for rent in 1.5 hour sessions.  The sessions are strictly timed with a 15-minute break between sessions for safe transfer and cleaning.  

The sessions are:  8:45 – 10:15 a.m.; 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.; and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday only.  There are no evening or weekend hours at this time.  There are no scheduled days for lessons or drills at this time.

One person only will rent the court time online.  That person may invite up to 5 people to join him/her during that timeslot.  

Consider creating a consistent group of the same participants and avoid mixing between groups.

Click here for instructions on how to register online
Click here to register
Click here to learn about our precautions for Pickleball