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.

Recreational Soccer (ages 3 - 9 co-ed)

Spring Soccer Programs
The Hamilton Area YMCA is offering a non-competitive, recreational soccer program that introduces the sport of soccer to your child. Led by an YMCA trainer, the program focuses on teaching the basic skills and rules of the sport through drills and small sided scrimmages. With an emphasis on the values of inclusion and sportsmanship, the Hamilton Area YMCA promises to offer a fun and knowledgeable experience. The program runs on Monday’s with Wednesday’s set as the rain date.  

Register for Spring Soccer by clicking here.

Fall Soccer Programs
We are finalizing EXCITING details for a NEW Soccer League scheduled to begin this FALL!  More information coming soon! 

Click here to add your e-mail to our list to be emailed once the program details are finalized.

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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 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.  
  • Must pre-register online.  NO DROP IN ALLOWED.  

Sessions Offered:

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:

You must pre-register online with payment while registration is open.  Registration opens at 7:00 a.m. Thursday morning for the following week.   Registration closes when the session has reached its capacity/or 1 day prior to the session.  If you request to be added to the waitlist, do not show up unless you are contacted by the YMCA and payment is taken.

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.

Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals but strongly recommended for unvaccinated individuals.

 Click here to register for a session of pickleball play

Pickleball Court Rental

Please check back for the 2021 - 2022 indoor schedule. 

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 Ryan Young at ryanyoung@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