Youth Sports at the Y
The Cedar Rapids Metro Y is the leader in offering sports and programs for kids of all ages and abilities on a year-round basis. For over 140 years, our YMCA has been helping kids grow into confident and successful adults.
At the YMCA, everybody plays and everybody is a winner! With the emphasis on participation, each child plays, regardless of size or ability. As a result, youth learn good sportsmanship, teamwork, build self-esteem and have a great time! The YMCA offers a variety of Youth Sports, from Mighty Mites (for youths ages 4 - 5), to cheerleading, volleyball and soccer, track, basketball and flag football.
YMCA Youth Sports is also a GREAT way to get involved with kids in your community. We are always looking for good people to help make a difference in kid's lives.
Soccer for kids is exciting - a sport combining team play and individual skills. We offer instruction for 4-5 year olds and separate kids' soccer leagues for boys and girls: AK/K to 7th grade for girls; AK/K to 5th grade for boys.
The Y knows all about basketball...considering we invented the game! (Yep, it's true...look it up). The Y offers Youth Basketball for boys and girls of varied ages.
We divide the teams and league by ages, starting with AK/Kindergarten basketball and moving to 1st - 6th grade divisions.
Combining gymnastics, tumbling, cardio and dance, cheerleading has evolved from a sideline activity into a full-fledged sport! The Y has cheer programs for varied levels of experience to teach everything from basics on up! Y cheering includes practices and cheering at Y Youth Basketball games.
Playing, learning and having fun is what Y sports is all about! We offer programs for kids from 4 years old to 7th grade, dividing kids according to age. Mighty Mites and T-Ball are Co-ed, Baseball and Softball leagues are not.
Grab your shoes and join us to run for fun! Kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade will learn the basics through Tuesday practices and Saturday track meets.
We run two Volleyball Leagues for approximately 7 weeks, one in the spring and one in the fall, for 3rd - 6th graders. For dates and times, check our program guide.
Stoney Point Stunner
This annual YMCA Kids Fun Run & Mini-Obstacle Course takes place at Stoney Point YMCA in August, with Race Day on August 27. There are several weeks of training sessions available and included in the cost of the run. It's a great way for kids and families to get active together. For details and registration information, click here.