Everyone plays. Everyone wins. Youth Sports strive to enhance every child’s personal growth and development, sports skills, and fundamentals. Fair play and sportsmanship, values and a sense of teamwork and physical fitness are incorporated into all we do. And, on top of that, kids have fun!
Our programs fill kids’ discretionary hours with positive activities and caring, adult attention. Coaches – often volunteers, including many parents – emphasize teamwork and cooperation over winning at any cost. Developing good values is far more important than developing the next superstar.
Participants will learn how to catch, throw, and bat in a fun team atmosphere. Formats include t-ball, machine-pitch and baseball and are open to kids ages 3-18. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends and play in a non-competitive environment. Each participant will receive a t-shirt & hat. Whether your child is a beginner or has sights set on the major league, we build a strong foundation where players have fun, gain self-confidence and strengthen skills and teamwork. But most importantly, youth baseball at the Y is about more than just a game, it is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
Youth Baseball registration is open!
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Buddy Ball is a non-competitive recreational league for boys and girls ages 5 to 20 with special needs. Each player is paired with a buddy to assist the player as needed on the field and in the dugout. Not only do the players experience the thrill of participating in a baseball game, they also experience team play and camaraderie.
Youth Flag Football
Flag Football is one of America’s most exciting sports and this program will introduce your children to the fundamentals of the game. We lead drills and games that teach the skills and positions of football as well as important values that are used on and off the field, all in a safe, friendly, and supportive environment. Kids will get a feel for football as they work on fundamentals of throwing, catching and playing as a team in this no-tackle sport.
NO ONE TOPS OUR LEGACY.
Did you know that Basketball was invented by the Y in 1891 at the International YMCA Training School?
Dr. James Naismith was given the challenge of creating a game that could be played indoors during the cold winter months. Hanging simple peach baskets and using a soccer ball, Naismith created the game of basketball and wrote the first 13 rules of the game.
From building stronger skills to gaining self-confidence, basketball at the Y is about more than just the game, it is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
Youth Sports Facebook Group
Find all of the Quincy Family YMCA’s sports league information, schedules, pictures and cancellations on the Facebook group. Check it out »
Cancellation Hotline (217) 257-8260
Youth Sports may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. If it’s raining or there is bad winter weather, please call (217) 257-8260 after 4:00pm Monday through Friday or 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday to find out if games have been cancelled for the day. This number is only updated in the instance of a cancellation. If you call and an old cancellation message is what you hear, assume the scheduled games are being played as planned.
Team & Sign Sponsorship
Attention Business Owners: Want to see your logo on shirts worn by kids all over town? How about on a sign at a ball field where over 1,000 kids enjoy team sports? The Quincy Family YMCA offers many sponsorship options. For more information, contact Michelle Terwelp at 217-222-9622, ext 209.