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Youth Sports

Our sports programs develop more than skills—they develop character. We offer a variety of programs for youth, through league sports. Instructors and coaches—often volunteers and including many parents—emphasize teamwork, cooperation, and developing good values.

With our year-round sports brochure we are currently enrolling participants in winter, spring and summer athletic leagues. Winter is our most popular league and space is limited! Teams will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We will do our best to honor special requests but cannot guarantee practice nights or coaches. Register TODAY!

For current Youth Sports program information, view our Youth Sports brochure.

Like all Y programs, swim, sports and play is open to all with financial assistance available.

For more information on our sports programs, please contact Eric Sullivan, Sports and Adapted Program Director: eric.sullivan@ymcasv.org or 408-351-6337.


Youth Basketball at Central YMCA

At Central YMCA, we coach basketball players on fundamentals, technique and confidence so they don’t feel the pressure of performance. Participate in a fun environment while working towards passing skills, dribbling, and shooting in a family-oriented, fun atmosphere.

Year-Round (See Youth Sports Brochure)
Ages: 3-17

View Youth Basketball Game Schedules


Youth Basketball at Central YMCA

Our Y basketball clinics emphsize skill development while applying learned skills in game play. Clinics are organized by age rather than level. Our basketball clinic focuses on: ball handling, passing, defense/rebounding, footwork, shooting and finishing.

Winter (See Youth Sports Brochure)
Ages: 5-17


Youth Soccer at Central YMCA

At the YMCA, our youth soccer leagues combine elements of fun while emphasizing skill development and good sportsmanship. Participants will be placed on teams ensuring that everyone plays and that all teams have equal ability.

Spring, Summer, Fall (See Youth Sports Brochure)
Ages: 3-5

View Youth Soccer Game Schedules


Private Basketball Lessons at Central YMCA

Develop basketball skills no matter what age or position you play. At Central YMCA, we coach basketball players on fundamentals, technique and confidence so they don’t feel the pressure of performance. Participate in a fun environment while working towards measurable results.

Fill out our Private Basketball Lesson inquiry form.
Ages: 3+


T-Ball at Central YMCA

America’s pastime begins at the YMCA. This program will encourage development of hitting, throwing and base running. Above all, we want your child to enjoy t-ball and have fun.

Spring, Summer (See Youth Sports Brochure)
Ages: 3-6

View Youth Baseball Game Schedules


Youth Handball Leagues at Central YMCA

Students will learn hand/eye coordination, perception, and participation on Central YMCA’s indoor handball courts. Youth Handball keeps kids on their toes while emphasizing good sportsmanship. Financial assistance is available.

Year-Round (See Youth Sports Brochure)
Ages: 7-16

View Youth Handball Game Schedules



Volunteer at Central YMCA

Become a Volunteer Coach
We offer year-round opportunities to help develop and mentor youth in sports. All YMCA youth sports teams are coached by volunteer coaches. Many volunteers are parents who have children on the team. All coaches attend trainings and workshops and are fingerprinted and background checked to become certified as YMCA coaches.

There are many volunteer activities within the youth sports program to choose from, including leading a team as a coach or an assistant coach, refereeing, passing out newsletters, managing a time clock, and assisting with season celebrations. 

Contact LeAnn Carrillo if you have interest in volunteering: leann.carrillo@ymcasv.org or 408 351 6360

Learn More About Our Volunteer Opportunities


Frequently Asked Questions

1. When are games and practices?
Most practices for sports are during the week with games on Saturday. All except the “little sports” will have a practice during the week.

2. Where are the games and practices located?
All games and practice will be at Central YMCA – 1717 The Alameda, San Jose, CA

3. How long are the games and practices?
Each practice is one hour and we reserve one hour for the games on Saturdays.

4. How does the schedule work?
The Y predetermines a practice day and time for each team. When registering, you can pick the most convenient day and time to practice within your age group. Each team will play other teams in the same age groups on Saturdays.

5. Is this league co-ed?
Yes, this league is co-ed. Girls and boys will play on the same team.

6. How will I get the information for my child team?
Our Y sports director will send a welcome email one week prior to the start of the season. The welcome email will include your child team with practice days and times, coach’s name and email, game schedule, and other important information. To receive this information, please make sure you have the most current email address with us.

7. What can I do to get involved?
We need awesome volunteers like you! Become an assistant coach, team parent, or a volunteer referee. Please talk to a Y staff member to find out more.



If you are not currently a YMCA Facility Member, you can access YMCA programs as a Program Member with a $35 Program Membership fee annually per person, plus the cost of the program.

Children under age six must have a parent/guardian present in the gym during practices and games. Parent/guardian must accompany children and friends of children. Adults must present a valid membership card or photo ID when entering the YMCA. Program members and guests must sign a liability waiver every day you enter the YMCA. Program members will also receive a red program card.

If you need to cancel participation, we can only issue a refund or credit one week prior to the start of the session. No make-ups for missed practices or games. Credits and refunds will not be issued due to unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions.


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