Mission: Foster self-improvement, competition, self-discipline, and teamwork for all ages through organized sports and athletic endeavors.
The Johnson County Family YMCA is the community hub for organized sports and athletics. With seasons overlapping and running almost all year long, there is always something happening at the Y. The goal of our athletic programs is to build upon each individual’s skills one season to the next and foster the talent across the board not only for junior and senior high athletic programs but for a lifetime of activity. Below are our featured programs.
The programs listed below are co-ed unless specified otherwise. All of our Youth Sports programs are designed for participants of all skill levels. We want to shape the experience with positive competition, skill development, and fun for all ages.
Y-Ball begins in late October and runs until Christmas break for 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade, with both boys and girls divisions. The second season, dedicated to 4-years through 2nd grade, begins in mid-January and concludes in mid-March. This division is broken up PreK/K and 1st/2nd grade coed. The goal of our youngest divisions is to introduce these young players to the basics of basketball in a fun nearly rule-free environment. We will then progress the rules along with the player development as they rise through each division and become ready to play for the Middle School.
The track season begins in mid-March and runs until mid-May with two key meets, one at mid-season and the other at the end of the season. Tracksters compete in a minimum of 4 individual events and one relay but can do as many as 7 individual events along with a relay. The goal of the Youth Track program is to introduce kids to a variety of events to allow them to explore the various skill sets developed through track and field.
Our Flag Football program begins in late August and runs until mid-October. Players learn to work within the team framework, are expected to learn plays, and develop an understanding of the team football concept. Coaches typically rotate players through both offensive and defensive positions to foster the greatest appreciation for the sport. The goal of the Flag Football program is to introduce football to young athletes and prepare those that wish to continue on for their first year of full-contact football in 5th grade.
The newest addition to our Youth Sports lineup, Girls Volleyball will fill a long-standing void in athletics for young girls. The program will help athletes develop the basic skills and master the core concepts of team volleyball. The goal of this program is to present volleyball to 4-6 grade girls and foster young players for the competitive junior and senior high teams that begin in 7th grade.
You are never too old to compete. Our Adult Sports are designed for the “seasoned” athletes that still want compete on the court. These sports offer players of all ages an opportunity to continue working on their game and compete against others of similar skills.
Coed Volleyball (Spring)
Spring Coed Volleyball runs from March through May with a traditional 6 player format. This competitive recreation league is suitable for players of all ages and varied skill sets.
Coed Volleyball Grass League (Summer)
The summer grass league is held from early June until late July and offers 4 player coed teams a chance to showcase their skills outdoors. Grass League Volleyball is a favorite of players looking for a competitive league where fun comes first.
Basketball during the noon hour has been a mainstay at the Y for years. Players of all ages and skill levels drop in to run a game or two of pick-up ball weekdays all year long. Young talent even finds its way back onto the Y court during holiday breaks.
Competition and social interaction meet at center court weekday afternoons when Pickleball kicks off. Players of varying skill levels compete on two-person teams in what can only be described as a mashup of tennis and ping pong. But don’t be fooled, that ball is moving fast. It’s best to just react or get out of the way!