YMCA of Sandusky County

Youth Sports

Welcome to YMCA Youth Sports. Y sports nurture the potential of our kids by emphasizing fun, skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a positive environment. Children learn skills and build character while staying active, having fun, and making friends! Our programs progress with your child’s needs and abilities, from introductory to competitive.

For additional information regarding any of our programs please contact our Program Director DeVaun Churchya at dchurchya@ymcafremont.org or call 419.332.9622

YMCA Youth Sports Philosophy

The YMCA stresses child-oriented attitudes by keeping winning in perspective, having fun, improving physical fitness, and working with the whole child. The YMCA wants the quality of play to improve in order to meet the needs of all participants whatever their ability and skills.

The YMCA accomplishes this by training adult volunteers in clinics and workshops that the child comes first and winning comes second. The key for coaches and parents is to keep winning in perspective. Competition will happen in youth sports without any external pressures. It is important to keep competition at a level appropriate for the athlete.

The goal of the Youth Sports program is to help the child grow to his/her fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit. Activity helps the body grow; thinking advances the mind; and belief makes our spirit grow.


Youth Sports Programs

Co-ed Youth Basketball

Jr CAVS Basketball


  • Itty Bitty Preschool League Ages 3-4 years (Co-ed) – the preschool league is not a CAVS sponsored program but is run as a development YMCA basketball program
    • Members $30 Non-members $60
    • Program Session dates – March 5th through April 2nd
    • Registration dates – December 1st through February 4th
    • Practices will be held on Saturdays, Itty Bitty teams will have a 30 minute practice and a 30 minute game against another team all conducted on the same court.
    • All participants will receive a YMCA basketball program T-shirt
  • CAVS Ages 5-6 years (Co-ed) – Members $45 Non-members $75
  • CAVS Ages 7-8 (Co-ed) – Member $45 Non-member $80
    • Games take place Saturday mornings at the YMCA
    • Practices are held one or two times per week in the evenings
    • Registration fee includes a Cleveland Cavaliers youth jersey and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game ticket.  Opportunity for family and friends to purchase additional discounted tickets to same game.

VOLUNTEER BASKETBALL COACHES NEEDED! If interested in coaching one of our basketball teams please contact DeVaun Churchya Program Director dchurchya@ymcafremont.org



YMCA Youth Volleyball Leagues focus on teaching the values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, goal setting and skill development in a fun esteem-promoting atmosphere. Children will have the opportunity to learn the basic volleyball fundamentals such as underhand serving, setting, hitting, and digging in a non-competitive environment.

  • Kindergarten-1st Grades
  • 2nd-3rd Grades
  • 4th-6th Grades

Upcoming Dates

  • Our current volleyball program has concluded please check back in 2022 for  program information
  • Games are played Saturday mornings
  • Practice one or two evenings per week

The YMCA cheer program is open to 4th, 5th and 6th graders and will cheer for the YMCA of Sandusky County Fremont Warriors tackle football teams. You will Cheer at all home and away games and support your team. You will learn different cheers and slogans that will be used to motivate your the team and entertain the audience. You will also learn different routines that typically last 1 to 3 minutes that will include jumping, chants, and some dance

  • Our current cheer program has concluded please check back in 2022 for fall program information
  • Fee includes cheer uniform
  • Practices are held two times per week in the evenings at the YMCA, once games begin practices will transition to once per week in addition to the game
  • Participants will cheer for all home and away games
Track & Field

Track & Field – Outdoor Season

This is a co-ed program for youth ages 3 – 14 years of age competing on the Fremont Force against other local track teams including other YMCA teams in the area. Workouts will focus on sprints, middle distances, form, technique and stretching.

  • Registration dates: March 15th – April 29th
  • Program dates: May 1st – July 24th
  • Registration Fee: $30 Member / $60 Non-member
  • Includes Fremont Force track jersey
  • Practices held on Sundays at Ross Track

Track & Field – Indoor Season

This is a co-ed program for youth ages 4 – 18 years of age. A great beginner program to introduce the sport at a young age and a great program for intermediate/advanced athletes. Fremont Force Indoor Track wants you to stay in shape this winter and prepare for the outdoor track and field season.

  • Registration dates – November 29th  – January 12th
  • Program dates – January 8th – March 12th
  • Registration Fee: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member
  • Practices held Saturday mornings at the YMCA of Sandusky County

    Flag Football

    Flag Football Spring 2022 Season

    Co-ed program where athletes will learn the fundamentals of football in this league. Basic skills of running, passing and playing defense are taught in a fun atmosphere, with skill building as well.

    • Grades 1st & 2nd; 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th
    • Registration dates: February 17th – March 25th
    • Program dates: April 4th – May 21st
    • Registration Fee: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member
    •  Practices are weekly in the evenings

    Volunteer coaches are needed and appreciated!

    Itty Bitty Sports

    The main objective of this program is to teach young children ages 2-4 the fundamentals of different sports. Basketball, Football, Soccer and Baseball will be the main focus. This class will give them a head start on the proper techniques used in each sport. Parents will learn with their child so that they can work together outside of the class as well. A parent must attend each class with their child.

    Cross Country

    Cross Country

    The YMCA cross country program is open to boys and girls ages 3-14 years. We race and compete against other local school, recreation center or YMCA cross country teams in the area.

    • Our current cross county program has concluded please check back in 2022 for fall program information
    • Practices held during the week at Connor Park in Fremont from 5:00-6:00pm
    • Home meets will be held at Walsh Park
    • 8-10 races throughout the season
    T-Ball League


    This is a co-ed program for youth 3-5 years old. This league is a great way to introduce your kids to baseball. Fundamentals of the game will be taught in a playful, family environment through activities and games. Kids just need to bring their own gloves.

    • Registration dates: March 21st – May 6th
    • Program dates: May 16th – June 30th
    • Registration Fee: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member
    • Practices will be held twice a week until games begin, then once a week for one hour each.
    • Games will be played on Thursday evenings.

    Volunteer coaches are needed and appreciated!

    Youth Sports & Play

    Basic Tumbling (3-7 Years)

    Tumbling Classes

    Register now for the upcoming Spring 2022 session.
    Session Dates: April 9th to May 14th.
    6-week session, classes on Saturdays.

    Cost: Members $30, Non-Member $60

    Tiny Tumblers – Ages 3- 4 years (9:45 AM – 10:30 AM)

    Along with basic introduction to gymnastics and equipment, the children will be focusing on whole body exercises through running, jumping, and play activities. Each week will have a different emphasis including strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

    Beginning Tumbling and Gymnastics – Ages 5- 7 years (9:00 AM – 9:45 AM)

    Along with basic introduction to gymnastics fundamentals and equipment, the children will be focusing on whole body exercise while developing gross motor skills. Each week new skills will be introduced and will have a different emphasis including strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.

    Tennis Lessons

    Join our instructor – Larry Michaels – for four weeks of tennis lessons that cover all of the basic ground strokes, serving, overheads, volleys and scorekeeping. This is a great opportunity for adults and youth to learn a lifelong sport together. Registration is open to all age groups. This class is limited to 10 participants per session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own rackets, though there are some available to rent.


    Program meets: DATES TBD

    Times: 4:00 – 5:00pm (ages 10 and under);  5:00 – 6:00pm (ages 11+) 

    Member Fee: $15

    Non-Member Fee: $30