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Youth Sports

The Y is the starting point for many youths to learn about becoming and staying active and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives, and the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it's gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.


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Registration Opens: February 12 for Members, February 14 for All Others


Afterschool Basketball - Grades 1-5

Its's freezing out - come join us in our gym to learn a classic sport that can be played on courts and blacktops in any season! In this after school program, kids will learn the basics of basketball, including shooting form, dribbling move, defensive positioning, passing essentials, and more. Over the course of the session, all kids, from novices who have never touched a basketball to those more familiar who are looking for extra practice time, will improve their skills through drills and minigames.


Dates: Feb 28 - Apr 17 (No program Mar 27)

Time: Wednesdays - 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Price: $24.00 Members; $48.00 Others

Registration required.


Afterschool Floor Hocky - Grades 1-5

Join us in the gym after school to play some floor hockey! The indoor version of one of the most popular sports is just as much fun – and perfect for beginners and those looking for an hour of good exercise, no equipment required. Led by one of our youth sports coaches, kids of all ages and experience levels will learn to move the puck, pass, and shoot on the net!


Dates: Feb 27 - Apr 16 (Mar 26)

Time: Tuesdays - 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Price: $24.00 Members; $48.00 Others

Registration required.


Afterschool Sports of All Sorts - Grades 1-5

In this after school program, kids will play a new sport each week. over the course of the 7-week session, kids will enjoy playground favorites and have the opportunity to try something new.


Dates: Feb 26 - Apr 15 (No program Mar 25 & Apr 1)

Time: Mondays - 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Price: $24.00 Members; $48.00 Others

Registration required.


Afterschool Volleyball - Grades 1-5

Thanks to popular demand, volleyball will be one of our fall sports offerings for kids to participate in after school! Bump, set, spike... and have fun! Join us once a week after school to work on skills, develop teamwork and sportsmanship, and compete during minigames and scrimmages. Kneepads, arm sleeves, and volleyball shoes are all optional; we encourage each participant to bring a water bottle!


Dates: Feb 29 - Apr 18 (No program Mar 28)

Time: Thursdays - 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Price: $24.00 Members; $48.00 Others

Registration required.


High School Intramurals 3 on 3 Basketball - Grades 9-12

Looking for a chance to form a team, stay active, and compete in a structured, friendly environment? Find some friends and sign up for our 3 on 3 intramural basketball league! League will be supervised by YMCA staff and will feature a referee and scores table for each game. Sportsmanship and fairness are expected of all participants! League will be open for any high school student to join, but registration as a team will be required prior to the start of league play. Minimum of three players per team required to register. Half court play: no previous playing experience is necessary!


Dates: Jan 16 - Mar 12 (No program Jan 23)

Time: Tuesdays - 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: Free

Registration required.

This activity is partially funded with a grant from Ignite Afterschool through the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funds, CFDA 84.425U, American Rescue Plan Act, Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund.


Youth Basketball - PreK-5th

The Northfield Y’s Youth Basketball program offers skill challenges, practices, scrimmages, and actual game play on Saturday mornings. This program is open for youth PreK-5th grade, with players grouped by age and level. Kids practice core basketball skills such as ball handling, defense, offense, rebounding and shooting. As they develop their athletic talents, children also build character, values and confidence through teamwork and discipline. Players of all skill levels and abilities are welcome to play in this league, which serves as a great introduction to the sport or a way to build skills for more experienced players!


Dates: Mar 2 - Apr 13 (No program Mar 30)

Time: Saturdays - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

          PreK-K: 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

          1st-2nd: 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

          3rd-5th: 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Price: TBD

Registration required.