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The YMCA of El Paso strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.
With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
A mainstay of YMCA offerings for young people, Y youth sports 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 over developing the next superstar.
YMCA Youth Sports is the YMCA's progressive youth sports program that combines the marvelous philosophy of past YMCA youth sports programs with new program concepts. Based upon a games approach to teaching skills and coaching sports, it consists of three components:
- YMCA Recreational Sports Leagues, a noncompetitive, developmental program for 4 to 12 year-olds that prepares them to participate successfully in YMCA Competitive. No scores are kept in these games, and every child will play at least one-half of every game..
- YMCA Competitive Sports Leagues, the YMCA's unique, values-based competitive sports program for youth 8 to 16 years of age.
Basketball and volleyball, both YMCA inventions, are popular youth programs, as are baseball, T-ball, soccer and progressive gymnastics. Other local options range from traditional sports like tennis and flag football to such newer offerings such as ice hockey and dodgeball. Many YMCAs offer programs for adults, too.
YMCA Youth Sports are sponsored by Fred Loya Insurance.