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Youth Sports

Youth Sports
A mainstay of YMCA offerings for young people, Y youth sports programs fill kids' discretionary hours with positive activities and caring adult attention. Coaches -- most often volunteers, including many parents -- emphasize teamwork and cooperation over winning at any cost, developing good values over developing the next superstar.We believe in developing the fundamental skills for each sport including ball handling, understanding the rules, sportsmanship, fair play and love of sports. Every child will play in our leagues regardless of talent or ability. We believe there is value in the joy of victory and learning to be a gracious loser.

Basketball and volleyball, both YMCA inventions, are popular youth programs, as are softball, T-ball, and soccer. Currently we have youth leagues for basketball, soccer, T-ball, coach pitch baseball and softball.

Clinics are an important part of skill development. We will offer a variety of programs from one day to session long, each designed to help your child to grow and develop their skills.

For questions regarding our youth programs, visit the Youth Sports page or contact Director of Youth and Family Programs. Information is also available at the Welcome Center.

Please view our cancellation policy.

 

  YOUTH SPORTS
FALL

Soccer
Field Hockey
Miracle League Baseball

WINTER

Basketball

SPRING

Soccer
Lacrosse
Miracle League Baseball

SUMMER

Flag Football
T-Ball
Coach Pitch
Softball

For youth sports info or to register, contact Jen Sandusky.


 

Miracle League

Our First Rule:
No kid should be an exception.
One of the inspirations for the Miracle League of Indiana County (MLOIC) came about when a parent approached a Little League coach about seeking an exception for his disabled child to be allowed to hit off a batting tee in an organized little league game.  Although this would have allowed the child to participate in the game, it also seemed a bit unfair.  After all, why should a child with special needs be an exception? Instead, this child became one of the inspirations to create a special place where physically and mentally disabled children could play in their own league, on their own teams, with their own equipment, and most importantly, on their own field.

How the Miracle League plans to make sure every child is included:

With support from the YMCA of Indiana County, MLOIC wants to provide children with mental and/or physical challenges a chance to experience playing baseball in a league-based environment.  With a completely accessible, specially designed artificial field to make it easy for kids in wheel chairs or crutches to safely move about.

How the Miracle League plans to make sure every child is included:

With support from the YMCA of Indiana County, MLOIC wants to provide children with mental and/or physical challenges a chance to experience playing baseball in a league-based environment.  With a completely accessible, specially designed artificial field to make it easy for kids in wheel chairs or crutches to safely move about.

The Miracle League makes dreams come true for children who just want to play baseball like their brothers, sisters and friends.
The MLOIC’s field is located at the YMCA of Indiana County.  Grand opening of the field is scheduled for May 9, 2015.

The parents are ready.
The coaches are lined up.
And, of course, the kids can’t wait.
All we need is your support to create some truly priceless experiences for children.

The Special Role that Miracle League Plays:

As one of the few organized activities open to all kids with disabilities, MLOIC hopes to build self-esteem in kids who need it the most.  No one is turned away.  And with thousands of disabled children living in Western PA, the opportunity to make dreams come true is there.  The MLOIC can be an oasis away from the ongoing everyday battles and challenges these children face.  The field will have
everything other baseball fields have,
including handicapped accessible dugouts, restrooms and a covered pavilion.

 

Get Involved Today!

Volunteer Registration Form

Player Registration Form

 

caring honesty respect responsibility

Our Mission Statement: "To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, body, and spirit for all."

 

CANCELLATION INFORMATION
Please subscribe to "rainedout.com" for cancellation and delay information texted directly to your cell phone. This is a free service that allows you to have the information as soon as possible. Visit rainedout.com and search for "Indiana County YMCA". Follow the simple steps and you will be in the system.

We will post cancellations and delays for sports programs on our Facebook page as well. However the rainedout.com system is the fastest and easiest to access.

 


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