Youth Programming

Through the Y, hundreds of youth in Washington and Ozaukee counties are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

The Y is the starting point for many youth 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.

In Youth Sports, there are no tryouts and no one gets cut from the teams. Everyone who registers is assigned to a team and all players have the opportunity for equal playing time in games, teaching participants valuable social and teamwork skills and contributing to a healthier community. All players participate throughout practices and games. This keeps players physically active, increases their ability in sport, develops communication, and boosts their physical skills.

Safety is a primary concern, and we do all we can to prevent injuries from occurring. Classes are modified and taught at age-appropriate levels, and constant supervision ensures that training levels are gradual and that no unsafe activities occur.

When participants work together in a team atmosphere, they learn how to make decisions, communicate, work on team building, trust, and build character. The Y teaches kids to play by the rules, respect the game, and maintain an attitude of good sportsmanship.

Youth Programming Offered Through the Kettle Moraine YMCA: