Fairborn YMCA Youth Sports Philosophy
The Fairborn YMCA offers non-competitive sports leagues for youth. We strive to teach basic skills as well as the concepts of teamwork, cooperation and sportsmanship. We seek to build healthy spirit, mind and body by exemplifying Christian principles and practices in our rules and guidelines. We stress participation and fun so that all participants can have a positive experience. What we in the YMCA want youth sports to be is stated in the Seven Pillars of YMCA Youth Sports.
What's NEW about SPORTS at the Fairborn YMCA?
PARENT / COACH MANUAL
Now parents and volunteer coaches can be better informed about youth sports programs all year around. Parents will know when and how to register, how much to pay, deadlines, dates, what their child needs for each sport, what skills their child will learn, policies for participation in sports, and so much more. Coaches can find out dates for coaching clinics, practice dates, season dates, rules and policies for each sport, and much more.
Click here to download our parent/coach manual.
AGE DIVISIONS / SKILL LEVELS
Players are separated in appropriate age and skill levels. Each division is called Rookies (ages 3-4 years), Winners (ages 5-6 years), and Champions (ages 7-8 years). Each division focuses on developing young players in appropriate skills and rules specific to their ages. As a child "ages" out of one division and into the next, they are challenged to develop at the next higher skill level, playing with more challenging rules.
REQUESTING A TEAM BUDDY
You will be able to request a friend or buddy to be placed on a team with your child. However, the mission of the YMCA is not always about playing with friends you already know, it's about new experiences, too. You and your child should have the opportunity to grow in YMCA sports, making new friends and start new relationship with others you do not know.
TRAVELING SPORTS PROGRAMS
The Fairborn YMCA will start a Travel Y-Sports program for ages 9 and up. During seasons when we do not receive enough interest to form 6 or more teams, the YMCA will provide an opportunity to travel to other YMCA's within the Greater Dayton Association for positive, competitive games. As soon as we are able to get enough interest for 6 or more teams, the Fairborn YMCA will develop an "In-House" league, providing instruction and development for positive, competitive play within our own YMCA and community.
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT IN YOUTH SPORTS
YMCA Youth Sports teaches character through playing and competing in sports. Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship, and faith play a huge role in youth sports. Now your child will participate in character building activities while participating in youth sports leagues