Sports Programs at the Y

Toddlers, kids and teens can participate in sports at the YMCA! Each locations offers a different variety of sports each season.



Youth Basketball at the Tampa Y focuses on the fundamentals of the game. The basketball youth sports program has been developed to teach and encourage teamwork and good sportsmanship. All players will make new friends and participate in weekly practices and games to learn and use their new skills.

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Cheerleading & Dance

Tampa Y cheerleading and dance youth programs emphasize having fun and working as a team. The programs have been designed for kids in preschool through high school. Both dance and cheerleading classes and teams focus on proper technique and building skills as participants progress. Instructors and coaches teach choreography, cheers, and help participants develop self-confidence.

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Flag Football

Flag football at the Y is about more than being an athlete. Players will learn the fundamentals of the game, while building confidence and learning to work with others. Kids will face challenges, learn and execute plays and develop football skills like running, passing, catching and kicking. Players will have weekly practices and games.

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Golf: First Tee Tampa Bay

The First Tee - Tampa Bay golf program uses the game to teach children values like confidence, perseverance and good judgment. Kids will learn life skills like goal setting, how to live a healthy lifestyle, sportsmanship and more. First Tee believes the game of golf can help kids become the best person they can be. Learn more about First Tee - Tampa Bay.

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Gymnastics at the Tampa Y is a popular youth sports program. Coaches and instructors teach kids the fundamentals and skills they need to succeed in the sport. The gymnastics program staff motivates kids to practice on new tricks while focusing on character values like patience and confidence.

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Martial Arts

The Tampa Y offers a youth Martial Arts program for beginners through advanced skill levels. The Martial Arts instructors are experts in their field and strive to provide safe and ethical training that adheres to the values of discipline, personal growth and respect for others. 

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Tampa Y soccer participants learn the fundamentals of soccer and teamwork in a fun environment. Coaches focus on skills and all soccer players participate in weekly practices and games. Throughout the season, players will learn new skills, practice good sportsmanship and build character values.

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Volleyball at the Tampa Y and all youth sports are about teamwork. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game and practice new skills as a team. Coaches will encourage development and positive character values through drills and players participate in weekly practices and games throughout the season.

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