Fun with Fundamentals for Kids

  • ELIGIBLE AGES
    • 6/7, 8/9, 10-12 (Boys, Co-Ed)
  • TEAM FORMATION 8+ Players/Team with Coach
  • LEAGUE FORMAT In Youth Flag Football, the focus is on teamwork in a positive and structured environment. Children will learn how to throw, catch, run routes and other aspects of the game that will keep them active and help them develop skills such as hand-eye coordination. In addition, children will have an opportunity to develop leadership skills and build self-esteem as they improve their technique.
   

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Early Bird Registration Ends

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Winter 2021

 

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SPRING 2021   2/1/2021 3/1/2021 3/15/2021 3/22/2021 4/10/2021 5/22/2021
SUMMER 2021   _ _ _ _ _ _
FALL I 2021   7/5/2021 7/26/2021 8/9/2021 8/16/2021 8/28/2021 10/16/2021
FALL II 2021   _ _ _ _ _ _
Season Format
  • GAME COUNT 8 Games per season
  • POST-SEASON N/A
Game/Play Format
  • No Score Kept (emphasis on skills development)
  • EVERYONE PLAYS POLICY All eligible players play (approximately) half-the-game (or more)
Uniform Policy
  • Reversible "Y" Jersey Required for all players.
  • $15/Jersey (Available at any Greater Wichita YMCA location)
Coaches and Officials
  • COACHES Volunteers
  • OFFICIALS Provided by Greater Wichita YMCA
When are practices?

Teams practice once per week for an hour. Days and times are determined by the volunteer coach and will be communicated out using PlayerSpace. 

How do I find out about coaching?

Volunteer coaches are an integral part of the YMCA Youth Sports program. No experience is required and assistant and head coaching positions are available. Learn more about becoming a volunteer coach. 

How can I access the sports registration paperwork?

While we welcome you to enroll in sports at the front desk of any branch location - you can also enroll in sports online.

My child has never played an organized sport before - is the YMCA an appropriate place to start?

We believe we are the BEST place to start. Our organized sports are organized by age and, in some cases, gender. Our more popular sports (by way of enrollment and participation numbers) are also often organized by skill level, too. When your child enrolls in sports at the YMCA they are assured a spot on the team, they will receive coaching and support, and they will play in each game - presuming they are honoring their commitments to the team and their own development

What is the difference between a YMCA Branch and a YMCA Farha Sports Center?

While very much a part of the Greater Wichita YMCA, our YMCA Farha Sports Centers (located adjacent to the Richard A. DeVore South YMCA Branch and near the Andover YMCA Branch) are exclusively used for organized sports. They don't have general fitness centers for every day member use, studios, racket sport courts, or pools. They do offer 65,000 square feet of turf on six fields, 180,000+ square feet of hardwood floor courts, and weight rooms and fitness facilities for teams that use the facilities. There are also concession stands and spectator seating.

Do you offer competitive/club/league/traveling sports?

Yes. We welcome beginners and those just learning a sport but we also want to continue to challenge athletes as their skills develop. We offer a variety of competitive levels/options within the Greater Wichita YMCA including monthly/short season sports including our young kid and recreational leagues. including the following (for links to intro sports - click on the above question about sports offerings):

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Climbing
  • Dance
  • Flag Football
  • Gymnastics / Tumbling
  • Karate
  • Music Theatre
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • T-Ball
  • Taekwondo
  • Volleyball

For those who want a longer commitment/season and to develop - we have Academy options for:

  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

We have some Advanced options including:

  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

And we offer Club / Competitive teams for a number of sports programs including:

  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball