Come Out and Play!

Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to dribble a basketball or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, the Y takes a strong holistic approach to sports. We value participating over winning, and we'll focus on team building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play.

Winter youth sports leagues for ages 5 and older are forming now. Choose from:

  • Basketball at Mission Valley Y
    April 9 - June 16
    Skill assessments: Contact Susan Gould, [email protected]
    First game: April 21
  • Arena soccer at Toby Wells YMCA 
    April 9 - June 16
    Skill assessments: March 2018 (Contact Casey Filippone, [email protected] for placement)
    First game: April 21
  • Arena soccer at Mission Valley Y's field at Clairemont High School
    April 9 to June 16
    Skill assessments: March 2018
    Makeup assessments:April 7 (ages 5-7 at 11:30am; ages 10-12 at 12:30pm)
    First game: April 21
    Register Mission Valley Y (Clairemont High School) 
  • Flag football at Toby Wells YMCA
    April 8 - June 17
    Skill assessments: March 2018 (Contact Casey Filippone, [email protected] for placement)
    First game: April 8

About Skill Assessments

Why do we have to attend assessments?
Assessments are not tryouts! Each player is put on a team. It is our goal during team selection to balance out age, height and skill. We run assessments to try to ensure league parity.

Do you know my child's assessment?
If your child played the same sport you are registering for, the PRIOR season, we have an assessment on their skill and they do not need to attend skill assessment.

If we don't attend assessments, does my child still get on a team?
If you do not make it to assessments there is NO guarantee we can put your child on a team, even if you've paid in full. You'll need to do a make-up assessment, and if we cannot get your child on a team, we will refund you in full.

Can you guarantee that my child can play with a friend, play for a certain team, or practice on a certain night?
The only thing we guarantee is that our volunteer coaches can coach their own child. All other requests we will do our best to accommodate, unless we feel it imbalances a league. You may tell us ONE night during the week on which you are unable to practice

What equipment does my child need?
Soccer: Shin guards are mandatory, soccer cleats and a soccer ball is recommended
Basketball: Tennis shoes or basketball shoes must be worn on the court, a basketball is recommended
Flag Football: Football cleats are recommended

Assessments vs. Tryouts, what is the difference?
Assessments are utilized for our recreational league to simply assess what skill level your child is at to help best place them in our recreational league. No player is "cut" or turned away after assessments. Tryouts are for our competitive leagues to help identify children that would be a good fit for a more competitive environment. There are "cuts" after tryouts and those players can play return to our recreational league. It is highly encouraged that players who are not placed on the competitive team to play another season in recreational sports and come back out the following season to tryout again.