Our sports are great lifestyle activities that help bring together people with shared athletic and recreational interests - because lifelong rewards come from teamwork, friendly competition, and exercise.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
We believe sports, fun and exploring new interests aren’t just for the young.
Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved there is the added benefit of being connected to others. That’s why you’ll find a range of recreational activities at the Y with something to offer everyone.
At the Y, sports and recreational activities are a fun way to exercise and make new friends. Competition, lots of variety and a supportive environment makes team sports fun.
Whether you miss suiting up or are new to team sports, the Y’s sports leagues provide a perfect opportunity to be active, social and reconnect or start fresh with a sport you love.
In Encinitas & Clairemont Mesa
Our YMCA skate parks have everything a skater could ask for — including ramps, plazas, concrete pools, rails and more! Just ask Shaun White and Tony Hawk, two of the most famous local pro-skaters who visit our Skate Park at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas.
We offer group and private lessons for anyone looking to learn, contests for professional-level skaters, and plenty of options for skaters to improve their skills and tricks under the supervision of our trained staff.
Whether you're a soccer fanatic, a first-time player, or have a kid who's looking to learn, the YMCA has the soccer program you're looking for! Our branches offer practice and recreational scrimmages for kids to learn teamwork and basic skills (where every child gets a chance to play), as well as clinics to work on technique with drills and excellent coaching, and competitive leagues for advanced youngsters and adults.
The YMCA's youth soccer soccer program is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of the game while emphasizing learning and teamwork. Our staff and coaches strive to make this a fun learning experience for all involved!
The YMCA also offers adult soccer leagues to participants 18 years of age and older, with men, women and coed leagues available with recreational and competitive options.
The YMCA's youth basketball program is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of basketball in a non-competitive atmosphere. Our staff and coaches strive to make this a fun learning experience for all involved!
The YMCA also offers adult basketball leagues to participants 18 years of age and older, with men, women, and coed leagues available with recreational and competitive options.
We are proud to be a host for one of the fastest growing sports in America, pickleball. We offer many different program options for anyone looking to expand on their skills or just play for the love of the game.
Bump, spike and volley at the YMCA! Our volleyball program offers clinics and leagues for all age groups to learn volleyball and improve their skills!
Youth leagues introduce the fundamentals while emphasizing learning and teamwork over winning or losing, while more experienced players can play more competitive games with peers of similar skill. Clinics are a great way to improve and get ready for high school while making friends with teammates.
Our adult co-ed volleyball leagues are a blast, and offer a great way to stay in shape and be social.
Batter up! At the YMCA, everyone get's a chance to learn and play! This program will introduce T-ball to young children, allowing them to learn the basic skills of baseball in a positive and fun atmosphere with experienced and encouraging coaches. Most importantly, kids will be learning sportsmanship, teamwork, and making friends while they have a blast playing baseball!
At the YMCA, our baseball programs are designed to develop fundamental baseball skills while learning teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship. Skills taught include catching, throwing, fielding, hitting, and the rules of the game. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends and play baseball in a non-competitive environment.
This program offers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the sport in a supportive environment that emphasizes skill development, teamwork and physical fitness.Our coaches will teach the necessary skills required to begin playing competitive high school water polo, including passing, dribbling, shooting, treading water, head-up swimming, basic rules and conditioning.
Get on the field and join our 5 on 5 (no contact) flag football league! This recreational league is ideal for beginner to advanced skill levels. Teams are coached and supported by volunteers and YMCA staff with an emphasis on safe play, equal participation and sportsmanship. We work hard to make it a fun and exciting learning experience for all participants!
Slow pitch softball is a great way to have fun with friends old and new while getting fresh air and exercise. At the YMCA, our branches often run leagues year-round! Sign up with friends to play as a team or solo to play as a "free agent"! We encourage all our existing and new teams to register early to ensure a spot, as they fill up quick!
Track and Field
Are you a track and field fanatic? Do you have an aspiring track star at home that bounces off the walls on a daily basis? Then sprint, hurdle, run or jog into our track and field programs! Our youth sessions help kids learn different track and field events while learning the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, determination and hard work.
Our multisport programs promote fitness by providing an introduction to a wide variety of sports, games and a variety of enrichment activities while emphasizing character values and sportsmanship.