Kids and teens have the opportunity to be active, build confidence, learn new skills and make new friends in sports at the Y. Youth sports are a fun and engaging way to learn important life lessons, including positive competition, fair play, the value of participation over winning, team-building, positive self-image and respect for others.

 


 

Winter Basketball

Basketball was created by Dr. James Naismith at a YMCA in 1891, and the tradition continues today! Youth Basketball at the Osage Prairie YMCA promotes active kids, healthy competition and the Y's values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

This winter, we are proud to offer the following basketball divisions:

 

Bitty Basketball

 

Especially for ages 3-5, these coed teams will develop skills and play on teams of 5. The first three nights are practices, the last three nights are game nights.

Season dates: November 1-December 6
Program night: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Fees: $30/Members; $45/Non-Members

Grades K-2

 

These coed teams will play on teams of 5.

Season dates: January 4-February 24
Skills/Practice night: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm
Game night: Thursdays, 6:00 pm
Fees: $30/Members; $45/Non-Members

Grades 3-6

 

With teams for boys and girls, kids in grades 3-6 will play on teams of 3.

Season dates: November 2-December 21
Grades 3-4: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Grades 5-6: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
Fees: $20/Members; $30/Non-Members

Register Grades 3-4
Boys team; Girls team

Register Grades 5-6
Boys team; Girls team

Grades 7-8 Boys

 

Boys in grades 7-8 will play on teams of 3.

Season dates: November 4-December 30
Game night: Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm
Fees: $20/Members; $30/Non-Members

Grades 7-8 Girls

 

Girls in grades 7-8 will play on teams of 3.

Season dates: January 3-February 21
Game night: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm
Fees: $20/Members; $30/Non-Members


 

Other current youth sports:

OPY Volleyball Club

 

The OPY Volleyball Club is holding open tryouts for girls who aspire to thrive in a competitive environment! Our program helps competitors develop their skills under the direction of our highly qualified coaching staff. The OPY Volleyball Club is a member of the Heart of America (HOA) region of USA Volleyball.

NFL Flag Football

 

The Osage Prairie YMCA is proud to partner with NFL Flag to provide flag football for children ages 5-12. Players get a reversible NFL Flag team jersey and official NFL Flag Football belt and flags.

Practices begin September 7, 9 and 14. Team rosters will be available at the first practice. Schedules will be given out at the second practice on September 9. The first game is Thursday, September 16. After that date, Tuesdays are practice days and Thursdays are game days. In case of rain outs, make-up games will be played on Tuesdays.

Fee: $60/Members; $90/Non-Members
Registration deadline: August 29
Skills night: August 30, 5:30 pm
Session dates: September 7-October 21
Practice night: Tuesdays
Game night: Thursdays

Volleyball Club Developmental Program

 

Develop new skills in a fun and supportive environment with OPY Volleyball Club! Our experienced coaching staff will guide kids in grades 3-6 as they learn volleyball basics and focus on developing correct technique. Athletes will work on passing, setting and attacking with an emphasis on maximizing quality repetitions. Participants will also be introduced to the competitive environment through the use of competitive drills and a session-ending tournament.

Each of the two sessions will consist of eight practices, culminating in a tournament. There's only space for 32 athletes per session so sign up today!

Fee: $50/Members; $75/Non-Members
Dates: 
Session 1: September 6-September 29 (tournament on October 2); 
Session 2: October 4-October 27 (tournament on October 30)
Practice days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Practice times: Grades 3-4: 5:30-6:30 pm; Grades 5-6: 6:30-7:30 pm
Register for Session 1: Grades 3-4; Grades 5-6
Register for Session 2: Grades 3-4; Grades 5-6