• 2600 Grand Ave
  • Carthage, MO 64836
  • (417) 358-1070

YMCA Youth Sports programs provide children with the opportunity to learn specific sports skills in a supportive atmosphere and are conducted with emphasis on the positive personal growth of the child.

The Y strives to balance the development of physical skills with other important aspects of sports: leadership, teamwork and cooperation. Above all, kids who participate in YMCA youth sports have a lot of fun! Our philosophy is "Everybody plays, everybody wins".

YMCA Youth Sports feature a "games approach" as children learn by playing the game instead of just repeating drills. Playing games keeps participants excited, motivated and active, which reduces the likelihood of any behavior problems associated with boredom. Players learn faster and perform better when they have to use techniques in games. The more fun kids have, the longer they will stay active in sport and thus maintain an active lifestyle.


Youth sports programs include basketball, flag football, soccer, floor hockey and volleyball.