Our Sports Programs provide children with a fun and supportive environment that emphasizes character development, teamwork, and leadership – all while fostering social interaction, compassion, healthy habits, and good sportsmanship.

At the YMCA of Orange County, our approach to sports is to provide accessible sports opportunities led by well-rounded staff and volunteers to develop fundamental skills,
and build competency, confidence, and resilience in our athletes through friendly competition that reflects the true spirit of each sport we offer.

Sports & Fitness Offerings

Program Descriptions

Pre-K Classes focus on the development of fundamental skills and the growth of your child in our 4 core values; caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Participants will learn the basic building blocks for success in a fun environment.


Pre-K Leagues/Academies are offered for children ages 3-5. Children will practice the fundamentals of the sport and be introduced to competitive aspects including game rules, keeping score and working as a team. Leagues consist of weekly practices and games as well as end of the year awards. Academies are 4 weeks of lessons (learning the rules) and 2 weeks of scrimmage.


Youth Leagues are offered for children ages 6-14. Children will practice the fundamentals of the sport and engage in competition with local teams in a fun and supportive environment that emphasizes character development, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Leagues consist of 8 weekly practices and games and end of year awards.


Clinics are specialized sessions that provide individualized technique instruction. Clinics are designed for the development of sport fundamentals, skills and sport training and are ideal if you are looking for your child to improve their sport specific skill set while also engaging in a fun and social group atmosphere.


Camps provide fun, exciting activities for children during seasonal school breaks. Kids can make new friends while participating in hiking, science, music, sports, cooking, arts and crafts, nature awareness and much more. All camps focus on developing children in our 4 core values; caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Click here to visit the specialty camps page for upcoming camps and locations.


Class = A weekly recurring 30-60 minute sports program

Clinic = 1 or 2 day specialized sport training

Camp = Daily 3 hour indirect sport training and activities (1 week)

League = A seasonal sports league with teams and practices (8 weeks + playoffs)

Private Lessons = 1 on 1 individualized private sport lessons


Concussion Protocol

The YMCA has procedures in place for concussions which include removal from activity when symptoms are present. Additionally, participants are required to wait at least 24 hours before returning to activity and be cleared by a health professional. We encourage parents and participants to receive concussion education at www.cdc.gov/HEADSUP.



If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in our sports programs, you can find all available opportunities by location here!

NEWPORT-MESA FAMILY YMCA – Volunteers Needed! Learn More Here.