Bucyrus Area YMCA

Youth Sports

Coaches Corner

In the YMCA sports leagues, we focus on skill development and strengthening those skills throughout the duration of the sports program. Youth Sports emphasize the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while focusing on three key elements:

Character Building

By stressing teamwork and the Y’s core values, our sports leagues help teach youth how to be both good sports and good citizens. At the Y, what happens off the field is just as important as what happens on the field.

Skill Development

Our emphasis on teaching and personal improvement fosters an ideal environment for Youth Sports participants to learn and develop their athletic skills.

Caring Adults

We recruit parents, community members, and adult athletes who are committed to providing a positive experience for everyone. Each of our Youth Sports Coaches goes through a YMCA Coach's Orientation and commits to modeling the Y’s core values.

The Y is for everyone. Financial Assistance is available.


Participants will learn self-defense techniques in the attacking and blocking positions of Shotokan karate while building physical fitness, personal character, and self-confidence. Karate is designed for you and adults, recommended starting age is 5 years old.

Novice- Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-6:10pm

Advanced- Mondays & Wednesdays 6:10-7:30pm

Members:$40 PP:$60


*Volunteer coaches needed.

Registration Dates: July 23- August 10, 2018

Practice begins: Week of August 27, 2018

Games begin: September 1, 2018

Parents/Coaches Meeting: August 15, 2018 @ 6 pm

Ages 5 years old to 12 years old

Teams will be divided up by the following age groups: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12

Members: $30 PP: $50

Participants receive an NFL Flag Football participation certificate and an NFL Flag reversible branded jersey. Participants must wear a mouth guard during play. Practice day and time will be based on coach's availability.

Click here for the NFL Flag registration form.


*Volunteer coaches needed, receive a Coach Cavs shirt.

Registration Dates: September 1-September 21, 2018

Practice begins: Week of October 1, 2018

Games begin: October 20, 2018

Parents/Coaches Meeting: September 19, 2018

Ages: 4 years old to 15 years old.

Teams will be divided up by the following age groups: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15

Members: $30 PP:$50

Participants will receive a Jr Cavs participation certificate, a Jr Cavs branded reversible jersey, and one Cavs game voucher.

Click here for the Jr Cavs registration form.