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 youth and adults, recommended starting age is 5 years.

Novice - Monday & Wednesday 5:30 – 6:10 PM

Advanced - Monday & Wednesday 6:10 – 7:30 PM
Fee - Members: $40 Potential Members: $60


Ages: 4-6 years old, 7-9 years old, 10-12 years old & 13-15 years old

Jr. Cavs returning Spring 2018!

Registration January 2nd-January 19th, 2018

Parents/Coaches meeting January 25th, 2018 at 6pm in our TEEN Life Center room.

Practices will begin the week of January 29th, 2018. *Volunteer coaches are needed. Contact sfaulkner@bucyrusymca.org for more details.

Games will be on Saturday mornings starting February 24th, 2018