Youth Sports

Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to a new skill or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Our youth sports programs include baseball, soccer, flag football, tennis and basketball. Improve your skills, make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love a sport at the Y.

Search all of our available programming below! For more information on NorthWest Family YMCA Sports Programs, contact Courtney Gibbs.

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Flag Football  |  Ages 3-14

Flag football provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in a non-contact sport while learning lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Players will learn the fundamentals of football, both offensive and defensive strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to play different positions and everyone gets to play a minimum of half the game.

Season: Oct. 5 – Nov. 21 (Games Start Oct. 17)
Cost: $45 members | $75 nonmembers

Flag Football Field Layout




SC United/YMCA Fall Soccer

The South Carolina United YMCA Recreational Youth Soccer League serves over 5,000 Midlands youth (Fall and Spring) who compete at six different venues throughout greater Columbia. Soccer encourages team play and individual skill development while having fun. Participants will learn new skills and make friends along the way.

Age Groups:  3-6 (Soccer Start), 7-19 (Rec League)
Season: Sept. 1 – Nov. 21
U3-U6: $55 Y Members | $70 Nonmembers
U7-U8: $70 Y Members | $85 Nonmembers
U9-U12: $90 Y Members | $105 Nonmembers
U13-U19: $135 Y Members | $135 Nonmembers

Uniform Kit: $30

Please note: Any registration questions should be directed to or by calling 1-877-457-2832.

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Private & Semi-Private Tennis Lessons

Tennis lessons for all levels in a positive and fun environment! Coached by Jon Wheeler, lessons are designed to teach: quick start tennis format, forehand, backhand, volley, serve, scoring and more techniques relevant to the game of tennis. Offered in 30 minute or 60 minute sessions.

Starts at $20 per lesson for members
Starts at $23 per lesson for non-members



Youth Volleyball  | Ages 9-15

Our league is designed to teach the basic skills of volleyball in a fun and safe environment! Participants will have practice once a week with games on Saturday mornings. All players must provide their own knee pads.

Season: Coming January 2021
Cost: $45 members | $75 nonmembers

Handbooks & Policies

View our Parent & Coach Handbooks, our Weather Policies & Procedures, and Refund Policies.


Adult Sports

We believe sports, fun and exploring new interests aren’t just for the young. Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved, there’s the added benefit of being connected to others. That’s why you’ll find a range of recreational activities at the Y. With something to offer everyone, there’s no such thing as being too old to get in the game. Whether you miss “suiting up” or are new to team sports, the Y’s sports leagues provide a perfect opportunity to be active, social and reconnect or start fresh with a sport you love. We hold adult basketball, flag football, soccer and volleyball leagues throughout the year and offer tennis lessons.



Master Swim Team – Mon,Wed,Fri 530 am-630am

NorthWest Family YMCA

Ages: 18 and above

Program Dates: Jan 1 2020 - Dec 31 2020

Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $50.00


Master Swim Team – Monday-Thursday 8am-9am

NorthWest Family YMCA

Ages: 18 and above

Program Dates: Jun 1 2020 - Dec 31 2020

Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $50.00


Youth Flag Football

NorthWest Family YMCA

Ages: 3 - 11

Program Dates: Oct 5 2020 - Nov 21 2020

Member: $60.00

Non-Member: $90.00