The YMCA Youth Sports Leagues are co-ed programs, where children and youth can develop and learn new skills. Practices take place at local Fort Erie and Ridgeway schools Monday to Thursday nights, with games running on Saturdays at the Fort Erie EJ Freeland YMCA.
Once registration closes, the league team leader and coaches will contact parents to communicate when practices and games will begin. The game schedules will be distributed during the first week of practices.
Regular seasons run for 9 weeks, followed by a season ending tournament. As part of the registration fee each player will receive a Youth Sports League t-shirt.
Our Program promises to:
- Develop fundamental skills, sportsmanship and a love of the game
- Allow each player fair playing time; there are no benchwarmers in our league
- A focus on co-operation, team work and fair play
- Encourage positive relationships with peers
- Be lots of fun for your son or daughter
Grades 3 to 12 for Basketball
Grades 6 to 12 for Volleyball
Participants are divided into divisions based on age
Registrations are accepted in person at the Fort Erie EJ Freeland YMCA or any other YMCA of Niagara Health, Fitness & Aquatics branch.
- Basketball registrations are due by the last Saturday in September
- Volleyball registrations are due by the first Saturday in January
Late registrations may be accommodated if space permits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to visiting the branch.
$72.00 Current YMCA Members & $107.00 Community Participants.
Cancellations made in persons/writing 2 weeks or more before the registration deadline will be given a refund minus a $10 administrative fee. Refunds will not be granted for cancellations less than two weeks from the registration deadline.
Exceptions for medical reasons can be made by the Coordinator.
To download a copy of the Youth League registration form, click here.
We are looking for volunteer coaches and referees
If you are interested in giving back to your community through volunteerism please complete a YMCA volunteer application form and send it to email@example.com or visit the Fort Erie EJ Freeland branch.