Sports Academy - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Sports Academy

Welcome to the YMCA Sports Academy home page!

We are extremely honored that you have chosen the YMCA as your and your child’s recreational sports outlet.  We pledge to give you our best and to serve your child in sport, character and ministry.

At the YMCA Sports Academy our goal is two-fold…7th-9th Grade BBall League

First to provide top-notch sports training programs that are designed to assist each participant with the growth and development of their individual skill levels while teaching teamwork and sportsmanship.  Secondly, we strive to use the avenue of sports to teach and incorporate the character values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.

This mission and message is accomplished by our sports staff in many forms through a variety of youth and adult sports programs and leagues.  So be sure to check out each sport category to find a program that fits you or your child’s passion…and on behalf of the YMCA and its sports staff, thanks for letting us serve you and your child through sport and ministry.


League schedules for our fundamentals basketball (4-9 yr) and competitive basketball (5th-10th grd) leagues along with our youth volleyball league (4th-9th grd) are available for download below (please note locations for each practice and game per week).

Sports Covid Procedure for Youth Sports:

  1. Temperature Check for Sports Staff at Start of Day
  2. Masks – required by everyone to/from program
    Players can remove them once in designated sports area
    -Coaches can remove them when play begins…coaches also have option to not wear but pull up once they are within 6’ of participants or wear at all times; whatever they are most comfortable doing.
    -Spectators/Family wear Mask to Designated Sports Area and within 6′ when they cannot social distance
  1. Temperature Check of Participants when entering sports area.
    Gymnastics – at Dunigan front desk
    Outdoor Sports (Flag Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, T-Ball)
    – at soccer field entrance
    Basketball/Volleyball – checked upon entering old downtown Y entrance
  2. Spectators – social distance spacing/seating
    Gymnastics – designated seating with social distancing markers in front part of family gym 
    Outdoor Sports (Flag Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, T-Ball)
    – social distancing seating during games/practices due to field space and spacing use of fields
    Basketball/Volleyball – social distance seating at old downtown Y during games/practices due to expanded seat offerings and spacing of groups during program use
  1. Facility/Equipment Sanitizing – clean/wipe down equipment, seats, touch points between games.
  2. Stagger Game Start Times
    Gymnastics – ends early to dismiss and clean prior to next group
    Outdoor Sports (Flag Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, T-Ball) – We will offset game end times and start times by 15 minutes for dismissal, cleaning and next groups (9a, 10:15, 11:30a, etc).
    Basketball/Volleyball – We will offset end times and start times by 15 minutes for dismissal, cleaning and next groups (9a, 10:15, 11:30a, etc).
  1. Hand Sanitizer(available for any participant, guest or staff through program areas)
  2. Clean and sanitize all equipment when finished with day’s activities.
  3. Repeat same process per day of sports activity.

Saturday Night Hoops:  Due to Governor Holcomb’s recent announcement extending Stage 4…our SNH program has been cancelled for the summer.  Click for details on Friday Night Hoops dates starting mid-October.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

You can always access program updates here on our sports homepage, on our social media pages at….

on the Sports Weather Phone Line (812-491-7723)

or via our Text Alert System by texting “@ymca-sa” to 81010.

If practice or games are ever cancelled based on the weather, information will be made available and posted here on our bulletin board, on our phone weather hotline (812-491-7723) and on our Facebook page ( 45 minutes prior to practice and/or game days.

Game schedules will be posted immediately when available.  Be sure to check the YMCA Sports Academy home page for schedule availability and updates.  Coordinators will call with team and first game information by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the first game day of your league.

Call our Sports Weather Hot Line: (812) 491-7723 for weather cancellations
Snow Cancellation Policy
Heat Advisory Guidelines
Heavy Rain/Lightning Policy
Adaptive Sports



Fall 2020 Little Sluggers T-Ball Clinic 0.00 KB 20 downloads

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Flag Football
Recreational Sports

Fall 2020 Fishing Club Schedule 620.77 KB 3 downloads

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Track & Field/Running

Sand Volleyball Team Registration Form 195.36 KB 195 downloads

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