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EXPLORE SPORTS

The Oshkosh Community YMCA offers a variety of youth sports where our sports staff, coaches, and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential. Our sports programs help to build confidence and positive relationships. They teach positive competition, fair play, the value of participation over winning, team-building, positive self-image and respect for others. We work hard to offer flexibility in offerings and schedules that are designed for family convenience. 

Programs rotate on a seasonal basis. Explore and learn more about our offerings below!


 

YOUTH BASKETBALL

BOYS & GIRLS YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

K4-GRADE 8 • DECEMBER-FEBRUARY

A recreational youth basketball league for boys and girls 4K-Grade 8 that focuses on skill development, promotes positive attitudes and encourages teamwork. Volunteer coaches work with players to teach fundamentals and basic skills in an all-inclusive environment. Grades may be combined based on registrations.

Grades 4K-Grade 1 will practice before games but will be allowed 1 practice prior to the start of the season. Grades 2-8 will have a weekly practice at the 20th Ave Y.

 

INTERESTED IN COACHING? The Oshkosh Y is always looking for volunteer coaches for a variety of youth sports. For more information, please call 920-230-8439.

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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YOUTH BASEBALL

YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE

AGES 4-12 • MAY-JUNE

An instructional and fun league for boys and girls ages 4-12 that teaches baseball skills, promotes positive attitudes and encourages teamwork. League is determined by child’s age prior to April 30 of current year. Players will be placed on teams based on their school and/or neighborhood location with volunteer coaches. Teams will practice once per week and play one game per week for a 7-game season.

INTERESTED IN COACHING? The Oshkosh Y is always looking for volunteer coaches for a variety of youth sports. For more information, please call 920-230-8439.

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL

SPRING YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE

K4-GRADE 8 • APRIL-JUNE

An exciting 5 vs 5 youth flag football league for grades 4K-8. Grades may be combined based on registration numbers. The purpose of this league is to have fun and teach basic developmental skills such as passing, catching, running routes, blitzing and covering receivers. Games will take place on Saturday mornings. Times will vary based on enrollment.

Weekly practices will begin in April and time and location will be determined by the coach.

INTERESTED IN COACHING? The Oshkosh Y is always looking for volunteer coaches for a variety of youth sports. For more information, please call 920-230-8439.

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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FALL YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE

K4-GRADE 8 • SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

An exciting 5 vs 5 youth flag football league for grades 4K-Grade 8. Grades may be combined based on registration numbers. The purpose of this league is to have fun and teach basic developmental skills such as passing, catching, running routes, blitzing and covering receivers. Games will take place on Saturday mornings. Times will vary based on enrollment.

Weekly practices will begin in August and time and location will be determined by the coach.

INTERESTED IN COACHING? The Oshkosh Y is always looking for volunteer coaches for a variety of youth sports. For more information, please call 920-230-8439.

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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YOUTH SOCCER

YOUTH SPRING INDOOR SOCCER

K4-GRADE 8 • MARCH-APRIL

An instructional league for boys and girls grades 4K-Grade 8 that offers team practice and play on the same night. Grades may be combined based on enrollment. A 10-minute practice will be followed by a game of two, 20-minute halves. Game Day and times will not be determined until after registration ends. Individuals will be placed on teams according to their school. Volunteer coaches will conduct practices and help supervise games.

REQUIREMENTS: Soccer shin guards. No cleats allowed on indoor soccer turf. 

INTERESTED IN COACHING? The Oshkosh Y is always looking for volunteer coaches for a variety of youth sports. For more information, please call 920-230-8439.

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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YOUTH FALL OUTDOOR SOCCER

K4-GRADE 6 • AUGUST-SEPTEMBER

An instructional league for boys and girls grades 4K-Grade 6 that offers team practice and play on the same night. It is a recreational league and players will have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of the game. Individuals will be placed on teams according to their school and location of residence. 

REQUIREMENTS: Soccer shin guards. No cleats allowed on indoor soccer turf. 

INTERESTED IN COACHING? The Oshkosh Y is always looking for volunteer coaches for a variety of youth sports. For more information, please call 920-230-8439.

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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YOUTH FALL INDOOR SOCCER

K4-GRADE 8 • AUGUST-SEPTEMBER

An instructional league for boys and girls grades 4K-Grade 8 that offers team practice and play on the same night. Grades may be combined based on enrollment. A 10-minute practice will be followed by a game of two, 20-minute halves. Game day and times will not be determined until after registration ends. Individuals will be placed on teams according to their school. Volunteer coaches will conduct practices and help supervise games. 

REQUIREMENTS: Soccer shin guards. No cleats allowed on indoor soccer turf. 

INTERESTED IN COACHING? The Oshkosh Y is always looking for volunteer coaches for a variety of youth sports. For more information, please call 920-230-8439.

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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GIRL'S HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR SOCCER 

9TH-12TH GRADE • FALL: OCTOBER-DECEMBER • WINTER: JANUARY-FEBRUARY

A league for high school age girls. This session will consist of one game per week. 

INTERESTED IN COACHING? The Oshkosh Y is always looking for volunteer coaches for a variety of youth sports. For more information, please call 920-230-8439.

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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BOY'S HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR SOCCER 

9TH-12TH GRADE •  WINTER: JANUARY-FEBRUARY

A league for high school age boys. This session will consist of one game per week. 

INTERESTED IN COACHING? The Oshkosh Y is always looking for volunteer coaches for a variety of youth sports. For more information, please call 920-230-8439.

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL SKILLS & DRILLS

GRADE 1-8

Learn and practice the fundamentals or volleyball in a fun and supportive environment. This class will introduce and continue to develop on the basic fundamentals of volleyball such as passing, setting, hitting, blocking and serving.  

 

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ADVANCED VOLLEYBALL SKILLS & DRILLS

GRADE 5-8

This class will continue work on the basic fundamentals of volleyball and will focus on preparing athletes for more advanced strategies and game-like situations that will allow players to be more successful, more confident and continue to enjoy the game of Volleyball at a young age.

 

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YOUTH SKATE & HOCKEY

LEARN TO SKATE • LEVEL 1-4

Classes based on the Learn to Skate USA program: Snowplow Sam 1-4 as well as Basic 1-2. Each session includes one half-hour lesson per week. Participants learn the basics of skating by developing balance and confidence. Skate rentals are FREE for program use. 

CONTACT: Matt Carey, Ice Arena Director • mattcarey@oshkoshymca.org

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SKATE WITH US • BASIC 3-6 • ADULT 1-6

A fun, challenging and rewarding program that gives participants the opportunity to advance at their own pace. Sessions consist of one 45-minute on-ice lesson per week. Skills testing conducted at the end of each session. Adult Beginners are also welcome in this class. Skate rentals are FREE for program use. 

CONTACT: Matt Carey, Ice Arena Director • mattcarey@oshkoshymca.org

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FREESTYLE WITH US • FREE SKATE 1-6 

A challenging program that allows participants to advance their skills. Each session consists of one 45-minute on-ice lesson per week. Skills testing conducted as needed. Skate rentals are FREE for program use. 

CONTACT: Matt Carey, Ice Arena Director • mattcarey@oshkoshymca.org

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PRIVATE SKATE LESSONS • ALL AGES

Set up private lessons with a YMCA instructor based on your schedule. Available to all skill levels. Instruction available for recreational skating, figure skating, hockey skating and goalie coaching. Lessons are redeemable in 15-minute increments. Actual lesson length will be determined by the student and instructor. Skate rentals are FREE for program use. 

CONTACT: Matt Carey, Ice Arena Director • mattcarey@oshkoshymca.org

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SEMI-PRIVATE SKATE LESSONS • ALL AGES  

Semi-private lessons are available to children and adults who are looking for a more individualized program in a small group setting. Instructors will work with small groups (2-3 students) to advance skating ability and technique. Sessions are 30 minutes. All session minutes expire 6 months from the date of purchase. Lesson dates/times are determined by the parent/skater and instructor. Skate rentals are FREE for program use. 

CONTACT: Matt Carey, Ice Arena Director • mattcarey@oshkoshymca.org

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FREE HOCKEY INTRODUCTION PROGRAM (HIP) • AGES 4-8

A “Learn to Play” program run by the Oshkosh Youth Hockey Association. 

Watch your child take their first steps onto the ice having fun while developing basic skills and building confidence, to enjoy hockey for life.

GOALS & OBJECTIVES: Children will learn by participating in practice drills and informal and modified games • Skating, puck control, passing and shooting are introduced and refined • To implement fitness, fair play and cooperation within the fun of the game. This program is for children ages 8 and younger. Families with children older than 8 can email generaloyha@gmail.com for a recommendation on the appropriate hockey development program for their age.

The Hockey Introduction Program will run in two sessions. The first session is FREE for children that are new to the sport of hockey (have never participated in a formal hockey program) and reside in the Oshkosh, Omro, Winneconne, Berlin or Ripon school districts.

Visit oshkoshyouthhockey.org for registration details. (This is NOT an Oshkosh Y Program.)


LEARN TO HOCKEY SKATE • AGES 4+

Designed to teach the fundamentals of hockey skating. All elements will be taught WITHOUT a stick or a puck as proper skating techniques are the primary focus of this class. Full hockey gear is encouraged. 

CONTACT: Matt Carey, Ice Arena Director • mattcarey@oshkoshymca.org

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LEARN TO POWER SKATE 

Learn to Power skate is a new program for all ages of Hockey players that want to take their skating and their game to the next level. Skating is the most important skill in hockey and Learn to Power skate will focus on the core skills needed to be an elite hockey player: stride, Starts, stops, edges, crossovers and more! Players will need to have played at least two seasons of hockey in a sanctioned hockey association or have completed the YMCA learn to Hockey level 4. 

CONTACT: Matt Carey, Ice Arena Director • mattcarey@oshkoshymca.org

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YMCA HOCKEY CAMP 

The camp focuses on skill development, power skating, and physical conditioning. Under our guidance, participants will experience training that not only enhances their on-ice performance but also essential qualities like teamwork and leadership. Whether you’re a first-time skater or a AAA player, the camp offers specialized training tailored to individual needs. 

CONTACT: Matt Carey, Ice Arena Director • mattcarey@oshkoshymca.org

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INTRO TO SQUIRT CAMP

This camp is intended for players moving from Mites to Squirts. We will focus on Skating Skill development and some positional and tactical play. 

CONTACT: Matt Carey, Ice Arena Director • mattcarey@oshkoshymca.org

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KARATE

KARATE

AGES 4-ADULT • OFFERED YEAR ROUND

Karate is good exercise, it’s fun, it enhances your confidence, teaches you methods to defend yourself, develops patience and more! It is a great sport for ANY age. Karate runs in 8-week sessions for ages 4-Adult. Classes run year-round. Uniform is not required for first session. Uniform is available to purchase for $35. Testing is $40 for all lower levels. More information will be given the first night of class. Class sizes will be limited.

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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YOUTH TENNIS & PICKLEBALL

YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAMS

AGES 4-ADULT • OSHKOSH Y TENNIS & PICKLEBALL CENTER

The Oshkosh Y Tennis & Pickleball Center has youth programming for youth ages 4 through High School. Our updated program center has 4 indoor Tennis and/or 8 Pickleball courts and features group and private lessons, leagues, programs and open play for all ages and stages. There are full locker rooms and exciting programs for beginner, intermediate, and advanced athletes. 

Learn or perfect a lifelong sport at the Oshkosh Community YMCA’s Tennis & Pickleball Center. Call 920-236-3400 to set up a short tour and see all that we have to offer. Our team would be happy to assist you in placing your child in the most appropriate group or program. Learn more about our programs and offerings below.

CONTACT: Sheila Counts, Tennis & Pickleball Director • sheilacounts@oshkoshymca.org

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YOUTH SWIM LESSONS

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS 

The Y offers swim lessons for all ages. Youth lessons start as early as 6 months old and adult classes are offered for those 16+. Swim lessons are offered in private, semi-private, and group settings. Try a parent-child lesson, learn swim basics in an age-appropriate group, swim alongside a small group to gain confidence in the water, or register for a private, one-on-one lesson.

Not sure which swim lesson is right for your child? Use our Swim Lesson Finder to determine which program is the best fit for your child found on our swim lessons page!

20TH AVE CONTACT: Lawson Harris, 20th Ave Aquatics Director • lawsonharris@oshkoshymca.org

 DOWNTOWN CONTACT: Melissa Wollin, Downtown Aquatics Director • melissawollin@oshkoshymca.org

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OSHY SWIM TEAM

OSHY DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM • AGES 5+

The Oshkosh YMCA (OSHY) Dolphin Swim Team has groups to meet the needs of the novice swimmer through the national champion swimmer. All swimmers work on technical improvement, physical conditioning and social development. Most swimmers take part in meets (competitions), but not all. Swim meets for newer swimmers are in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, and Appleton.

There are many types of swimmers on the team from fitness to social to highly competitive. All are welcome. The OSHY Swim Team offers seasonal swimming options and year round opportunities. New swimmers can join the team any anytime throughout the year. To join the team swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) with the front crawl.

CONTACT: Lawson Harris, 20th Ave Aquatics Director • lawsonharris@oshkoshymca.org

VISIT OSHY WEBSITE

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE

A league for high school boys, this session will consist of one game per
week. Team registrations only.

REQUIREMENTS: Soccer shin guards. (No outdoor cleats)

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE

A league for high school girls, this session will consist of one game per
week. Team registrations only.

REQUIREMENTS: Soccer shin guards. (No outdoor cleats)

CONTACT: Jeremy Gaveske, Sports Director • jeremygaveske@oshkoshymca.org

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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS PROGRAMS

The Oshkosh Y Tennis & Pickleball Center offers a variety of program for High School Athletes looking to improve their Tennis game including lessons, programs, camps and more.

For more information and specific program details, please call 920-236-3400 or email Sheila Counts at sheilacounts@oshkoshymca.org.   


HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY & SKATE PROGRAMS

The Oshkosh Y offers various ice programs including Hockey and Skating for High School levels. We have lessons, programs, and camps for all levels and abilities. 

For more information and specific program details, please call 920-230-8439 or email Matt Carey at mattcarey@oshkoshymca.org