A variety of sports programs for kids and teens in Mansfield and Shelby.


Youth sports are a great way for children to develop physical, emotional, and social skills which learning about discipline, respect, and teamwork. Check out some of our commonly offered sports programs below, and check out our schedule to view current offerings, which vary depending on season and location.


Go after your GOALS! and HAVE FUN. Practice with classmates and build new relationships. Our outdoor soccer program will help develop self esteem, social skills, and athletic skills. Available Spring through Fall, for grades Pre-k-6th.

Track and Field

The Track and Field program is for BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED athletes. Beginners will be taught the fundamentals of the track and field and how to progress effectively. Intermediate and Advanced athletes will be taught how to strengthen their bodies and take their track and field skills to the next level. Our program will not only teach about the different races/events but will give athletes the opportunity to compete in real track meets. Available in the Spring, for ages 5-18 years old.


YMCA T-Ball is a fun, non-competitive program designed to teach players the fundamentals of baseball. Coaches introduce basic topics such as hitting from a tee, fielding balls, throwing to bases, catching, and more. Available in the Summer, for ages 3-6 years old.

Flag Football

Boys and girls are welcome to participate in the NFL Flag Football League. This league is a great opportunity for your child to gain exposure and learn the fundamentals of football in a fun, positive, and uplifting environment. Available in the Fall, for grades K-6th.

Tackle Football (Shelby City School District Students)

Tackle Football is designed to teach youth about life lessons and good sportsmanship. Your child will learn safe and effective skills from trained volunteers. Available in the Fall, for grades 5th-6th.

Cross Country

Cross country will keep you in shape and give you an edge in other sports. Participants will learn new techniques to enhance their running endurance. Available in the Fall, for grades Pre-K-6th.


Our basketball program is a great opportunity for boys and girls to gain exposure and LEARN FUNDAMENTALS of basketball and TEAMWORK in a positive, safe and UPLIFTING ENVIRONMENT! Available in the Winter, for grades K-8th.

Mansfield Branch

In-Person Registration Only Opens September 12-October 30, 2022 for boys and girls in grades 1-6. 

Gym & Swim

Do you want your homeschooler to be more physically active and meet new friends? At the YMCA of North Central Ohio, our Homeschool Gym and Swim program provides an opportunity to do just that! The Homeschool Gym and Swim program is a great way to give parents a break during the day and the kids a chance to be active! The participants will have a chance every week to learn a new sport/activity and have some fun in the pool while getting a swim lesson. Varies during Program Registration, ages 3-12 are welcome to participate.

Sports Sampler

Kids will learn basic fundamentals skills involved in a variety of sports including basketball, soccer, track & field, football, and T-ball. Emphasis will be placed on the core skills of each sport. As kids develop their athletic talents they also build character, values, and confidence through teamwork and discipline. Varies during Program Registration, for ages 6-12 years old.

Swim Club

The benefits of swimming are amazing! Increase muscle tone, strength, improve flexibility, heart health, weight control, and so much more. Swim Club is offered to children 16 and younger at the Shelby YMCA. Learn more about Swim Club HERE.


Mansfield Contact: Stephen Greene - Program Director: sgreene@ymcanco.org 419-522-3511 ext 227

Mansfield Contact: Jennifer Jeffery - Membership Engagement & Aquatics Director: jjeffery@ymcanco.org

419-522-3511 ext 264

Shelby Contact: Stephanie Faulkner-Program & Aquatics Director sfaulkner@ymcanco.org 419-347-1312 ext 503


Lindsay’s Law

All youth sports participants are required to have a signed Lindsay's Law form for each program. 

Click HERE to visit the Ohio Department of Health page on Linsays Law and Sudden Cardiac Arrest. 

You can download a copy of the Parent - Athlete Signature form HERE

Click here to watch Lindsay Law video


HEADS UP to Youth Sports - Concussion Information

For more information for coaches regarding concussions and youth sports - click HERE to visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention page on the HEADS UP to Youth Sports program. 

You can also download a FACT SHEET HERE

Concussion Action Plan HERE

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2022 Program Session Dates