Youth Sports

The YMCA offers a wide variety opportunities for kids to participate in sports. All YMCA Youth Sports follow the philosophy that every kid deserves the chance to play and have fun! YMCA Youth Sports are designed to teach specific skills of the sport, introduce the idea of teamwork, teaching sportsmanship, demonstrating positive values, getting parents involved and for everyone to experience the joy of playing!

Coming Summer 2018


Tackle Football Camp (3rd-6th grades)

The Oahe YMCA, working with the Governor staff and players, are offering YMCA Football Skills Camp. Coaches from both the Governor’s staff and current players will run this camp which will stress the fundamentals of football and improving the players’ fitness level.  During the first two weeks of camp, coaches will work on a variety of fundamental skills and concepts. Contact will be minimal during the first two weeks of camp. Pads will be handed out and contact will increase gradually.   Skills and concepts covered during the camp:  passing, catching, ball handling, tackling, blocking, special teams, position instruction and more.

Dates:  June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

Times:   9:30am – 10:30am for 3rd and 4th graders and 10:45am – 11:45am for 5th and 6th graders

Days:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Cost: $60.00 members/ $75.00 non-members

Who: Camp is open to 3rd – 6th graders (Fall 2018).

Where: Camp will be held at the Riggs lower practice field.

Sports Performance Training (5th-12th grades)

5th-12th grade athletes throughout the Avera/YMCA region can improve their agility, footwork and strength in this traditional, small group program.  

Open to boys and girls entering 5th – 12th grade.  Camp will be held June 11th- July 20th:  (Pretest – June 6th, 2018 Posttest – July 25th, 2018)

Monday – Wednesday - Friday

9th-12th grades:  6:30am-7:45am or 9:45am-11:00am

5th-8th grades:  11:15am-12:30pm

Cost: YMCA Member - $150 Non-Member - $175
This program will be held at the YMCA and led by Avera Sports Trainers. For more information contact Avera at 605-224-3162.

Register at the YMCA.

British Soccer Camp (3-14 year old)

Open to 3 to 14 year olds from June 18th-22nd.   Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp is the most popular soccer camp in the country. Hundreds of Challenger coaches each year have helped the company develop one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the US. Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential.

Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily World Cup tournament.

Go to www.challengersports.com for more information and to register for camp. 

Each summer camp program includes a free ball, camp t-shirt, action poster, and a camp report, plus if you register 45 days or more before camp we will ship you a free British Soccer jersey (s&h applies).  Registration is open now.