The YMCA Sports Department has a goal: to develop respectful athletes within the framework of character development. We are able to achieve this goal by teaching good sportsmanship and social skills in a non-competitive environment. It's about all players showing respect for one another and recognizing that teamwork is the winning strategy. We also know that "Fitness Disguised as Fun" will engage more kids and keep them active, so we also offer a wide variety of interesting activities such as Karate, GymnasticsAquatics, and the "Be Fit" kids line throughout the YMCA.


Season Start End Sports Offered
Fall September November Soccer Flag Football
Winter December February Basketball
Spring March May Soccer Baseball Flag Football
Summer June August Basketball Baseball

Fall Sports at NCF YMCA:

Youth Soccer
Kangaroo Kickers(3 & 4 yr olds)
5 & 6 yr olds
7, 8 & 9 yr olds
Youth Flag Football
5 & 6 yr olds
7, 8 & 9 yr olds

Registration Period Fees:

July 7th - July 20th - $70
July 21st - August 3rd - $85
August 4th - August 17th - $95

Fall Season Dates:

Season Begins - August 25th
Season Ends - October 25th


The YMCA relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly. The Sports Department is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support our programs. As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children. As a Head Coach you receive a spot for a child on the team at half price.

Youth Sports Council

Council will consist of parents and coaches. Council members of the YSC will serve as a contact person for parents and coaches in their Division. Each season will be compiled of different sub committees such as, the soccer committee and basketball committee. Meetings will be held as needed at the Northwood YMCA to discuss issues involving your Divisions. If you are interested in participating please contact the Sports Department at (352) 374-9622 or email the Sports Coordinator, Jim Emery, directly at

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