Youth Sports

Coaches lead players through drills and games that build skills, develop coordination and enhance a love of the game. Our programs emphasize fun, character development, positive competition, and family involvement. Parents serve as volunteer coaches after a thorough background check and careful training. Please visit the Parents and Coaching page for more information, applications, and training resources. 

If you qualify for a scholarship, please call or visit your local branch.

Current Sports

Summer Sports:

  • Micro Soccer (ages 3-5) 
    • meet once a week from June 21-July 21
  • K-6th Grade Soccer
    • meet twice a week from June 14-July 29
  • K-6th Grade Track & Field
    • meet twice a week from June 21-July 29

Summer Sports Camps

Summer sports camps you don't want to miss!

  • U23 Timbers soccer camp 9 AM-1 PM, July 7th, 2021
  • TrackTown USA track and field camp 9 AM-1 PM July 15th, 2021.

Camps are for ages Kindergarten through 8th grade and will be held in Independence at the Independence Sports Park. 

Register Here


Recreational Sports allow kids to develop athletic skills in a league format. Typically, week 1 is a team practice. Weeks 2 through 7 begin with a 30-minute practice followed by a 45-minute game. Referees and scoring are incorporated in grade levels 3 and 4. These programs are all coached by volunteer parents, please see Parents and Coaching for more information about getting involved.



Grades K through 8, Monmouth-Independence YMCA


Cross Country Running

Grades 6-8, Silverton Middle School, Fall


Flag Football

Grades 1-6, Spring and Fall, all branches



Preschool through 8th Grade, monthly sessions September through May at the Monmouth-Independence YMCA


Micro Sports

Sports for the tiniest tots ages 3-5. 


Parents and Coaching

Parent, volunteer, and training resources. 



Ages 3-4 and Grades K-6, Spring, Summer, Fall, all branches.


Track and Field

Track and Field is one of the original Olympic sports, encompassing 44 running, throwing, and jumping events.



Players learn the fundamentals of passing, setting, serving, transitions, rotation, and attacks. This program works to build a love for the sport through skill-building drills, games, and team activities.