Returning Sports To Kids

The Catawba Valley YMCA aspires to be an outstanding youth sports organization that returns sports to kids. We do this in two ways:

1) Creating Outstanding Player Experiences:

  • Athletes have fun at practices and games.

  • Athletes develop strong character and learn life lessons that have value beyond the playing field.

  • Athletes feel like an important part of the team regardless of performance.

  • Athletes develop a lifestyle of healthy living.

  • Athletes learn the skills, tactics, and strategies of the game and improve as a player.

2) Changing the Culture of Youth Sports:

  • Redefining what it means to be a winner

  • Providing coaches the tools they need to be successful coaches and leaders

  • Raising awareness for and guarding against dysfunctional behavior