Youth Development

Youth Recreational Programs

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Youth Basketball

This program is designed to give all participants the opportunity to enjoy competitive basketball before traveling basketball begins. This program will offer kids an opportunity to play against surrounding towns right here in Worthington.

Boys in 4th - 6th Grade


Weeknight/Weekend games and Practices

Youth Flag Football

This program will have a 30-minute practice followed by a game. Games will consist of 30 minutes of continuous play.

Location: Prairie Elementary.

Boys and Girls 2nd and 3rd Grade

Tuesdays, Sept. 10th – Oct. 29th 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

First Lego league

This exciting and fun robotics program will ignites enthusiasm for discovery, science, and technology in kids ages 9-14 with meaningful learning; creative hands-on thinking like scientists and engineers; experiment and overcome obstacles; build self-esteem and confidence.

FLL will meet starting in September and continue into December. Teams will meet between 2-4 hours per week, however, additional time may be required depending on the team’s progress.

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This program is open to the first 12 kids who register.

Meeting August 5th at 5:30 p.m.

Program runs Sept. 11th - Dec. 18th

Mondays & Wednesdays 3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: Minnesota West, participants will meet each day at the YMCA

Home School Gym

Learn a new sport and play a fun new game once a week. This program is open to any home schooled youth ages 5-13. Class meets Mondays from 1:00pm - 3:00pm from September 9th - September 30th.

Mini Sports

This program teaches the fundamentals of Basketball, Soccer, and T-ball while having fun! This program is held on Mondays at the YMCA kids’ gym. Three sessions, one for each sport

Session 1: Sept. 9th - Sept. 30th (Soccer)

Session 2: Oct. 7th - Oct. 28th (Basketball)

Session 3: Nov. 4th - Nov. 25th (T-ball)

Nerf Football

This program is designed to give all participants the opportunity for equal playing time, a chance to learn the fundamentals of the game, and most importantly, have fun! This program is held at Prairie Elementary.

Boys and Girls K – 1st Grade

Tuesday,Sept,10th-Oct.1st 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Youth Soccer

For any youth ages 5-12 in the area looking to get introduced to the sport of soccer or continue to work on skills and drills. Program will meet Saturday mornings for practices and games the same day. Practices will begin at 9:00 a.m. with games to follow. Players will be assigned teams on the first day. Program begins September 7th -October 26th.

Swim and Gym

This is an opportunity for your son/daughter to participate in an organized after school program that will include games and swimming. An after school snack will also be provided to all participants.

Boys and Girls 2nd - 4th grade

Mondays and Wednesday

Monday, September 16th – Wednesday, October 9th

Monday, October 21st - Wednesday, November 13th

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Trojette Dance Camp

The Trojette Dance team will be conducting a one week clinic for girls interested in dance. This clinic gives girls a great opportunity to work with the high school dance team. This camp is at the YMCA and open to girls of all abilities! Kids will have an opportunity to perform at halftime of high school football game.

Shirts for all participants registered by October 4th.

Girls Kindergarten - 5th Grade October 7th-11th

Performance October 11th Halftime of Football


Youth Volleyball

Practices will be conducted by the YMCA staff and take place at the YMCA. Games and Practices will be played on Thursdays.

Boys and Girls 2nd – 6th Grade

Practice & Games will be Thursdays

September 12th – Sat. November 2nd

2nd & 3rd grade 5:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

4th - 6th grade 6:45 p.m. -8:15 p.m.

(No Practice/Game October 17th)

Financial Assistance Available 

No one will be turned away because you can't afford to pay for a program. Financial assistance is available. Click here for more information.

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