Y Sports helps build self-esteem through accomplishments and new friendships, develops skills through practice and game play. We instill the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect & responsibility. Youth Sports rules are as follows: have fun, make friends, & be a good sport! All of the programs are progressive, building upon basic skills and progressing at the pace and comfort of the youth. These programs are designed for both the beginner to try it out and the skilled player to sharpen their skills.

two young boys playing against eachother in a basketball game; they are both trying to get the basketball


Hoop it up! Youth Basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement. Youth Basketball will allows kids to learn the fundamentals while also having fun. 


Through gymnastics, kids learn coordination, self-confidence, and motor skills in addition to developing flexibility and balance. Gymnastics sessions are typically held in Spring, Summer, and fall.

gymnastics instructor helping a young girl on the uneven bar during a gymnastics class
child wearing pink leotard in a dance class; she has her hands on a ballet bar


Move your body to the beat with Youth Music & Dance Classes! Dance classes are a great way for youth to develop coordination and discipline while discovering movement through music. Our goal is to bring the star out of each and every dancer by giving them the opportunity to express themselves in a positive environment and leading them on the path to a healthy lifestyle.


Youth Soccer helps children develop fundamental skills and incorporates teamwork through instructional play.  Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to play or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participants will learn the rules of the game and engage in team play while having fun.

a group of young boys and girls are fighting for the soccer ball during a soccer game outside. The kids are wearing yellow and maroon jerseys to show which team they belong to. The purpose of this image is to highlight youth sports.
a young boy prepares to throw a baseball as he warms up for his baseball game. This picture deonstrates one of the sports we offer through our youth sports program.


YMCA T-Ball focuses on building a lifelong interest in sports and introducing the skills of throwing, catching, and hitting. Rules and equipment are designed to help children build their skills and knowledge of the game. Players need to provide their own glove


Hockey is a great teamwork sport that develops hand-eye coordination, balance and agility. Our hockey programs are played as floor hockey, which does not require the extensive equipment found in ice hockey.

Have Questions? We're here to help!

For questions about our sports leagues, please contact our Sports Coordinator. If you need help registering your child or have questions regarding payment, please call the Duneland Family YMCA at (219)926-4204 or email [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Each player will receive a reversible Duneland YMCA “all-sports” Youth Sports jersey.  The jersey is an additional fee, but will be used for all competitive sports leagues at the Y.

After purchasing the jersey, returning players are encouraged to bring back their jerseys from the previous season. If a player does not have a uniform from a prior season or would like a new one, a jersey may be purchased at scheduled times leading up to the first game.

A: Each player will receive an individual participation award.

A: Participants are placed on teams based on their age and requests. The information you provide on the registration questionnaire plays a large role in how teams are drafted.

A: We try to accommodate requests, but we cannot guarantee requests will be honored. Refunds are not provided due to an unfulfilled request. For teammate or coach requests, you must indicate whom you are requesting on the registration questionnaire.