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Youth baseball, softball and tee-ball at the Y are designed to teach young ball players the fundamentals of the game. Participants will learn how to catch, throw, and bat in a fun team atmosphere. Youth baseball, softball and tee-ball provide every child a chance to participate in practices and games. Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.   

The Y utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. Every game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake. 

Families are encouraged to be more than mere spectators, by contributing their time as volunteer coaches—as well as being their kid’s greatest fan.

The Atlanta Braves Foundation is a proud supporter of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta youth baseball and softball programs.

Make sure to ask your branch about upcoming clinics and camps.

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Playing ball at the Y helps your child...

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Build Self-confidence
When kids are active in sports their self-esteem grows as they learn how strong their bodies are and develop physical skills and self-reliance.
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Practice Sportsmanship
Being a good sport shows respect for others and keeps the game in perspective. Understanding sportsmanship fosters positive habits.
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Gain New Skills
Kids learn the basics of the game and refine existing skills under the supervision of caring, skilled, and supportive coaches and instructors.
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Learn Discipline
Practicing youth sports regularly helps kids learn the importance of discipline, organization, showing self-control, and staying focused.

Financial Assistance

At the Y, no one is ever turned away from programs or memberships due to an inability to pay. Community giving helps to support financial assistance to those in need.

Virtual Y

YMCA members can access youth sports videos, skills drills, and more anywhere, anytime with YMCA360. Your training can continue even between practices!

Expert Tips

Learn the fundamentals of the game, from learning how to run the bases and throw a ball to understanding the basic language of baseball in this tips series from Little League International.

I believe playing sports at the Y is a great opportunity for kids to go out and have fun. Learning how to be a valuable team member, and competition, sportsmanship is so important - and that's what kids get at the Y.

YMCA Youth Sports Parent