The Fremont Family YMCA will have multiple youth sports for children K-6 this fall, including flag football, volleyball and soccer, as well as a program for preschoolers.
For the first time this year, the YMCA’s NFL youth flag football program will be offered to fifth and sixth graders, while its soccer program will now be offered to grades three through six.
“I think as kids get older, sports tend to become more and more competitive, and the number of recreational options decrease,” YMCA Program Director Jeff Morgan said. “And so we just want to give that, a recreational option for kids up through the sixth grade.”
The flag football and volleyball leagues will practice Saturday mornings from Sept. 12 to Oct. 17, while the soccer league will practice Sunday afternoons from Sept. 13 to Oct. 18. The deadline to apply is Aug. 24.
Also new for this year is its Little Tykes sports program for preschoolers ages 3-5, which is set to start on Saturday mornings from Oct. 10 to Nov. 21. Registration will open on Sept. 1 and close Sept. 24.
“It’s one program, but they’ll do two weeks of flag football, two weeks of tee ball and two weeks of soccer,” Morgan said. “And then we also do a fall run club for K-6.”
The run club will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. from Sept. 15 to Oct. 22. Registration for the program will close on Sept. 11.