Youth Sports & Activities

We offer a variety of sports programs throughout the year at both our downtown and Y-Zone facilities. Please view the program descriptions for more detail. You can also download a program guide for a list of our current programs.

Registration options:

  • Over the phone by calling 724-658-4766 or 724-658-9211
  • Stop by either location to register in person
  • Register online

Program Descriptions

The New Castle Community YMCA has partnered with the Pennsylvania Game Commission to provide an archery program to the community. Archery is a fun, social sport with rewarding benefits. Kids who participate will improve their upper body strength, mental focus, and patience, while building an appreciation and responsibility for the outdoors. Archers (ages 10+) will learn basic skills, techniques and rules for competitive target shooting. No equipment or experience is necessary.

We offer 7-week Archery programs during the fall and spring, as well as a week-long summer camp.

Ages: 10 - 15
Location: The Y-Zone (Basketball Court 2)
Cost: Family Members: $40 / Youth Members: $55 / Non-members: $75

Beginner Basketball 101

Students will learn basic basketball rules. Fundamentals of ball handling, dribbling, shooting, and defense will be incorporated.
Ages: 6 - 9
Location: The Y-Zone
Cost: Family Members: $40 / Youth Members: $55 / Non-members: $75

Instructional Basketball

Students will learn basic to moderate skills progression of dribbling, ball handling, and shooting. Incorporation of offense and defensive strategies.
Ages: 9 - 12
Location: The Y-Zone
Cost: Family Members: $40 / Youth Members: $55 / Non-members: $75

Basketball Leagues

The Y-Zone is proud to be host to several youth basketball leagues throughout the year. Our league has a healthy mix of development and competition. Our leagues have representation from nearly every school district in Lawrence County as well as teams from Beaver and Mercer Counties. This league is a great way to keep your child engaged in basketball throughout the fall and winter months.

Please note that this program accepts team registrations. If you are an individual looking for a team, please call the Y-Zone at 724-658-9211 and we will try our best to find you a team.

We currently offer a 3rd and 4th Grade League, as well as a 5th and 6th Grade League. League schedules vary throughout the year. Please check our program registration system for current dates/times available.

Ages: 3rd thru 6th Grade
Location: The Y-Zone

We offer 7-week Basketball Programs and Basketball Leagues throughout the school year, as well as a week-long basketball summer camp.

Learn the basic rules and fundamentals of baseball and softball - positions, throwing, catching, and hitting.
Ages: 7 - 10
Location: The Y-Zone
Cost: Family Members: $40 / Youth Members: $55 / Non-members: $75

We offer 7-week Baseball/Softball programs during the school year, as well as a week-long summer camp.

Learn the exciting martial art and Olympic sport of Judo. This program is taught by nationally recognized instructor Sensei Brian Burick. He will teach you a variety of throwing and grappling techniques.
Ages: 6 - 16
Location: Downtown (Gymnasium)
Cost: Family Members: $40 / Youth Members: $55 / Non-members: $75

We offer 7-week programs during the school year.

Text alerts available for this class: For information on start dates, class cancellations/schedule changes or other important information, text "JUDOCLASS" to 84483.

Come out and try Lacrosse! Lacrosse is hugely popular in many areas of the country for its fast pace and high intensity. Join us to learn more about the most popular growing sport in the nation. Learn how to throw, catch, cradle and move the ball on the field with former college lacrosse player and coach John Chornenky. John serves as the head coach and has a level 2 coaching certification through US Lacrosse. No experience is necessary and we can provide you with equipment to get you started. All YMCA Lacrosse programs take place at the Y-Zone/Hess Fields.

View our online registration page for upcoming dates and times for each level.

Vultures Travel Teams

Age groups: U12, U14 and High School
Location: New Castle Y-Zone and Hess fields
Cost: Members $170 / Non-members $200
Equipment: Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, and Lacrosse Stick. Equipment is available to borrow on a first come, first served basis (Deposit check required, which will be returned at the end of the session).

Vultures Developemental Teams

Age group: U10 (Full equipment)
Location: New Castle Y-Zone fields and Hess fields
Cost: Family members $40 / Youth members $55 / Non-members $75
Equipment: Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, and Lacrosse Stick. Equipment is available to borrow on a first come, first served basis (Deposit check required which will be returned at the end of the session).

For complete schedules and more information, visit the New Castle Vultures Lacrosse website.

Vultures Winter Box Lacrosse League

Age groups: U15 and High School
Location: New Castle Y-Zone Turf Field
Cost: $65
Equipment: Helmet, Shoulder Pads, Elbow Pads, Gloves, and Lacrosse Stick. Equipment is available to borrow on a first come, first served basis (Deposit check required, which will be returned at the end of the session).

December 10th and 17th will be free practice days from 1-3pm. Games will be held on Sundays starting January 7th from 1-3.

Introduction for preschool age children to basic sports and games. Promoting movement and integrating cognitive learning.

Ages: 3 - 6
Location: The Y-Zone
Cost: Family Members: $40 / Youth Members: $55 / Non-members: $75

We offer a variety of soccer programs for all age and skill levels.

T-Ball is a beginning instructional program for children in their formative years. Throughout the program boys and girls will learn valuable physical and social skills, as an individual and as a member of a group, in a positive, non-competitive environment. Children will learn the basic fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and throwing in this station based class.

Ages: 3 - 6
Location: The Y-Zone (Indoor Soccer Field)
Cost: Family Members: $40 / Youth Members: $55 / Non-members: $75

Learn basic rules, rotation, and strategies of volleyball. Players will learn bumping, setting, and serving fundamentals and practice drills. Spiking will be introduced at the end of the class and a full game will be played.

We offer 7-week Volleyball programs during the fall and spring, as well as a week-long summer camp.

Ages: 10 - 14
Location: The Y-Zone
Cost: Family Members: $40 / Youth Members: $55 / Non-members: $75

Designed for athletes or non-athletes to better their body by exploring how their body works. This class incorporates all fast twitch muscle groups and subgroups for sports such as baseball, hockey, track and field, football, figure skating, and soccer.

Ages: 6 - 12
Location: The Y-Zone
Cost: Family Members: $40 / Youth Members: $55 / Non-members: $75