Helena YMCA
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
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fall soccer 2010It’s not about creating the next Lebron James, Mia Hamm, or even making varsity. It’s about kids being kids, kids having fun, kids staying healthy, and adult volunteers working together to make our community great. Sinking a shot may or may not get a kid into college, but mastering the art of shooting a basketball builds confidence and confidence goes from the court to the classroom.  Confidence follows kids wherever they go and gives kids a boost throughout life.  And when you miss, but keep trying… well that’s perseverance and perseverance will keep you coming back to the Y to practice your shot, work on your game or meet up with friends.   Staying healthy and making good choices; that’s youth development, healthy living and social responsibility in a nutshell. You might not be on the varsity team at your school, but at the Y you always have a place to play.

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helenaymcaSPRING SOCCER 2015

Registration open Feb. 23 - April 6, 2015

Season Dates:  April 13 - June 6, 2015

Click here to register for soccer (opens Feb. 23)

Participants will be placed by age and in one of 6 divisions:

Itty Bitty  (3-4), Pre-K (4-5), Kindergarten (5-6), 1st Grade (6-7), 2nd-3rd Grade (7-9), & 4th-8th Grade (9-14).

Co-ed teams will be formed in all age levels.

Volunteer Soccer Coach Meeting: TBD
Soccer Parent Meeting: TBD Find Out More →


volleyball girlClick here to register for volleyball

Spring Volleyball: 

Feb. 23rd -April 10th, 2015

Grade Levels:  Boys & Girls 2nd - 12th grade:  An introduction to competitive volleyball.  Boys and girls in 2nd - 3rd grade use lighter volleyballs, lower nets, smaller courts, & small sided games.  Boys and girls in 4th-6th grade will use lighter volleyballs but a regular sized court and will play 6 on 6.  Grades 6th - 12th will use regular volleyball and a regular sized volleyball court.

Volunteer Volleyball Coach Meeting TBD at YMCA
Volleyball Parent Meeting TBD at YMCA

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floor hockeyFeb. 23 - March 27
Registration Ends Feb. 16th

Click here to register for Floor Hockey

Grade Levels:  PreK-2nd Grade:  Floor hockey is a fun way for boys and girls ages 3-8 years old to stay active when the weather is still unpredictable.  We use foam sticks & foam pucks/balls for a safe and fun experience.  Games are usually held during the week and local gymnasiums.

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Pickleball is one of the country's fastest growing games among all ages.Pball

It's a mix of super-sized ping pong & miniature tennis. Pickleball is fast paced using paddles & a wiffleball on a small playing court utilizing volleys, lob shots, backhands, forehands, and crushing hits.

Games can be played with both doubles and singles on both inside and outside surfaces.

All ages and abilities are welcome to play. At the Y we have three indoor regulation pickleball courts. Play is pickup style and ability levels are often integrated helping to raise skill sets while allowing the game to grow.

The Helena Family YMCA has easy setup nets, wooden paddles, and teal pickleballs for playing. Some players choose to bring a personal paddle and preferred ball.

At the Y pickleball is scheduled weekly and can also be played during open gym time.

Monday 8-11 AM/Wednesday 8-10:30 AM/Friday 8-11 AM/Open Gym Time


HEAT logoHelena Elementary Area Track (HEAT) Meet

The HEAT MEET is a one-day FREE community event sponsored by the Vigilante Runners Club and the YMCA.  You must register for each program separately. 

Register for FREE Heat Meet Here!

Who: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Boys and Girls
When: June 7th, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Where: Vigilante Stadium
Cost: FREE
Awards will be handed out to the winners of each event.

Events Offered:
* 100 m (one straightaway)
* 200 m (1/2 lap)
* 400 m (1 full lap)
* Long Jump
* Softball Throw

Boys and Girls currently in grades 3rd - 5th are eligible to compete in one or all the events listed above.

Click here to register. Registration ends June 6th.

For additional information please contact Sean Connolly at 465-2033


Winter Basketball Season: 

Winter 2015:  Jan. 6 - Feb. 21

For Boys & Girls
Kindergarten – 5th Grade


Winter Registration Period:  Nov. 10-Dec. 29, 2014

Register at Sports Signup or sign up at the front desk.

Teams do fill up!  There will be a $10 late fee applied to all late registrations.


$33 for Y-Members
$68 for Non-members

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YMCA Spirit League  is a competitive travel team league open to boys and girls in 4th and 5th grade only. Travel team coaches select players and submit a roster to the YMCA by email. Coaches are guaranteed roster selections and the YMCA does not assign players to teams. Once the roster is submitted players may register on-line at sports signup  or at the YMCA front desk.

WINTER SEASON: Jan. 6 - Feb. 21, 2015

Nov. 10 - Dec. 29, 2014

Spirit League fees are:
$33 for Y-Members
$68 for Non-Members

The YMCA offers a $10.00 credit for those parents volunteering to coach. All Fees include a YMCA T-shirt, referee costs, and a participant award. Financial Assistance is available for those in need. Monies for our Financial Assistance programs are raised each spring through the YMCA’s Annual Campaign.

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Adult league for men and women age 16 and older.  Teams are coed and are expected to referee their own games.  Rules will be finalized at the Captains meeting, TBA.  All players must wear shin guards.  Play is 4x4 plus goalie.  The league is limited to 10 teams.  General league play will be a round robin format followed by a single elimination tournament to determine league winners.  On-line registration is not yet available for this league.  Please register through the link provided by your team captain.  All players must sign a YMCA liability waiver and adhere to the YMCA code of conduct.

SUNDAYS:  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

FEE:  $20 per player

SEASON:  January 11-March 1, 2015

REGISTRATION PERIOD: The Registration period for teams is currently underway.  Sign-ups are on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS! (Registration is conducted through the team captain.)

TEAM BREAKDOWN: Teams can field a maximum of 5, and no less than 3, on the pitch at one time.  Teams must field at least 3 players to constitute an official game.   Teams are coed and players must be 16 years or older.  Each team must have a minimum of two females on the roster and on the pitch at all times.  If a team plays with one female they must play down a player.

GAMES: League play will be played on Sundays between the times of 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The first game day will be on Sunday, October 26.  All games will be played at the YMCA.  Teams will play a 5 game season during league play.  A complete game schedule will be given to all team captains at the Captain’s Meeting (TBA). Games consist of two (2) 25 minute halves with a running clock.  There will be a 5 minute half-time break.  Games will not exceed 1 hour in duration.

New players looking for a team, please contact Teri at teri.wright@helenaymca.org or call 442-9622 and she will share your contact info with team captains.


The YMCA hosts  many special events for kids and families throughout the year.  Some of our favorites are listed below.  Have an idea for a fun and healthy activity or event?  Drop us an email on our contact page.  If we can accommodate your idea we will help you make it happen.

golf-ball_grn_rgbJOHN MORRISON MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:  Held in September at Green Meadow Country Club in memory of John Morrison, Sr.  Funds raised go toward scholarships for YMCA Camp Child.  Contact David Smith to register your team.

Kids Tri Sat June 1

SWIM-BIKE-RUN for FUN!  A fun introduction to triathlons for kids.  Ages 4-12 can compete at their own pace at a distance calculated to be just hard enough to be challenging, yet leave them wanting more!

HEAT Meet:  Helena Elementary Area Track Meet:  Held the last weekend before school gets out at Vigilante Stadium.  Let's find out who's the fastest kid in Helena ...HEAT logo

HomeFeature5SUMMER SLAM:  3v3 Outdoor Basketball Tournament for all ages.  The inaugural 2013 event had over 200 players in 9 different divisions.  We are already planning for 2014 to be even bigger and better!

Swimmer Doing Butterfly StrokeED KELLNER MILE SWIM:  The New Year's Eve Ed Kellner Mile Swim will be held on December 31, 2013

This year's event will be a combined event with the entire Helena swimming community! Please join us on New Year's Eve for a day of camaraderie, epic swimming and fun. If you can't make it on New Year's Eve, but you still want to swim please register to swim on Jan. 5th. This extra swim day has been added to accommodate as many swimmers as possible.





Learn the basics of running, sprinting, jumping and throwing!  Practice twice a week with two inter-squad meets held at Vigilante Stadium!

AGES:  3rd-5th Grade

DATES:  April 27-JUNE 6

PRACTICES:  MON & WED  5:30-7:00 PM @ CR Anderson Middle School

MEETS:  May 14 & June 5 @ Vigilante Stadium

EVENTS:  100m, 200m, 400m, long jump, softball throw, Frisbee throw

Click Here to Register for the Youth Track Team

Members:  $33     Non-members:  $68


Summer Slam 3-on-3 Basketball

1 Day Tournament    Sat, July 18, 2015

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Summer Slam Registration Form

Summer Slam Rules

Helena's 3rd annual Summer Slam 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place on the blacktop at the Y parking lot. For those entering 3rd grade through adults, all are invited to participate in this fun, outdoor summer basketball tournament.

Summer Slam is Helena's outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament.  Tournament is open to Players of all ages and abilities.

Youth Divisions for each Girls and Boys entering 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grades. High School and Adult Divisions both host Female, Male, and Co-ed.

Weekend event includes games, music, food, and Player's and Champion's shirts for each division. Games will be played at YMCA parking lot near Centennial Park. Participants form their own teams of 3 players minimum and 4 players maximum and submit registration form to Helena Family YMCA.

$80 per Youth & High School team, $100 per Adult team.

*To guarantee a player t-shirt & correct size, Registration Forms must be received by midnight, Thursday, July 9.

**To be eligible for the tournament, teams must be registered by 10 AM Monday, July 13, 2015.

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T-Ball:  PreK-1st Grade

Coach Pitch Baseball:  2nd Grade - 6th

Summer 2015:  June 8 -July 24

click here to register for YMCA Tball or Baseball (opens April 13)

Equipment:  In baseball and T-ball all precautions are taken to ensure the safety of every participant.  Batting helmets and hats are provided by the YMCA.  Participants should bring their own mitt if they have one.  Several mitts are available to borrow.

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Summer:  June 8 - July 13, 2015

Click here to register for summer outdoor basketball (opens April 13)

Grade Levels:  Boys and girls entering into 3rd-12th grades. YMCA is offering a 3 on 3 Outdoor Basketball competitive league.  Parents/coaches hand select their own players and submit their rosters to the YMCA.  Coaches are guaranteed their roster selections. The YMCA does not assign players or create teams for this league.  Space in the league is limited.  Score and league standings are kept.

Fees:  Fees for the 2015 season are as follows

$33 Y-members in good standing (you must have a family membership to receive discounts on programs)

$68 Non-member
$5.00 credit if player does not need a YMCA reversible jersey.

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Calling all swashbucklers, wannabe Zorros, and Musketeers! The Helena Family YMCA has Olympic fencing, also known as “the art of the sword”. It's just one more way to stay healthy and active at your YMCA. Adults and kids alike will enjoy this unique and fast-paced sport.

NEXT 8-week BEGINNING FOIL CLASS:  Saturday, January 17, 2015

Y-members:  $33
Non-members: $68

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Operating Hours

Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM-10 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-5 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-5 PM

Holiday Schedule

Drop-In Day Care Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-1:15 PM & 5-7 PM
Ages 3 months to 8 years

Helena Family YMCA

1200 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-9622
Fax: (406) 442-2577