Helena YMCA
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
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It’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.


2017 Basketball Remote Gyms Calendar

Coaches, use this calendar to make sure the gym you are scheduled to practice in is available for practice. Even if you have been given a day of the week and time to practice there will be times when that day and time is not available. I also get last minute cancellations from the schools and will update this calendar as well as contact you about the date and time.






Fall Soccer 2017


September 9th - October 14th


June 5th - August 21st




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-5th Grade (9-11) & 6th -8th (11-14)

Co-ed teams will be formed in all age levels.
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Summer Slam 3 Week 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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Helena's Annual Summer Slam 3-on-3 basketball tournament is getting a new format and will take place on the blacktop at the Y parking lot. 3rd grade through High School are all invited to participate in this fun, outdoor summer basketball tournament.

The 3 Week Summer Slam tournament will look like this. The first two weeks will be pool play with the last week being semifinals and finals. The games would be played Monday and Thursday nights starting the 24th of July and running until the 10th of August. The cost will be $45.00 per player with a minimum of three players and a maximum of 6 players. Each team is guaranteed 6 games and each player will get a free t-shirt. Medals will be awarded to the first and second place teams in each division.  Registration is open until the 19th of July.

Youth Divisions for Girls and Boys  3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grades. High School. When registering: choose your child's current grade for the 2016-2017 school year.

$45.00 per player

Financial aid is available.

*To guarantee a player t-shirt & correct size, Registration Forms must be received by: July 13th

**To be eligible for the tournament, teams must be registered by: July 13th

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T-Ball:  Pre-K-1st Grade

Coach Pitch Baseball:  2nd Grade - 3rd Grade


T-Ball Registration:

Opens April 17th

Closes June 5th

Seasons: June 22nd - July 27th

Coach Pitch Registration:

Opens April 17th 

Closes June 5th 

Seasons: June 22nd - July 27th

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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When registering: choose your child's current grade for the 2016-2017 school year.

  Boys in 3rd-8th Grade and Girls in 3rd-8th Grade: 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 Players MUST be registered under the grade that they were enrolled in for the 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR. The YMCA does not assign players or create teams for this league.  Space in the league is limited.  Score and league standings are kept.

Registration: April 17th through May 31st

Season: June 5th through July 10th 

Fees:  Fees for the 2017 season are as follows

$38 Y-members in good standing (you must have a family membership to receive discounts on programs)

$68 Non-member

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volleyball girl2017 Fall Volleyball


September 15th - October 20th 


Opens June 5th

Closes August 21st 



Grade Levels:  Boys & Girls 2nd - 8th 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 and a smaller court and will play 6 on 6.

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Opens August 7th

Closes October 9th


October 28th -December 9th

For Boys & Girls
Kindergarten – 5th Grade




$48 for Y-Members
$78 for Non-members

Winter Season early registration discount of $10 automatically applied through October 9th.

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2017 Fall Basketball


Opens August 7th

Closes October 9th


October 28th -December 9th

For Boys & Girls
4th & 5th Grade only

Fees:  $48 Y-members/$78 non-members

Winter Season early registration discount of $10 automatically applied through January  9th.





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 or at the YMCA front desk.

Looking for a competitive team but don't know where to begin? Please contact Paul Patterson at [email protected] or choose "join team" and then select "independent team" ** when registering online.

**The YMCA cannot guarantee that there will be enough independent players to fill a team. If there are enough players, we will be asking a parent volunteer to coach this team. The YMCA does not have the resources to provide a coach for this team. If there are not enough players to form an independent team, we will place your child on a recreational team. No refunds will be given if your child is placed on a recreational team.

All Fees include 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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floor hockeySeason: 

March 6th -April 10th 


January 2nd - February 12th 




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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Give a Little…Get A lot. INSPIRE. LEAD. VOLUNTEER to COACH




The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.

Volunteers are the key to a successful sports league. Each season the YMCA needs volunteers to coach our youth sports teams.  We need coaches year round for a variety of sports, such as volleyball, basketball and soccer! The YMCA needs positive role models that can provide a fun and safe atmosphere for the kids. Click on the Register Online button to be directed to the Coaches Volunteer Application and get ready to make a difference in the life of a child. For more information, contact the Sports Director [email protected].


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 double elimination tournament to determine league winners.


SUNDAYS:  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

FEE:  $65 per player

2016-17 SEASON:  November 5 - February 25

REGISTRATION PERIOD: The Registration period for teams is currently underway.  Sign-ups are on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS!

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 hours of 5:00 PM – 10:00PM. The first game day will be on Sunday, November 5.  All games will be played at the YMCA.  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.


It’s “fore” the kids


Thank you Helena!  Our tournament is full this year!

When:  September 21

Where:  Green Meadow Country Club

Time:  12:30 PM Shotgun Start

Sponsorship levels:

EAGLE - $2,500

2 teams of 5; banner at course; 2 tee/green sponsor signs; event recognition

BLACKBEAR - $1,500

1 team of 5; banner at course; 1 tee/green sponsor sign; event recognition

MOOSE - $1,000

1 team of 5; 1 tee/green sponsor sign; event recognition

FOX - $550

1 team of 5; 1 tee/green sponsor sign


1 tee/green sponsor sign

TEAM OF 5 - $500


Deadline:  September 6th for signs and September 14th for teams


Skyhawks Sports is proud to be the leader in youth sports since 1979 and maintains a proven safety track record. Under the expert care of our sports camp coaches, kids not only learn individual, sport-oriented skills, but also develop personally and socially, learning teamwork and building character and life skills through sports.

JUNE 19-23

Basketball (9AM-12PM)

Basketball + Swim (9AM-3PM)

Mini-hawk (9AM-12PM)

JUNE 26-29

Multi-sport (9AM-12PM)

Multi-sport + Swim (9AM-3PM)

JULY 5-7

Soccer 9AM-12PM)

Soccer + Swim (9AM-3PM)

JULY 10-14

Mini-hawk (9AM-12PM)

JULY 17– 21

Basketball (9AM-12PM)

Basketball + Swim (9AM-3PM)

JULY 24-28

All-Girl Multi-sport (9AM-12PM)

All-Girl Multi-sport + Swim (9A-3P)


Multi-sport (9AM-12PM)

Multi-sport + Swim (9AM-3PM)


Multi-sport (9AM-12PM)

Multi-sport + Swim (9AM-3PM)

AUGUST 14-18

Multi-sport (9AM-12PM)

Multi-sport + Swim (9AM-3PM)

Skyhawks® is independently operated.  To register for these camps please visit skyhawks.com

Prices vary

Click here to register now for Skyhawks sports camps!





 2017 Fall Soccer

Itty Bitty Schedule

Pre-K Schedule

Kindergarten Schedule

1st grade Schedule

2nd -3rd grade schedule

4th - 8th grade schedule

Current Field Layout

2017 Fall Volleyball

2017 Fall 2nd-3rd Grade Volleyball

2017 Fall 4th-8th Grade Volleyball


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


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.  Download the form   2015 golf registration form  here or  contact David Smith to register your team.


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 2017 to be even bigger and better!

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ED KELLNER MILE SWIM:  The New Year's Eve Ed Kellner Mile Swim will be held on December 31, 2015


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. 2nd. 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 10 - May 17, 2017

REGISTRATION:  Open online and at front desk

PRACTICES:  Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 @ Capital High School (Tuss Feild)

MEETS:  TBA @ Vigilante Stadium

EVENTS:  100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay, long jump, softball throw, and air javelin and NEW this year...HIGH JUMP!!

FEES:  Members:  $38     Non-members:  $68



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