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.




2019 Spring Season


April 13 - May 18th


Janurary 1st - March 25th

Early Registration Discount Ends March 25th

$53 for Y-Members
$83 for Non-members

Early registration discount of $10 automatically applied through March 25th


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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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.

Click https://www.skyhawks.com/  to register for sports camps.

June 10-14
Mini-Hawk (9AM-12PM)
Multi-Sport - Soccer, Basketball, & Flag Football (9AM-12PM)
Multi-Sport + Swim - Soccer, Basketball, & Flag Football (9AM-3PM)

June 17-21
Tiny-Hawk Basketball (9AM-10AM)
Basketball (9AM-12PM)
Basketball + Swim (9AM-3PM)

June 24-28
Multi-Sport - Soccer & Flag Football (9AM-12PM)
Multi-Sport + Swim - Soccer & Flag Football (9AM-3PM)
Cheerleading (9AM-12PM)
Cheerleading + Swim (9AM-3PM)

July 1-5 (No Camp on Thursday, July 4)
Tiny-Hawk Soccer (9AM-10AM)
Soccer (9AM-12PM)
Soccer + Swim (9AM-3PM)

July 8-12
Mini-Hawk (9AM-12PM)
Volleyball (9AM-12PM)
Volleyball + Swim (9AM-3PM)

July 15-19
Tiny-Hawk Basketball (9AM-10AM)
Basketball (9AM-12PM)
Basketball + Swim (9AM-3PM)

July 22-26
Tiny-Hawk Soccer (9AM-10AM)
MEGA Multi-Sport (9AM-3PM)

July 29 - August 2
Mini-Hawk (9AM-12PM)
Soccer (9AM-12PM)
Soccer + Swim (9AM-3PM)

August 5-9
Multi-Sport - Dodgeball, Capture the Flag, & Ultimate Frisbee (9AM-12PM)
Multi-Sport + Swim - Dodgeball, Capture the Flag, & Ultimate Frisbee (9AM-3PM)
Cheerleading (9AM-12PM)
Cheerleading + Swim (9AM-3PM)

August 12-16
Mini-Hawk (9AM-12PM)
Multi-Sport - Soccer, Basketball, & Flag Football (9AM-12PM)
Multi-Sport + Swim - Soccer, Basketball, & Flag Football (9AM-3PM)

Skyhawks® is independently operated.

To register for these camps please visit https://www.skyhawks.com/

Prices vary







Judo is an Olympic sport and martial art that teaches you how to make the most effective use of mind and body, applied to everyday life.  It nurtures self confidence, keeps you fit, and teaches useful self defense skills in a safe and practical way.  Judo is a special form of wrestling that utilizes throws, pins, chokes, and arm locks.


6:30-8:00 PM in the Aerobics Room 



Sessions are 2 times week for 4 weeks.




For Boys & Girls

Kindergarten – 5th Grade


Opens November 1st

Closes January 1st

Season:  January 23rd - March 2nd

$53 for Y-Members
$83 for Non-members


Early registration discount of $10 automatically applied through March 2nd

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For Boys & Girls
4th & 5th Grade only

Opens: November 1st

Closes: January 1st

 Season:  January 23rd - March 2nd

$58 for Y-Members
$88 for Non-members


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.

**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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volleyball girl2019 Spring Volleyball


Opens January 1st

Closes February 19th


March 8th - April 12th 

$53 for Y-Members
$83for Non-members

Early registration discount of $10 automatically applied through April 12th


Grade Levels:  Boys & Girls 2nd - 6th 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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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:  May 7th - June 5th

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:  $43     Non-members:  $73



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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 2018-2019 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.


Opens: January 1st

Closes: May 28th

Early Registration Discount Ends May 28th

Season: June 3rd through July 8th 

$53 for Y-Members
$83 for Non-members

Early registration discount of $10 automatically applied through May 28th

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Summer Slam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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AUGUST 3, 2019 

SAVE THE DATE!  Registration opens soon!

Sponsor Page

Helena Family YMCA's Summer Slam 3-on-3 basketball tournament games will take place in the Helena Family YMCA parking lot Saturday, August 3, 2019.  Summer Slam is a weekend event modeled after successful 3-on-3 tournaments such as Spokane Hoopfest, and is designed to encourage physical activity and healthy living. All proceeds from the event benefit Helena Family YMCA youth activities scholarships and equipment purchases.

The July 14th event is open to players of all ages, male & female, youth & adult, and teams are guaranteed to play a minimum of 5 games. Youth divisions are established by grade and include boys and girls having finished 3rd through 8th grades. High school and adult divisions both include male, female, & coed brackets.

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 2018-2019 school year.

$25.00 per player

*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 10th

Visiting from out-of-town?  Check out everything Helena has to offer- places to stay, where to eat, & things to do!


floor hockey


January 1st - February 11th 

Early Registration Discount Ends February 11th


March 4th -April 8th 

$33 for Y-Members
$63 for Non-members

Early registration discount of $10 automatically applied through February 11th


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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T-Ball:  Pre-K-1st Grade

Coach Pitch Baseball:  2nd Grade - 3rd Grade


 Registration Deadlines:

Opens January 1st

Closes June 3rd

Early Registration Discount Ends June 3rd

Seasons: June 19th - July 25th

$53 for Y-Members
$83 for Non-members

Early registration discount of $10 automatically applied through June 3rd

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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2018 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.



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.

Use this link to register:


SUNDAYS:  5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

FEE:  $65 per player

2016-17 SEASON:  December 2 - March 17

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


When:  September 20, 2018

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

Many Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors


Floor Hockey

Floor Hockey Schedule


2-3 Grade Schedule

4-6 Grade Schedule







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.

HomeFeature5SUMMER SLAM:  3v3 Outdoor Basketball Tournament for all ages.  The inaugural 2013 event had over 200 players in 9 different divisions.

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ED KELLNER MILE SWIM:  The New Year's Eve Ed Kellner Mile Swim is held annually on New Year's Eve.  All proceeds benefit YMCA youth swimming programs.


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.


Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM-9 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-3 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-3 PM
Summer Hours Memorial Day-Labor Day
Holiday Schedule

Drop-In Day Care Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
Mon-Thurs: 4:30 PM-7:00 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