Sports & Recreation

YMCA sports programs build winners on and off the court.  At the Great Plains Family YMCA, we develop more than strong and athletic bodies; we develop an individual’s mind while instilling positive values like teamwork, honesty and fair play.  We have programs for all ages, interests and abilities.

We have room for everyone…youth and adults!  We provide an abundance of youth sports and a variety of programs for adults from drop-in sports to the competitive nature of our sports leagues.   At the Y we believe that “everyone plays, everyone wins,” and we demonstrate that in all we do.  Kids and adults feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment playing in YMCA sports programs!

For more information about the YMCA Sports, including fees, contact the Y by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 580-772-0202. The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84. It is the policy of the YMCA that no one is denied the benefit of program participation due to personal financial hardship.  If you are interested in a YMCA program and are in need of financial assistance, please contact the YMCA.

Youth Sports

A mainstay of YMCA offerings for young people, Y youth sports programs fill kids' youth_sports.jpgdiscretionary hours with positive activities and caring adult attention. Coaches -- often volunteers, including many parents -- emphasize teamwork and cooperation over winning at any cost, developing good values over developing the next superstar.

Basketball, a YMCA invention, is a popular youth program, as are soccer and swimming.  Other local options range from traditional sports like baseball and football to such newer inventions as blastball.

For more information about the YMCA Youth Sports, including fees, contact the YMCA by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 580-772-0202. The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.

 

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Youth Basketball

 

The Great Plains Family YMCA Youth Basketball Program offers two sessions during the youthsports.jpgyear. One session is for the kindergarten & first graders, second & third graders played during January & February. The second session is for and fourth, fifth & sixth grade students played during November & December. All the league games will run for five weeks and will be played at the YMCA.

The purpose of Y basketball is to emphasize the building of positive values through sports. In Y basketball, athletes come first, then comes the winning. The youth basketball league will comprise of separate leagues for boys and girls for both age groups. The teams will practice once a week with games on Saturday mornings. Youth basketball at the YMCA emphasizes players having fun, learning basic skills, discovering the importance of teamwork and enhancing their personal development. Thus each child player will play at least one-half of every game.

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Blast Ball

Blast Ball is a fun and exciting introduction to T-ball for 3 and 4 year olds. This game teaches baseball fundamentals of hitting, running and fielding. There are fewer players on the field for more action and no score is kept. The main emphasis is on the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Co-ed teams will play two games per week and the season lasts two weeks. All games are played indoors at the YMCA. There are no formal field positions, plus the fair distance line marker and sideline cones designate fair territory. Each batter hits the ball past the fair distance marker and runs to the Blast-Base (a base that “Honks”). When a fielder stops the ball, he/she holds the ball and yells “Blast”. If the fielder yells “Blast” before the batter “Honks” the base, the batter is out. If the batter “Honks” the base before the fielder yells “Blast”, the batter scores a run.

Blast Ball is a teaching league, working with 3 & 4 year olds, so the Y will need as many volunteer coaches and helpers as possible. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Great Plains Family YMCA.

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YMCA Flag Football

 

The Great Plains Family YMCA offers a fun YMCA Flag Football league.  All boys and girls in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade are welcome to play.  League draft will be held at the Kiwanis Park Complex prior to first league game. Each player will receive a YMCA Flag Football jersey.

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Itty Bitty Indoor Soccer

The Great Plains Family YMCA offers a fun and exciting program called Itty Bitty Indoor Soccer for 3 and 4-year olds who have never played soccer. The program is designed to teach the fundamentals of soccer and emphasize the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. There will be fewer players on the field for more action and no score will be kept. Teams will be co-ed and will have no more than eight players per team. The game will be played 4 on 4 with no goalie. It will consist of four, six-minute quarters with each player playing half the game. The season will last 2 weeks. All games will be played in indoors at the YMCA.

Itty Bitty Indoor Soccer is a teaching league, working with 3 and 4 year olds, so the Y will need as many volunteer coaches and helpers as possible. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Great Plains Family YMCA.

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Coach Pitch/T-Ball

The Great Plains Family YMCA will be running and directing the City of Weatherford Coach Pitch and T-Ball League.  More information coming soon.

Sign-ups take place at the Park and Rec office located at City Hall. For more information you can call the Park and Rec office at 774-2450

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Adult Sports

YMCA Adult Sports - "Where sportsmanship comes in first".  At the Great Plains Familymensbball.jpg YMCA in Weatherford, Oklahoma, sports are not just for kids! Adults can also enjoy the competition, teamwork, sportsmanship and friendships that are formed though participation in YMCA Sports programs. Play a variety of sports such as basketball, racquetball and volleyball. By joining the YMCA Adults Sports league, you will continue to develop skills, improve your fitness level and have fun through friendly competition.

For more information about the YMCA Adult Sports, contact the YMCA by email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or telephone (580-772-0202). The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.

 

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Adult Men's Pick-Up Basketball Games

Pick up basketball games for men are played every Monday and Thursday nights starting at 7pm There is no charge for YMCA members; non Y-members must pay a $7 daily fee to participate.


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Women's Pick-Up Basketball

 

Pick up basketball games for women are played every Tuesday at 6:15pm. There is no charge for YMCA Members;non-Y-members must pay a $7 daily fee to participate.

 

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WMA Men's Church Softball League

The Weatherford Ministerial Alliance has teamed up with the YMCA to continue the fun tradition of our Men's Church Softball League.  Men from churches all throughout Weatherford come together for a fun and competitive evening of big hits and bigger laughs.  The league will start the last week of May with games on Thursday evenings and will go for 5 weeks and will conclude with a Tournament which will last for 2 weeks.  The winner of the WMA Tournament will receive the highly sought WMA Trophy which that team will get to keep for the rest of the year until it's time to come back and try to defend it.

 

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For More Information

For more information about the YMCA Adult Sports, including fees, contact the YMCA by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 580-772-0202. The Great Plains Family YMCA is located at 1400 N. Airport Road in Weatherford, Oklahoma, just off I-40 at exit 84.