YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Our Y Sports programs emphasize sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork; emphasize the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility; keep winning in perspective; enable all participants to play in every game; include family involvement; include coaches and officials training; emphasize safety and age-appropriate progressive skill development; emphasize using volunteers as coaches and officials; and are open to all segments of the community.  

*Our Spring Soccer season will kick off with a Skills Clinic on Saturday, April 14th at the La Porte branch. Times are as follows:
K/1 - 9:00 a.m.
2/3 - 10:15 a.m.
4/5/6 - 11:30 a.m.

*Check out our 2018 Parent/Guardian Letter for key dates and details regarding the upcoming season!

Youth Coed Fall Soccer (Grades K-6)Kick into Fall at the Y’s Andrew Avenue Outdoor Center at 1400 Andrew Avenue in La PorteKeep your kids moving and happy by participating in Youth Coed Soccer this spring! Children in grades K-6 will practice important team building and fitness skills to last them a lifetime.

Boys Basketball (Grades K-6) This program provides your child with a fun atmosphere designed to teach fundamentals, teamwork and sportsmanship. The season consists of games and practices (grades 2-5 practices will be held during the week), games are held on Saturday mornings. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.   

Indoor Coed Hockey Soccer (Grades K-6) Come join us for our Indoor Floor Hockey. The leagues will consist of grades K/2 and 3/6. This is a great way for your child to learn teamwork, make friendsand most importantly have some fun!

Youth Coed Cheerleading (Grades K-6) Cheerleaders will build self-confidence while developing social skills and healthy relationships with others. Learn the fundamentals of cheerleading including basic motions, jumps, tumbling and cheers. There will be two age groups: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade and 4th - 6th Grade. Groups may be combined depending upon the number of registered participants. Practice will be held once a week on Saturdays.

Youth Coed Second Chance Basketball (Grades K-6) Do you want another four weeks of hoop action? New teams, coaches and friends are all a part of our SecondChance Youth Co-ed Basketball. Four additional weeks of Saturday games! 

Tae Kwon Do (For Adults & Children, Ages 6 and Up) This program is run by Black Belts Jerry and Mary Crossline, who have conducted the Y’s martial arts program since 1993. Their outstanding program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. (beginners) and 6:00 p.m. (advanced). Jerry and Mary have instructed in the Korean art for over two decades. Jerry owns a 5th-Degree Black Belt and Mary has reached the rank of 3rd-Degree Black Belt. The program honors existing ranks and no contracts.

Youth Coed Spring Soccer (Grades K-6)Kick into Spring at the Y’s Andrew Avenue Outdoor Center at 1400 Andrew Avenue in La Porte. Keep your kids moving and happy by participating in Youth Coed Soccer this spring! Children in grades K-6 will practice important team building and fitness skills to last them a lifetime.

Youth Coed Flag Football (Grades K-6) Learn football fundamentals without heavy contact. This program focuses on teamwork in a positive and structured environment. Kids will learn basic passing and plays along with other aspects of the game that will keep them active. In addition, children will have an opportunity to develop leadership skills and build self-esteem as they improve their technique this summer. All games and practices will be held at Andrew Avenue Outdoor Center. 

Track and Field (Ages 4-12)Run, jump and throw your way into our Youth Track & Field program. Children age 4-12 years old will compete in a variety of Track & Filed events including: sprints, relays, long distance runds, long jump, and many more! All children will receive a participation ribbon for each meet. Meets will be at dirrerent locations and parents or guardians will be respnsible for getting their child to the meet.

Cross Country (Ages 4-12) Enjoy the rolling hills of Kesling Park during our Annual Youth Cross Country Program. Children will be introduced to the basics of running and taught the fundamentals of proper technique by volunteer coaches. The La Porte Family YMCA will compete against the Valparaiso YMCA, Valparaiso Parks Department and the Porter County Parks Department in a series of Cross Country meets at Rogers Lakewood or Sunset Hill Park. 

For futher information or questions please contact Development Director Michelle Shirk (La Porte branch) or Program Director Kathy Workman at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (Michgian City Elston branch) .

La Porte Branch
901 Michigan Ave.

La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622
Fax:    (219)325-3600
Michigan City Elston Branch
1202 Spring St. Door K
Michigan City, IN 46360
Phone: (219)221-4055
Long Beach Branch
2501 Oriole Trail

Long Beach, IN 46360
Phone: (219)879-1395
Fax:    (219)879-1358

Childcare & Learning Center

2510 Monroe Street

La Porte , IN 46350


Fax:   (219)324-7004

Andrew Ave. Outdoor Center
1400 Andrew Avenue

La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219)325-9622 (Main)