Sports & Play

Staying Active

Redefining Competition

Sports at the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA is about building the whole child, from the inside out. We guide each child and teen to deepen relationships, improve self-esteem and build skills and character. Y staff and volunteer coaches focus on teaching the fundamentals and ensuring that everyone gets a chance to play and be part of a team.


Baseball/T-Ball (Ages 4-5, 6-8)

Everyone plays! Tee Ball is a fun and exciting way to introduce the game of baseball to kids at an early age with the Y core values in mind. Registration begins in early April.  Season begins early May and ends mid-June. Parent volunteer coaches needed.  Contact for more information. 

Little Tykes Basketball League

Grades 3-6 Coed Basketball League

Flag Football (Ages 4-8)

Soccer (Ages 4-8)

A great opportunity for youth ages 4-8 to learn the fundamentals of soccer, while in the comfort of the indoors. Kids will learn how to dribble, shoot and pass in a warm environment. Registration begins late December and season runs March every year. Contact for more information.

Volleyball (Grades 3-6)

Volleyball Club

Volleyball Club is open to members of all volleyball ability and ages. Emphasis is on getting active and having fun while playing volleyball. Teams are decided upon arrival. Score is kept but not recorded and good sportsmanship is a must. Teams make own calls and can replay if there’s disagreement. Must be registered to participate. Play as many games in 2 hours as possible.  Contact for more information.  


  • Members - FREE
  • Program Participants - $10

Shaw Martial Arts

Sport Tae Kwon Do

A fast paced, active class for students ages 8 and above interested in learning Olympic (sport) Taekwondo. There will be a heavy emphasis on technical competition skills as well as movement, conditioning and forms. (Poomse) Students have the option to compete at local and national level events. Saturday sparring class is highly recommended for competitors. Ages 7 and up. Scholarships for families on free and reduced lunch.  If a parent pays for child in Sport TKD, they can take combatives for FREE.  

T/TH: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
SAT: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Optional)
T/TH: Master's Class 7:30 - 8:30 (By invitation only)

Youth Cost:

  • Members - $25 monthly
  • Program Participants - $40 monthly

Family Cost:

  • Members - $70 monthly
  • Program Participants - $100 monthly

Contact with questions regarding Youth Sports and Shaw Martial Arts.