Pat Jones YMCA Sports
Welcome to YMCA sports! We are so excited that you have chosen the Pat Jones YMCA for your child's youth sports experience. Teaching the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility to our youth participants is a partnership that we share with you. As we prepare for this season, please use this guide as a source of information to help you. Most importantly, if you have any questions beyond what you find here, please contact us.
Address: 1901 E. Republic Rd.
Sign up for sports and find league rules on your sport page
ONLINE SCHEDULES & ALERTS
There are two ways to access our sports game schedules:
1. Download our app
2. Check your sport page
Your coach will contact you 2 or 3 days following the set coaches meeting. Please note your coach's information for your records. If you have not heard from your coach within the 2 or 3 days, please contact the YMCA at 417-881-1599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AT GAME TIME
Please arrive with plenty of time for parking and locating the correct field/court. Each team will have time to warm up before each game. When game time arrives, the referee or umpire will call both teams together for a character lesson, pledge, and prayer. After the game, the teams will shake hands and then go to their coach for a talk and snack.
Our goal is to encourage healthy spirit, mind and body for all...especially for your child. Behavior that is unsportsmanlike, unruly or interferes with the progress of the game never helps any child. Please help us be strong role models for all children. This sport is designed for them to develop and grow.
WEATHER & MAKE-UP GAMES
In the case of inclement weather, call the YMCA Sports Hotline at 417-891-8000 to find out if your game is cancelled or delayed. This hotline will carry the most up-to-date information straight from our Sports Director. The hotline will be updated at least one hour before the start of the first games. If there is not a current message, games are still running as scheduled.
Weather cancellations, on the YMCA's part, will include one guaranteed make-up game. Information about the make-up day will be delivered to team coaches.
HEALTHY SNACK OPTIONS
The Y does not require teams to provide snacks, but if your team does provide snacks, we encourage you to bring healthy choices! If your child has any allergies, please let your coaches know. Below are some ideas for healthy snacks:
Your coach will receive information about team pictures with Jennifer Smith of Fotojenics. If you would like to purchase photos of your child/team, please let your coach know. If you have any questions you can contact Jennifer Smith by phone at 417-838-2622 or email email@example.com
100% fruit juice
Something as simple as "I Enjoyed Watching You Play Today!" can go a long way for your child. Showing support to your children will enhance your family life and their social life. Be intentional about showing them support each and every game!
Batting gloves (Optional)
What to Bring
What not to bring
Cell phones/iPods/MP3 players
Alcohol or tobacco