Frequently Asked Questions

Youth Sports

Frequently Asked Questions

You can see when seasons begin and end on our Youth Sports Calendar. Each team’s practices will be different and determined by your Sport’s Director. You can find practice schedules by visiting the Youth Sports Schedule.

Most games are played either at your local YMCA or within a 30-minute drive to a rec team within Hancock County.

  • Rec games will be held on Saturdays.
  • Travel games will mostly be held on Sundays but are determined by the designated Home team.
  • 7th/8th Football games will mostly be held on Tuesdays or Thursdays but will be determined by the designated Home Team.

Depending on gym availability, practices will be held at least once a week in either Bucksport, Blue Hill, or Ellsworth, depending on the team your athlete joins.

Rec Teams: At least one practice a week, preferably two.

Travel Teams: Multiple practices each week. Travel Teams defer to school team practices first. Practices will be determined by coach and facility availability.

Proper footwear (cleats, basketball shoes, indoor sneakers) is a MUST. Your athlete will be provided with either a uniform or a shirt reflecting that season/sport.

Once we have a finalized game schedule, we will have an information sheet on our website listing all away teams and their addresses along with an email copy to each player’s parents.

Yes! We will now be using GameChanger. Download the app, search for your athlete’s team and become a fan! Once you are a fan, you can message the coach or other fans and get real time notifications of schedule changes.

All games listed for your team’s schedule will have the locations for games and will be linked to Google maps so you can simply pull it up in your directions.

Great thing about using this app is that family members and other fans of your athlete can check real time game updates!

Volunteers are essential for YMCA programming. We depend heavily on our volunteer base to help with Coaching, reffing and other miscellaneous tasks.

If you would like to volunteer please complete our Volunteer Contact Form and contact your YMCA to coordinate with your Sport’s Director.