Joint Base Andrews Youth Sports offers programs for children ages 3 to 18 and is dedicated to providing first rate, wholesome and safe sports programs. The programs are recreational with an emphasis on skill development, team work, fair play and participation, and are based on the National Standards for Youth Sports. The standards are designed to create a youth sports environment that is a fun and memorable experience for all. The core sports offered here are basketball, fall soccer, tee ball, machine pitch, youth pitch, baseball, fall soccer, flag football, and cheerleading for flag football and basketball. Our programs will promote and enhance the overall physical, social and emotional well-being of its participants through a trained and educated staff in a fun, positive and healthy environment.Participants should have fun, learn something about the sport, and form lasting,lifetime skills.
There are two leagues within the sports program: the base league and the Military Youth Athletic Conference (MYAC). Base league teams are set up in two-year age groups and are coed through age 13. The MYAC League officially begins at age 14 and is no longer coed; these teams interleague with other military sports programs and travel to their locations as well.
In addition to our Youth Sports Program, the Start Smart Program is for youth 3 and 4 years of age. The Start Smart Programs, created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, help kids get ready for sports…and succeed in life. It’s an innovative step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment. Start Smart was developed by top motor skill development specialists in the field of youth sports. Parent-child groups perform motor skill tasks that gradually build confidence in children while they are having fun at the same time.
Each Start Smart Program utilizes the Start Smart Sports Readiness Test to help parents objectively measure their child’s abilities. As the program progresses and children show improvement, the skills and exercises are altered so that each child remains challenged. Parents spend quality time together with their children while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports.
A current physical exam (within the last year) is mandatory prior to any child participating in the youth sports program- The exam must approve the participant for play in a youth sports activity. Fees are due at registration time.
$50 for 5-8 year olds (Base League) $60 for 9-18 year olds (Traveling League)
$60 or 5-8 year olds (Base League) $70 for 9-18 year olds (Traveling League)
The youth sports program has one of the largest volunteer programs on base. All of our support from coaches, team managers, commissioners and sometimes officials are strictly volunteers and the support we get from our volunteers is a must and a great need for our program to succeed. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to coach a team; for volunteers 12-18 years, there’s a 4-hour limit per day during school hours.All volunteers must complete an application, have a current, clean and clear background check and complete the required number of training hours prior to working with children.