The Washington County Family YMCA is now accepting registrations for Fall Soccer through Wednesday, August 27th, 2014. The Soccer League is for boys and girls ages 3 through 13 years old. Divisions of play will be 3 year olds, 4-5 year olds, 6-7 year olds, 8-9 year olds, and 10-13 year olds.

Our program's goal is for children to play soccer in a positive environment based on mutual respect rather than a win-at-all-costs attitude while instilling good sportsmanship. There are no tryouts, and everyone is guaranteed playing time. Children learn the fundamentals of soccer and, just as important the Y’s character development traits of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.

Watch your child’s confidence kick in as they learn the game of soccer and build new skills. All divisions will practice during the week and have games at least once a week on Saturdays. Participants will get a t-shirt and a soccer ball to keep for their participation. Equipment needed to play: shin guards (required), soccer cleats (recommended but not required).

Coaches will meet on August 28th at 6:00pm at the YMCA to establish teams, and will contact parents about practices after that time. The first games will be held on Saturday, September 6th - times will be announced at a later date.

The strength of Washington County YMCA Soccer depends on volunteer and parent participation. Please contact the Y if you are interested in being a volunteer coach or referee. Interested volunteers must attend the coaches meeting scheduled for the 28th.

The cost is $44 for members, $65 for non-members. Card, cash or checks are accepted; payable to the Washington County Family YMCA. A late registration fee of $10 will be applied to anyone signing up past the August 27th deadline. Scholarships are available. Please stop by the Washington County Family YMCA for details.

Y Soccer Leagues introduce the sport in a fun way to beginners and builds skills as players progress through each age division. We offer Youth Soccer for ages 3-13. All divisions will have practice during the week and games on Saturdays. Registration includes a t-shirt and ball. Equipment needed to play: shin guards (required), soccer cleats (recommended but not required).

Volunteer Coaches Needed! * Training will be provided by Y staff. Volunteers will receive Y volunteer T-Shirts

Registration Deadline - Saturday, 8/27/14
Coaches Meeting - Thursday, 8/31/14, 6:00pm

Fall Youth Soccer Flyer (pdf)


The Y and WSLM let loose for the 2nd annual charitable event...

Every day the Washington County Family YMCA gives back and provides support to our neighbors by offering financial assistance in many ways. To an active member of the service and his/her family; to a low-income family for membership; to provide camp to a child who otherwise couldn't attend; to help a special needs individual socialize and get healthy in our Y who otherwise couldn't afford it. By participating in or sponsoring the Rock N’ Run 5K, YOU help us support YOUR community.

Race Location: Washington County Family YMCA, 1709 N. Shelby St. Salem, IN 47167

Date: September 27, 2014

  • Check-In/ Late Registration: 7:00-7:45 am 
  • 5K Run and Walk: 8:00 am

Run/Walk Course: Race begins and ends at the YMCA. The route will utilize the newly installed Salem Community Trail.

Awards: Awards will be given to the top two finishers (M/F) in each age division and overall winners will receive special awards. Age groups: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Up

Registration: Return the registration form flyer (see below) to the Y front desk or register online (see link below). Checks can be made payable to Washing-ton County Family YMCA

Click here to Register Online for the 2013 ROCK-N-RUN!

Click here for the Rock-N-Run Event Flyer (pdf)


For many families in Washington County, both parents work until 5pm and then have a commute from work back to home which means they may not make it back to town until 6pm or later. Youth First’s goal is to provide a safe and fun afterschool environment where kids can get homework help, enjoy a snack, and build friendships while building life skills. “We are happy to offer some safe, constructive, and fun activities for our Youth,” said Morehous, “and are hopeful they will join us this year.” Enrollment is open until all spots are filled—so join now to ensure your space! Applications can be picked up at the school or at the Washington County Family YMCA. Completed forms can be mailed to 1709 N. Shelby St. Salem, IN 47167 or dropped off at the school office. For more information check the website, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 812-883-YMCA.

Youth First of Washington County is a program of the Washington County Family YMCA focused on providing opportunities for the youth of our community to build the 40 Developmental Assets.

The Washington County Family YMCA will be hosting the Before and After School Program (BASP) again this school year, and plan to have it start on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. “We are very excited for this program this year, and look forward to offering a new and improved format,” said Rosie Morehous, Youth First Director of the Washington County Family YMCA. “This year, we will have a lot of fun, hands on activities to build character, team work skills, and other important life skills that help our youth succeed inside and out of the classroom!”

In the previous year, BASP was very fortunate to have a grant from the Salem Community School's 21st CCLC partnership allowing them to subsidize prices for participants. Unfortunately, the Salem Community Schools were not awarded this year, and as a result, are unable to subsidize the cost of attendance. With this revenue change, it will be necessary for the Y to raise cost to the public in order to maintain the program.

2014 YMCA Corporate Sponsors

2014 YMCA Corporate Sponsors