Youth Sports & Fitness

Hours of Operation

Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday Varies by sports season
Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed

Contact

McConnell Youth Center
459 Bouquet Road
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Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1(717)245-3354

Military DSN Tel:
(312)242-3354

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The Youth Sports & Fitness Department at the Carlisle Barracks provides Team Sports, Individual Sports, Fitness and Health Programs to the installation's youth. Additional programming is also provided for the Child Development Center, School Age and Middle School and Teen Programs. 

Registration and Payment
Pre-registration is required for Sports & Fitness programs. Children and Youth that are currently registered in CYS Services can be enrolled in Sports & Fitness using WebTrac. Registration can also be done at the front desk in the McConnell Youth Center.

Sports Physical

A sports-specific physical must be completed, prior to registration and the start of the sports season. Sports-specific physicals must be updated annually. The form must be completed with a doctor’s signature and stamp and submitted to Parent Central Services during registration. Tip: The best time to get your child’s physical, if possible, is in July so that your child’s physical will be valid for all sports for one full year.

Download the Sports Physical Form here: Carlisle Barracks Youth Sports Physical Form

NAYS Rate Your Coach

The National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has a website for evaluation of coaches. Parents have the opportunity to evaluate coaches on the NAYS website

  • Parents must have the coach member number to rate their coach. You can get this number from the CYS Services Sports & Fitness office.
Volunteers & Coaches

CYS  Volunteers

Parent volunteers are a very important resource for CYS. Registered children/youth benefit immensely from the knowledge and skill that volunteers provide to our programs. We're looking for enthusiastic people who want to help out — sharing their talents assisting and leading various activities such as reading to children, participating in field trips, making games, repairing toys, sewing with kids, etc.

Start by becoming a registered volunteer through Army Community Service's (ACS) Go-Volunteer to find out where your talents can be best used within CYS. By keeping track of your volunteer hours, you can qualify for Parent Participation Points.

Volunteer Coaching

Did you play sports in high school or college? Have you always wanted to coach football, soccer or basketball? Are you a cheerleader at heart? Even if you have never played or coached a sport before, you can still become a certified volunteer coach! CYS Volunteer Coaches encourage all children to explore the world of sports, learn the fundamentals of good sportsmanship and have fun at the same time. 

Contact CYS Sports and Fitness to begin. 

Coaches Discount:

Head coaches and assistant coaches can receive discounts. Parent Central Services will calculate discounts offered to each coach.

Coaching Requirements:

  • Required CPR/First Aid and instructional training is provided by CYS prior to the beginning of the season
  • Background checks must be cleared on all coaches prior to team assignment
  • Coaches must attend one of the coaches clinics to review the rules and coaching policies and become certified through the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)

Want to be a Volunteer Coach?

Did you play sports in high school or college? Do you have a desire to encourage children to explore the world of sports, learn the fundamentals of good sportsmanship, and have fun at the same time?

Parent volunteers are a very important resource for Child and Youth Services (CYS). Even if you have never played or coached a sport before, you can still become a certified volunteer coach! Stop by the McConnell Youth Center, or contact the Youth Sports & Fitness office to start the process today. 

Coaches Discount

Head coaches and assistant coaches can receive discounts. Parent Central Services will calculate discounts offered to each coach.

Coaching Requirements

  • Required CPR/First Aid and instructional training is provided by CYS prior to the beginning of the season
  • Background checks must be cleared on all coaches prior to team assignment
  • Coaches must attend one of the coaches clinics to review the rules and coaching policies and become certified through the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
National Association for Youth Sports

Take the NAYS Sports Parent Pledge!
We encourage parents to visit http://www.nays.org/sportsparentpledge/ to take the NAYS Sports Parent Pledge.  It was developed by the National Association for Youth Sports to help keep youth sports positive! By signing the pledge, parents will automatically be registered for a free 6-part email series packed with resources and tips you can use to be a positive change in youth sports.

Subscribe to the NAYS Press Box
The Press Box is a free weekly e-newsletter bringing you the latest news stories in youth sports, research on youth athlete safety and wellness, and more. Stories are carefully curated to bring subscribers only the best quality content and news. To subscribe to the Press Box, please visit https://www.nays.org/resources/more/free-e-newsletters/.

NAYS Sporting Kid Live
We encourage all of our parents and coaches to visit www.nays.org/sklive/ and read about current events in youth sports.

Sign You Child Up for “Let’s Talk Sports”
Let's Talk Sports is a Free and Fun activity for you and the family created by The National Alliance for Youth Sports.  It's a fun and rewarding program that goes over a number of life lessons learned through sports. If your young person answers the questions correctly then they qualify to be a "Certified Youth Sports Kid."  To get your child started, visit http://letstalksports.nays.org/.