At Yorkville Youth Athletic Association, we strive to serve the children and families of New York City through quality programs that promote community and friendship. Our motto is Competition, Camaraderie, and Community.

The Yorkville Youth Athletic Association is a 501c3 not for profit organization. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

In 1968 Harold Gibson founded the Yorkville Youth Council for boys in our area to compete in baseball and later basketball. In 1995 he joined with Fred Stimler and Carl Frischling to form the not-for-profit Yorkville Youth Athletic Association which by then included girls. The goal was simply to have a fun place for children to learn the game from their parents.

The program has since grown from 200 players to our current 6,000 athletes who enjoy recreation, instructional, after school and travel programs.   The goals are the same, to have fun playing sports. Our programs operate 7 days a week, for boys and girls in grades Pre-K through 12. Our children participate in sports, performing arts, and after school programs throughout the city.