The Newport County YMCA has partnered with the Common Fence Point Community Center in Portsmouth to expand their sports program. This exciting partnership allows easier and more accessible fitness and wellness opportunities for children in Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton and Bristol.   

“Here at the Newport County YMCA, we know there is much more to a game than the final score.   A child’s involvement in youth sports gives them the chance to learn about teamwork, achievement and friendship.  We focus on keeping kids active while they learn and have fun as a team. Participating in youth sports at the Y can transform lives-both for youth participants and for coaches,” says Emerson Badessa, Sports Director, Newport County YMCA.

YMCA volunteer led, coed, youth sports leagues focus on the following values: everybody plays, the emphasis is on fun and team work, and fair play is of utmost importance.

As of April 10, 2017 anyone can register for these programs, you do not need to be a Y Member. The Spring Sports Session runs April 29, 2017 through June 7, 2017. This season the Y will offer Parent and Me T-Ball, T-Ball, and outdoor Soccer.

If you have any questions or want to register for Spring Sports,  contact Emerson Badessa at or 401-847-9200 ext. 113. Or, visit our website

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