Royse City launches YMCA sports partnership

The YMCA will expand offerings by partnering with Royse City to offer select youth and adult sports

(ROYSE CITY, TX)  The Royse City Council approved a partnership with the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas to operate all of Royse City’s youth sports. Starting in March 2020, youth baseball, softball and T-ball and adult kickball and flag football will be available and managed by the YMCA. Registration is open beginning January 1, 2020.

“We are so excited about our cooperative partnership with the YMCA. The YMCA has a long history of bringing tangible value to a local community. Our partnership will enhance the lives of Royse City citizens and broaden the levels of services available to them.” said Mayor Janet Nichol. “We feel honored to have been chosen to join other cities in flying the YMCA banner.”

Parents/guardians with children ages from pre-K to 7th grade and people 17 years or older may register at:

Baseball & Softball

Levels: Students in 2nd-7th grades

Registration: 1/1/20 -2/10/20

Late Registration: 2/11/20-2/29/20

Games Begin: 3/18/20


Grades: Pre-K-1st grade

Registration: 1/1/20 -2/10/20

Late Registration: 2/11/20-2/29/20

Games Begin: 3/18/20

Adult Kickball and Football

Co-ed teams will be formed to begin in spring.

Residents may also find information on the Royse City Parks & Recreation

“The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas is excited to expand our programming into Royse City. We appreciate the confidence and support the City Council has shown the Y and look forward to helping meet the needs of a fast-growing community.” said Curt Hazelbaker, President and CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.”

Irene Johnson, Executive Director for New Markets at the Dallas YMCA explains: “Over the last several months, I have been so blessed to see how committed Royse City leaders are to creating a strong vision for their community; the Mayor and all of Royse City leaders have shown passion for helping their community thrive. Bringing YMCA sports to this growing community will be the start of a great partnership between the Y and Royse City and will be a highlight for us all for years to come.

This partnership is the part of an aggressive multi-year growth strategy, announced in October, by the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas where it plans to serve thousands of new families and multiple new communities by expanding its presence throughout the North Texas region.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas currently serves 250,000 people each year in diverse communities within Dallas and surrounding cities in 8 counties. By 2030, North Texas is anticipating having a population of nearly 9.5 Million residents.

About Royse City

 Royse City is located in Rockwall County, just northeast of Rockwall and Fate. It was settled in 1885, when the railway came through the area. The town was named after G. B. Royse, who plotted the town and sold the first lots. Royse City currently has about 13,000 residents and is projected to grow to over 25,000 residents by the year 2030 making it one of the fastest growing communities in North Texas.

 About the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

 The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas serves thousands of men, women and children each year, regardless of age, income or background. Anchored in 21 North Texas communities, the Dallas Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The Y ensures all people have equitable access to the essentials needed to become thriving members of the community.  Daily, the Y bridges and fills individual and community needs as a catalyst for impactful change. The YMCA makes accessible the support and opportunities that empower people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, with three areas of focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. To learn more or get involved in improving our local communities, have opportunities to make an impact and support your neighbors, please visit us at

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