The field of sports spans popular sport, competitive sport and fun sport.
At YMCA sports events, the gospel is preached in forms that are appropriate to the sports environment. A Christian community is offered that goes beyond the sports activities.
The sport programmes serve the discovery and development of physical abilities. A healthy way of living is promoted through fitness- and health-programmes. Christ's offer of love shall be implemented in sport and teach fairness.
Annual competitions in the fields of basketball, soccer, indiaca, handball, table tennis and volleyball. Athletics, skiing and swimming are also pursued on a competitive basis.
YMCA European Championships provide the opportunity for international meetings.
There are 40 000 people that participate regularly in 900 YMCA sports groups.