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Girls on the Run 5K-Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Girls on the Run East Central Illinois will host its 5k event on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA.  Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in 3rd to 8th grade.  During […]

Youth Fall Programming

The return of the school year also means a few of our favorite youth programs return to the Mattoon Y.  Look for the following programs in the near future! Hang Time-Returns August 21, 2017 This fun program is offered at the MattoonY  in our Youth Room from 4pm to 7:30pm (Monday-Thursday).  FREE to Y members, […]

Last Chance Tri- Oct 1, 2017

                  This is a great triathlon for the beginner triathlete! 275 yard indoor swim 12 mile bike ride 3.1 mile run Start your training now! All sections on this triathlon begin and end at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA.  Awards are given to overall Male/Female finishers, top 3 […]

Volunteer Coaches

Volunteer coaches are a vital part of many YMCA programs.  Programs such as Girls on the Run, STRIDE and Youth Fall Soccer are  successful when great people share their time and talents. Would you like to hear “Coach” added to your name?  Here are a few opportunities: Girls on the Run Fall 2017 Coaches Girls […]

Youth Fall Soccer

Kickin’ into Fall  Get the kids outside this fall/late summer with outdoor soccer at Lawson Park.  This is our most popular youth sport of the year!   Youth, ages 4 to 14, will be divided into teams by age with separate leagues for boys and girls based on registration numbers.  All games will be played […]

Future Superstars Basketball Camp – Kiwane Garris

FUTURE SUPERSTARS CO-ED BASKETBALL CAMP featuring Kiwane Garris Boys and Girls will improve their basketball skills with this 3 day camp held at the Mattoon YMCA.  Kiwane Garris, former Illini basketball player will lead youth through drills to gain skills! Who-Youth between the ages of 6 to 14 When-July 26-28, 2017 from 9am to 3pm […]

Swim Lessons at Lytle Pool

Take the kids out to Lytle Park for swim lessons!  Our swim instructors will offer 2-three week sessions of group swim lessons at Lytle Pool.  Lytle Lessons meet 4 days a week, Monday through Thursday, with Friday set aside for weather related make-ups. Registration is open now for the first session of Lytle Lessons.   […]

Membership Specials

Now is a great time to join the Mattoon Area Family YMCA!  We have membership specials available through June 16th. Meet Friends-Get Healthy-Get Involved. Summer Blast Memberships-   Same benefits of a long-term membership but perfect for someone looking for a summer only membership, $45 for 90 days for youth ages 17 & under( includes […]

Youth Volleyball Clinic

The YMCA is excited to add a Youth Volleyball Clinic to our summer line up.  Created for youth in 4th-7th grades, this clinic will provide an opportunity to grow and develop volleyball skills. We will offer an atmosphere that is enjoyable, wholesome and social where expectations will include fair play, good sportsmanship, and respect for […]