Youth Sports at Neal Center2018-08-31T13:35:05+00:00

WINNING IS A PART OF EVERY SPORT

THERE IS NO DENYING IT, BUT IT IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT PART.

The YMCA strives to teach sportsmanship, teamwork, skills and values above all else. Every child plays half of every game and the score is only kept in upper grade levels, so that fun and skill development can remain the focus of YMCA Youth Sports. Below is a listing of upcoming Youth Sports registrations along with a list of Youth Sports offered throughout the year.

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Our most popular youth sport, Outdoor Fall Soccer is set to begin August 18th!  Don’t wait to register.  Registration opens April 21, 2018 during our Healthy Kids Day event.  This sport is for youth ages 4-14 with games played on Saturdays at Lawson Park.  Youth 6 and older will practice one evening a week during the season.

Ages:  4-14
Early Registration Dates:  April 21-July 16
Early Registration Fees:  $25 for Y members/ $45 for non-members
Regular Registration Dates:  July 17-August 5
Regular Registration Fees:  $35 for Y members/ $55 for non-members

Program Dates:  August 18-October 6 (No games Labor Day weekend)

This is basketball for the littlest ones with skill development appropriate for boys and girls ages 4 and 5. All practices and games are held on Friday evenings at the Y beginning at 5:15pm. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a participation medal.

*Please check back Late Summer 2018 for the 2018 season.

Ages: 4-5
Early registration:
Regular registration:
Program dates:
Early registration fees: Y members $25/ Non-members $35
Regular registration fees: Y members $35/ Non-members $55

This leagues focuses on the fundamentals of the game such as dribbling, passing, shooting and defense and is open to both boys and girls in 1st-3rd grades. Practices are held once a week at the Y with practice times determined by the team coach. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a participation medal. Games will be held on Saturdays beginning at 8:30am.

*Please check back Late Summer 2018 for the 2018 season

Ages: 1st-3rd grades
Early registration:
Regular registration:
Program dates:
Early registration fees: Y members $25/ Non-members $35
Regular registration fees: Y members $35/ Non-members $55

Keep your child’s soccer skills up during the winter by playing Y indoor soccer! This 7 week league is for boys and girls ages 4-14 and is great fun for all skill levels! Games are on Friday nights starting at 5:15 pm for those under 6 (U6) and Saturdays starting at 8:30 am for the older children. All registered participants are encouraged to join us on January 20th in Bock Gym for a soccer clinic hosted by the EIU soccer team. For more information, contact the YMCA at 234-9494.

Ages: 4-14
Early registration: October 30-November 23
Regular registration: November 24-January 6
Program dates: January 26-March 10
Early registration fees: Y members $25/ Non-members $45
Regular registration fees: Y members $35/ Non-members $55

Continue to develop your game while looking to play some competitive hoops in a co-ed league. All practices held on Monday and Thursday evenings while games are played on Saturdays. This is a 7 week league followed by a tournament.

Ages: 7th-9th Grade
Early registration: December 30-January 26
Regular registration: January 27-February 23
Program dates: March 17-May 26, 2018 -No games on May 5.
Early registration fees: Y members $25/ Non-members $45
Regular registration fees: Y members $35/ Non-members $55

Foam balls are used for this fun-filled league.  There are no practices, and games are played on Monday and Tuesday nights.  Age and gender league will depend on registration numbers.

Age:  6-14
Early Registration:  January 8-February 11
Early Registration Fees:  $25 Y Members/ $45 non-members
Regular Registration:  February 12-March 4
Regular Registration Fees:  $35 Y members/  $55 non-members
Program Dates:  March 12-May 15

Register Here for Youth Sports