WINNING IS A PART OF EVERY SPORT,

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.

CONTACT SPORTS DIRECTOR

Keep your child’s soccer skills up during the winter by playing Y indoor soccer! This six week league is for boys and girls ages 4-14 and is great fun for all skill levels! Games are on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. For more information, contact the YMCA at 234-9494.

Ages: 4-14
Early registration: November 1-December 2
Regular registration: December 3-January 5
Program dates: January 17-February 22
Early registration fees: Y members $30/ Non-members $50
Regular registration fees: Y members $40/ Non-members $60

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

Age:  6-14
Early Registration:  TBD
Early Registration Fees:  $30 Y Members/ $50 non-members
Regular Registration:  TBD
Regular Registration Fees:  $40 Y members/$60 non-members
Season Begins:  TBD

Bump, set, and spike this summer at the Mattoon Area Family YMCA Youth Volleyball clinic! Coach Lori Morton will instruct youth on proper form and technique while they enjoy some friendly competition.

Dates: TBD
Times: TBD
Cost: $30 members/ $50 non-members

Call Alex Carie, Sports Director, at (217) 234-9494 for more information.

Our most popular youth sport, Outdoor Fall Soccer will be here before you know it!  This sport is for youth ages 4-14. Teams are divided by age, based on registration numbers. Games are played at the YMCA and Mattoon Middle School.  Youth ages 6 and older will practice one evening a week during the season. Call (217) 234-9494 or email acarie@mattoonymca.org for more information.

We are also looking for coaches! Contact Alex Carie at 217-234-9494 for more information.

Ages: 4-14
Early Registration: April 18-June 30
Cost: $30/members or $50/non-members
Regular Registration: July 1-August 7
Cost: $40/members or $60/non-members
Program Dates: August 22-October 3, 2020 (no games on Labor Day weekend)

Continue to develop your game while looking to play some competitive hoops in a six-week co-ed league, followed by a tournament. All practices held Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings while games are played on Thursday evenings. All players receive a shirt and games are officiated by paid staff. Financial assistance is available to members and non-members who are interested in participating in this program. Click HERE for an application.

Ages: 6th-8th Grade
Early registration: TBD
Regular registration: TBD
Program dates: TBD
Early registration fees: Y members $30/ Non-members $50
Regular registration fees: Y members $40/ Non-members $60

Youth ages 4 through Kindergarten will learn skill development appropriate for beginning athletes. Games are usually held on Friday evenings at the Y. Children in 1st through 3rd grade focus on the fundamentals of the game such as dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Practices are held once a week at the Y with practice times determined by the team coach. Games will be held on Saturday mornings. This league is open to both boys and girls and each player will receive a t-shirt and a participation medal.

Early registration: TBD
Regular registration: TBD
Program dates: TBD
Early registration fees: Y members $30/ Non-members $50
Regular registration fees: Y members $40/ Non-members $60

REGISTER HERE FOR YOUTH SPORTS