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

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.

MATTOON ONLY

Ages: 4th-8th Grade
Early registration: 11/15/20-12/12/20
Regular registration: 12/13/20-1/17/20
Program dates: 2/5/20-3/12/20
Early registration fees: Y members $30/ Non-members $50
Regular registration fees: Y members $40/ Non-members $60

This year’s basketball season will look a little different, but we’re so excited to offer this opportunity for youth development at the Mattoon Y. The first season will be for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade. A league for 4th-8th graders as well as a Toledo league will be held beginning in January as long as state restrictions allow.

In YMCA basketball, 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.

PLEASE NOTE THE IMPORTANT COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS BELOW. IF YOU CANNOT COMPLY, PLEASE WAIT FOR FUTURE SEASONS.

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

Learn how to become a member!

TOLEDO

Early registration: 11/15/20-12/12/20
Regular registration: 12/13/20-1/17/20
Program dates: 2/5/20-3/12/20 (*SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

IMPORTANT COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS

Divisions

Participants will be placed in a division based on their grade level.  This format will allow us to keep all kids in each division in their own group for the entire season with as limited contact and exposure as possible. It will also allow us to comply with the state guidelines that allow intrasquad scrimmages only.

Practices

Practices will take place immediately before games. Each division will practice for 20 minutes then scrimmage for 40 minutes. There will not be a separate day for practices. The practice session will start at the beginning of the time listed on the schedule. No need to arrive earlier than your scheduled game time. 

Games

Games will be scheduled Monday-Saturday. The schedule will vary throughout the season. Each division will get 6 games. 

Location

The Mattoon YMCA (specific gym TBD)

Health Guidelines  

We ask that staff, spectators, athletes or coaches stay home if:

  • He/she has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • He/she has a temperature of 100.4 or above
  • He/she is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or loss of taste or smell.
  • He/she has had close contact (15 min or more) with any other person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days after the last contact with that person.

Athletes and Coaches 

  • Do not show up more than 10 minutes prior to your practice/game time. 
  • Do not take the court for your game until the previous team clears out. 
  • Coaches will maintain the attendance log of participants for contact tracing purposes. 
  • Coaches will have hand sanitizer that each participant will need to use prior to participating. 
  • No handshakes after the game. We will come up with an alternative way to show good sportsmanship.
  • Please leave the court immediately following your game.
  • Players will sit 6 feet away from each other when not in play. 
  • ATHLETES WILL HAVE TO WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES. 
  • Coaches will wear a mask at all times!
  • No late sign ups will be allowed. 

Spectators 

  • Group sizes will have to be limited to 50 people. This includes participants, coaches and spectators. We will only be allowed to have two spectators per participant. 
  • Spectators must be limited to immediate household members or guardians. 
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.
  • Do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the start of the game.
  • Bring your own chairs and socially distance yourself 6 feet from anyone who does not live in the same household.
  • Please leave immediately following the game so that we can prepare the court for the next group. 

Staff

  • Masks are required
  • YMCA staff will disinfect all basketballs after each team is done with their session. 
  • YMCA staff will set up hand sanitizing stations at the court prior to any session. 

*This is all subject to change given state and local guidelines. 

DUE TO COVID-19, THERE WILL BE NO INDOOR SOCCER SEASON IN 2020. 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.

MATTOON & TOLEDO

Ages: 4-14
Early registration: N/A
Regular registration: N/A
Program dates: N/A
Early registration fees: Y members $30/ Non-members $50
Regular registration fees: Y members $40/ Non-members $60

DUE TO COVID-19, THERE WILL BE NO DODGEBALL SEASON IN 2020. 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.

MATTOON & TOLEDO

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

Our most popular youth sport, Outdoor Soccer is coming this spring!  This sport is for youth ages 4-14. Teams are divided by age, based on registration numbers. We are always looking for coaches! Call (217) 234-9494 or email acarie@mattoonymca.org for more information.

MATTOON & TOLEDO

Ages: 4-14
Early Registration: 1/31/20-2/14/20
Cost: $30/members or $50/non-members
Regular Registration: 2/15/20-3/2/20
Cost: $40/members or $60/non-members
Program Dates: 4/12/20-5/1/20

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.

MATTOON ONLY

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. Youth ages 6 and older will practice one evening a week during the season. We are always looking for coaches! Call (217) 234-9494 or email acarie@mattoonymca.org for more information.

MATTOON & TOLEDO

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)

REGISTER HERE FOR YOUTH SPORTS