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.

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.

TOLEDO

Pre-K-8th grade (ages 4-14)
Program Dates: 3/12/2024-3/28/2024
Early Registration: 1/10-1/24
Early Registration Fee: $25- members/$45- non-members
Regular Registration: 1/25-3/5
Regular Registration Fee– $30- members/$50- non-members

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. Games will be held at the Mattoon Middle School fields. We are always looking for coaches! Call (217) 234-9494 or email acarie@mattoonymca.org for more information.

MATTOON

Ages: 4-14
Early Registration: 1/10/24-1/28/24
Cost: $30/members or $50/non-members
Regular Registration: 1/29/24-3/20/24
Cost: $40/members or $60/non-members
Program Dates: 4/6/24-4/27/24

Our most popular youth sport, Outdoor Fall Soccer will be here before you know it! This sport is for youth ages 4-8th grade (Mattoon) and 3 years-4th grade (Sullivan). Teams are divided by age, based on registration numbers. Youth ages 6 and older will practice one evening a week during the season. Mattoon games are played at Mattoon Middle School. Sullivan games are played at the park. Games are played on Saturday mornings beginning at 8:30.

We are always looking for coaches! Call (217) 234-9494 or email acarie@mattoonymca.org for more information.

MATTOON & SULLIVAN

Ages: 4 years-8th grade in Mattoon, 3 years-4th grade Sullivan
Early Registration: 4/15/2024 – 5/20/2024
Regular Registration: 5/21/2024 – 8/5/2024
Clinic: 8/3/2024
Season Dates: 8/17/2024 – 9/28/2024

In YMCA basketball, youth ages 4 through Kindergarten will learn skill development appropriate for beginning athletes. 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.

MATTOON & TOLEDO

Learn how to become a member!
Ages: Pre-K (4) -3rd Grade
Early Registration: 9/1/2024-9/18/2024
Regular Registration: 9/19/2023-10/18/2023
Clinic: 10/19/2024
Season Dates: 11/2/2024 – 12/14/24
Early registration fees: Y members $30/ Non-members $50
Regular registration fees: Y members $40/ Non-members $60

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 weekday evenings while games are played on Saturdays. 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: 11/1/23-11/27/23
Regular Registration: 11/28/23-1/10/24
Clinic: TBD
Program dates: 1/27/24-3/27/24
Early registration fees: Y members $30/ Non-members $50
Regular registration fees: Y members $40/ Non-members $60

Our most popular youth league is bringing the game inside!  Indoor Winter Soccer is for youth in Pre Kindergarten through 8th grade in Toledo. Teams are divided by age, based on registration numbers. Each team will have one practice a week, and games will be played on Saturdays.

We are always looking for coaches! Call (217) 234-9494 or email acarie@mattoonymca.org for more information.

TOLEDO

Ages: Pre- K- 8th grade
Early Registration: 12/1/23-12/17/23
Cost: $30/members or $50/non-members
Regular Registration: 12/18/23-1/15/24
Cost: $40/members or $60/non-members
Program Dates: 2/3/24-3/9/24