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.


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 for more information.

Ages:  4-14
Early Registration Dates: April 16-June 30
Early Registration Fees:  $25 for Y members/ $45 for non-members
Regular Registration Dates: July 1-August 6
Regular Registration Fees:  $35 for Y members/ $55 for non-members

Program Dates:

  • Players Clinic: Saturday, August 10 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (6U- 8:30, 8U- 9:30, 12U- 10:30, 15U- 11:30)
  • Coach’s Meeting: Sunday, August 11 at TBA
  • Practices Begin: Week of August 9
  • Games Start: August 24
  • Games End: October 12
  • No games will be played during Labor Day Weekend.

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: 9/1/19-9/22/19
Regular registration: 9/23/19-10/18/19
Program dates: 11/1/19-12/21/19
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 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: 9/2/19-9/24/19
Regular registration: 9/25/19-10/15/19
Program dates: 10/24/19-12/21/19
Early registration fees: Y members $25/ Non-members $45
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 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 19
Regular registration: December 20-January 5
Program dates: January 17-February 29
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 Monday and Tuesday nights.  Age and gender league will depend on registration numbers.

Age:  6-14
Early Registration:  December 17-February 3
Early Registration Fees:  $25 Y Members/ $45 non-members
Regular Registration:  February 4-March 10
Regular Registration Fees:  $35 Y members/  $55 non-members
Program Dates:  March 18- April 9

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.