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.

CONTACT SPORTS DIRECTOR

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: Tues. & Thurs. from July 9-August 1
Times: 5th & 6th graders- 2-3:30 p.m.
7th & 8th graders- 3:30-5 p.m.
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 with separate leagues for boys and girls based on registration numbers. Games are played on Saturdays at Lawson Park.  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.

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 9
Regular Registration Fees:  $35 for Y members/ $55 for non-members

Program Dates:

  • Players Clinic: Saturday, August 10 at TBA
  • 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.

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 2019 for the 2019 season.

Ages: 4-5
Early registration: TBD
Regular registration: TBD
Program dates: TBD
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 2019 for the 2019 season

Ages: 1st-3rd grades
Early registration: TBD
Regular registration: TBD
Program dates: TBD
Early registration fees: Y members $25/ Non-members $35
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 Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings while games are played on Thursday evenings. This is a 7 week league followed by a tournament.

Ages: 7th-9th Grade
Early registration: November 6-December 9
Regular registration: December 10-January 13
Program dates: February 7- April 11
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 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. For more information, contact the YMCA at 234-9494.

Ages: 4-14
Early registration: September 8-November 25
Regular registration: November 26-January 13
Program dates: February 1-March 16
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:  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

REGISTER HERE FOR YOUTH SPORTS