Youth Sports

The Y offers year-round youth sports and fun for kids at all skill levels. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning a sport or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.

VOLUNTEER WITH US!
Volunteer coaches are essential to youth sports at the Y. Use your talents to encourage, guide and train young athletes at the Y. Volunteer today and help us make a difference. As a thank you, we offer our volunteer coaches a free voucher that can be used toward the next sports session. Please call 630-552-4100 ext 222 for more info.

AIKIDO
Ages 6+ | Tuesday/Thursday(Monthly) | 7:30-8pm(6-12 year olds) 8-9pm(13+) | $20M/$40NM | Central

In this modern, Japanese martial art, the student will learn to use his/her opponent’s energy against them rather than using force against force. Safety is stressed and students will be taught to fall safely and to work in a cooperative manner with their training partners. Register online or with our front desk at 630-552-4100.

ages 4-6  |  September 6 - October 11  |  $55M/$80NM

We will focus on building the basic fundamentals of our participants. Instructional drills will be taught at the beginning of class and then kids will play in a game setting during the second half.  T-ball is held from 5-6:15pm on Thursday evenings.

offered at Central & West Branch
October 1 - November 15  |  Ages 3-5   |  $30M/$45NM

Central Branch  |  Monday 11:30-12pm or Thursday 11:30-12pm
West Branch  |  Thursdays 10:30-11am
Interested in learning more about a variety of sports? This is just the class for you! Each week we will focus on a different sport such as basketball, hockey, archery, flag football, volleyball, soccer, and more!

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Ages 3-4, 5-7 & 8-12  |  August 27 - October 20  |  $70M/$90NM  |  Central
This league is designed to develop skills and an understanding of the game. Teams are co-ed and practice will be held once a week. Practice will be held Monday or Wednesday at 5 pm or 6 pm. Games are on Saturday mornings. Shin guards must be worn. REGISTER ONLINE or call our Front Desk at 630-552-4100.

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Did you know? In December 1891, at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, the school’s director gave physical education teacher James Naismith two weeks to come up with an indoor winter game to challenge a class of future Y directors. Naismith hung peach baskets to the bottom of a second-level running track and taught the men his new game: basketball. Today, basketball is second only to soccer as the most popular sport in the world.

Y Winners BballOctober 22 - December 15
Ages 5-12  |  $70M/$90NM  |  Central
This league will focus on basic fundamentals, as well as offensive and defensive strategies. IHSA Basketball rules will be progressively enforced at each age level. Practice will be held Monday or Wednesday at 5pm or 6pm. Games will be held on Saturday.

 REGISTER ONLINE or call 630-552-4100 to register with our front desk.

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January 12 - March 2
Fridays  |  $40M/$55NM  |  Central

2nd - 5th grade
Test your throwing and dodging skills on the court in a fun and safe environment. Teams will have a max of nine players and will play up to seven games in 60 minutes. Each team will have a coach to make sure safe play is practiced. Games will take place on Friday evenings from 6-7:00pm.   

Register online or at our front desk.

August 28 - October 20
Ages 5-12 | $85M/$100NM | Central
NFL FLAG is the premier youth football league for boys and girls. This league is designed to educate children about the game while emphasizing participation and sportsmanship. NFL FLAG participants wear official NFL jerseys. Practice will be held Tuesday or Thursday at 5pm or 6pm. Games will be held on Saturday afternoon. Join us for our NFL combine day, Saturday August 25th at 9am. your child will get the opportunity to run drills like the pros. This event is for anyone registered for our NFL football league. All participants are encouraged to attend.

REGISTER ONLINE