The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical health. Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved, there's the added benefit of being connected to others. That's why you'll find a range of recreational activities at the Y. With something to offer everyone, there's no such thing as being too old to get in the game.
NEW! We've opened up the gym early for Open Basketball, Friday mornings from 5:15-6:15am at our Central Branch! Free for members and $10 for non-members.
learn to play the chicago bears way!
6-14+ | July 24-28 | 8:30-11:30am | $209
This football camp is a non-contact skills for boy and girls. Age appropriate, station-based training delivers results to both advanced players and newcomers. All programs provide football instruction, athletic skill development, fitness and agility training. Comprehensive instruction for all ages plus accelerated skills for experienced players. Featuring Bears Camp Heroes like Adrian Peterson, Al Harris, Johan Asiata, Mickey Pruitt, Wendell Davis, Jason McKie, Rashied Davis, Lewis Tillman, Anthony Morgan and Kris Haines. REGISTER ONLINE!
Learn more after camp!
Overtime Offensive Skills session
6-14+ | July 24-28 | 11:30-12:30pm | $60
Position specific Skills session
6-14+ | July 24-28 | 11:30-12:30pm | $60
Youth soccer Camp
3-5 year olds | june 19-23 | 8-9:00AM | $75
6-12 year olds | 9-12:00PM | $120
Kick off your summer by signing up for a Chicago Fire Soccer Summer Camp! Play, learn and train with our passionate, highly qualified Chicago Fire coaches who will support your child to develop soccer skills in a week of soccer-filled fun. Programs are suitable for all ages and ability levels. Spaces are limited! All players registered will receive an SITC Dri-Fit jersey, ball, individual player evaluation and a ticket to a Chic
ago Fire game at Toyota Park!
Little Sparks: Introduction to soccer where children and parents can take their first steps in soccer together!
COMMUNITY: Build on your child’s key soccer skills through activities and themed practices.
COMPETITIVE: Develop your child`s performance through game-related scenarios.
Sundays | July 19 - October 1, 2017 | Central
This league offers a 10 game regular season schedule along with a playoff for those looking to test their team’s skill against the area competition. Weekly standings will be kept, IHSA officials will officiate games and all basketball rules/regulations will be enforced. Good sportsmanship is the responsibility of every captain, player, and spectator. All fees must be paid prior to the first game. To register an entire team, contact the Central Branch. Please indicate whether you are registering a team or individually. *League dates and times are subject to change depending on the number of teams registered. $650/Team REGISTER ONLINE!
*League dates and times are subject to change depending on the number of teams registered.
Free Agent List
If you are an individual and would like to play on a team, you can be placed on our Free Agent List. This list doesn’t guarantee that you will be placed on a team, but if 10 individuals are on the Free Agent List, a team can be formed from the list.
Men's Noon Basketball (ages 18+) | central
M/W/F | Noon-2:30pm | Members only
The gym has been reserved for full court, pick-up games. We welcome all to come and participate in our open gym time but from 1-2 YMCA Members only. This allows guests use of the basketball courts only, no weight room usage allowed. YMCA Staff has the right to ask anyone to leave for any violations of the code of conduct.
TEEN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
June 5 - August 5 | $300/Team or $60/Individual | Central
This league will focus on fundamentals and offensive and defensive strategies. One IHSA Basketball official per game. Teams will be assigned by grade (7 & 8, 9 &10, 11 & 12) Teams will be given a weekly practice slot, either Tuesday or Thursday. Games will be held on Saturday afternoons. Games will not be played during the week of July 4. REGISTER ONLINE
3 V. 3 Soccer League
Ages 4-11 | July 29 - August 26 | $35M/$50NM | Central
This league is designed to give our participants more opportunities to enhance their overall soccer play by providing more on-ball touches. Though games will be 3 V. 3, teams will have a roster of six players. For this league only, we encourage participants to sign up as a team, but we will take individual sign-ups as well. Games will be on Saturday mornings.
Ages 8-15 | $30M/$60NM
Ages 13+ | T/Th (Monthly) | $20M/$40NM | Central
7:30-8pm (6-12 year olds) | 8-9pm (13 +)
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.
Fridays | June 9 - July 28 | $35/$45NM
3rd-4th grade | 5th-6th grade | 7th-8th grade
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. REGISTER ONLINE!
YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE
Ages 4-11 | April 10 - May 27 | $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. REGISTER ONLINE
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