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.

Preschool Sports
Ages 3-5  |  Oct. 3 - Nov. 16  |  $25M/$35NM

This program allows parent and child some quality sports time. Help them learn the basics of multiple sports. Parents participate with your child to encourage and guide them through soccer, t-ball, basketball, floor hockey, and football. This seven-week class runs Tuesdays from 10-11am OR Thursdays from 10-11am.

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YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE 
Ages 4-11  |  August 28 - October 21  |  $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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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 23 - December 16
Ages 4-11  |  $60M/$85NM  |  Central
This league will focus on fundamentals and offensive and defensive strategies. IHSA Basketball rules will be progressively enforced at each age level. Teams will be given a weekly practice slot, and games will be held on Saturdays. Teams are co-ed and league fee includes t-shirt/jersey. REGISTER ONLINE or at our front desk.

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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 at our front desk.

Ages 4+  |  Fridays  |  August 28 - October 21  |  $33M/$50NM  |  Central
Building on what you learned in practice and taking it to the next level. Soccer time slot: running, ball handling, specialized skills for positions Flag Football: hand-offs, learning positions, ball-handling, and conditioning.

October 23 - December 16
Fridays  |  $35M/$45NM  |  Central

3rd-4th grade  |  5th-6th grade  |  7th-8th 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, tournament style, in 60 minutes. Each team will have its own coach/sponsor to make sure safe play is practiced. All skill levels are welcome. Register online or at our front desk.