Youth Sports & Play

YMCA youth sports focuses on nurturing kids true potential. Whether your child joins one of our basketball leagues or your toddlers plays in a T-ball team they'll both discover a sports program that emphasizes developing sportsmanship. Additionally they will enjoy making new friends, and most of all they will have fun! All players enjoy equal play time, no try-outs and supportive volunteer coaches who are parents just like you.


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Co-Ed Spring Soccer

Ages: Pre-K, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, and JR High

Must be 4yrs by the 1st game

Registration open NOW

Member: $33 Non-Member: $66

Late Fee starts March 14th

Member: $43 Non-Member: $76

6 game schedule

Games start April 17th-May 22nd

Weather permitting practices will start the week of April 5th

We will follow state protocols and guidelines at that time.



Please contact Tiffany Kulland, Program Coordinator at 309-344-1324 or tkulland@knoxymca.org with any questions regarding youth programs. 

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Our Success Stories

We continue to build our relationship with Knox College through hosting student volunteers in our After School Programs. There are over 30 Knox student volunteers who help our programs thrive and help us meet our overall goal of providing a wonderful before and after school experience for our participants. This partnership is mutually beneficial for the Knox County YMCA and for Knox College; our Before and After School Program participants gain role models in the form of college students they can look up to, while Knox students gain an impactful experience working with children, and get to do meaningful service in their community. Volunteers help the kids with homework, play alongside them during free time, and assist the YMCA instructors by creating new, fun programming ideas.