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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Youth Sports Leagues

View our Fall Youth Flyer here!

League Fees: Y Members $33 & Non Members $66

Fall Soccer (PreK-5th Grade)

This season includes six games and is broken up into Pre-K, K-1st, 2nd-3rd and 4th-5th, although divisions may vary due to registration. All children must be four years old by the first game in order to register. Shin guards are required.

Time & Dates:

Games: Saturdays, September 7th - October 12th

$10 late fee after August 11th

Coaches' Meeting: August 13th at 6:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room 

Preschool Basketball (Session 1; Ages 3-5)

The season includes six games for the preschool division.

Time & Dates:

Games: Saturdays, October 26th-December 7th

*There will be no games the weekend of Thanksgiving.

$10 late fee after October 7th

Coaches' Meeting: Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00pm

Biddy Basketball (Session 1; K-1st Grade)

The season includes six games for the K-1st grade division. All children must be four years old by the first game in order to register.

Time & Dates:

Games: Saturdays, October 26th-December 7th

*There will be no games the weekend of Thanksgiving.

$10 late fee after October 7th

Coaches' Meeting: Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00pm

Girls' Basketball (2nd-8th Grade)

The season includes six games and is broken up into 2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, and 7th-8th, although divisions may vary due to registration.

Time & Dates:

Games: Saturdays, October 26th-December 7th

*There will be no games the weekend of Thanksgiving.

$10 late fee after October 7th

Coaches' Meeting: Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00pm



Play 

Session Dates: September 9th-October 26th & October 28th-December 13th

Fees: Y Members $33 & Non Members $66 

Homeschool P.E. & Swim (Ages 5 & Up)

Do you need a place for your homeschoolers to engage in physical exercise as well as develop relationships with their peers? Participants will rotate through a variety of exercises, sports and swimming activities each week.

Time & Dates:

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm 

Martial Arts (Ages 4-12)

This class is taught by an instructor from Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts School. Participants will learn self-confidence, concentration and a positive mental attitude.

Time & Dates:

Ages 4-6: Tuesdays, 6:30pm-7:00pm

Ages 7-12: Tuesdays, 7:00pm-7:45pm

Class times are subject to change based on enrollment.

Jr. High Programs

Fit Mix Home School Small Group Personal Trianing 

Join us for a class full of body weight movements with functional exercises directed towards middle school-aged youth. Class is led by a Certified Personal Trainer.

Time & Dates:

Session Dates: September 9th-October 26th & October 28th-December 13th

Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00pm

Fee: $75/child

Jr. High Fall Soccer 

View program description and information here!

Last day to register is August 27th!


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

Our Success Stories

For the past five years, the Solutions Program has been a valuable asset to our community. The program is offered to students of Lombard, Churchill and Galesburg High School at absolutely no cost to them. The Solutions Program is a great resource to help students improve performance in four key areas: GPAs, office referrals, tardiness and absences. Using a three-tiered approach to mentorship, the Solutions staff meets students where they live, go to school and play. We frequently make home visits, maintain a strong presence at their school, and cheer them on at extracurricular activities and events. The Solutions Program is run by Senior Solutions Director Joey Range and Solutions Director Quincy Morrison.