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 current Youth Flyer here!


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

Preschool Basketball League (Session 2) (Ages 3-5)

The season includes six games for the preschool     division. *Participants will have a three week clinic on Friday evenings from 5:30-6:15pm instead of practicing before games on Saturday mornings.*

Time & Dates:

Games: Saturdays, February 15th - March 21st 

$10 late fee after January 20th

Coaches’ Meeting: Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30pm

 

Biddy Basketball League (Session 2) (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, February 15th - March 21st

$10 late fee after January 20th

Coaches’ Meeting: Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30pm

Co-Ed Basketball League (2nd-8th Grade)

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

Time & Dates:

Games: Saturdays, February 15th - March 21st

$10 late fee after January 20th

Coaches’ Meeting: Tuesday, January 21st at 6:30pm

 

Indoor Baseball League (Ages 3-6)

During this six week season, participants will learn fundamentals including; fielding, catching, throwing and hitting, that will be introduced during the first two weeks. Games will be played the last four weeks of the season.

Games: Sunday afternoons, March 1st - April 5th

Coaches’ Meeting: Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30pm

 

Spring Soccer League (PreK-5th Grade)

The 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. 

Games: Saturdays, April 18th - May 23rd 

$10 late fee after March 30th

Coaches’ Meeting: Tuesday, March 24th at 6:30pm

 

Youth Sports Clinic

Winter Basketball Clinic

$60 per player

Friday Evenings, February 21st-March 20th

1st-4th Grade, 6:00-6:45pm

5th-8th Grade, 7:00-7:45pm

Receive instruction from Troy Johnson, creator of Triple Threat Coaching! This clinic is designed to teach the basic skills of basketball to children who have never played and to improve the skills of those who have. Troy will focus on ball control, shooting, team work and dribbling through fun and competitive games. Six weeks of practice is included and is broken up into 1st-4th and 5th-8th grades, although divisions may vary due to registration.

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Session Dates:

  • February 24th-April 11th
  • April 13th-May 30th

Homeschool P.E. & Swim (Ages 5 & Up)

Fees: Y Members $35 & Non Members $70

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)

Fees: Y Members $33 & Non Members $66 

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.


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

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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.