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 (Session 1; Ages 3-5)

The season includes six games for the preschool division.

Time & Dates:

Games: Saturdays, November 2nd-December 14th

*There will be no games the weekend of Thanksgiving.

$10 late fee after October 7th

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, November 2nd-December 14th

*There will be no games the weekend of Thanksgiving.

$10 late fee after October 7th

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, November 2nd-December 14th

*There will be no games the weekend of Thanksgiving.

$10 late fee after October 7th

Click here for Fall Basketball Game Schedules 

Indoor Winter Soccer League (PreK-5th Grade)

The season includes two weeks of practice and four weeks of 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. 

Time & Dates:

Games: Sunday afternoons, January 12th - February 16th    

Coaches’ Meeting: Tuesday, January 7th at 6:30pm


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

 

Play 

Session Dates:

  • October 28th-December 13th
  • January 6th-February 22nd
  • 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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