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



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

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Fall Basketball Leagues

Fees: Y Members $35 & Non Members $70

$10 Late Fee after October 25th


Time & Dates:

Saturdays, Oct 31 - Dec 12, 2020

Biddy Basketball League (Session 1)

Description: A COED basketball league for Kindergartners and 1st graders. For all boys and girls K & 1. 6-game schedule.

Eligibility: Open to everyone from ages 5 to 7

Requirements: Must be in Kindergarten or 1st grade.

Preschool Basketball League (Session 1)

Description: This league is 6 weeks long for all boys and girls in preschool. All children must be 3-5 years old to participate. The importance of teamwork along with passing, dribbling, and shooting will be taught. Please call the Y if you are interested in coaching!

Eligibility: Open to everyone from ages 3 to 5

Girls Basketball 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade

Description: For all girls in 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, and 6th-8th grades. 6 game schedule beginning Saturday, October 26th.

Eligibility: Open to everyone from ages 7 to 9

Girls Basketball 5th-6th grade

Description: For all girls in 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, and 6th-8th grades. 6 game schedule beginning Saturday, October 26th.

Eligibility: Open to everyone from ages 9 to 11

Girls Basketball 7th-8th grade

Description: For all girls in 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, and 6th-8th grades. 6 game schedule beginning Saturday, October 26th.

Eligibility: Open to everyone from ages 12 to 14


All Fall Basketball Leagues

Teams will scrimmage within their own teams. Due to Basketball being a medium COVID risks, masks will be required while not participating and each team will consist of no more than 12 players. All practices will be held at the Knox County YMCA.











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

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