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 $32 & Non-members $64

Preschool Basketball- Session 1 (Ages 3-5)

The season includes six games for the preschool division. 

Time & Dates:   

Saturdays, October 27th-December 8th

*There will be no games the weekend of Thanksgiving

Download the Preschool Game Schedule Here!

Coaches' Meeting: Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30pm

$10 late fee after October 8th

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:   

Saturdays, October 27th-December 8th

*There will be no games the weekend of Thanksgiving

Download the Biddy Basketball Game Schedule Here!

Coaches' Meeting: Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30pm

$10 late fee after October 8th

Girls' Basketball (2nd-8th Grade)

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

Time & Dates:   

Saturdays, October 27th-December 8th

*There will be no games the weekend of Thanksgiving

Download the Girls' 2nd-3rd Grade Game Schedule Here!

Download the Girls' 4th-8th Grade Game Schedule Here!

Coaches' Meeting: Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30pm

$10 late fee after October 8th

Indoor Winter Soccer League (PreK-5th Grade)

The season includes six games and is broken up into PreK, K-1st, 2nd-3rd and 4th-5th, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th and 6th-8th, although division 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 13th- February 17th

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

$10 late fee after December 31st 

Preschool Basketball- Session 2 (Ages 3-5)

The season includes six games for the preschool division. 

Time & Dates:   

Games: Saturdays, February 9th- March 16th 

Coaches' Meeting: Tuesday, January 15th at 6:00pm

$10 late fee after January 6th

Biddy Basketball League- Session 2 (K-1st Grade)

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

Time & Dates:   

Games: Saturdays, February 9th- March 16th

Coaches' Meeting: Tuesday, January 15th at 6:00pm

$10 late fee after January 6th

Boys' Basketball League (2nd-8th Grade)

The season includes six games and is broken up into PreK, K-1st, 2nd-3rd and 4th-5th, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th and 6th-8th, although division may vary due to registration. All children must be four years old by the first game in order to register. 

Time & Dates:   

Games: Saturdays, February 9th- March 16th

Coaches' Meeting: Tuesday, January 15th at 6:00pm

$10 late fee after January 6th

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.

Time & Dates:   

Games: Sunday Afternoons, February 24th- March 31st 

Coaches' Meeting: Tuesday, February 12th at 6:00pm

$10 late fee after January 27th

Spring Soccer League (PreK-5th Grade)

The season includes six games and is broken up into PreK, K-1st, 2nd-3rd and 4th-5th, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th and 6th-8th, although division may vary due to registration. All children must be four years old by the first game in order to register. 

Time & Dates:   

Games: Saturdays, April 13th- May 18th

Coaches' Meeting: Tuesday, March 12th at 6:00pm

$10 late fee after March 3rd

Sports Clinics

Clinic Fees: Y Members $20 & Non-Members $38

*Five Week Clinic Fee: Y Members $23 & Non-Members $46

Indoor Soccer Clinic*

This five week clinic is designed for boys and girls in K through 5th grade. Participants will have fun while learning the fundamentals and terminology of soccer.

Time & Dates:

K-2nd Grade: Tuesday, January 8th- February 5th 

3rd-5th Grade: Thursdays, January 10th- February 7th

4:15pm-5:15pm

T-Ball Clinic (PreK-1st Grade)

Participants will have fun while learning the basics of T-Ball including: fielding, catching, throwing and hitting. This clinic will meet at the Knox County Family YMCA Soccer Complex. 

Time & Dates:

Tuesdays, May 7th- May 28th

4:00-5:00pm

Play Sessions

Session Fees: Y Members $32 & Non-Members $64

Play Session Dates

January 2nd- February 16th, 2019

February 18th- April 6th, 2019

April 8th- May 25th, 2019

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, 6:00-6:30pm

Ages 7-12: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:15pm

*Class times are subject to change based on enrollment.

Homeschool P.E. & Swim

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


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.