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 YOUTH SPORTS

   Baseball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, karate, basketball, gymnastics—check
   out the sports offerings at your Y and get in the game. Improve your skills,
   make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love a sport at the Y.

Coed Outdoor Soccer

soccer3Through practice and game play, individuals are taught teamwork and sportsmanship as well as the Four Core Values of the YMCA; Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. This 7-week league is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of soccer according to the appropriate age level. 

 

Mighty Mites (3-4 years old) 

The first portion of the evening consists of practice, with a short game to follow. Games are played on Monday evenings. Shin guards are required and they must be provided by the participant. 

 

Youth Co-ed (5-14 years old) 

Players have one practice per week with their team. Games are played on Saturdays. Shin guards are required and they must be provided by the participant. 

 

Registration Deadline: July 22
Youth Co-ed Practice Begins: Week of August 3 
Games Begin: Week of August 10

Member: $35.00
Prospective Member: $65.00

Jr High Girls Volleyball

image4Bump, Set, Spike, and Score! Learn the fundamentals of volleyball through this program for girls in 6th-8th grade. Practices are every Friday evening with a 3-game match to follow.

Friday Nites Beginning: September 8 - October 20th
Member: $35.00
Prospective Member: $70.00 

 

 

 

  

Youth Basketball

 

Winter Basketball Leagues

Our youth co-ed basketball programs maximize the positive effects of athletics by emphasizing healthy competition and promoting teamwork. The Y focuses on the life lessons than can be learned from sports, and our coaches strive to instill a positive self-image in each player.  Each winter, more than 275 area youths, ages 3-14, participate in the Y’s youth basketball leagues. Practices and games will get underway in early January. Each player will receive a team t-shirt and participation award.

 

MIGHTY-MITE (3-4 Years)

This 7-week co-ed league is designed to teach 3 & 4 year olds the basic fundamentals of basketball. The first portion of the evening consists of practice followed by a short game. The league is played on Monday evenings.

 

YOUTH (5-14 Years)

This 7-week co-ed league is designed to teach the basic fundamentals of basketball according to the appropriate age level. Players have one practice per week with their team. Practice night preference and special requests will be taken into consideration but are not guaranteed. Games are played on either Friday nights or Saturdays.

 

 LEAGUE SCHEDULE

  • Registration Deadline:  December 17th
  • Practices Begin:  Week of January 2nd
  • Games Begin:  Week of January 9th
  • Coaches' Meetings:  Mighty-Mites - January 9th @ 6:00pm, Youth - January 6th @ 6:00pm 

 

COST

  • Member - $35
  • Prospective Member - $70
  • Volunteer coaches needed. If you want to make a difference, contact Ann Jumonville at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Y at 815-933-1741.

 

REGISTRATION

Reigister online by clicking here or visit us in-person.  Y Welcome Center staff can assist you with the registration process.  For additional information, please call the Y at 815-933-1741.  

 

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T-Ball

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YOUTH CO-ED BASEBALL 

Through practice and game play, children are taught the basic fundamentals of baseball, teamwork, and sportsmanship, as well as the core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. 

Mighty Mites Co-Ed T-Ball (3-4) 

  • 7 week program starting June 3rd 
  • Monday night practices followed by games each week 
  • Has your child never played t-ball before? Check out our 4 week Mighty Mites T-Ball Clinic starting April 29th! 

 

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Kickball

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YOUTH CO-ED
KICKBALL LEAGUE

Does your child enjoy both soccer and baseball? Then we have the sport for them! This 4-week league is a great transition from indoor soccer to t-ball, as it improves kicking skills as well as incorporates the rules of t-ball. 

  • Ages 5-14 years old 
  • May 3rd—May 24th 
  • Friday nights at 6:00PM 

REGISTER BY APRIL 26TH 
MEMBER: $20.00 
PROSEPECTIVE MEMBERS: $40.00

SESSION DATES

FALL I  (Aug 28 - Oct 21)
Registration Opens:
Members - July 31st
Prosp. Members - August 7th

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KANKAKEE AREA YMCA MISSION
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.