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Youth Sports

Our youth sports programs will help your child learn character traits, develop their skills and encourage them to have fun as they play their way to a healthier lifestyle.

Cameron Little, Director of Sports & Recreation
Email: clittle@edwymca.com • Phone: 618-655-1460 x 2230
Nick Walker, Director of Sports & Recreation
Email: nwalker@edwymca.com • Phone: 618-655-1460 x 2231

Soccer

If you have any questions please contact either Cameron Little or Jimmy Usery at 618-655-1460.

Rookies Soccer (4 - 5 Years)

Join our pre-competitive soccer program for kids who are not yet in Kindergarten and cannot wait to start playing the game of soccer!  This age group will play 4v4 CoEd games. They will have an opportunity to meet together as a team to work on individual skills, soccer tactics, team skills and strategies using the “games approach.” Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches as our league would not be possible without volunteers!  Practices will be on Friday nights, with games to follow on Saturday mornings.  The second weekend of September will be the first weekend of the season.  Barring any cancellations due to weather, the season will end on October 21st. (T-Shirt Included)

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Youth Soccer League (K - 8th Grade)

We offer Youth Soccer sessions in both the Fall and in the Spring.  Please check out the age divisions at registration with more information pertaining to each division. Some things have changed from our most recent session! All league divisions besides our PeeWee division will have practices on Friday nights with games to follow Saturday mornings. All practices and games are at Plummer Family Park, just down the road from the Meyer Center. In our program, the kids will have an opportunity to meet together as a team to work on individual skills, soccer tactics, team skills and strategies using the “games approach.”  Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches as our league would not be possible without volunteers! The second weekend of September will be the first weekend of the season. Barring any cancellations due to weather, the season will end on October 21st. (T-Shirt Included)

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PEEWEE SOCCER (AGE 3)

It’s time for our Pee Wee Soccer League. Your 3 year old’s will have an opportunity to get on the field and learn about soccer! This is an introductory 45 minute session per week for six weeks led by our YMCA staff.  You can choose the 5pm or 6pm session as you’re registering. This class is different from our soccer league that has practice and games on the weekends. This class will be every Wednesday barring weather cancellations. We welcome any parent volunteers that are willing to help during class! If you have any questions, please contact clittle@edwymca.com (T-Shirt Included)

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Volleyball

Youth Volleyball (2nd - 8th Grade)

This is an instructional league with an emphasis on fundamentals and equal playing time.  Games will be played on Saturday mornings as well as one night of the week. (2nd/3rd Grade – Tuesday, 4th/5th Grade – Wednesday, 6th-8th – Thursday)  Practice times will be offered as space and scheduling allows. Please call the YMCA if you have any questions!

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youth competitive VOLLEYBALL league (Grades 6th - 8th)

This is a competitive league geared towards middle school aged players that have prior volleyball experience. Game play and rules will be different from the recreational division and will provide a more competitive experience for the players and prepare them for high school. Games will be played on Saturday mornings as well as Thursday nights. Practice times will be offered as space and scheduling allows. Teams will be made with specific coach requests for this league.

 

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Basketball

Rookies Basketball (K - 1st Grade)

Our Rookies basketball session is geared towards Kindergarten and 1st Graders new to the sport of basketball!  Each Wednesday night we will have an hour long practice led by experienced staff members introducing the kiddos to skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting.  Kiddos will use junior sized balls and shoot on 7ft hoops to help instill the skills that they can expand upon in the future.  If you have any questions, please contact clittle@edwymca.com.

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Youth Basketball (2nd - 8th Grade)

This is an instructional league for kiddos looking to improve their basketball skills with an emphasis on fundamentals and equal playing time. Games will be on Saturday mornings, with one practice per week on a weeknight of the coaches choice.  This league includes six total games, but up to eight weeks of practice!

All volunteer coaches must fill out a volunteer application which is linked here!

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Flag Football

Youth 7-on-7 Flag Football Passing League (2nd-8th Grade)

This exciting flag football league ensures a good coach to player ratio with plenty of playing time! This is a great way to introduce the game of football to a young one, but it’s also a perfect way to refine the passing, receiving, and route-running skills of the more experienced player as well. Games will be played Saturday afternoons in the fall. The league is open to boys and girls and serves as a great opportunity for parents to get involved as volunteer coaches. (T-shirt included)

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Schedules
& Rules

See Youth League Schedules & Rules On IMLeagues App

Volunteer

We Are Looking For Volunteer Coaches!

The success of our youth sports program is dependent on support and involvement from volunteers. Share a special experience with your child; sign up as a volunteer coach by checking the box on your registration form.

The YMCA makes an active effort to prevent abuse and is in compliance with Y-USA volunteer requirements and the Safe Sport Act. So even though we may know you well, we are required to conduct criminal background and reference checks, and have our volunteers complete required training on Child Abuse Prevention and Mandated Reporting. It’s just one of the many ways we help protect children and other vulnerable people served by the YMCA. Thanks for your cooperation in this effort. Please start the volunteer process by selecting Youth Sports Coach Volunteer below.

If you have any questions about this or any part of our volunteer application process, please contact Human Resources, 618-656-0436.

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