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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.

Rec. Sports Sponsorship Form

Soccer

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

Soccer Field Layout

SIUE Soccer Clinic

The YMCA & SIUE Soccer Team provides a special clinic and training designed to assist players with the advancement of their individual skill level.  The program is structured and lead by experienced NCAA soccer staff and NCAA players that are dedicated to each child’s skill development. This is available for players in the beginner to advanced skill levels ages 5-13, 1st to 8th grade and program structure is designed to nurture skill development, soccer IQ, teamwork and sportsmanship.

SIUE Korte Stadium
Thursday, March 31st • 5:00 – 6:00pm
FREE

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! 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 and team helpers. The Y will provide a coaches training and parent orientation to this exciting program. (T-Shirt Included)

Plummer Park Fields
Early Reg: December 13th – January 23rd • End of Reg: March 1st
League: March 5th – April 23rd
Members $83 • Non-Members $100

Youth Soccer League (K - 8th Grade)

It’s time for the six week soccer league! The league will consist of practices and drills and head-to-head league games. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches and team helpers. Please call the YMCA if you have any questions. (T-Shirt Included)

Plummer Park Fields
Early Reg: December 13th – January 23rd • End of Reg: March 1st
League: March 5th – April 23rd
Members $83 • Non-Members $100

PEEWEE SOCCER (AGE 3)

It’s times for our Pee Wee Soccer League. Your 3 year olds will have an opportunity to get on the field and learn about soccer! This is an introductory 45 minute session led by our YMCA staff. (T-Shirt Included)

Wed 5:00 – 5:45pm
Meyer Center
League: March 16th – April 20th
Members $40 • Non-Members $60

Volleyball

Youth Volleyball (2nd - 8th Grade)

This is an instructional league with an emphasis on fundamentals and equal playing time. Games will be played primarily on Saturday mornings and early afternoons. Practice times will be offered as space and scheduling allows. Please call the YMCA if you have any questions.

(T-SHIRT INCLUDED)
Meyer Center
Early Registration: End April 3rd
End of Registration: April 25th
League Dates: April 30th – May 27th
Members $60 • Non-Members $80

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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 volleyball league which will provide a more competitive experience for the players and prepare them for high school. Games will be played primarily on Saturday mornings and early afternoons. Practice times will be offered as space and scheduling allows. Teams will be made with specific coaches for this league.

Competitive Youth Volleyball Rules

Girls High School Volleyball League (9th-12th Grade)

This is a recreational league for girls who are currently in 9th – 12th grade. The league will provide a fun environment in which girls can develop and improve their volleyball skills through game play. League games will be held on Wednesday evenings with an occasional Saturday game. Once a week practices held on Thursday/Friday night with a 7 game schedule. (T-shirt included)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP (1ST - 7TH)

Girls will get the opportunity to develop and improve their techniques utilizing a “games approach” format. Get ready for the Fall with this comprehensive and fun program. Participants will be divided by age groups. All players currently in 1st – 7th grades are encouraged to register.

Personal Training

60 minute one on one volleyball skills training session with one of our volleyball instructors.

To learn more, please contact Greg Cross at gross@edwymca.com.

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Basketball

Rookies Basketball (1st - 2nd Grade)

This program is a great introductory league for boys and girls. The basics of basketball are covered the first 3 weeks of the season during Saturday morning practices with coaches, kids & staff. Additional coach-lead practices on week nights. The last 3 weeks of the season parents get to watch their kids scrimmage as they start sharpening their newly learned basketball skills & knowledge.

Meyer Center (T-Shirt Included)
Early Registration: September 20th – November 14th
End of Registration: November 29th
League Dates: December 4th – February 15th
Full Privilege Members $50 • Basic Members $60 • Non-Members $75

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Girls Basketball (3rd - 8th Grade)

This is an instructional league for girls looking to improve their basketball skills with an emphasis on fundamentals and equal playing time. Games will primarily be on Saturdays with occasional weeknight games. Practices will be on weeknights.

Meyer Center (T-Shirt Included)
Early Registration: September 20th – November 14th
End of Registration: November 29th
League Dates: December 4th – January 15th
Full Privilege Members $58 • Basic Members $67 • Non-Members $76

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Boys Basketball (3rd - 8th Grade)

This is an instructional league for boys looking to improve their basketball skills with an emphasis on fundamentals and equal playing time. Games will primarily be on Saturdays with occasional weeknight games. Practices will be on weeknights.

Meyer Center (T-Shirt Included)
Early Registration: November 8th – December 26th
End of Registration: January 25th
League Dates: January 29th – February 26th
Full Privilege Members $58 • Basic Members $67 • Non-Members $76

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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)

Early Reg: May 25th – July 18th • End of Reg: September 7th
League: September 11th – October 16th
Meyer Center
Full Privilege Members $50 • Basic Members $60 • Non-Members $75

Schedules
& Rules

Youth League Schedules & Rules

Volleyball

2nd-3rd Grade Volleyball Schedule

4th-5th Grade Volleyball Schedule

6th-8th Grade Competitive Volleyball Schedule

Competitive Youth Volleyball Rankings

 

Soccer

Soccer Schedule - Rookies

Soccer Schedule - Kindergarten

Soccer Schedule- 1st Grade Boys

Soccer Schedule -1st Grade Girls

Soccer Schedule - 2nd Grade Boys

Soccer Schedule - 2nd Grade Girls

Soccer - 3rd-4th Grade Boys

Soccer Schedule - 3rd-4th Grade Girls

Soccer Schedule - 5th-8th Grade Boys

Soccer Schedule - 5th-8th Grade Girls

Basketball

Rookies Basketball Schedule

3rd - 4th Grade Girls Basketball Schedule

5th - 6th Grade Girls Basketball Schedule

 

Lacrosse

Learn To Play Lacrosse (Ages 8 - 10)

Sign your boy or girl up for our Lacrosse program and save big on the equipment! We provide the equipment (helmet, stick, chest protector, gloves and elbow pads) while your child learns to play Lacrosse. Our instructors will teach the basic skills such as: scooping, passing, catching, shooting, cradling and more during the classes. You will need to provide a mouth piece.

Volunteer

We Are Looking For Volunteer Coaches!

Soccer Schedule - 2nd Grade Girls

Soccer - 3rd-4th Grade Boys

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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