Sports Youth Instructional Programs | West Suburban YMCA

Sports

Youth Instructional Programs

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical. When kids play sports, they can build confidence, discover their personal best, have fun and be a part of a team.

With our full court gymnasium and New Balance Track & Field, we have the facilities to offer sports classes, leagues and pick up games for all ages, levels and interests.

Visit Youth Leagues to learn more about our YBA Basketball Leagues, YSA Soccer Leagues, NFL Flag Football Leagues and Tee-Ball Leagues.

We currently offer the following Sports Youth Instructional Programs:  

Sports Youth Instructional

All Sports - Teen

A program designed for teens with mild social and/or emotional disabilities. The group will play different sports each week in a positive, supportive environment. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, floor hockey and more.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
All Sports - Teen SPTAS Wed/05:30 PM - 06:15 PM 13 to 18 years Family or Adult $70.00
NonMember $70.00
Youth or Teen $70.00

All Sports - Youth

This program is intended for children with mild social and emotional disabilities who would like to play sports in a fun and supportive environment. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, floor hockey and more.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
All Sports - Youth SPYAS Mon/05:30 PM - 06:15 PM 8 to 12 years Family or Adult $70.00
NonMember $70.00
Youth or Teen $70.00

Basketball - Advanced

The primary focus of this class will be to improve each player’s individual skills and help them better understand the basics of basketball. Focusing on: Ball Handling, Shooting, Offensive skills, and Defensive skills. The class will be taught by our Sports Coordinator, Josh Downes, who played four years varsity basketball in high school as well as 4 years at the division 3 level for Springfield College. The class will be a great preparation for Youth Leagues and the AAU Season.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Advanced - Ages 7 Years - 12 Years SP209 Tue/01:00 PM - 02:00 PM 7 to 12 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Basketball - Girls (Ages 6-7)

This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. This program is for girls only and they will be taught the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, and defense. The focus is on a supportive learning environment where the girls can improve their skill level and have fun.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Girls (Ages 6-7) - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP201 Mon/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Field Hockey

In this program, the basics of field hockey will be taught, including general rule and gameplay knowledge, as well as skill development with stick handling. In addition to regular drills we also emphasize learning through play, where athletes develop their skills while playing a variety of mini-games.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Field Hockey - Skills And Drills 4:15pm SPFH Mon/04:15 PM - 05:00 PM 9 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Flag Football Class

Join one of the fastest growing sports in America. This introduction to football emphasizes the rules of the game, covering the fundamentals of catching, throwing, route running and de-flagging. The participants play a game while learning the rules and fundamentals.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Flag Football Class SP401 Wed/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Flag Football Class II

Join one of the fastest growing sports in America. This introduction to football emphasizes the rules of the game, covering the fundamentals of catching, throwing, route running and de-flagging. The participants play a game while learning the rules and fundamentals.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Flag Football Class II SP402 Wed/04:30 PM - 05:15 PM 8 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Floor Hockey

Experience the past-paced action of the NHL without the skates! Come play floor hockey in a fun and supportive environment, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, fair play and positive competition. The first half of class will focus on skills and drills, while the second half will be scrimmage and games.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Floor Hockey - Ages 7 Years - 10 Years SPFLH Mon/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 7 to 10 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Hoop School-Biddy

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. The children will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, and passing. The program will focus on drills and skill development in the beginning and then fun games to end class and keep the kids engaged.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Biddy - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP205 Tue/03:45 PM - 04:30 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Hoop School-Collegiate

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. The children will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, and passing. The program will focus on drills and skill development in the beginning and then fun games to end class and keep the kids engaged.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Collegiate - Ages 10 Years - 12 Years SP207 Tue/05:15 PM - 06:00 PM 10 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Hoop School-Elite BBall Prog

This is a competitive class where the children already understand the fundamentals of basketball. This instructional program will emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. The children will improve their skills in dribbling, passing, shooting, as well as offense and defensive skills.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Elite BBall Prog - Ages 8 Years - 12 Years SP208 Tue/06:00 PM - 06:45 PM 8 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Hoop School-Mini

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. The children will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, and passing. The program will focus on drills and skill development in the beginning and then fun games to end class and keep the kids engaged.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Mini - Ages 4 Years - 6 Years SP203 Tue/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
Hoop School-Mini - Ages 4 Years - 6 Years SP204 Thu/04:45 PM - 05:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Hoop School-Rookie

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. The children will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, and passing. The program will focus on drills and skill development in the beginning and then fun games to end class and keep the kids engaged.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Rookie - Ages 8 Years - 9 Years SP206 Tue/04:30 PM - 05:15 PM 8 to 9 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Karate/Martial Arts

Through Karate Classes, children learn self-confidence and self-defense through the fundamentals of Martial arts. Led by Shihan Eric Hung, these classes for ages 4-6 and 7-12 take students through skill development and belt advancement tracks.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Karate/Martial Arts - 4-6 Year Old Program SPK4-6 Wed/03:30 PM - 04:00 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $110.00
Youth or Teen $140.00
NonMember $180.00
Karate/Martial Arts - 7-12 Year Old Program SPK7-11 Wed/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 7 to 12 years Family or Adult $110.00
Youth or Teen $140.00
NonMember $180.00

Lacrosse - Mini Lax

Your child will be introduced to the sport of lacrosse with a focus on teaching the participants how to properly handle the stick, skill development and fun. They will learn proper techniques and the fundamentals of catching, cradling and throwing etc. We will play fun games incorporating stick skills and exercise.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Lacrosse - Mini Lax - Ages 4-6 SP601 Thu/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Lacrosse Skills And Drills

From Cradling to Offhand Shooting to Faceoffs, in our lacrosse program we work on skills that will remain critical as long as your child is playing the game. With a lessened emphasis on full gameplay, athletes have an opportunity to hone their stick skills while still enjoying themselves.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Lacrosse Skills And Drills - Ages 7-10 SP602 Mon/04:45 PM - 05:30 PM 7 to 10 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Prep For Tee Ball

This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to baseball that emphasizes the rules of baseball, proper techniques and the fundamentals of catching, throwing, fielding and hitting off a tee. Great preparation for the Spring Tee Ball League.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Prep For Tee Ball SP501 Fri/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 4 to 5 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Soccer Class - Biddy

Our Mini Soccer program is an instructional program to introduce kids to the game of soccer and emphasize the proper techniques and fundamentals of dribbling, foot skills, and passing, shooting and learning the rules of the game. Biddy soccer is also an instructional program with more skill development, teaching specific soccer moves. For our Rookie program is a practice with a scrimmage incorporating skill work. These classes are held outdoors until weather requires them to be moved indoors.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class - Biddy - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP303 Thu/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Soccer Class - Rookie

Our Mini Soccer program is an instructional program to introduce kids to the game of soccer and emphasize the proper techniques and fundamentals of dribbling, foot skills, and passing, shooting and learning the rules of the game. Biddy soccer is also an instructional program with more skill development, teaching specific soccer moves. For our Rookie program is a practice with a scrimmage incorporating skill work. These classes are held outdoors until weather requires them to be moved indoors.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class - Rookie - Ages 8 Years - 9 Years SP304 Thu/04:45 PM - 05:30 PM 8 to 9 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Soccer Class-Mini

Our Mini Soccer program is an instructional program to introduce kids to the game of soccer and emphasize the proper techniques and fundamentals of dribbling, foot skills, and passing, shooting and learning the rules of the game. Biddy soccer is also an instructional program with more skill development, teaching specific soccer moves. For our Rookie program is a practice with a scrimmage incorporating skill work. These classes are held outdoors until weather requires them to be moved indoors.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class-Mini - Ages 4 Years - 5 Years SP302 Thu/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 5 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Soccer-Little Kickers

A great introduction to organized sports, Our Parent-and-me program allows our younger stars to play in a group environment while still retaining the comfort and security of playing with their parents. With a variety of simple games and exercises, this is truly a soccer that is fun for parents and children alike.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer-Little Kickers - Age 3 Years SP301 Sat/08:30 AM - 09:00 AM 36 to 48 months Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Super Sports

A weekly dose of fun and exercise! Super Sports is an opportunity for your kids to experience new sports and activities in an organized pressure free environment. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Tee Ball, Floor Hockey, Dodgeball, Lacrosse, Kickball, and Gaga Ball.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Super Sports SP111 Mon/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
Super Sports SP112 Wed/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Track Club

Track and Field program participants come away with improved self-confidence, athletic coordination, and knowledge of the sport. Through our program, kids will learn the fundamentals of body movements and be introduced to more advanced technique, including starting position and long jump form.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Track Club SP820 Mon/03:45 PM - 04:30 PM 7 to 13 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
Track Club SP821 Fri/03:45 PM - 04:30 PM 7 to 13 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Track Club And

Track and Field program participants come away with improved self-confidence, athletic coordination, and knowledge of the sport. Through our program, kids will learn the fundamentals of body movements and be introduced to more advanced technique, including starting position and long jump form.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Track Club And - Sports Conditioning SP822 Mon, Fri/03:45 PM - 04:30 PM 7 to 13 years Family or Adult $150.00
Youth or Teen $200.00
NonMember $250.00

Tumblers - Little

Looking for a class for your child to climb and burn energy? This is it! Join us for this fun class where your child will work on developing balance, strength, and imitation skills.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Tumblers - Little - 1-3 Years Old SP100 Wed/10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 20 to 36 months Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Tumbling - Mini

Get Rolling and tumbling! Our preschool gymnastics program will help your child channel their boundless energy and reach developmental milestones in a structured environment.

SESSION: 19WIN
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Tumbling - Mini - Ages 3-6 SP101 Sat/10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 36 to 72 months Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

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