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

Advanced Basketball Training

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: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Advanced Basketball Training - Ages 7 Years - 12 Years SP945 Tue/01:00 PM - 02:00 PM 8 to 12 years Family or Adult $70.00
NonMember $130.00
Youth or Teen $130.00

All Sports - Teen

A program designed for teens with mild special needs. The teens will play a different sport each week in a positive, supportive environment.

SESSION: 18LFA
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 youth with mild special needs who would like to play sports in a supportive environment.

SESSION: 18LFA
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

Field Hockey

The Clinic will provide the opportunity to learn and develop skills and techniques required to compete in the sport of field hockey. The balance between fun games and technical skills will create an energetic environmnet in which individual develpoment is the focus and priority

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Field Hockey - Skills And Drills Ages 7-12 SPFH Thu/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 7 to 12 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

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.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Flag Football Class SP930A Wed/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Flag Football Class-Advanced

Join one of the fastest growing sports in America. This class emphasizes the rules of the game, covering the fundamentals of catching, throwing, route running and de-flagging.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Flag Football Class-Advanced SP930B Wed/04:30 PM - 05:15 PM 8 to 12 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

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.

SESSION: 18LFA
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 $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Girls Basketball (Ages 6-7)

This program is designed to teach girls the fundamental skills of basketball in a fun, supportive environment.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Girls Basketball (Ages 6-7) - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP946 Mon/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Hoop School-Biddy

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball!! This precompetitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Biddy - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP943 Tue/03:45 PM - 04:30 PM 5 to 7 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Hoop School-Collegiate

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball!! This precompetitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Collegiate - Ages 10 Years - 12 Years SP942 Tue/05:15 PM - 06:00 PM 9 to 12 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Hoop School-Elite BBall Prog

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball!! This precompetitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Elite BBall Prog - Ages 8 Years - 12 Years SP944 Tue/06:00 PM - 06:45 PM 8 to 12 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Hoop School-Mini

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball!! This precompetitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Mini - Ages 4 Years - 6 Years SP940 Tue/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Hoop School-Mini

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball!! This precompetitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Mini - Ages 4 Years - 6 Years SP940TH Thu/04:45 PM - 05:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Hoop School-Rookie

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball!! This precompetitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Hoop School-Rookie - Ages 8 Years - 9 Years SP941 Tue/04:30 PM - 05:15 PM 7 to 9 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Karate/Martial Arts

Led by Shihan Eric Hung and Staff. Programs are available for 4-6 year olds, 7-11 year olds and 13 and up. The classes teach the fundamentals of martial arts and follow a belt advancement track.

SESSION: 18LFA
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

Introduction to the Sport of Lacrosse. The class will focus on how to handle the stick, passing, catching and shooting and rules of the game.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Lacrosse - Mini Lax - Ages 4-6 SP977A Thu/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Lacrosse Skills And Drills

This program is great for beginners and seasoned players. We teach and practice the fundamentals of lacrosse. No equipment necessary.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Lacrosse Skills And Drills - Ages 7-10 SP977 Mon/04:45 PM - 05:30 PM 7 to 10 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

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.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Prep For Tee Ball SP931 Fri/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Soccer Class - Biddy

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class - Biddy - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP951 Thu/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 5 to 7 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Soccer Class - Rookie

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class - Rookie - Ages 8 Years - 9 Years SP952 Thu/04:45 PM - 05:30 PM 8 to 9 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Soccer Class-Mini

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class-Mini - Ages 4 Years - 5 Years SP950 Thu/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 5 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Soccer-Little Kickers

Parents participate with their child in learning the game of soccer. This program develops motor and listening skills in a fun and encouraging environment. Player uniforms are provided.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer-Little Kickers - Age 3-4 Years SP915 Sat/08:30 AM - 09:00 AM 36 to 48 months Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Super Sports

The participants play a different game or sport each week for fun and excerise. Games and sports include dodgeball, capture the flag, basketball, floor hockey, soccer, football and more.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Super Sports - Ages 4-6 SP981M Mon/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00
Super Sports - Ages 4-6 SP981W Wed/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Track Club

The goal of this program is to develop fitness, physical and emotional stamina, and teamwork through an organized track and field program. Participants learn proper form, technique and etiquette, and come away with a foundation of skills to improve coordination and athletic performance.

SESSION: 18LFA
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 $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00
Track Club SP821 Fri/03:45 PM - 04:30 PM 7 to 13 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Track Club And

The goal of this program is to develop fitness, physical and emotional stamina, and teamwork through an organized track and field program. Participants learn proper form, technique and etiquette, and come away with a foundation of skills to improve coordination and athletic performance.

SESSION: 18LFA
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

Tumbling/Gymnastics

Introductory to gymnastics in a structured environment. Emphasis on movement, body control and tumbling.

SESSION: 18LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Tumbling/Gymnastics - Ages 3-6 SP100 Sat/10:30 AM - 11:15 AM 36 to 72 months Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

Program Registration

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