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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.

Sports Youth Instructional

Basketball - Girls (Ages 8-10)

Calling all girls! Who is ready for some outdoor hoops! The girls will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! These instructional programs will be held outside, weather permitted. Our participants will receive the same quality training we always provide while physically distanced. Games may be played, but our primary focus will continue to be on drills and skill development.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Girls (Ages 8-10) - Ages 8 Years - 10 Years SP202 Mon/05:00 PM - 05:45 PM 8 to 11 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

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 along with functional fitness exercises and activities. All activities will be practiced in socially distant spaces.
*Parents are encouraged to participate to better assist in the instruction of class*

SESSION: 21LFA
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. All activities will be practiced in socially distant spaces.
*Parents are encouraged to participate to better assist in the instruction of class*

SESSION: 21LFA
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

Taught by our Director of Sports and Recreation, 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: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Advanced - Ages 7 Years - 12 Years SP209 Wed/01:15 PM - 02:00 PM 7 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Biddy

Who is ready for some outdoor hoops! Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! These instructional programs will be held outside, weather permitted. Our participants will receive the same quality training we always provide while physically distanced. Games may be played, but our primary focus will continue to be on drills and skill development.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Biddy - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP205 Wed/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Collegiate

Who is ready for some outdoor hoops! Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! These instructional programs will be held outside, weather permitted. Our participants will receive the same quality training we always provide while physically distanced. Games may be played, but our primary focus will continue to be on drills and skill development.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Collegiate - Ages 10 Years - 12 Years SP207 Wed/05:30 PM - 06:15 PM 10 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Girls (Ages 6-7)

Calling all girls! Who is ready for some outdoor hoops! The girls will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! These instructional programs will be held outside, weather permitted. Our participants will receive the same quality training we always provide while physically distanced. Games may be played, but our primary focus will continue to be on drills and skill development.

SESSION: 21LFA
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

Basketball - Mini

Who is ready for some outdoor hoops! Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! These instructional programs will be held outside, weather permitted. Our participants will receive the same quality training we always provide while physically distanced. Games may be played, but our primary focus will continue to be on drills and skill development.
*For Mini Basketball, Parents are encouraged to participate to better assist in the instruction of class*

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Mini - Ages 4 Years - 6 Years SP203 Wed/02:15 PM - 03:00 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
Basketball - Mini - Ages 4 Years - 6 Years SP204 Thu/04:30 PM - 05:15 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Rookie

Who is ready for some outdoor hoops! Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! These instructional programs will be held outside, weather permitted. Our participants will receive the same quality training we always provide while physically distanced. Games may be played, but our primary focus will continue to be on drills and skill development.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Rookie - Ages 8 Years - 9 Years SP206 Wed/04:30 PM - 05:15 PM 8 to 9 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Flag Football Class

An introduction to football that emphasizes the rules of the game, covering the fundamentals of catching, throwing, route running and de-flagging. The participants will play modified games while learning the rules and fundamentals. Groups will be split by ages for drills and skills.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Flag Football Class SP401 Wed/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 6 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
Flag Football Class SP410 Thu/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 6 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Karate/Martial Arts

The West Suburban YMCA is excited to announce the return of the Karate/Martial Arts to its program line-up led by Shihan Eric Hung and Staff. Programs are available for ages 4-6 and 7-12. The classes teach the fundamentals of martial arts, and follow belt advancement track. Karate will be held outdoors where the students will have their own safe station for learning.

To get the most out of training, participants should have the right supplies and equipment. Specifically, the karate uniform, or gi, and belt are highly recommended for the program. Please contact Josh Downes, Y Sports Director, to order equipment or with any questions at joshuad@wsymca.org

SESSION: 21LFA
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: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Lacrosse - Mini Lax - Ages 4-6 SP601 Tue/03:30 PM - 04:00 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Soccer Class - Biddy

Our soccer programs encompass the main fundamentals of the game. Our participants will practice their skills in a distanced space from each other while later playing non-contact games such as passing relays, penalty kicks, etc.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class - Biddy - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP303 Thu/03:45 PM - 04:30 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Soccer Class - Rookie

Our soccer programs encompass the main fundamentals of the game. Our participants will practice their skills in a distanced space from each other while later playing non-contact games such as passing relays, penalty kicks, etc.

SESSION: 21LFA
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 soccer programs encompass the main fundamentals of the game. Our participants will practice their skills in a distanced space from each other while later playing non-contact games such as passing relays, penalty kicks, etc.
*For Mini Soccer, Parents are encouraged to participate to better assist in the instruction of class*

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class-Mini - Ages 4 Years - 5 Years SP302 Tue/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 4 to 5 years 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, socially distant, pressure free environment outdoors. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Tee Ball, Floor Hockey, Dodgeball, Lacrosse, Kickball, and Gaga Ball.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
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

TENNIS

A great introduction for tennis and other racket sports. Our Tennis program will focus on the basic fundamentals and rules of the sport, as well as patience and concentration. Our participants will learn proper forearm, backhand, and overhead striking. We will also be teaching footwork, serving the ball, and returning serves.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
TENNIS SP160 Tue/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 6 to 8 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
TENNIS SP161 Tue/04:30 PM - 05:15 PM 9 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Track Club

Made for social distancing! 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. This program will provide exercise that is need now more than ever!

SESSION: 21LFA
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

Made for social distancing! 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. This program will provide exercise that is need now more than ever!

SESSION: 21LFA
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. Class size will be limited to 10 max capacity. Students will work on individual, socially distanced skills followed by paired station activities.

SESSION: 21LFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Tumblers - Little - 1-3 Years Old SP100 Wed/10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 20 to 36 months Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

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2021 Fall Program Guide

Discover what you can do! Register for the Late Fall Program Session beginning October 1st for members and October 11th for community.