West Cook YMCA


YOUTH SPORTS

 

At the Y, we believe all children should have the chance to learn healthy lifestyles, grow in leadership skills, and thrive among their peers. Our Youth Sports program approaches that belief in three ways.

  1. We teach and strengthen the skills of every child for the sports they love to play.
  2. We instill and develop the YMCA character values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility through key elements such as teamwork and good sportsmanship.
  3. We ensure that every child enjoys the time they spend in our programming by making friends and having fun.

The West Cook YMCA offers  exciting sports programs. Whether its gaining the confidence that comes with learning a new sport or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork or learning new skills, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole athlete, inside and out. Selecting a sport program to participate can be as simple as selecting one you or your child have enjoyed. However, sometimes it makes sense to think through your/your child’s fitness goals and what you enjoy doing. Sports offer the opportunity to participate individually or as a team, and challenges participants in different ways through endurance, speed, mental toughness, teamwork, strength and coordination.

 

SPORTS INSTRUCTORS AND VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Steven Thomas, Sports Program Coordinator 
Phone: 708.434.0227
Email: sthomas@westcookymca.org 
Program Brochure

  


SUMMER Sports Programs

Summer I Session: June 10–July 14

Summer II Session: July 15–August 17

 

PRESCHOOL & YOUTH SPORTS

 

BIDDY BALLERS  (3-5 YEARS OLD)

Shoot and score with Biddy Ball for your child. This program is designed to teach the basketball basics of passing, dribbling, shooting, defense and teamwork in a fun and entertaining instructional class setting. 

Day                  Time                      

SA                    10:15am-11:00am                           

 
SOCCER CLINIC 

This program is designed to teach basic fundamentals of soccer in a fun and exciting way. Dribbling, passing and shooting will be covered through activities that keep everyone moving. This program is great for coordination and self-esteem. 

(4-6 YEARS)

Day                  Time                       

TU                    1:00pm–2:00pm          

(7-10 YEARS)

Day                  Time                       

TU                    2:00pm–3:00pm        

                       

FAMILY SPORTS CLASS (4-6 YEARS) WITH PARENT 

Families and children will learn and play a variety of sports, which include basketball, kickball, T-ball, floor hockey, soccer, etc.  Please register the child for the class and the 1-2 adults who would be attending (already included in the fee). 

Day                  Time                          

TU                     6:00pm-6:45pm       


YOUTH/TEEN SPORTS

 

YOUTH BASKETBALL SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND DRILLS (6-14 YEARS)

Build on fundamental skills through high intensity, challenging drills for intermediate to elite athletes to take their game to the next level. Skills include game time situations, making moves off the dribble, and finishing at the basket.  

(6-8 YEARS)

Day                  Time                            

M                     5:00pm-5:45pm    

(9-11 YEARS)

Day                  Time                            

M                     5:45pm-6:45pm           

(12-14 YEARS)

Day                  Time                            

TU                    5:00pm-6:00pm      

 

YOUTH FLOOR HOCKEY (6-9 YEARS)

Come join us for fun in this fast paced activity. We will learn the fundamentals of floor hockey, work on stick handling, passing, positioning, shooting and other hockey skills through drill instruction. We will play a short game at the end of each day. 

Day                  Time                        

TU                    7:00pm–7:45pm           

 


 

NEW THIS SUMMER! SPORTS CAMPS

 

TWO WEEK SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMPS
SESSION I
June 11–June 20
June 25–July 9 (no class on July 4)
SESSION II
July 16–July 25
July 30–August 8

 

3–6 YEARS
Summer is here and the basketball courts will be packed this summer. Get your kids ready to improve their skills while having fun. This class will teach kids hand-eye coordination, basketball fundamentals and learning team concepts.

Day                  Time                       

TU/W/TH           8:30am–9:30am

 

7–9 YEARS
Don’t be left behind this summer! Lace up your shoes and get ready to refine your basketball skills on the hardwood. This is perfect for kids who are looking to develop their game and skills by improving their dribbling, shooting, passing, and player strategy fundamentals.

Day                  Time                       

TU/W/TH           9:30am–10:30am


10–13 YEARS
Keep up with the competition. Learn advanced skills to take your basketball game to the next level. This is a great camp for the young adolescents looking to maximize their court potential and wish to improve their skill set.

Day                  Time                       

TU/W/TH           10:30am–11:30am

 

SPORTS CAMP
SESSION I
June 17–June 21
July 8–July 12
SESSION II
July 22–July 26
August 12–August 16
 

6–12 YEARS

Calling all sports fans! Here is your chance to participate in all your favorite sports this summer including swimming, soccer, basketball, kickball, and more! Please bring a swimsuit and a towel each day!

Day                  Time                       

M-F                  1:30pm-4:00pm

 

For more information, contact: Darrin Harris at dharris@westcookymca.org or 708-383-5200

 

Register Online Here

 

SMTWTFS
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  
See All Month's Events

Subscribe to our Y newsletter

Sign Up