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.
- We teach and strengthen the skills of every child for the sports they love to play.
- We instill and develop the YMCA character values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility through key elements such as teamwork and good sportsmanship.
- 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 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Sports Programs
Fall I Session: September 3-October 27
Fall II Session: October 28-December 22
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.
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).
LITTLE KICKERS (3–8 YEARS)
Little kickers is a beginner soccer program. Our instructors will teach your child the basic skills of soccer, including passing, dribbling, and agility all through fun games and supervised play.
W 4:30 pm–5:15 pm
W 6:00 pm–6:45 pm
SPORT SHORTS (3–5 YEARS)
This class is full of games and activities catered to help your 3-5 year old child develop the necessary balance, movement, hand-eye-foot coordination, and team building skills to succeed in youth sports. Sports include T-Ball, Kickball, Soccer, Football, Floor Hockey and Basketball.
W 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
SPORT FUNDAMENTALS (4–6 YEARS)
This class is full of games and activities catered to help your child develop the necessary balance, movement, hand-eye-foot coordination, and team building skills to succeed in youth sports. Sports include Dodgeball, Football, Soccer, Kickball, T-Ball, Floor Hockey and Basketball.
TH 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
INTRAMURAL SPORTS (3–5 YEARS)
This program is held at St. John’s Lutheran Church Gymnasium. Join our sport instructor for a program full of games and activities catered to help your 3-5 year old child develop the necessary balance, movement, hand-eyefoot coordination, and team building skills to improve their participation in sport activities. A different sport will be introduced each week and will include basketball, kickball, floor hockey, t-ball, soccer, football, dodgeball and much more! Join today for some fall fun.
M 10:45 am–11:30 am
FAMILY SPORTS CLASS (3–5 YEARS) WITH ADULT
This program is held at St. John’s Lutheran Church Gymnasium.
Families and children will learn and play a variety of sports, which include basketball, kickball, T-ball, floor hockey, soccer, and more. Please register the child for the class and the adults who would be attending (already included in the fee).
M 3:00 pm–3:45 pm
PRESCHOOL SWIM AND GYM
This class incorporates a gym session of various sports and games with a 30-minute swim lesson. Preschooler should come to class in their swimsuit. Class drop-off will be in the small gym and pick up will take place on the pool deck.
M 12:45 pm–2:00 pm
W 9:15 am–10:30 am
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.
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.
YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (6–11 YEARS)
League Dates: October 15–December 21
Our Youth Basketball League is designed to focus on player development through fundamental skill work, sportsmanship and team building concepts every time they take the floor. Everyone plays (automatic sub rotation)! Practices will be held on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays for one hour and games will be played on Saturdays. No practices or games 11/25/19-11/30/19.
ROOKIE DIVISION (6-8 YEARS OLD)
TU or TH 4:45 pm-5:45 pm
SAT 11:30 am or 12:30 pm
FUTURE STARS DIVISION (9-11 YEARS OLD)
TU or TH 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm
SAT 11:30 am or 12:30 pm
ONE ON ONE SPORTS TRAINING/BASKETBALL TRAINING (6-17 YEARS)
Our 1 on 1 basketball training allows youth to connect with basketball coaches who turn your weaknesses into strengths, improve your fundamental skills, and increase your confidence on the court.
Package of 6 Sessions Fee: $150