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

Fall Sports Programs

Fall Session I: August 27-October 28

Fall Session II: October 29-Decemebr 23

 

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.  Sign up and enjoy your future star as they develop their basketball skills while taking their interest and game the next level. No class on 9/1/18.

Day                  Time                            FI:M/PM                       FII:M/PM

SA                    10:15am-11:00am       $64/ $128                     $64/$128                      

 
LITTLE KICKERS (3-8 YEARS)

Little kickers is a beginner soccer program for ages 3-8.  Our instructors will teach your child the basic skills of soccer, including passing, dribbling, and agility all through fun games and supervised play.

(3-5 YEARS)

Day                  Time                            FI:M/PM                       FII:M/PM

W                     4:30pm-5:30pm           $72/$144                      $64/$128

(6-8 YEARS)

Day                  Time                            FI:M/PM                       FII:M/PM

W                     6:00pm-7:00pm           $72/$144                      $64/$128

 

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, Floor Hockey and Basketball. No class on 9/3/18.

Day                  Time                            FI:M/PM                       FII:M/PM

M                     10:30am-11:15am        $64/$128                      $64/$128

W                     1:30pm-2:15pm           $72/$144                      $64/$128

 

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, T-Ball, Floor Hockey and Basketball. No class on 11/22/18.

Day                  Time                            FI:M/PM                       FII:M/PM

TU                    10:30am-11:15am       $81/$162                      $72/$144

TH                    3:15pm-4:00pm          $81/$162                      $63/$126

                       

FAMILY SPORTS CLASS (4-6 YEARS)

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).  No class on 9/3.

Day                  Time                            FI:M/PM                       FII:M/PM

M                     6:00pm-6:45pm           $72/$144                      $72/$144

 

YOUTH/TEEN SPORTS

 

YOUTH BASKETBALL SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND DRILLS (6-11 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.  No class 9/3/18.

(6-8 YEARS)

Day                  Time                            FI:M/PM                       FII:M/PM

M                     5:00pm-6:00pm           $80/$160                      $80/$160

(9-11 YEARS)

Day                  Time                            FI:M/PM                       FII:M/PM

M                     6:00pm-7:00pm           $80/$160                      $80/$160

 

3 ON 3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Sign up your team for our 3 on 3 Fall Basketball League at the YMCA. The 3 on 3 format helps you gain skills faster since each player gets more touches of the ball, gives you more space to try new moves, practice new skills and gives you more chances to learn footwork as you cover more distance with fewer players.  All teams will play 10 games during a 5 week period. Each team will play 2 games each week.  No games on 11/24/18.

Session Dates                         Day                  Time                            $/Team

November 3-December 8           SA                  1:45pm-2:45pm             $125

 

BASKETBALL CLINIC (12-14 YEARS)

Youth participants will focus on improving passing, dribbling and shooting skills.

Day                  Time                            FI:M/PM                       FII:M/PM

F                      5:00pm-6:00pm           $90/$180                      $80/$160

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS NIGHT

Pre-teens will have the YMCA gymnasiums to themselves to enjoy basketball, dodgeball, soccer, other sports, pizza and more!  Join us for an evening of fun.

Date                             Day                              Time                            M/PM

October 13                    SA                              6:15pm-8:00pm            $10/$20

November 17                SA                              6:15pm-8:00pm             $10/$20

 

FREE THROW SHOOTING CONTEST
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Come join us for a free throw shooting. Each participant will compete against other individuals in the same age category.  There will be a women’s and men’s division. The best of 15 free throws will be the winner.  Pre-registration is required .  Winners for each age group will be contacted on Monday, November 19th to pick up their prize.

Age                              Time                                        M/PM

12-14 years                  3:00pm-3:45pm                      $5/$10

15-17 years                  4:00pm-4:45pm                      $5/$10

18+ years                    5:00pm-5:45pm                       $5/$10

 

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (6-11 YEARS)

League Dates: October 9-Decemebr 15

Cost: M:$112/PM:$224

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 11/20/18-11/24/18.

 
ROOKIE DIVISION (6-8 YEARS OLD)                                            

Tuesday or Thursday practices from 4:45pm-5:45pm                                        

Saturday games at 11:30am or 12:30pm                                    

 
FUTURE STARS DIVISION (9-11 YEARS OLD)

Tuesday or Thursday practices from 5:00pm-6:00pm   

Saturday games at 11:30am or 12:30pm

 

One-on-One Sports Training / Basketball Training (6-17 years)

Our 1-on-1 basketball Training allows for 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

 

Teens should also check page 31 under Adult Sports for more programs.

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact Steven Thomas at sthomas@westcookymca.org or 708.434.0227

 

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