Youth Sports

Spring Soccer

Our Y has been running the largest YMCA league in downstate, IL since 1975. Youth sports programs encourage healthy competition, the value of participating, team building & individual development. The Y's volunteer coaches emphasize skill development & always having fun! Parent volunteers are paramount to our success. Coaches will receive coaching drills, tips & a credit reimbursement. Teams are made from coaches putting together their teams or from a free agent pool. The games are Friday evenings for U4 & U14 divisions & Saturday mornings for U6-U12 divisions. U4 and U6 division will receive a free t-shirt, U7-U14 division is optional.

Prices vary

Volleyball Clinic

Volleyball Clinics are held at the Kerasotes YMCA for youth ages 7-14. A well-rounded volleyball clinic focused on passing, setting, serving and hitting. Clinics will include skill development, contests and competitions! Prices are $60 for Members and $75 for Public, this clinic includes a T-shirt. For questions, please contact Matthew Eck at for more information. You will be contacted September 6th with expectations sent to the email provided above.

Member - $65 Public - $80

Junior Karate

Class is held Monday-Thursday, with the exception of only advance karate students with green belts and above (or with the instructor's permission) may attend Wednesday classes. Students will learn Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate & practical self-defense in this program. Over time, coordination will improve along with self-confidence, discipline, and self-respect. This class incorporates blocks, kicks, throws, punches, and age appropriate combat and self-defense techniques. A student's rank will be earned by testing based upon hard work, effort, and the ability to meet the requirements for each rank. Classes are taught by tenured instructors and senior students who are ranked and recognized through the National Okinawan Goju Ryu Organization.

Member - $83 Public - $125

Belt Testing

For information on testing, see front desk for registration and pricing. Participants need to schedule time and location with instructor.