Youth Sports

Everyone plays. Everyone wins. Youth Sports strive to enhance every child’s personal growth and development, sports skills, and fundamentals. Fair play and sportsmanship, values and a sense of teamwork and physical fitness are incorporated into all we do. And, on top of that, kids have fun!

Our programs fill kids’ discretionary hours with positive activities and caring, adult attention. Coaches – often volunteers, including many parents – emphasize teamwork and cooperation over winning at any cost. Developing good values is far more important than developing the next superstar.


Youth Soccer

This Soccer League will be held at the YMCA, outside on Saturdays. We will be following all current Covid-19 guidelines set forth by the State of Illinois and the YMCA of the USA.

Skills Clinic & Draft: April 10th

  • Toddler & Itty Bitty: None
  • 1st/2nd Grade – Skills Clinic 9:00-9:30 am & Draft 9:30-10:30
  • 3rd/4th Grade – Skills Clinic 10:30-11:00am & Draft 11:00-12:00 

Soccer Program: April 17th—May 15th

Saturday Mornings

  • Toddler: 9:00-9:30
  • Itty Bitty: 9:45-10:30
  • 1st/2nd Grade: 11:00 (Times may change)
  • 3rd/4th Grade: 12:00 (Times may change)

Playoffs & Championship: May 22nd                                                   

  • Toddler & Itty Bitty: None
  • 1st/2nd Grade: TBD
  • 3rd/4th Grade: TBD


  • Members: $29
  • Non-Members: $44


  • Register in person or call the Y at 217-773-2230.
  • The registration deadline is March 28th.
  • Late Registrations will be accepted between March 29th-April 2nd for an additional $10. Registrations will NOT be accepted after April 2nd. Late registrations are not guaranteed a shirt.


For questions regarding youth sports please contact Blake Clowers at (217) 773-2230 or