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.

For questions regarding youth sports please contact Kristen Buss at (217) 773-2230 or ymcabuss@casscomm.com.


Youth Basketball

2019 Season starts January 26th! Registration deadline is January 11th.

Mt. Sterling ITTY BITTY (4-6 year olds)  
-5 week program beginning January 26
-Only meets on Saturdays from 9-9:45am
-Clinic-style to focus on learning fundamentals
-Member Cost: $22, Non-Member Cost: $36

Mt. Sterling 1st & 2nd Grade CoEd
-6 week program beginning January 26
-Only meets on Saturdays from 10-10:45am
-3 weeks clinics, 3 weeks of coach-controlled scrimmages
-Member Cost: $26, Non-Member Cost: $40

Mt. Sterling 3rd & 4th Grade CoEd                                
-7 week league beginning January 26
-Game times will be 11am, 12pm, 1pm.
-Mandatory skills clinic will be held on Sat, Jan 12th, 9-9:45am
-Member Cost: $26, Non-Member Cost: $40

We have expanded our Youth Basketball Program to RUSHVILLE!!

Rushville ITTY BITTY (4-6 year olds)
-5 week program beginning January 26
-Only meets on Saturdays from 9-9:45am at Rushville/Industry School
-Clinic-style to focus on learning fundamentals
-Member Cost: $22, Non-Member Cost: $36

Rushville 1st & 2nd Grade CoEd
-6 week program beginning January 26
-Only meets on Saturdays from 10-10:45am at Rushville/Industry School
-3 weeks clinics, 3 weeks of coach-controlled scrimmages
-Member Cost: $26, Non-Member Cost: $40

VOLUNTEER COACHES, REFS, SCOREKEEPERS NEEDED! — If interested in volunteering, please contact Kristen Buss at 217-773-2230 or at ymcabuss@casscomm.com


Youth Flag Football

Youth football players are introduced to the fundamentals in our football leagues. Players are led by Y volunteers in drills and games that teach the basic offensive and defensive skills and positions of football. For boys and girls ages 4-11, Y Flag Football is a great learning experience and fun for all ages! Ages divisions are 4-6, 6-8, and 9-11.


Youth Soccer

ITTY BITTY SOCCER (4-6 years old)

Kick off the spring with Itty Bitty Soccer! This 5 week program will be on Saturdays from March 23 – April 20 from 9-9:45am. We will introduce young soccer stars to the basic skills of the game. We will also focus on fundamentals and skill development. The YMCA core values and sportsmanship will also be enforced and taught to the Itty Bitty group. Cleats and shin guards are not required but are encouraged to be worn by the players in this age group. Bring tennis shoes in case bad weather has us in the gym!

YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE (6-8 years old)

Coming to the Mt. Sterling YMCA is our 6-8 year old Soccer League! This 6 week program on Saturdays will be from March 23th – April 27th from 10-10:45 a.m. The first 3 weeks will be clinic style, focusing on basics of the game. The last 3 weeks will include scrimmages between all teams. Cleats aren’t a requirement but are encouraged to be worn by the players. Shin guards ARE required. Neither cleats nor shin guards are provided by the YMCA. Jerseys will be provided by the Y. Bring tennis shoes in case bad weather has us in the gym! Volunteer coaches will be needed!