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.
The YMCA youth basketball league is a developmental recreational program for PreK-6th grades. The program objectives are: development of basketball skills, teaching sportsmanship & fair play, socialization among teammates & other teams, and enjoyment of the sport of basketball.
The progressive nature of YMCA baseball provides a fun experience for kids at any level. Coaches teach the basic fundamentals of catching, throwing, hitting and teamwork. Every kid plays in YMCA leagues. Games and equipment developmentally appropriate to maximize fun and success. For our youngest players, the tee provides them with a stable ball while learning the basic motions of hitting. Coach pitch provides a friendly face for players when the pitch starts coming at them.
Registration opens in January.
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.
Registration opens in June.
Youth Running Club
Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of the program, the participants will run in the 37th Annual Turkey Run. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5k gives the participants a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when they realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.
Registration opens in July.
Cancellation Hotline (217) 257-8260
Youth Sports may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. If it’s raining or there is bad winter weather, please call (217) 257-8260 after 4:00pm Monday through Friday or 10:00am on Saturday and Sunday to find out if games have been cancelled for the day. This number is only updated in the instance of a cancellation. If you call and an old cancellation message is what you hear, assume the scheduled games are being played as planned.
Team & Sign Sponsorship
Attention Business Owners: Want to see your logo on shirts worn by kids all over town? How about on a sign at a ball field where over 1,000 kids enjoy team sports? The Quincy Family YMCA offers many sponsorship options. For more information, contact Michelle Terwelp at 217-222-9622, ext 209.