EDWARDSVILLE YMCA

ESIC CENTER • MEYER CENTER • ALLISON CASSENS EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

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Current Session

Summer 2 (5 Weeks)
July 10th - Aug. 13th

Recreational Sports

Recreation VolleyballSOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Our YMCA has the unique ability to offer a variety of activities all in one place! Our Recreational Sports Department offers both adult and youth leagues, racquetball courts (for leagues & open play) and martial arts!

Youth Leagues

WE’VE GOT SPORTS

NOTICE: Not all classes are offered each session. Please check the schedules and fee listing to ensure that your class of interest is currently being offered. If you do not see your class of interest as an option, be assured it will be available at a later date.

RECREATIONAL SPORTS

VOLUNTEER COACHES

The success of our youth sports program is dependent on support and involvement from volunteers. Share a special experience with your child; sign up as a volunteer coach by checking the box on your registration form.

FALL YOUTH SPORTS

YOUTH SOCCER (KINDERGARTEN - 8TH GRADE)

League games will begin on Sept. 9th and run for 6 weeks. Registration is open to youth in Kindergarten - 8th grade. Kindergarten will be co-ed. All other leagues will be boys or girls. Late registrants will be taken as long as room allows. This league focuses on the fundamentals and teamwork.

Fees: Members $46 | Non-members $62
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: May 30th - July 30th
Late Fee: $10
League Begins: September 9th
Time: Various
Location: SIUE Soccer Fields

ROOKIES SOCCER (4 & 5 YEARS IN PRE-K)

Join our pre-competitive soccer program for kids who are not yet in Kindergarten and cannot wait to start playing the game of soccer! Participants will have an opportunity to meet together as a team to work on individual skills, soccer tactics, team skills and strategies. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches and team helpers. Requests for specific practice times cannot be matched.

Fees: Members $46 | Non-members $62
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: May 30th - July 30th
Late Fee: $10
League Begins: September 9th
Time: Various
Location: SIUE Soccer Fields

FLAG FOOTBALL (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

Fall’s just around the corner, and football is too! Games are on Saturday afternoons and occasional Thursday evenings starting September 9th after soccer is over down at the soccer fields by Korte Stadium. The league is open to both boys and girls and serves as a great opportunity for parents to get involved as volunteer coaches. Requests for specific practice times cannot be matched.

Fees: Members $46 | Non-members $62
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: May 30th - July 30th
Late Fee: $10
League Begins: September 9th
Time: Various
Location: SIUE Soccer Fields

BOYS 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE (9 - 15 YEARS)

A 3-On-3 league where players sign up as a team or an individual (max 4 players per team). Pre-season clinic will be held the first night & 5-game season (6 total nights). The divisions will be based on age. Games will be half court games. Practices are not provided. Coaches are not required. Younger players may play in the older divisions (e.g. – 11-year old in the 13U division). The captain is the first person on the roster and will be contacted with league information once the league is set.

Fees: Individual: Members $35 | Non-members: $50 | 3 or more players are Edwardsville YMCA Members $100 | 2 or more players are Non-members: $135
(Jersey Included)
Registration: May 30th - August 13th
Late Fee: $10
League Begins: September 9th
Time: Various Tuesday Evenings
Location: Esic & Meyer Centers
Click Here For Registration Form

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE (9TH - 12TH GRADE)

A recreational league for girls who are currently in 9th – 12th grade. The league will provide a fun environment in which girls can develop and improve their volleyball skills through game play. Practices and games will be held in both Meyer and Esic Center gymnasiums. League games will be held on Wednesday evenings with an occasional Saturday game. The league will begin on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017. Fill out the registration form on the back of this flyer and return it to the Edwardsville YMCA immediately! 

Fees: Members $47 | Non-members $64
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: June 29th - August 13th
Late Fee: $10
League Begins: September 6th
Time: Various
Location: Esic & Meyer Centers
Click Here For Registration Form

GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC (5TH - 8TH GRADE)

A basketball clinic for girls led by Coach Chris Jones. The clinic will be designed to develop and sharpen the girls’ basketball skills for beginners and experienced and will also serve as a prep course for girls who want to try out for a local middle school team. Fill out the registration form on the back of this flyer and return it to the Edwardsville YMCA immediately! 

Fees: Members $15 | Non-members $25
Registration: Now - August 21st
Clinic Dates: Tuesday, August 22nd & Wednesday, August 23rd
Time: 6:30 - 8:15pm
Location: Meyer Center
Click Here For Registration Form

BOYS VOLLEYBALL (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

All 2nd-8th grade boys come on out to join in the exciting Boys Volleyball League! This league is for beginners and experienced players alike. Practices are typically on Tuesdays - Fridays between 5-9 pm at both the Esic and Meyer Center. Volunteer coaches will be needed as well, so bring the whole family to come watch some exciting boys volleyball action. Requests for specific practice times cannot be matched.

Fees: Members $47 | Non-members: $64
(T-Shirt Included)
Registration: July 31st - September 17th
Late Fee: $10
League Begins: October 28th
Time: Various 
Location: Esic & Meyer Centers

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (9TH - 12TH GRADE)

This league is for players of all levels and abilities. Games will be played primarily on Saturday mornings & early afternoons. Practices are typically on Tuesdays - Fridays between 5:00 - 9:00pm at both the Esic and Meyer Center. Requests for specific practice times cannot be matched.

Fees: Members $47 | Non-members $64
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: July 29th - September 17th
Late Fee: $10
League Begins: October 28th
Time: Various
Location: Esic & Meyer Centers

Adult Leagues

LEAGUES: BUILD FRIENDSHIPS, HAVE FUN

NOTICE: Not all classes are offered each session. Please check the schedules and fee listing to ensure that your class of interest is currently being offered. If you do not see your class of interest as an option, be assured it will be available at a later date.

RECREATIONAL SPORTS

ADULT SPORTS PHILOSOPHY
YMCA adult sports provide a non-competitive, sports related atmosphere where adults can come and fellowship with each other. Adult sports programs emphasize physical fitness and fun for people in Edwardsville and the surrounding communities.

FALL ADULT SPORTS

CO-ED SAND VOLLEYBALL (AGES 17+)
This league will be Coed 4’s (2 guys and 2 girls), so be sure to bring you’re A game. In case you missed the Summer Sand Volleyball League or just didn’t get enough, here’s your chance to play some sand volleyball! Games are on Wednesday nights. Only the top 4 teams make the playoffs (6-game regular season).

Team Fees: $130
Late Fee: $25
Registration: June 19th - July 16th
League Begins: August 2nd 
Location: Meyer Center

CO-ED ADULT VOLLEYBALL (AGES 17+)
MONDAY NIGHT VOLLEYBALL! Register for Fall Volleyball now in one of our four divisions: Recreational, Intermediate, Competitive, or Power. Not only do you get regular season games, but all teams are eligible (regardless of record) for post-season play too! League play will be on Monday nights only. The double
elimination tournament will start November 6th. All team players must be at least 17 years old. Any team who has not paid by Aug. 20th will have to pay a $25 late fee. Games will be played at the Meyer and Esic Centers.

Team Fees: $260
Late Fee: $25
Registration: June 19th - August 20th
League Begins: September 11th
Location: Esic & Meyer Center

FALL ULTIMATE FRISBEE LEAGUE (HIGH SCHOOL & UP)
Come sign up for our Ultimate Frisbee League and first one for the Fall season. This league is open to high school players and up. The games are on Saturday afternoons and will be played on the YMCA soccer fields at SIUE by Korte Stadium. Teams may have up to 12 players on a roster, and 5 play at a time.

Team Fees: $150
Late Fee: $25
Registration: June 19th - August 27th
League Begins: September 9th
Location: SIUE Soccer Fields

ADULT RACQUETBALL CONVENIENCE LEAGUE 
The Edwardsville YMCA will be offering a Fall racquetball convenience league for all interested men and women. This is a great way to meet other racquetball players. Multiple divisions will be set up based on the skill level of the players. You play one match per week for 10 weeks. (Court rental rates vary for members and non-members.)

Fee: $5
Registration: June 13th - August 27th 
League Begins: September 11th
Location: Esic Center
Red Division Schedule - Coming Soon

ADULT OPEN VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM (WALK-IN)
Members 17 years or older are encouraged to come up to the Esic Center on Wednesday evenings to get in a game of open volleyball.

Wednesday | 8:00 - 10:00PM | Esic Center

Martial Arts

MARTIAL ARTS

The art of Tae Kwon Do, “The Kicking and Punching Way”, is the core of the YMCA Martial Arts curriculum. This traditional kicking system is combined with training derived from Judo, Jujitsu, Grappling, and American-Style kickboxing for a well-rounded system. Children, teens and adults develop healthy lifestyle habits such as weight loss, self discipline, self-control and self-confidence through martial arts training. The instructors focus on students developing self-confidence by learning practical self-defense, a system that focuses on practical application of danger awareness and skills to redirect violence before a physical confrontation is necessary. Students also train in sport Tae Kwon Do and Karate for those interested in local competitions and tournaments.

TIGER MITES (AGES 4-6) 
The only necessary requirements are the knowledge of major body parts, left & right, and the ability to play “Simon Says.” Students will learn skills such as adult victim prevention, “stranger danger”, and motor skill development. Respect and discipline are greatly emphasized.

Monday or Wednesday | 5:00 - 5:30pm
Members $30 | Non-Members $40

WHITE, YELLOW & GREEN BELTS (AGES 7+) 
Beginner/intermediate Tae Kwon Do classes are for students who have limited or no experience in martial arts. Classes focus on skill development in traditional forms, kicks, and self-defense, including “bully busting” and “predator defense”, that build discipline, self-confidence and better health. We also focus on overall fitness using a variety of martial and sports specific conditioning for grappling and kickboxing. Students also learn sport Karate and Tae Kwon Do tournament style sparring. This class is a combination of Youth & Adult students.

Monday 5:35 - 6:50pm | Wednesday 5:35 - 6:50pm
Members $40 | NON-MEMBERS $60
Monday & Wednesday 5:35 - 6:50PM
Members $60 | Non-Members $80

ESCRIMA (AGES 8+) 
A Philippine-based martial art that uses rattan sticks as well as empty hand techniques. Practicing escrima can improve strength, stamina, eye hand coordination and balance. This martial art is great for adults, because it does not require a high level of flexibility or athleticism (no high kicks!) to perform properly. This class will not meet the last Saturday of the session due to a conflict with the Belt Test.

Saturday 9:30 - 10:15am
Members $35 | Non-Members $55 

ADVANCED BELTS (AGES 7+) 
Advanced Tae Kwon Do class includes traditional forms, kicks and self-defense. Students in this class have achieved at least a blue belt and are training for their Black Belt. This is a combination of Youth & Adult students. We focus on total body conditioning using a variety of martial and sports specific conditioning for grappling and kickboxing. Students also learn sport Karate and Tae Kwon Do tournament style sparring. For advanced students Blue Belt and above and all adults.

Monday 6:55 - 8:15pm | Wednesday 6:55 - 8:15pm
Members $40 | Non-Members $60
Monday & Wednesday 6:55 - 8:15pm
Members $60 | Non-Members $80

OPEN MARTIAL ARTS (AGES 7+) 
All martial arts students can attend open class for sparring, extra practice and conditioning. Students will receive extra training on Saturdays in traditional skills, conditioning, Tae Kwon Do and Karate sport sparring as well as grappling. Available for currently enrolled martial arts students only.(EXCLUDES ESCRIMA STUDENTS)

Saturday | 8:30 - 9:30am
Martial Arts Students: Free

Racquetball

Racquetball & Wallyball

MEMBERS
PRIME TIME $7 / COURT | NON– PRIME $5 / COURT (NON-MEMBERS WHO ARE GUESTS OF MEMBERS WILL BE ASSESSED AN ADDITIONAL $1 PER HOUR FEE)

NON–MEMBERS
MAY RESERVE A COURT BY PURCHASING A $10 DAILY GUEST PASS + THE COURT FEE + $1 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL NON-MEMBER

DID YOU KNOW…..
  • Racquetball was invented in 1950 at the Greenwich, Connecticut YMCA by Joe Sobek.
  • It is an easy activity to learn!
  • Burns 200 to 400 calories per hour while building cardio-respiratory & muscular endurance.
  • Provides a challenge as the game requires skill, accuracy, strategy and agility.

RACQUETBALL COURT RENTALS
The Esic Center has two courts that are available for rental each day of the week. Courts may be reserved seven days in advance. Reservations can be made at the YMCA service desk or over the phone. Courts will be held for 15 minutes following the reserved time, after which the reservation will be canceled for use by someone else. All players must check in at the front desk & all court fees must be paid prior to entering the court.

SAFETY & EQUIPMENT
Please bring your own safety gear, racquets and fresh racquetballs, as we can’t guarantee the front desk will have these to loan when needed. Always play it safe and follow the safety rules, using eye protection, wrist straps and calling “hinder” to avoid injuries.

*PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 12 OR OLDER TO PLAY. 12 TO 17 YEAR OLDS MUST WEAR PROTECTIVE EYE WEAR.*

RACQUETBALL ANNUAL PASS
YMCA Members now have a way to pay for racquetball annually! This pass will cover the card-holders’ portion of all
racquetball court rentals for one year from the purchase date. Passes can be purchased at the Esic Center front desk.

ANNUAL PASS FEES: Full Privilege Members: $60 | Basic Members: $75
FAMILY ANNUAL PASS: $100 (Pass covers the full court fee for individuals on the same family membership)

FREE SATURDAY MORNING “MEMBERS ONLY” CHALLENGE COURT
Racquetball courts are reserved every Saturday morning from 8:00–10:00 AM as challenge courts for use by members only at no charge! 

ADULT RACQUETBALL CONVENIENCE LEAGUE
The Edwardsville YMCA will be offering a Spring/Summer racquetball convenience league for all interested men and women. This is a great way to meet other racquetball players. Multiple divisions will be set up based on the skill level of the players. You play one match per week for 10 weeks. (Court rental rates vary for members and non-members.)

Fee: $5
Registration: March 23rd - April 24th
League Begins: May 1st
Location: Esic Center
Red Division Schedule

WALLYBALL

This awesome sport adds a whole new dimension to the exciting game of Volleyball. The general concepts of Wallyball are very similar to indoor volleyball and can be played in the YMCA racquetball courts. Wallyball provides the element of surprise as an ordinary volley can go in many directions when spiking the ball off the walls.

MEMBERS: PRIME TIME $7/Court
NON-PRIME:$5/Court (non-members who are guests of members will be assessed an additional $1/ hour fee)

NON–MEMBERS May reserve a court by purchasing a $10 daily guest pass + the court fee + $1 for each additional non-member contact the service desk at 618.656.0436 or visit our website for more information about racquetball & wallyball.

Rec. Sports Schedules

Spring Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Schedule 

Summer Racquetball

Red Division

Fall 4's Sand Volleyball

Competitive Division

4's Sand Volleyball Rules 

Rec. Sports Standings

Summer Racquetball Convenience League

Red Division

Spring Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate 

Summer Co-ed Sand Volleyball

Recreational Division

Intermediate Division

Competitive Division

Rec. Sports Forms

Fall

Fall Youth Sports

Fall Boys Basketball 3-On-3

Fall High School Girl's Volleyball

Fall Girls Basketball Clinic

Fall Adult Sports

Rec. Sports Sponsors

Soccer Team Sponsors

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Annies Bard Didriksen BJ's Printables
Borden Dental Brickman BWW
Bull N Bear

Cassens Insurance Agency

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Club Z Commerce Bank Country Financial
Dam's Garage

AllState

Dave Strong

Hyten Dental
Diamond Bros Edisons Educational Services
Edwardsville Auto Inc Edwardsville Childrens Museum Edwardsville Online
First Christian Church First Mid Fitness Designs
Garwoods GCS Gebhardt
GlenED Soccer Goodsports Happy Up Inc
Hope Rescues Hortica Jerrys Tire

Lincoln School Alumni Foundation

Madison Mutual Market Basket
Massage Luxe Mathis Marifian Richter McDonalds
Metro Eye Care Meyer Properties Northside
Oak Brook Golf Ooh La La Panteras
Papa Murphy Radzom RP Lumber
Shoe Carnival

SIUA

Sonic
Southside Sunset Hills Auto Body
Bank of Edwardsville Law Office Jessica Koester Law Office Of Lauren Koebel
Lion Forge Town And Country Bank To Dos
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