EDWARDSVILLE YMCA

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

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Current Session

Winter 2 (7 Weeks)
Feb. 20th - April 9th

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.

SPRING YOUTH SPORTS

*NEW* LACROSSE (7-10 YEARS)

We are starting a Lacrosse program at the Y! This class will be open to boys and girls from 7 - 10 years old. This class does not require any prior experience with lacrosse! The following equipment will be available for all participants: helmet with face mask, elbow pads, gloves and lacrosse stick. Note: Parents are allowed on the floor for instructional purposes only. 

Fees: Members $25 | Non-members $40
Registration Begins: March 27th (members) | April 3rd (non-members)
Class Dates: Thursday Nights | April 20th - May 25th
Time: 5:00 - 5:50pm
Location: Meyer Center

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

Registration is open to girls in 2nd-8th grade. Practice times will be offered as space and scheduling allows (usually Tuesday - Friday 5:00-9:00pm in 1 hour increments). Games will be played primarily on Saturday mornings & early afternoons and Monday/Tuesday nights. This is an instructional league with an emphasis on fun, teamwork, fundamentals and equal playing time.

Fees: Members $46 | Non-members $62
(T-shirt Included)
Late Fee: $10
Registration: January 30th - March 26th 
League Begins: April 29th 
Location: Esic & Meyer Center

BOYS VOLLEYBALL (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

All 2nd-8th grade boys come on out to join in the exciting Boys Volleyball League! Be a part of the growing trend as you learn to pass, set, spike, and serve. Volunteer coaches will be needed as well, so bring the whole family to come watch some exciting boys volleyball action.

Fees: Members $46 | Non-members $62
(T-shirt Included)
Late Fee: $10
Registration: January 30th - March 26th
League Begins: April 29th
Location: Esic & Meyer Center

SUMMER YOUTH SPORTS

ROOKIES SPORTS SAMPLER (4 - 7 YEARS)

This camp is for boys and girls ages 4 - 7 and will allow them to sample four different sports: basketball, football, volleyball, and baseball. This camp will serve as an introduction to each of these sports and touch on some of the basic skills they’ll need. Each day will focus on healthy living habits as well. 

Fees: Members $35 | Non-members $50
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: April 3rd - June 4th (1st Session) | April 3rd - July 9th (2nd Session)
Camp Dates: June 5th - 9th (1st Session) | July 10th - 14th (2nd Session)
Time: 9:30 - 10:45am
Location: Esic Center

LACROSSE CAMP (2ND - 5TH GRADE)

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in America right now. Give it a try and sign up for one of our 2-day Lacrosse Camps. Campers will be provided with a stick, helmet, gloves, and any other equipment necessary. Campers should bring both non-metal cleats and tennis shoes. Campers may bring their own equipment as well.

Fees: Members $15 | Non-members $23
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: Starts April 3rd
2nd - 3rd Grade Camp: June 5th - 6th
4th - 5th Grade Camp: July 7th - 8th
Time: 6:00 - 7:15pm
Location: Meyer Center

SOCCER CAMP (PRE K - 5TH GRADE)

Basic skills will be covered and refined each day, building up to game play and strategy as the camp progresses. Must be at least 4 years old and able to be apart from parents/caretaker for entirety of camp.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-members $45
Registration: April 3rd - June 9th
Camp Dates: June 12th - 15th
Time: 9:00 - 10:00am
Location: Meyer Center

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP (1ST - 7TH GRADE)

This camp will cover the fundamentals of volleyball. Campers will get to have each element of the game broken down, so they can replicate these skills on a consistent basis. Basic skills to be covered include: passing, setting, serving, and attacking.

Fees: Members $37 | Non-members $54
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: April 3rd - June 21st
Camp Dates: June 26th - 29th
Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Location: Meyer Center

FOOTBALL CAMP (1ST - 7TH GRADE)

Our Football Camp will cover passing, catching, running routes, defensive coverage, and basic football agility. This camp will help players getting ready for the Fall football season regardless of the league they’re playing in. If your child wants to improve their passing, catching, route running skills, and overall defensive skills then this is the camp for them!

Fees: Members $30 | Non-members $45
Registration: April 3rd - July 9th
Camp Dates: July 10th - 13th
Time: 6:00 - 7:15pm
Location: Meyer Center

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.

SPRING & SUMMER ADULT SPORTS

CO-ED SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE (AGES 17+)
MONDAY/TUESDAY NIGHT VOLLEYBALL! Register for Summer Sand Volleyball now in one of our three divisions: Recreational, Intermediate, or Competitive. The Competitive Division will play on Monday nights, Recreational Division will play on Tuesday nights, and the Intermediate Division will play on Wednesday nights. Not only do you get regular season games, but all teams are eligible (regardless of record) for post-season play too! All team players must be 17 years or older. Games will be played at the Meyer Center. The roster and registration form needs to be completely filled out when it is turned in.

Team Fees: $250
Late Fee: $25
Registration: March 23rd - April 23rd
League Begins: Competitive: May 8th | Recreational: May 9th | Intermediate: May 10th
Location: Esic & Meyer Center

SPRING ULTIMATE FRISBEE LEAGUE (HIGH SCHOOL AGE +)
Come sign up for our Ultimate Frisbee League. This league is open to high school players and up. The games are on Saturday mornings 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: March 6th - April 23rd
League Begins: April 29th 
Location: Esic & Meyer Center

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

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

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 Youth Soccer

Soccer Field Layouts

Rookies Soccer Rules

Rookies Team List

Rookies Schedule

Youth (K - 8th) Soccer Rules

Kindergarten Schedule

1st Grade Boys Schedule

1st Grade Girls Schedule

2nd Grade Boys Schedule

2nd Grade Girls Schedule

3rd-4th Grade Boys Schedule

3rd-4th Grade Girls Schedule

5th-8th Grade Boys Schedule

5th-8th Grade Girls Schedule

Spring Youth Volleyball

2nd-3rd Grade Scrimmage Schedule

4th-5th Grade Scrimmage Schedule

6th-8th Grade Scrimmage Schedule

Spring Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Schedule 

Summer Racquetball

Red Division

Blue Division

Summer Co-ed Sand Volleyball

Recreational Division

Intermediate Division

Rec. Sports Standings

Winter Racquetball Convenience League

Red Division

Blue Division

Spring Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate 

Rec. Sports Forms

Spring & Summer

Summer Camp Youth Sports

Summer Youth Basketball Camps

Spring & Summer Adult Sports