EDWARDSVILLE YMCA

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

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Current Session

Fall 2 (7 Weeks)
Oct. 16th - Dec. 10th

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/WINTER YOUTH SPORTS

ROOKIES BASKETBALL (1ST - 2ND GRADE)

Our 1st/2nd Grade Basketball program is a great introductory league for boys & girls. The basics of basketball are covered the first 3 Saturdays of the season during Saturday morning practices with coaches, kids & YMCA staff. The last 3 weeks of the season parents get to watch their kids scrimmage as they start sharpening their newly learned basketball skills & knowledge in game play. Additional weeknight practices will be led by the coach (no YMCA staff provided for the weeknight practices).

Fees: Members $38 | Non-members $56
(T-Shirt Included)
Registration: September 25th - November 13th
Late Fee: $10
Coach Led Practices Begin: Week of December 4th
Staff Led Practices: December 16th, January 6th & 13th
Games: January 20th, 27th & February 3rd 
Time: Various 
Location: Esic & Meyer Centers

GIRLS BASKETBALL (3RD - 8TH GRADE)

This is an instructional league for girls looking to improve their basketball skills with an emphasis on fundamentals & equal playing time. Games will primarily be on Saturdays with occasional weeknight games. Practices will be on weeknights. 

Fees: Members $48 | Non-members $66
(T-Shirt Included)
Registration: September 25th - November 13th
Late Fee: $10
Program Dates: December 16th - February 3rd
Time: Various 
Location: Esic & Meyer Centers

BOYS BASKETBALL (3RD - 8TH GRADE)

This is an instructional league for boys looking to improve their basketball skills with an emphasis on fundamentals & equal playing time. Games will primarily be on Saturdays with occasional weeknight games. Practices will be on weeknights. 

Fees: Members $48 | Non-members $66
(T-Shirt Included)
Registration: November 27th - January 16th
Late Fee: $10
Program Dates: February 17th - March 24th
Time: Various 
Location: Esic & Meyer Centers

LEARN TO PLAY LACROSSE (AGES 8 - 10)

Sign your boy or girl up for our Lacrosse program and save big on the equipment! We provide the equipment (helmet, stick, chest protector, gloves and elbow pads) while your child learns to play Lacrosse. Our instructors will teach the basic skills such as: scooping, passing, catching, shooting, cradling and more during the classes. You will need to provide a mouth piece. SESSION CLASS (7 WEEKS)

Fees: Members $25 | Non-members $40
Fall 2 Registration Begins: Members: October 2nd | Non-Members: October 9th
Class Begins: October 19th
Day/Time: Thursday 5:00 - 5:50pm
Location: Meyer Center

SPRING YOUTH SPORTS

YOUTH SOCCER (KINDERGARTEN - 8TH GRADE)

This is a recreational soccer league that focuses on fun, fundamentals and teamwork. Practices are primarily on weeknights at the coach's discretion within the Edwardsville or Glen Carbon city limits. Requests for specific practice times cannot be matched.   

Fees: Members $46 | Non-members $62
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: December 11th - February 11th
Late Fee: $10
League Dates: March 17th - April 21st
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 using the "games approach". Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches and team helpers.

Fees: Members $46 | Non-members $62
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: December 11th - February 11th
Late Fee: $10
League Dates: March 17th - April 21st
Time: Various
Location: SIUE Soccer Fields

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

This is an instructional league with an emphasis on fundamentals and equal playing time. Boys sign up to play on boy's teams and girls sign up to play on girl's teams. Game will be played primarily on Saturday mornings and early afternoons. Practice times will be offered as space and scheduling allows.

Fees: Members $47 | Non-members $64
(T-shirt Included)
Registration: January 29th - March 25th 
Late Fee: $10
League Dates: April 28th - May 22nd
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.

WINTER/SPRING ADULT SPORTS

CO-ED ADULT VOLLEYBALL (AGES 17+)
MONDAY NIGHT VOLLEYBALL! Register for Winter 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. All team players must be at least 17 years old. Any team who has not paid by March 26th 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: October 23rd - December 24th
League Dates: January 8th - March 26th
Location: Esic & Meyer Center

CO-ED SAND VOLLEYBALL (AGES 17+)
It's never too early to start planning for summer! Come on out and have a blast on the outdoor sand volleyball court at the Meyer Center! Competitive league play will be on Monday nights, Recreational league will play on Tuesday and Intermediate league play will be on Wednesday nights. The setup is the same as our indoor leagues with six players (3 men and 3 women) on either side, so be sure to bring you’re A game.

Team Fees: $225
Late Fee: $25
Registration: February 12th - April 22nd
Competitive League Begins: May 7th 
Recreational League Begins: May 8th
Intermediate League Begins:
May 9th
Location: 
Meyer Center

ADULT RACQUETBALL CONVENIENCE LEAGUE 
The Edwardsville YMCA will be offering a Winter 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: October 23rd - December 31st 
League Begins: January 8th
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 5:40 - 6:40pm | Wednesday 5:40 - 6:40pm
Members $40 | Non-Members $60
Monday & Wednesday 5:40 - 6:40PM
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 6:50 - 8:00pm | Wednesday 6:50 - 8:00pm
Members $40 | Non-Members $60
Monday & Wednesday 6:50 - 8:00pm
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: June 19th - August 27th 
League Begins: September 11th
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

Fall Youth Volleyball

2nd-3rd Volleyball Schedule

4th - 5th Volleyball Schedule

6th -8th Volleyball Schedule

Fall Coed Volleyball

Recreational Division

Recreational Bracket

Intermediate Division

Intermediate Bracket

Competitive Division

Competitive Bracket

Power Division

Power Bracket

Winter Youth Basketball

3rd-4th Grade Scrimmage Schedule

5th-6th Grade Scrimmage Schedule

7th-8th Grade Scrimmage Schedule

Spring Soccer Leagues

Soccer Fields Layout

Rookies Soccer Rules 

Youth Soccer Rules

Rec. Sports Standings

Fall Co-ed Indoor Volleyball

Recreational Division

Intermediate Division

Competitive Division

Power Division

Rec. Sports Forms

Winter

Winter Youth Sports

Winter Adult Sports

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