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.

WINTER YOUTH SPORTS

2ND GRADE BASKETBALL (2ND-8TH)

Our 2nd Grade Basketball program is a great introductory league for boys and girls. The basics of basketball are covered the first 3 weeks 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 and knowledge in game play.

Fees: Members $37 | Non-members $55
(Jersey Included)
Late Fee: $10
Registration: October 3rd - December 18th
League Dates: January 7th - February 11th
Location: Meyer Center

GIRLS BASKETBALL (3RD-8TH)

Registration is open to girls in 3rd-8th grade. Practices will be on weeknights. Team practices will start in early December with league games beginning on January 7th and running for 6 weeks. Games will primarily be on Saturday mornings and early afternoons depending on the age division with occasional weeknight games. This is an instructional league for girls looking to improve their basketball skills with an emphasis on fundamentals and equal playing time.

Fees: Members $47 | Non-members $65
(Jersey Included)
Late Fee: $10
Registration: October 3rd - November 20th
League Dates: January 7th - February 11th
Location: Esic & Meyer Centers & Woodland Elementary

BOYS BASKETBALL (3RD-8TH)

Registration is open to boys in 3rd-8th grade. Team practices will start in mid-February with league games beginning on February 25th and running for 6 weeks. Games will primarily be on Saturdays with occasional weeknight games. Basketball game times will be on Saturday mornings the first three weeks of the season before YMCA Soccer starts. The last three Saturdays the game times will be pushed back later in the day to accommodate any boys participating in both Youth Soccer and Boys Basketball. This is an instructional league for boys looking to improve their basketball skills with an emphasis on fundamentals and equal playing time.

Fees: Members $47 | Non-members $65
(T-shirt included)
Late Fee: $10
Registration: December 5th - January 29th
League Dates: February 25th - April 1st
Location: Esic & Meyer Centers & Woodland Elementary

*NEW* SPECIAL LACROSSE CLINIC (7-10 YEARS)

We are starting a Lacrosse program at the Y! This special one day clinic is open to boys and girls from 7 - 10 years old. Participants do not have to have 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: FREE
Registration: Now - February 11th
Clinic Date: Saturday, February 11th
Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Meyer Center

*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: February 6th (members) | February 10th (non-members)
Class Dates: Thursday Nights | February 23rd - April 6th
Time: 5:00 - 5:50pm
Location: Meyer Center

SPRING YOUTH SPORTS

ROOKIES SOCCER (4-5YRS)

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 on Saturday mornings. The first 3 Saturdays will be half practice, half scrimmage versus another team. The last 3 Saturdays will be scrimmage versus another team for the entire time. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches and team helpers.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-members $60
(T-shirt Included)
Late Fee: $10
Registration: December 12th - February 12th
League Begins: March 18th
Location: SIUE Soccer Fields

YOUTH SOCCER (KINDERGARTEN-8TH)

Registration is open to youth from Kindergarten - 8th grade. The season consists of 6 games. Kindergarten will be co-ed. All other leagues will be boys or girls. This is an instructional league with an emphasis on fun, teamwork, fundamentals and equal playing time. Teams typically practice once a week (occasionally twice a week) for about an hour or so. Coaches pick their own practice times/locations while considering the players/parents as well.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-members $60
(T-shirt Included)
Late Fee: $10
Registration:December 12th - February 12th
League Begins:March 18th
Location:SIUE Soccer Fields

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 ADULT SPORTS

CO-ED INDOOR VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE (AGES 17+)
We offer four different divisions of leagues: Recreational, Intermediate, Competitive, and 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 March 6th. All team players must be at least 17 years old. Teams who aren’t registered and paid by December 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 24th - December 26th
League Begins: January 9th

ADULT RACQUETBALL CONVENIENCE LEAGUE 
The YMCA will be offering a winter racquetball convenience league for all interested men & women. This is a great way to meet other racquetball players. Multiple divisions will be set up based on the skill levels of the players.

Fee: $5
Registration: October 24th - January 1st
League Begins: January 9th

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 YMCA will be offering a winter racquetball convenience league for all interested men & women. This is a great way to meet other racquetball players. Multiple divisions will be set up based on the skill levels of the players.

Registration: October 24th - January 1st
League Begins: January 9th 
Esic Center | Fee: $5

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

Winter CoEd Indoor Volleyball

Competitive Schedule

Intermediate Schedule

Recreational Schedule

Winter Racquetball

Red Division

Blue Division

Winter Youth Basketball

2nd Grade Basketball Rules

2nd Grade Basketball Schedule

Girls Basketball Rules

Girls 3rd-4th Game Schedule

Girls 5th-6th Game Schedule

Girls 7th-8th Game Schedule

Boys 3rd-4th Scrimmage Schedule

Boys 5th-6th Scrimmage Schedule

Boys 7th-8th Scrimmage Schedule

Spring Youth Soccer

Rookies Soccer Rules 

Youth (K - 8th) Soccer Rules 

Soccer Field Layouts

Rec. Sports Standings

Winter CoEd Indoor Volleyball

Competitive Division

Intermediate Division

Recreational Division

Winter Racquetball Convenience League

Red Division

Blue Division

Spring Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate 

Rec. Sports Forms