At the Y, kids can learn to play a sport, develop their skills, make new friends, and become empowered in youth sports programs.

Contact Us

Jed Casburn
Program Director

618-548-2222, ext. 28

Pass, shoot, score! YMCA Soccer helps kids become not only better soccer players but better people as well. The YMCA soccer program is a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels for youth. Players are taught basic game skills such as passing, receiving, shooting, footwork and dribbling.

 

Our Youth Soccer League features:
• One practice per week
• Games on Saturdays
• Six games per session (some sessions offer a bonus game for a total of 7 games)
• Trained volunteer coaches
• YMCA trained and screened officials
• Sportsmanship and core values modeled and promoted
• Focus on fundamentals and new skill development
• All players receive equal play time
• Team shirts/jerseys and end of season awards​

 

This is an instructional skills clinic/game for boys and girls to learn the fundamentals of soccer.

Pass, set, hit! With an emphasis on team spirit and sportsmanship, players have the opportunity to learn the basic volleyball fundamentals such as underhand serving, setting, hitting, blocking and digging in a fun and positive environment.

Our Volleyball League features:
• Games on Saturdays
• Six games per session (some sessions offer a bonus game for a total of 7 games)
• Trained volunteer coaches
• YMCA trained and screened officials
• Good sportsmanship and core values modeled and promoted
• Focus on fundamentals and new skill development
• All players receive equal play time
• Team shirts/jerseys and end of season awards

 

Flag Football is one of America's most exciting sports and you can get your start at the Y.  So huddle up‚ flag football is here! Y flag football is a recreational program designed for players new to the sport of football as well as those not quite ready for tackle football.

Our Flag Football League features:
• Games on Saturdays
• Six games per session
• One practice per week
• Trained volunteer coaches
• YMCA trained and screened officials
• Good sportsmanship and core values modeled and promoted
• Focus on fundamentals and new skill development
• All players receive equal play time
• Team jerseys and end of season awards

Coaches for Y sports are all volunteers and you can make a difference as a volunteer coach!   Youth Sports at the Y focuses on learning, character development and teamwork. Coaches receive training and support from Y sports staff. 

Create a volunteer account to fill out an application.

Refer to our handbook for more information about being a youth sports coach. 

Meet some of our youth sports coaches in this brief video and see why they do what they do!

Refer to our handbook for more information about YMCA sports programs.

We partner with Cardinal Glennon SportsCare to give kids a healthy advantage through educational programs and support. Check out some of their safety tips. If you need help finding a physician for your young athlete, contact Cardinal Glennon SportsCare at (314) 577-5640.

  • Cancellations made prior to the registration deadline receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations received after the registration deadline are subject to a $15 fee.
  • No refunds issued for cancellations after the second scheduled game.

Summer Day Camp

Ensure your kids have the best summer at our Summer Day Camp!