Youth Sports

Fitness is FUN for everyone.

The Illinois Valley Y is a place to have fun and learn how to be healthy during class time with youth sports.

Youth Gym

The Illinois Valley youth gym is open during all operation hours of the YMCA. The gym is open for basketball or volleyball, and is equipped with 3 volleyball courts and 6 basketball backboards. At times the gym may be scheduled with youth activities in non-primetime hours.

Youth Wellness Center Blue Card Training

Are you 11 years of age and tired of just playing in the gym and are you serious about getting in shape? Well, the YMCA has a program for you. Sign up now to receive your Wellness Center Training from one of the quality YMCA personal trainers. Class is required if you wish to use the Wellness Center. Must have blue card training and blue card in person at all times when in the Wellness Center.

Who:  YMCA members age 11-17

Fee: Free to YMCA members and is by appointment only please call and set up an appointment now

Program Cancellation Information

Illinois Valley Y/Mendota Area Y Voucher and Refund Policy
Program Cancellation Information

  1. Payment of class fee is required at time of registration in order to secure your enrollment.
  2. Certain programs have a separate registration form.
  3. Refunds/Credit Vouchers



The YMCA will send a check for the amount owed to the member/participant. Processing a refund may take up to two weeks.

Credit Vouchers

The YMCA will electronically deposit the credit amount into the member/participant’s YMCA account (not a bank account). It can be redeemed toward any program, product or service the Illinois Valley YMCA offers.

The YMCA reserves the right to cancel, reschedule or combine classes that do not have sufficient enrollment. In the event of a canceled class due to lack of enrollment, a full refund or credit will be issued.

A pro-rated refund will only be given if participation ceases due to medical reasons. A note from the doctor will enable one to receive a refund.

There are no credits given for individual classes missed.

No refunds/credits are given on individual classes cancelled due to weather.

Some programs require a deposit/registration fee that is non-refundable. Participant cancellation in these programs will result in loss of the deposit.

The YMCA will not make up or refund any programs (i.e. swim lessons, aerobic classes, camps, etc.) that fall on a holiday.

For school age care, preschool, and/or camp payments, No refund or vouchers will be given. Example: If you pay for a week of camp/school age care and there is a day missed due to illness, vacation, etc. No refunds/vouchers will be issued for days missed unless there is a medical excuse with a note from your medical provider.

Program Cancellations
In the event of insufficient enrollment, the YMCA may need to cancel a class. If this occurs, we will contact you and issue a full refund.

Winter/Spring Youth Basketball/Tball


Pre-School basketball program that teaches the basics of the game will take place in the Green Gym on the south end.

Dates: TBD
Age: Boys/Girls; 3-4 year olds
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Fee: $20/Members & $30/Non-Members

Big K Basketball

Big K Basketball introduces your child to the game of basketball. It is played in the green gym with shorter baskets.

Dates: TBD
Ages: Boys/Girls in Kindergarten
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Fee: $25/Members & $35/Non-Members

Illinois Valley Y Instructional Girls/Boys Basketball League

Designated to teach the proper way to dribble, shoot, and pass. Participants will learn how to play offense and defense.

Practice Dates: TBD
Ages: Boys/Girls 6-7 year olds & 8-10 year olds
Time: 11:00-TBD (6-7) & 12:00-TBD (8-10)
Fee: $30/Members & $40/Non-Members

Program Information:

~ Sign up as a team or individual
~ Man to man defense, NO pressing and NO double teaming
~ Everyone plays 1/2 the game
~ 2-15 minute halves with running clock

YMCA Tball

At the Illinois Valley YMCA our participants will learn the basics of t-ball in this great introductory sport. Participants will learn how to catch, throw, and hit the ball off a hitting tee in a fun team environment. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends, and play t-ball in a non-competitive environment.

Date: TBD
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Ages: 3-6 years old
Location: McKinley Park, Peru
Fee: $30/Members & $40/Non-Members


Fall Youth Sports

Dodgeball League

The objective of dodgeball is to eliminate all players of the opposing team by throwing one of four games balls and hitting the opposing player below the shoulders on the fly.

Dates: TBD
Times: 5:00pm
Ages: Boys/Girls in grades 4-6th
Fee: $20/Members & $30/Non-Members
T-shirts provided for Teams of 6-8.

Sports of all Sorts

This program is designed to get youngsters socialized and introduced to various sports. We focus on fundamentals and we go out of our way to include the kids in basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, and other sports in our indoor Green Gym. Parents are encouraged to stick around and join in, but it is not mandatory.

Days: TBD
Ages: Boys/Girls 3-4 year olds
Time: 10:00-10:40 am
Fees: $20/Members & $30/Non-Members


Fundamentals of Volleyball

The children will learn how to serve, pass (overhand), pass (underhand), attack, blocking, and defensive skills.

Dates: TBD
Ages: Boys/Girls ages 6-7 & 8-10 years old
Time: 4:00-5:00pm (6-7) & 5:00-6:00pm (8-10)
Fee: $30/Members & $40/Non-Members

NFL Flag Football

Boys & Girls learn the basics and fundamentals of football. Interact and become more active with kids their age in a less aggressive form of the game, we all love, football! Registration is due by September 10, 2018. Parents/Coaches meeting will take place at 5:00pm here at the YMCA on this date (9.12.18). All registered on time will receive a Jersey & Flag Belt. September 15 will be held indoors are the YMCA Green Gym. All other days will be at Washington Park unless it rains. In the event of rain, we will meet indoors at the Green Gym.

Players must also register online with NFL Flag at:

Dates: TBD
Ages: Grades K-4
Time: 9:00 am
Fee: $50/Members & $60/Non-Members

Frisbee Golf Outing

Disc golf is a flying disc sport in which players throw a disc at a target; it is played using rules similar to golf. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to a target which is the “hole”.

Date: TBD
Time: Team Meeting; 9:00am & Tee Off; 10:00am
Ages: Boys/Girls ages 16 and up
Location: Baker’s Lake, Peru
Fee: $20/Per participant
**Winner receives T-Shirt & prize money