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.

Age: Boys/Girls; 3-4 year olds
Time: 9:00-9:45a
Fee: $20/Members & $30/Non-Members

Fundamentals of Basketball

Children will practice basic Basketball Fundamentals, along with playing games.

Ages: Boys/Girls 5-7 year olds & 8-10 year olds
Time: 10:00-11:00am (5-7) & 11:00-12:00am (8-9)
Fee: $30/Members & $40/Non-Members


All Girls Basketball Camp

A 4-week league for instruction, games, tournaments, and more. As coaches will go over the fundamentals as well as letting the girls play.

Date: TBD
~ Ages 5-7 are from 9-10am
~ Ages 8-10 are from 10-11am
~ Ages 11+ are from 11a-12p
Fee: $20/Per Member & $30/Per Non-Member

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: April 10 – May 8, 2021
Time: 9:00-9:45am
Ages: 3-5 years old
Location: McKinley Park, Peru / If inclement weather, we will be at the YMCA
Fee: $20/Members & $30/Non-Members