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We are excited to be bringing youth sports back to the YMCA! We will be offering Youth Saturday Basketball beginning March 6. The program is open to kids Grades K-5. Each grade will meet on Saturdays for an hour time slot and will work on skills, drills and play a game. Our 8 week program is designed to keep your child active and healthy! We have limited spots available in each grade level, so be sure to register today!

Grades will be divided up into the following time slots on Saturday:
-Kindergarten: 8:00-9:00am
-1st Grade: 9:15-10:15am
-2nd Grade: 10:30-11:30am
-3rd Grade: 11:45-12:45pm
-4th Grade: 1:00-2:00pm
-5th Grade: 2:15-3:15pm

Dates: March 6-April 24 (8 week program)

Fee: Members $45, Non Members $67

Register by March 3rd by calling 815-535-9622 or register online!

COVID-19 Basketball Guidelines

Masks must be worn at all times, even while playing. All players on the bench must wear their mask. Failure to follow the guidelines will result in removal from the program. Should your child be medically unable to wear a mask; we will require medical documentation.

Players will be socially distanced on the bench.

All participants must be pre-registered. There will be no late participants added to the program.

A maximum of one spectators per participant will be allowed during the games due to Phase 4 spectator guidelines. Social distancing must be followed. Spots will be with chairs around the gym.

Please do not arrive sooner than five minutes prior to practice or game time.


Should your child feel ill prior to practice or a game, please do not come to the Y that day. Please let us know for contact tracing purposes.

Upon arrival, the participant will go directly to the front desk. A staff member will conduct a health screening on your child.

  1. Are you or anyone in your household showing symptoms of COVID-19?
  2. Have you or anyone in your household been contacted by the health department that they have been recently exposed to COVID-19?
  3. Child’s temperature will be taken.


Should your child answer yes to any of the health questionnaire indicate possible illness or your child’s temperature be higher than 100.4 degrees, your child will be unable to attend that day and asked not to return until they are symptom free for 10 days. Your child must be fever free for 72 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. Once entered, children will promptly use hand sanitizer. Sanitizer will be available in the gym and encouraged to be used when coming off the court.


Parents/spectators will also be following the same guidelines.

Should your child become ill, feel ill, display symptoms of being ill or have a fever, staff will automatically remove the child from care and place them in one-on-one care. The parent/guardian will be contacted to come pick up the child immediately. Should the child in care, a family member or member of the household display symptoms of COVID-19 or contract the virus, please refrain from sending your child to programming. Please call the Y immediately in order to follow proper precautions and follow up for the children, families and staff. If your household is quarantined, your child and any siblings in the program may not attend Y programming during that time. They will be able to attend once they are released by health officials. Documentation will be required.

The Y will follow the strictest hygiene and sanitation procedures. The ball and commonly touched areas will be wiped down multiple times throughout practice and games.

All guidelines for return and future care will be dictated by the current statues from the Illinois Department of Human Services and public health officials.

Guidelines may be updated or changed. The Y may suspend care for the whole facility in the case that there is possible exposure or outbreak. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in coordination with public health officials