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YOUTH &
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Our youth sports classes and leagues are designed to help kids develop a love for sports, build skills and teaching the fundamentals of the game. 

Here is a preview of what is typically offered throughout the year at our different facilities. If registration is open, the hyperlink will show program and registration information for the upcoming offering.

SUMMER

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Youth & High School Basketball 

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley offers basketball programs for all ages! Sign your child up to participate in instruction programs, leagues or tournaments. At the YMCA everyone plays, everyone wins. 

  • Winter 2023 Offerings

    • Sport Tykes Basketball​

    • Little & Big Dribblers
       

  • Registration Opens:

    • Members: Monday, November 14 

    • Non-Members: Monday,  November 21 

Youth & High School Tennis

We offer a variety of progressive youth tennis classes at the John & Fay Menard YMCA Tennis Center. 

Preschool Sports & Sport Tykes

Youth sports classes help kids develop a love for sports by focusing on skill development and teaching the fundamentals of the game.
 

  • WINTER 2023 Offerings:

    • Sport Tykes ABC's 

    • Sport Tykes Soccer

    • Sport Tykes Basketball​

    • Sport Tykes Sampler
       

    • Registration Opens:

      • Members: Monday, November 14

      • Non-Members: Monday,  November 21

Karate

Looking for a new way to build self-esteem, discipline, and determination? Try Goju Kai karate! Each session, you will learn karate and self-defense skills while improving flexibility, balance, and coordination. This program runs continuously and meets every Thursday evening and Saturday morning; you may attend whichever sessions meet your schedule. Enrollment is continuous and both beginner and advanced levels are taught at each class. All participants are required to purchase a punch card at the Service Desk in order to attend.

 

  • Currently not taking new participants.

  • Location: Upstairs in building across the street from the Y - 206 Emery St

  • For more information, please contact Duane Badman at 715-456-0152 or dbadman@centurytel.net

Kickball

Fun for all ages! If you're looking for a game that will have every player running and laughing, you need to sign up for kickball! 7-week sessions

The first week runs from 5:30-6:30 PM and is used for rating purposes, rules, and sportsmanship expectations. The players are then divided into 4 teams for the remainder of the program, based on age and overall skill. 

The program schedule will consist of weekly games that will all be played on Monday evenings.  
Each team will play for 45 minutes (5:30-6:15 PM or 6:15-7:00 PM).

Parent’s Night - We ask for one parent from each family to join us in a fun game and take on the kids!

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Flag Football

Get your kids involved in Flag Football at the YMCA! Click below to see league offerings at our different YMCA facilities. 

  • Winter 2023 Offerings:

    • Ages 6-8 at the YMCA Sports Center

    • Ages 9-11 at the YMCA Sports Center

    • Ages 12-14 at the YMCA Sports Center
       

  • Registration Opens:

    • Members: Monday, November 14

    • Non-Members: Monday,  November 21

Volleyball

Get your kids involved in Volleyball at the YMCA! Click below to see league offerings at our different YMCA facilities. 
 

  • Winter 2023 Offerings:

    • Youth Volleyball | Ages 6-11

    • Fusion Volleyball Club | Grades 6-8

  • Registration Opens:

    • Members: Monday, November 14

    • Non-Members: Monday,  November 21

High School Softball

The YMCA Sports Center hosts a high school softball league during the Winter each year. The YMCA Sports Center provides a highly maintained indoor turf playing surface and additional sport court. The courts are 185′ x 85′ to provide a maximum playing surface.

 

All Sports Center leagues provide professionally trained staff to officiate and climate-controlled indoor comfort for players and spectators.

  • Winter 2023 Offering:

    • High School Girls Softball

  • Registration Opens:

    • Members: Monday, November 14 

    • Non-Members: Monday,  November 21

Youth & High School Soccer

We offer a variety of soccer leagues at the YMCA Sports Center. Leagues are available for high school students and skill classes are available for youth. Click below to see what leagues are currently being offered. ​

  • Winter 2023 Offerings:

    • Sport Tykes Soccer​

    • Youth Soccer

    • High School Soccer
       

  • Registration Opens:

    • Members: Monday, November 14 

    • Non-Members: Monday,  November 21

Barracudas Swim Team
 

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley Barracudas Swim Team combines YMCA and USA year-round competitive swimming and diving programs in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and the surrounding area. We promote the long-term development of athletes by offering skill instruction, training focused on improving fitness levels, and appropriate social interaction in a caring, respectful and encouraging environment. More than 200 student-athletes learn and train at multiple locations: Eau Claire YMCA, Chippewa Falls YMCA, Chippewa Falls Middle School, and Eau Claire Memorial High School. The YMCA Swim Team welcomes swimmers ages 5 to 19 and all ability levels!

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Jr. Blugold Gymnastics
 

The Jr. Blugold Gymnastics Program aids in your child's physical, mental and social development. Our objective is to provide children with safe, positive, and fun learning experiences! We aim to build strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and self-confidence while having fun with the sport of gymnastics. We provide an opportunity for the children of our community to participate, learn and enjoy the skills of gymnastics in a safe, wholesome, family-friendly environment.