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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. 

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3v3 Basketball League

Join the 5/6th Grade 3v3 Basketball League at the YMCA! The 7-week session will consist of two games each day and playoffs the final week. Register as a team or as an individual (free agent). We aim to provide teams with a positive experience, certified officials, and a place to develop players skills.

  • Mondays, June 10-July 22

    • Games are played between 5:00-8:00 PM REGISTER

       

Middle School Basketball League Grades 7 & 8

An opportunity for area youth to build on their skills and play summer basketball. The Y aims to provide teams with a positive experience, using certified officials, knowledgeable staff, and promoting the four core values of the YMCA. We hope that your team will join us this summer!

  • BOYS: Mondays, June 10- August 5 | REGISTER

    • Games are played between 5:00-9:00 PM

    • Games played at Eau Claire Downtown YMCA

  • GIRLS: Wednesdays, June 12-August 7 | REGISTER

    • Games are played between 5:00-9:00 PM

    • Games played at YMCA Sports Center

       

Basketball Camps

The Y will be offering 4-day, same week basketball camps for your young basketball player to get better at the game they love to play!

 

This is an opportunity for youth who have basketball league experience (at least 1 year of basketball league experience) and are looking to take their game to the next level summer. These clinics will help improve fundamentals and basketball IQ/ awareness through game-like drills and intense skill work (individually and small group). They will improve their ball handling, passing, finishing and shooting.

High School Basketball League

Summer Leagues are a part of the YMCA of the Chippewa Valley’s basketball tradition. Our high school summer basketball leagues are structured to accommodate busy schedules and provide quality competition. We will be offering a league for both JV & Varsity teams.

  • BOYS: Thursdays, June 13-July 25 | REGISTER

    • Games are played between 5:00-9:00 PM

  • GIRLS: Tuesdays, June 11-July 23 | REGISTER

    • Games are played between 5:00-9:00 PM

Sport Tykes Basketball

Children will work on hand/eye coordination while learning basic ball handling skills. Teamwork and following directions will be stressed. Gym shoes are required. Parent participation is encouraged but it is not required.

  • Wednesdays, April 24-June 5
    • 4-5 Year Olds: 5:15-6:00 PM | REGISTER

       

Super Hoopers Ages 6-11

Designed to introduce youth to the game of basketball. Participants will learn the fundamentals and basic skills of the game, as well as basketball terminology and rules. Classes run for one hour. All participants should come dressed for high activity.

  • Wednesdays, March 13-May 1

    • 6-8 Year Olds: 5:30-6:20 PM | REGISTER

    • 9-11 Year Olds: 6:30-7:20 PM | REGISTER

  • Saturdays, March 16-May 4 


 

Youth Basketball Ages 6-11

Looking for some fun this summer? If so, then sign up for our Summer Sports! There’s something for everyone! We are offering Basketball Clinics for area youth who are interested in trying a new sport or just want to spend time playing a sport they love. Clinics are designed to teach participants the fundamentals of each sport. There will be an emphasis on individual skill development and teamwork.

    • Mondays & Wednesdays, June 10-June 26

    • Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 9-July 25

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.

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  • Red Ball 1 | 1 lesson per week - For children ages 4-5 or the proper skill level. A fun, engaging program to teach the fundamentals of tennis including hand-eye coordination, back and forehand strokes, simple games where points are scored, cooperative activities, basic rules, care of equipment, and sportsmanship.

  • Red Ball 2 | 1 lesson per week - For children ages 6-8 or the proper skill level. Children will continue to improve on the form taught in Red Ball 1. Players will also begin to learn basic rules of the game, to keep score, make shot decisions, and basic tenets of doubles.

  • Orange Ball | 1 lesson per week - For children 12 and under or the proper skill level. Children will continue to develop what they learned in Red Ball 2 while learning to: play and apply rules of individual or doubles play, practice, encourage and support others, and continue their development of being a good sport.

  • Green Ball | 1 lesson per week -  or tennis players that have been through the Red/Orange ball programs and are ready to transition to the 78-foot court.

  • Ace III | 2 lessons per week - Competitive Junior High to Junior Varsity level players. This class is designed to be fun and interactive, all while meeting the current needs of the player. We’ll teach core concepts such as correct techniques in ground strokes, volleys, serves, overheads, and specialty shots such as drop shots and lobs. Tennis strategy and point construction is introduced as well as sportsmanship and integrity on the court. Online registration is NOT AVAILABLE. Players must have instructor consent before registration.

  • Ace II | 2 lessons per week - Junior Varsity level players. This class focuses on the fundamentals of match play, having fun, and making friends. Students will learn the importance of each point and be given strategies to develop their natural skills in both singles and doubles match play. Online registration is NOT AVAILABLE. Players must have instructor consent before registration.

  • Ace I / High Performance | 2 lessons per week - Varsity players. There will be intensive workouts with singles and doubles strategies and mental toughness for match play scenarios. Online registration is NOT AVAILABLE. Players must have instructor consent before registration.

Youth & High School Tennis​

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

SESSIONS:​

  • SPRING 1: April 1-May 11

  • SPRING 2: May 13-June 8

  • SUMMER 1: June 10-July 20*

    • *No class the week of July 3

  • SUMMER 2: July 22-August 24

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.

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Sport Tykes Sampler

Basketball, Soccer, Football, T-Ball, Volleyball, Kickball, Track. Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on learning to take turns and follow directions.

Sport Tykes Basketball

Children will work on hand/eye coordination while learning basic ball handling skills. Teamwork and following directions will be stressed. Gym shoes are required. Parent participation is encouraged, but it is not required.

  • Wednesdays, April 24-June 5 | REGISTER

    • 4-5 Year Olds: 5:15-6:00 PM​

Sport Tykes ABC's 

Youth can feel free to run until their heart’s content. Every week has a different theme, emphasizing the learning of new athletic motor skills. Activities are planned according to the letter of focus for that week. (Aa = animal walks, aim, airplanes, etc.) Children learn how to take turns, follow directions, and make friends! Parent participation is encouraged, but not required.

 

  • Mondays, April 22-June 3 | REGISTER

    • 3-4 Year Olds: 5:15-6:00 PM​

  • Mondays, June 10-July 22 | REGISTER

    • 3-4 Year Olds: 5:15-6:00 PM​

  • Wednesday, June 12-July 24 | REGISTER

    • 3-4 Year Olds: 6:05-6:50 PM

Sport Tykes Soccer

Come join in the fun and learn skills specific to dribbling, kicking, and blocking the ball. Children will get a chance to participate with others along with learning the basic rules of the game in a group setting. Children have fun and learn in a non-competitive, safe environment. Parent participation and shin guards are encouraged, but not required.

  • Mondays, April 22-June 3 | REGISTER

    • 4-5 Year Olds: 6:05-6:50 PM​

  • Mondays, June 10-July 22 | REGISTER

    • 4-5 Year Olds: 6:05-6:50 PM​

Sport Tykes T-Ball

Children will work on hand-eye coordination while learning basic throwing, catching, running, fielding, and batting skills. Teamwork and following directions will be stressed. Gym shoes are required. Parent participation is encouraged but not required.

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.

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Karate classes are open to all adults and youth 8 and older.

This program and enrollment runs continuously.

All participants are required to purchase a class package online or at the Service Desk in order to attend.

You may attend whichever sessions meet your schedule. Both beginner and advanced levels are taught at each class.

 

Students must have the dedication and commitment needed to learn a martial art. We want to make sure that all karate students benefit equally from the instruction.

 

  • Location: Eau Claire Downtown YMCA - Group Exercise Studio

  • Saturday mornings - 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.=

  • For more information, please contact Tony Neri, Healthy Living Director at 715-833-4843 or email karate@ymca-cv.org

Youth Flag Football​

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

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Chippewa Falls Youth Flag Football 

Come join the YMCA in conjunction with the NFL for youth flag football. Boys and girls in grades K-5 are welcome. Learn the basic skills of football as well as competing in games. Each player gets to keep their own NFL flag football jersey. Games may also be played on Thursdays if numbers necessitate. Everyone plays and everyone wins!

YMCA Sports Center Youth Flag Football 

Kids of all skills and abilities have the opportunity to play football in a fun, safe, supportive, and climate-controlled environment. The session will start with a training camp week 1, followed by practice week 2, and then league games to follow. *Includes a team t-shirt *All players must have a $20 Player’s Package or YMCA Membership.

  • Thursdays, March 7-May 2

    • 6-8 Year Olds: 5:10 PM or 6:50 PM | REGISTER

    • 9-11 Year Olds: 6:50 PM or 8:30 PM | REGISTER

  • Mondays, March 11-May 6

    • 6-8 Year Olds: 5:10 PM or 6:00 PM | REGISTER

  • Tuesdays, March 19-May 7

    • 9-11 Year Olds: 6:00 PM or 8:00 PM | REGISTER

  • Thursdays, June 13-August 8

    • 6-8 Year Olds: 5:10 PM or 6:00 PM | REGISTER

    • 9-11 Year Olds: 6:50 PM or 7:40 PM | REGISTER

Youth Volleyball​

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

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Middle School Volleyball League | 6th-8th Grade

Over a number of years, the YMCA has been offering Summer Volleyball Leagues to students in and around the Eau Claire Area. This league is designed to allow teams from both near and far the opportunity to play a game they enjoy, while improving both their individual and team skills. The Y aims to provide a positive experience, using certified officials and knowledgeable staff. We hope that your team will join us this summer!

  • Mondays, June 10-August 5 | REGISTER

    • Games are played between 5:00 PM-9:00 PM​

Youth Volleyball

This class is designed to introduce youth to the game of volleyball. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game, as well as volleyball rules and terminology. All participants should come dressed for high activity.

  • SPRING: Tuesdays, April 23-June 4

    • 6-8 Year Olds: 5:10-6:00 PM | REGISTER

    • 9-11 Year Olds: 6:05-6:50 PM | REGISTER

  • SUMMER 1: Monday & Wednesday, June 10-26

    • 6-8 Year Olds: 9:00-9:50 AM | REGISTER

    • 9-11 Year Olds: 10:00-10:50 AM | REGISTER

  • SUMMER 2: Tuesday & Thursdays, July 9-25 

    • 6-8 Year Olds: 9:00-9:50 AM | REGISTER

    • 9-11 Year Olds: 10:00-10:50 AM | REGISTER


 

Fusion Volleyball

The Eau Claire YMCA Fusion Volleyball club will participate in the Wisconsin Independent Volleyball League (WIVL). The club will provide 3 teams at each grade level based on which high school the player will enroll for 9th grade. Open to 6th-8th grade girls who will be enrolled at North, Memorial or Regis High Schools, the club has a "no cut" policy. The program's focus will be on teaching individual skills through drills and game-like situations, introducing the game to girls at an age where they can become interested in the game, develop gradually, and become productive players.

  • Saturdays, May 9-May 11 | Registration Closed

    • Games are played between 8:00 AM-5:00 PM​

High School Volleyball League

Once again, the YMCA will be offering JV and Varsity volleyball leagues. The Y aims to provide a positive experience, using qualified officials, knowledgeable staff, and promoting the four core values of the YMCA. Both the JV and Varsity league will be offered on Mondays, so teams from out of town can carpool. We hope that your team will join us this summer!

  • Mondays, June 10-August 5 | REGISTER

    • Games are played between 5:00 PM-9:00 PM​

Youth Baseball/Softball

Get your kids involved in Baseball, Softball, or T-Ball at the YMCA! Click below to see offerings at our different YMCA facilities.  

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Sport Tykes T-Ball

Children will work on hand-eye coordination while learning basic throwing, catching, running, fielding, and batting skills. Teamwork and following directions will be stressed. Gym shoes are required. Parent participation is encouraged but not required.

Spring Training

Fine-tune your baseball/softball skills before heading outside for the upcoming season. Former Kimbal, MN head baseball coach and St. John's University player Tom Reuter will help improve your batting, pitching, fielding, and catching by teaching fundamentals and correcting mechanics. Trainings will be held indoors and move outdoors when weather permits. Skills stations, no batting cages. Sessions are designed for boys & girls ages 7 to 12. (Beginner-intermediate skill level)

  • Fridays, April 5-April 26 | REGISTER

    • 7-12 Year Olds: 4:00-5:00 PM​

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. ​

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Sport Tykes Soccer

Come join in the fun and learn skills specific to dribbling, kicking, and blocking the ball. Children will get a chance to participate with others along with learning the basic rules of the game in a group setting. Children have fun and learn in a non-competitive, safe environment. Parent participation and shin guards are encouraged, but not required.

  • Mondays, April 22-June 3 | REGISTER

    • 4-5 Year Olds: 6:05-6:50 PM​

  • Mondays, June 10-July 22 | REGISTER

    • 4-5 Year Olds: 6:05-6:50 PM​

Youth Soccer Skills

This class is designed to help youth develop their soccer skills. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game, as well as soccer rules and terminology. All participants should come dressed for active play. Please wear shin guards and indoor shoes. No cleats.

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Golf Lessons

Golf is easy to complicate. Using out Mevo+ golf simulator paired with an understanding of the modern ball flight laws, we will simplify your golf swing and focus on functionality.

 

In the 30-minute free consultation, we will identify an area to work on:

 

  • Basic Golf Fundamentals

  • Wedge play/Wedge systems

  • Iron play

  • Driving

  • Speed Training

  • Golf Fitness

  • Golf Psychology

  • Anything YOU want to work on

 

When we set specific skills to work on, we will see results that will come easier, and stay with you longer!

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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Gymnastics

The 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.

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