YMCA youth sport programs fill kids' discretionary hours with positive activities and caring adult attention.
Youth Leagues (Boys and Girls, Kindergarten through 8th grade )
A mainstay of YMCA offerings for young people—emphasizes teamwork and cooperation over winning at any cost; developing good values over developing the next superstar. All youth leagues depend on our volunteer coaches, so please consider volunteering your time to help us have a successful season! Contact Carol Sassorossi at (847) 272-7250, ext. 1224 for more information.
Northbrook Star House Basketball League—
Developmental League -
Instructional program for kids to learn the fundamentals of basketball and gain experience playing on a team. All participants receive a jersey included in the fee.
Travel Basketball (Boys and girls, 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade teams)
A competitive league for the advanced player, focusing on an advanced skill set while incorporating the philosophy of the YMCA. Travel locations include Lake Zurich, Palatine, Schaumburg, Des Plaines, Evanston and Glen Ellyn. Practices are twice a week. Travel players are required to be NSYMCA members. Please email Carol Sassorossi for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or email Casey Schmit at email@example.com.
Northbrook Star Fall/Spring Soccer League (Boys and girls; 3 -4 year olds and 5-6 yrs Boys and girls)
Northbrook Star Soccer meets Saturday late morning or afternoons for 1 hour. First 2 weeks will be practice only; remaining weeks will be 20 minutes practice, 40 minutes of game. Soccer jersey included in registration fee. All participants must wear shin guards.
Northbrook T-Ball/Baseball League (Boys and girls; 4-6 years old)
Practices/games on Saturday mornings at the Allstate Fields (Corner of Sanders & Winkelman Rd.). League format is 2 weeks of practice then remaining weeks of games. Season begins in May.
Basketball Skills Training
This weekly skills training class focuses on strengthening basic basketball skills. The topics include: ball handling, passing, shooting, rebounding, defense, transition play and positions.Offered during Fall 1 and Winter 2 sessions. Divisions: Kindergarten 1st/2nd grades 3rd-5th grades Volleyball—Boys and girls; 5th-8th Grade Focus is on key volleyball skills including serving, setting and spiking.
Our Fall and Spring Flag Football program will teach the basics of football including passing, running plays and positions. Emphasis on teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Little Athletes Sports Class (3 and 4 years old)
Join us in playing games and activities that will teach basic fundamental sports skills while having fun and meeting new friends. Emphasis is on having fun in a non-competitive environment while learning how to play as a team and improving individual skills.
Kindergarten Sports Class (5-6 year old)
Learn how to play different team sports such as basketball, soccer, t-ball, volleyball and floor hockey. Emphasis is on having fun in a non-competitive environment while learning how to play as a team and improving individual skills.
Recreational Cheer and Competitive Cheer Team
Learn more advanced cheers, jumps and routines. Will perform at Home Travel Basketball games and recreational competitions.