YOUTH SPORTS

Passing Penguins

Ages 4-5 (pre-K)
May 1 - June 5
This program will give very young children a chance to learn soccer skills and begin to learn everything about the game. Basic skills will be introduced including passing, trapping and ball handling. Volunteers needed to help direct the kids.
Held on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 at the Y fields
Registration dates: March 12 - April 17
Includes a free soccer ball!
T-shirt not guaranteed if registered after April 17

Micro Soccer

Grades K-7
The Micro Soccer season will consist of 1 practice per week and 1 game per week. Players will continue to learn skills of the game while getting a chance to play in actual game situations. As a reminder to all new families, our league is a fun league, we are not competitive. If you are looking to strengthen your skills while having some fun this spring, this league is for you!
Registration dates: March 12 - April 17
Coaches Mtg: Tues, May 1 at 6:45pm
Soccer Start Up Day: Sat, May 5, 9:00-10:30am at Y field
Players will receive T-shirts on start up day
Meet your coach

League games:
Saturdays: May 5, 19 & June 2
Mondays: June 11th, 18th & 25th
Practices: Thursday’s 5:30 –6:30 p.m.
Game times: Saturday’s 9:00 –10:00 a.m.
Monday’s 5:30—6:30 p.m.

T-shirt not guaranteed if registered after April 17

2 Day Chute Basketball Camp

**New skills and drills this year!**
June 13 & June 14
We are excited to announce that the 2-day Chute Baketball Camp will be returnign to our facility this summer! Cute coaches make it thier priority to improve basketball players skill, specifically the way they shoot a basketball. The Chute Camp corrects the 6 most common problems in shooting:
1. Keeping the elbow in, under the ball
2. Off hand is not allowed to go forward while shooting
3. Puts proper arch on the ball
4. Balance the body and ball
5. Eyes are on the target
6. Follow through to the target line

Camp Times:
6th - 8th grade boys and girls
8:30 - 10:30 am

3rd - 5th grade boys
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

3rd - 5th grade girls
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Registration open now!!

Flag Football

Grades K-4
August 25th - October 6th
The strength of our 33 year Flag Football program is built upon tradition of great volunteers, hard working players and the support of the parents. Volunteer parent coaches have the opportunity to pick what day/time your team will practice at the YMCA.
Clinic and Meet Your Coach: A fun players clinic will be held on Saturday, August 25th at the YMCA for all Flag Football players. Time: 10:00 - 11:30 am.
Games: Games are planned on Saturday mornings beginning at 9:00 am; the last game starting at 11:00 am. Games will be played at the YMCA
Registration dates: June 25th - August 7th
Coaches meeting: Thursday, August 2, 6:30 pm at the Y
Players clinic: Saturday, Aug 25, 10:00 - 11:30 am at the Y
Games begin: Saturday, September 8th
Last game: Saturday, October 6th
Rain date: Saturday, October 13th

4th-8th Grade Traveling Basketball

The YMCA is partnering with the Monroe Youth Basketball Club to provide our community with a basketball opportunity once again this year. Practices will be held on an evening or two weekly typically at an elementary school or at the Monroe Middle School. Practices will focus on teaching the fundamentals and a love of the game. Each teams coach will set up tournaments, or a league opportunity to add competitive games to the experience. Typically practices will begin in November and the season will run towards the end of February. Boys and girls have their own teams and they will also be separated by grade level. Going into the 7th & 8th grade level there may be an opportunity to divide teams into skill levels if the numbers are there.
For all grades we ask that you sign up before the tentative end of registration date. Signing up early helps us move the scheduling piece along at a quicker pace. It also allows for us to get a head count on how many participants each team will have.
**Participants must live in Monroe to play for the Green County YMCA teams. The exception is if someone from a different community wants to play for Monroe because their community does not offer organized basketball for that particular grade. If you are from another community outside of Monroe and you are unsure what to do, please call the YMCA at 608-325-2003 & ask to speak to the Sports Director**
Registration dates: July 31st - September 16th

Mandatory Coaches Meeting: TBD
Practice/gym time will be discussed at this meeting so bring your calendars!
Jerseys will be provided with a rental fee of $10.00. We will also require a $25.00 deposit check for the jersey at the time of registration. Jerseys will need to be returned at the end of the season in good condition (no stains or tears). If your jersey is returned in poor condition you will not receive your deposit check back and will be charged for the remaining cost of the jersey.

Blaze Tackle Football (Grades 5-8)

Blaze Football is a (padded) tackle football program. Our teams play in the Dane County Area Youth Football League. There are 14 communities in the DCAYFL providing 100 teams. Some weekends the team will be asked to travel. Blaze play home games on the Dr. Scholl Field at the YMCA. The league has a 7 game schedule and games are primarily played on Saturdays. Practices are generally 2 hours long & held during the week.

Registration opens on: Friday, February 16th
Member: $115 Non Member: $185
Sign up before May 31st to avoid a $30.00 late fee

New this year: Purchase, rent or use your last years jerseys!

Jersey Rental Fee: $15.00 for 2 jerseys
Jersey Purchase Fee: $100.00 for 2 jerseys (one red, one white)

Practice will begin in early August

Equipment Hand-Out Day: Tuesday, July 24th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Mandatory Parent Meeting: Tuesday, July 24th
Parents must attend this meeting before players can receive their equipment.
Session 1: 5:30 p.m.
Session 2: 6:15 p.m.

Weigh In Date: TBD (Mid-August) @ New Glarus

Mandatory Picture Day: Thursday, August 9th

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