YMCA Adult Sports programs offer fun ways for men and women ways to stay active, get fit and explore new hobbies. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just looking to explore a new hobby, we have something for you! From karate to pickleball, the YMCA offers a variety of adult sports leagues and programs that provide fun and healthy activities for adults of all fitness levels.
Adult Pick-up Basketball- 5 v 5
Come join the friendly competition in the South Gym at the Wausau Branch.
Games 5:30 a.m.- 7:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Age: 18 and older
General Rules for the Court
To ensure that everyone gets to play and to help move games along, we provide the following rules: Participants must be age 18 and over (any exceptions due to low number of participants must be approved by YMCA staff before entering the gymnasium). The first 10 participants physically in the gymnasium will be the first 5 v 5 game. The next 5 participants in the gymnasium will play the winner. Games are played to a maximum of 7 points Winners will stay on the court if 30 or fewer participants are in the gymnasium. If the court becomes crowded, the winner stays rules need to be modified: Games switch to “two and out” once the 31st participant enters the gymnasium. Once a session goes to “two and out” it remains that way until there are 30 or less participants.
Men's Monday Night Basketball League
4-on-4 basketball games are organized in a league format. The regular season will feature a round robin amongst all teams capped by a playoff night featuring the top four regular season teams. The winning team will receive championship t-shirts. Games are on Monday evenings at the Aspirus Branch starting at 6:30 pm. League schedules will be available as soon as possible once registration closes.
CO-ED 6x6 WEDNESDAY NIGHT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
6-on-6 coed volleyball games (maximum of 3 women and 3 men on the court at a time) organized in a league format. The season will consist of a round robin tournament followed by a single night playoff bracket for the top 4 teams from the regular season. The winning team will receive championship t-shirts. Registration and team fee of $175. The first 8 teams registered will be guaranteed a spot. Games are on Wednesday evenings at the Aspirus Branch starting at 6:30 pm. League schedules will be sent out to team captains as soon as possible, once registration closes. A minimum of 4 teams is needed to run the league.
Register by: Jan 11
Play starts: Jan 17
Once you’ve played it, the attraction of pickleball—for seniors, especially—is clear. It’s fast-paced, low-impact, and familiar; anyone who’s played a racquet sport before can quickly get the hang of it. Because the court is small (it can fit into half or even a third of a tennis court), and doubles games are standard, players run a lot less than they would in tennis.
Grab a paddle and try this popular team sport, growing in popularity. The game combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis and is easy to learn!
Aspirus Branch game times:
Tuesdays 8:30 am- 11 am
Thursdays 8:30 am- 11 am (2 courts) and 6 pm- 8 pm
Sundays 10 am – 1 pm
**Lessons available Tuesdays 11 am- 1 pm or by appointment. Please call 715-845-5124 or email Rollie for details.
Racquetball emphasizes fun, skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a positive environment. Both our branches feature multiple courts available for play or reservation for Y members. Non-members may purchase a day pass to use the courts.
(Members only) All skills levels – challenge and meet new people. Beginners welcome! Men and women’s beginners, intermediate and advanced. Players referee and arrange their own matches.
Coed handball, racquetball and paddleball. Sign up on the bulletin board between court entrances 4 & 5 to challenge all levels. Wednesdays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on courts 4 & 5
Racquetball challenge courts open to all levels. Wednesdays from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on courts 1 & 2.
To reserve your court time, please call:
Wausau Branch- 715-845-2177
Aspirus Branch- 715-841-1850
Racquetball racquets may be rented for $2.00 at the Member Service Center. Protective eyewear is strongly recommended and may be purchased at sports equipment stores. Loaner eyewear, however, is available at the Member Service Center.
Racquetball Court Policy
SIM MU DO KARATE
(Ages 7 yrs. to adult) – Children will learn to defend themselves standing up and on the ground. Class introduces Tae Kwon Do, Hopkido and Ju Jitsu. Self defense skills will build confidence and promote leadership skills in adults and children to help them succeed in life. This class is for beginners and advancedbelt levels. Uniforms may be purchased through the instructor. Additional test fee for certification. 7 pm classes Monday in South Fitness Studio at Wausau Branch.
TAEKWONDO (7 Years to Adult)
Jidokwan Taekwondo class (Olympic style martial art) class will teach Olympic style Taekwondo which builds strength, flexibility, balance and confidence. Along with the physical benefits, students will develop discipline and leadership while having fun. Black Belts that are earned through this program are issued by the Kukkiwon which is the world headquarters for Taekwondo and are recognized worldwide.
Class Times: Tuesday/Thursday (must attend both classes per week) 7:00 – 8:00 pm in Studio A at Aspirus Branch
(Half off the cost for additional family member)