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. Age: 18 and older
Games 5:30 a.m.- 7:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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 organized in a league format. The regular season will feature a round robin amongst all teams capped by a playoff night featuring the top 4 regular season teams. The winning team will receive championship t-shirts. Registration and team fee of $175. The first 8 teams registered are guaranteed a spot. 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.
Fall Session: Winter Session:
Register by: Sept. 27 Register by: Jan. 3
Play starts: Oct. 1 Play starts: Jan. 7
Pickleball Lessons (NEW!)
All ages can play pickleball. We have two opportunities to learn each week. Choose from lessons beginning at 9 am Mondays or 6 pm Thursdays in the Aspirus Branch Gym. Each lesson is 45 minutes, led by certified pickleball instructor Andrea Ingvalson. Ages 10 and up. Equipment will be provided. Register at the Member Service Center.
Fall 1 Session 7-weeks: Sept. 4- Oct. 20
Fall 2 Session 7-weeks: Nov. 5- Dec. 17
Pickleball (Open Play)
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. Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis and is easy to learn! We provide open play and advanced level court times at the Aspirus Branch Gym. Please check gym schedules for times. Call Stephanie at 715-841-1854 for court information.
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 can purchase a day pass to use courts.
Courts can be reserved for racquetball, paddleball and handball. Members can only reserve one advance court time and one same day court time. Showing up later than 10 minutes to a reservation can result in forfeiture of court reservation. Please call to cancel if not able to make reservation time. Groups are not to exceed a 2-hour reservation.
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 is available at the Member Service Center.
RACQUETBALL LEAGUES (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. Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm (Racquetball),
Wednesdays from 6 pm - 8 pm (Paddleball) in courts 1 & 2.
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
· No non-member reservations will be allowed. If a day pass has been purchased, use of the courts is allowed.
· Members can reserve 1 advance court time and 1 same day court time. No back-to-back reservations are allowed. Reservations can be made up to five days in advance.
· Members are permitted to schedule their next court reservation after their current court play or after cancelling a scheduled court time.
· Single play is allowed, however, pair play take precedence. Single play/individual use may not reserve court time.
· Members must supply both player names in reservation.
RACQUETBALL COURT POLICY
· Eye protection must be worn by members 18 and under and is available for no charge at the Member Service Center.
· Street clothes are not permitted. Y appropriate gym attire including non-marking soled tennis or court shoes only.
· Excessive screaming or loud abusive language will not be tolerated.
· Those 10- 15 years of age must complete lessons to have non-supervised court time.
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)