Youth Basketball

1 ON 1 Basketball Training

The YMCA staff are available to help young athletes reach their personal potential and achieve their athletic goals.  Our coaches create individual workout programs that focus on the needs of each athlete.

  • WHO: Anyone age 7-18, boys & girls
  • WHEN: Day/time to be determined by athlete (sessions are 75 minutes in length)
  • WHERE: Peoria YMCA Gymnasium
  • COST:
    • Members:
      • 1 session = $30
      • 3 sessions = $80
      • 5 sessions = $135
      • 10 sessions = $275
    • Non-Members:
      • 1 session = $40
      • 3 sessions = $100
      • 5 sessions = $200
      • 10 sessions = $400

About the Coach:

Coach Charles Gordon will teach skills that give players the EXTRA advantage on the court.  He is a former collegiate and high school basketball player from Chicago.  He has helped coach at Whittier Primary School and has experience training 1-on-1 basketball lessons with numerous athletes, boys and girls, ranging from 3rd grade all the way through college.

Sign up today to improve your game!

Contact coach Gordon at 309-692-7631, x. 237 or

Click here for more information and the volunteer registration page


Littles Basketball-2020

Want to cultivate the love of basketball into your son/daughter while teaching the fundamentals? COVID-19 has made practicing sports difficult. At the Y we are dedicated to making sure your child can improve their skills in a safe environment! Improve your skills, make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love a sport at the Y. Join former collegiate and All-Conference player Coach Charles Gordon as he goes back to the basics, and teaches the game!


Dates: Practices begin October 24th through December 12th | SATURDAYS ONLY

Where and When: 1-2:30PM | Peoria YMCA

Cost: Members- $60  | Non-Members- $90

Includes T-Shirt!

Sign up today to improve your game!

Contact Coach Charles Gordon at (P) 309-692-7631, x. 237 | (E)



YMCA JR. NBA Basketball League Winter 2020

The Jr. NBA is the official youth basketball participation program of the NBA. The program is to help encourage and support youth basketball participation at the grassroots level and improve the overall youth basketball experience for all participants. The Y aims to develop a lifelong passion for the game of basketball in boys and girls by teaching them the fundamentals of the sport while instilling core values including teamwork, respect and sportsmanship.

Who: Co-ed, Ages 3-14

When: Saturdays, 12-4:30 pm

Where: Gymnasium, Peoria YMCA

Cost: Members: $60   Non-Members: $90

Registration: Online or with our Membership Team at the YMCA!

Program scholarships are available.


We are seeking volunteers for coaches, co-coaches, referee’s, and snack extraordinaire. If you would like to help with your child’s team, you can contact me here, 309-251-1057, email

Click here for more information and the volunteer registration page.


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