Information on several popular Chicago YSA programs 

Chicago YSA Field Day

The Chicago YSA Field Day is our annual culmination event that takes place in May each year. Chicago YSA collaborates with the 14 Chicago-area Big Ten alumni associations along with several local sponsors to organize the one day event, promoting the importance of fitness and physical activity through a series of athletic, educational, and team building activities.  The Chicago YSA Field Day provides opportunity to more than 400 students and 200 volunteers.  

2016 Field Day

College Connections

College Connections programs are run throughout the school year, providing 6th - 8th grade students exposure to local colleges and universities through engaging site visits that incorporate interaction with student athletes and university sports teams. Each College Connection program includes campus tours, interaction with student athletes, access to athletic events and/or practices, t-shirts and other takeaways.  50-80 students attend each program, which take pace four to six times each school year. Past visits have taken us to Loyola, Northwestern and DePaul.

Fitness is for Everyone

The Fitness is for Everyone platform comprises various athletic camp and clinic programs throughout the year.  Run in coordination with local schools and their staff, camps and clinics take place after school, on the weekend, or during summer months. Current programs include soccer, flag football, basketball and softball and range from one to six sessions each.  

If your school or organization is interested in developing a Fitness is for Everyone program please contact our Director of Programming at programs@chicagoysa.com 

PCS Summer Camps

Chicago YSA is a proud sponsor of the Perspectives Charter Schools' Summer Camps.  The program has grown over the years to include 7 week-long athletic camps for more than 300 middle school and high school age students living in neighborhoods on Chicago's south side.  Camps are run over the months of June and July, allowing students to develop athletic skills in team-based camps that include flag football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and track, among others.