Ytterby IS men's team plays in Division 2 while the women's team is in Division 4B Göteborg. The club was founded by Harry Karlsson in 1947. Club facilities consists of a full-size artificial turf pitch and a number of grass pitches.
For much of the 1990s Ytterby IS played in Division 3 Nordvästra Götaland which was then the fourth tier of Swedish football. They were finally promoted at the end of the 1999 season and spent the next 5 seasons in Division 2 Västra Götaland before being relegated at the end of the 2004 season. The club then spent another 4 seasons back in Division 3 Nordvästra Götaland but in 2008 won promotion to Division 2 Västra Götaland followed by a further promotion in 2009 to Division 1 Södra.