Victory Isn't Just A Score
The youth sports program at the Y has four goals regardless of the skill level of each child: skill improvement, knowledge growth, character development, and most importantly fun. Each instructional program is focused on giving children an equal opportunity to improve in game fundamentals, game knowledge, sportsmanship and teamwork, appropriate competition, while having fun. Children are divided by combined age groups in each instructional program based on enrollment. We believe an important component of YMCA Youth Sports is the concept of fair play and respect for oneself, one's opponent and others involved in competition. Players, volunteer coaches, officials, and spectators share a responsibility for fair play and good sportsmanship. Good sportsmanship for the YMCA is encompassed by the concept of positive character development.
Summer Sports Camp Week
This program is designed for boys and girls ages 5-12. During this week we will focus on Baseball, Volleyball, Basketball, and Soccer.
We will introduce the fundamental skills of these sports, while giving the participants a chance to continue improving their existing skills. Snacks and lunches are available.
Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday
- Register: March 26 - June 21, 2020
- Full Day: 9 am - 5 pm
- Half Day: 9 am - 12
- Camp Dates: June 22-26, 2020
Full Day: Y Members - $65
Community - $95
Half Day: Y Members - $30
Community - $50
ORDER ON THE COURT!
Teen Basketball League
This basketball program is designed for teens ages 14-17. More than just a game, sportsmanship and values are key components of this league. COED
No one tops our legacy. Did you know that Basketball was invented by the Y in 1891 at the International YMCA Training School? Dr. James Naismith was given the challenge of creating a game that could be played indoors during the cold winter months. Hanging simple peach baskets and using a soccer ball, Naismith created the game of basketball and wrote the first 13 rules of the game.
- Register: April 1 - July 12, 2020
- Season: July 19 - August 16, 2020
- Game Day: Sundays
Y Members - $55
Community - $75
Summer Hoops Basketball
This basketball program is designed for youth ages 3-13. All girl teams are available, but if the girl's division doesn't make, all girls will be placed on a coed team.
Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no tryouts, no getting cut and no bench-warmers! The YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun!
Passing, shooting and defensive skills are strengthened and the importance of physical fitness and conditioning are stressed. While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life.
- Register: March 26 - June 20, 2020
- Season: July 11 - August 8, 2020
- Game Day: Saturdays
Y Members - $55
Community - $75
This program is designed for youth & adults ages 7 and up. Participants will learn balance, coordination, memory skills, safety skills, and team work. Benefits of martial arts practice in increased self confidence, improved self esteem, self control and increased physical fitness. Learn self defense tactics that are easy to learn and practical to execute in real life. Shorin Ryu Karate is the main focus of this class. Taekwondo and Ju Jitsu will also be explored.
- Tommy Page - 4th Degree Black Belt Shorin Ryu Karate with 32 years experience
- Albert Smith - 2nd Degree Black Belt Shuri Te Jutsu Karate with 24 years experience
- Offered year round
- Class Days/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm
THIS PROGRAM IS COMPLIMENTARY
FOR YMCA MEMBERS.
Weight Room Orientations
The weight room is open to everyone, ages 7 and up. For youth ages 7-14, they must complete a strength training orientation with one of our Health and Wellness staff. Our staff can help you get off to a great start by teaching you how to correctly use the equipment in the weight room. This orientation is mandatory for all members ages 7-14 who wish to use the weight room. After completion of the training, youth ages 7-11 must be accompanied by an adult every time they enter the weight room until they reach the age of 12 years.
Change Lives...Become a Coach!
Did you play sports as a youngster? Do you remember the first experience you had of being part of a team? Would you like to pass on the same positive experience to today's youth? Then VOLUNTEER to be a YMCA coach! We are always in need of great coaches, willing to make a difference in the lives of today's youth. Your time is our most valuable asset.
For more information, contact Glenda Trainer, Sports Director