Youth Sports & Fitness

The Y is the starting point for many kids to learn about becoming and staying active. Our youth sports programs promote healthy habits that they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. We place priority on family involvement, the value of participation over winning, and team building as well as developing as an individual, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.

For questions or more information, contact our Sports Director at 717-464-4000, ext. 1212.


YMCA programs are open to Y Members and Non-Members.

Financial Scholarship is provided to those who qualify.
Applications are available at the Welcome Desk.

Registration Dates
Members: Begins the 10th of the month
Non-Members: Begins the 20th of the month

Lampeter-Strasburg residents receive 10% off Y programs.
Click here to learn how to receive your discount.

 


Programs Running May-August

 

Youth Basketball Association (ages 5-12)
Competitive basketball league for boys and girls. Players will be divided into teams and start playing the first day.

Register Online
City Center YMCA: July 10-August 14
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 11-August 15

 

Speed and Agility Class (ages 10-15)
Young athletes will effectively increase running speed and agility, as well as strength and explosiveness to help in almost any sports activity. Group Training is for 3 or more people.

Register Online
YMCA at New Holland: July 10-August 2

 

Baton (ages 3-18)
Teaches baton twirling skills to children. Led by National Champion instructor.

Register Online
Tiny Twirlers (ages 3-5): Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 10-July 31
Beginners (ages 6-18): Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 10-September 25
Experiences (ages 6-18): Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 10-September 25

 

Little Sluggers (ages 3-4)
Teaches the fundamentals of baseball, including fielding, hitting, throwing and running the bases.

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 13-August 31
City Center YMCA: July 15-September 2
YMCA at New Holland: July 15-September 2

 

Introduction to Baseball (ages 5-7)
Teaches the fundamentals of baseball, including fielding, hitting, throwing and running the bases.

Register Online
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: July 13-August 31
City Center YMCA: July 15-September 2
YMCA at New Holland: July 15-September 2

 

 


Summer Sports Camps


We offer a wide variety of Youth Summer Sports Camps for youth of all ages and abilities. Please visit our Sports Camps web page for more details and registration.


Ongoing Youth Programs

Kids Gym
Evenings at the Y are filled with activities for youth who want to enjoy fitness and other group activities. Kids Gym focuses on nutrition education and cardiovascular training while playing games and planned physical activities at the Y. Bring a water bottle to class and be sure to dress ready to exercise in comfortable shirt & shorts/pants, and athletic shoes. Parents are welcome to stay and participate, or complete their own personal exercise routine during this time. (Boys & Girls, ages 6-12)

City Center YMCA Gymnasium: Offered Throughout the Year
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6-7 PM

Fees for Kids Gym:
Free For Members / $30 for Non-Members per 8-week session

YMCA at New Holland Gymnasium: Offered Throughout the Year
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM

Fees for Kids Gym:
Free For Members / $15 for Non-Members per 8-week session

Kids Gym Junior
A gym class that uses playing and pretending to help children develop spatial and body awareness, music, rhythm, coordination and gross motor skills. Ages 3-6.

YMCA at New Holland:  Free to members: Mondays,  9:30-10:15 AM

 

SafeKids Tae Kwon Do
The practice of Tae Kwon Do teaches children and adults discipline, self-control, and safety. EARN YOUR BLACK BELT!!! This program is taught by a 7th degree Grand Master Instructor. The program is especially beneficial for children with ADD, ADHD, and some forms of Autism. It is also an excellent program for children who need the added structured discipline to stay focused. Kids will also learn about Stranger Danger, and the Avoidance of Gangs, Guns, and Drugs. This youth and family program is offered at our City Center Y and Lampeter-Strasburg Y branches.

Ages: 6 years and older. Adults and Families Welcome!
Fee: $15.00 Registration Fee.  $5.00 per class each week
*All Sessions are 12 weeks

For more information or to register, contact Judith Kirby, 717-252-2824.

 

Volunteer Coaches Needed!
Become a Volunteer Coach at the Y! If interested contact hrdirector@lancasterymca.org