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. Caring coaches take a personal interest in the well-being of your child, and we certainly don’t leave out the fun!

For questions or more information, contact Ron Stief, Sports Director, at rstief@lancasterymca.org or by phone at 717-464-4000, ext. 1212.

Baton Twirling

Learn baton twirling with Melanie’s Miracles. Instructor Melanie Henry will teach beginners the sport of baton twirling put to music along with dance moves and tumbling tricks. Experienced twirlers will expand on the basics of baton twirling, including rolls, tosses, two baton, advanced tumbling and complex dance moves. Each student has the opportunity to compete at local twirling competitions.

Ages

Children 3-18 years old

When

Mondays, October 2013 – May 2014

Beginning October 7, 2013 (26 weeks)

Tiny Twirlers (ages 3-5) 5:30-6:00 PM

Beginner Class 6:00-6:45 PM

Experienced Class 6:45-7:30 PM

Intermediate Class 7:30-8:15 PM

Advanced Class 8:15-9:00 PM

Where

Martin Meylin Elementary Gym

1600 Book Road, Lampeter, PA 17537

Contact

Ron Stief, Sports Director at 717-464-4000, ext. 1212 or rstief@lancasterymca.org

Fees

Tiny Twirlers (ages 3-5)

Monthly Members: $24 Non-members: $36

Yearly Members: $158 Non-members: $242

Upper Classes (ages 6-18)

Monthly Members $30 Non-members: $45

Yearly Members: $200 Non-members: $305

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Kangaroo Kickers

Sign up your three, four or five year old for this fun class that teaches the fundamentals of soccer. Games and drills are used to help children become comfortable with being part of a group that focuses on teaching basic soccer skills. This is a six-week class.

Ages

3-5 years old

When

YMCA at New Holland: Mondays from 5:30-6:15 PM, beginning April 28, 2014

Lampeter-Strasburg Branch: Saturdays from 10:00-10:45 AM, beginning May 3, 2014

City Center Branch: Saturdays from 11:15 AM-12:00 PM, beginning May 3, 2014

Where

YMCA at New Holland meets at the YMCA at New Holland, 123 North Shirk Road, New

Holland, PA.

L-S meets at Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 West Main Street, Strasburg, PA.

City meets at Lancaster County Park, Field #5 (same parking lot as the Skate Park.

Registration

Registration begins February 17, 2014. All children can be registered at the Welcome Desk of any Y location.

Fees

Members: $40

Non-Members: $60

Contact

Ron Stief, Sports Director at 717-464-4000 ext.1212 or rstief@lancasterymca.org

Additional Information

Children should wear comfortable, athletic clothing and sneakers. They can bring their own soccer ball if they wish, but equipment will be provided.

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 Little Sluggers

Sign up your kids for this six week class that will teach the basics of baseball: hitting, throwing, fielding and base running. Children will be taught the fundamentals of baseball and then have a chance to put their skills to use in game-like situations during the last two weeks of class.

Ages

3-5 years old

When

YMCA at New Holland: 5:30-6:15 PM starting June 9, 2014

Lampeter-Strasburg: 10:00-10:45 AM starting June 14, 2014

City Center: 11:15 AM -12:00 PM starting June 14, 2014

Where

YMCA at New Holland: The YMCA at 123 North Shirk Road, New Holland, PA 17557

L-S: Wesley United Methodist Church, 40 West Main Street, Strasburg, PA 17579

City: Lancaster County Park (Skate park lot), Lancaster, PA, 17603

Contact

Ron Stief, Sports Director, at 717-464-4000, ext. 1212 or rstief@lancasterymca.org

Fees

Member: $40

Non-member: $60

Additional Information

Kids may bring their own bats & gloves. Extra equipment will be provided. Kids

should also be dressed appropriately for active, outdoor play. Parents are encouraged to participate with your child on the field.

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Youth Basketball League

Youth Basketball will develop individual skills and focus on teamwork and sportsmanship through healthy, friendly competition. The program will run for six weeks, with practices and games played on Tuesday nights. Both the City Center and Lampeter-Strasburg branches will be used for YBA practices and games.

Who

Boys and Girls, ages 5-15 years old

When

Tuesdays, June 17 – July 22

5&6’s and 7-9’s at L-S from 3-5 PM

10-12’s and 13-15’s at City Center from 6-8 PM

Where

City Center Branch

L-S Branch

Contact

Ron Stief, Sports Director at 717-464-4000, ext. 1212 or maiilto:rstief@lancasterymca.org

Fee

Member: $40

Non-member: $60

Additional Information

Registration deadline is Sunday, June 15. Register at either Y Welcome Desk.

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Ongoing Youth Programs

Fit Kids

Fit Kids focuses on strength and cardiovascular training while playing games and planned physical activities at the Y. Youth ages 6-12 should join the fun today! Evenings at the Y are filled with activities for youth who want to enjoy fitness and other group activities while their parents work out. All these programs are supervised by an exercise instructor. Join us for some fun and unique fitness activities!

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Fit Kids: Ages 6-12

  • Member: FREE
  • Non-Member: $25/6-week session
  • Days: Monday and Wednesday: 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Place: City Center Y Gymnasium

Fit Kids is offered throughout the year in 6 week sessions.

Tang Soo Do

Tang Soo Do is an ancient Korean Martial Art dating back more than 200 years. Literally translated, the word “Tang” refers to the Tang Dynasty of China, which reflects the shared cultural background between China and Korea. “Soo” means hard. “Do” means way of life or Art. The “Way of the Hand of Tang.”

Little Dragons

Ages

5-8

When

Mondays,  6:15 – 6:45 PM

Fee

$35 per month

GUP Training (Beginner)

Ages

8 and older

When & Where

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:45 – 7:30 PM

YMCA at New Holland

Fee

$70 per month (2 days/week) or $40 per month (1 day/week)

GUP Training (Advanced)

Ages 

8 and older

Dates

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:15 PM

Fee

$70 per month (2 days/week) or $40 per month (1 day/week)

Family Savings!  The first two members of each family are Full Rate, the 3rd and 4th members are each 50% off, the fifth and higher are FREE! Discounts apply to full-time students.

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Taekwondo

Build your confidence and get fit by joining the Taekwondo Network’s comprehensive program. You can kick and break your way to a black belt rank with a little hard work. You may register on-site and pay as you go. For more information visit http://www.taekwondonetwork.com

Fee

$5 per class

When & Where

City Center Y

Thursdays – 5:30-6:30 PM and 6:30-7:30 PM in the Gymnasium

Lampeter-Strasburg Y

Fridays – 5:30-6:30 PM in the Aerobics Studio and 6:45-7:45 PM in the Gymnasium

Taekwondo & Safety Awareness

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Become a Volunteer Coach at the Y! If interested contact Ron Stief, Sports Director at rstief@lancasterymca.org or 717-464-4000, ext. 1212