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
Registration for youth sports programs opens 2 months in advance of that program’s start date.
Members: Begins the 10th of the month
Non-Members: Begins the 20th of the month

Lampeter-Strasburg Resident Discount
Lampeter-Strasburg residents receive 10% off Y programs. To receive that discount when registering for programs through our online registration system, you will need to enter a discount code during the registration process.To receive your discount code, please send your name and address to LSresidents@lancasterymca.org.
A discount code will be emailed back to you.


Programs Running May – August

 

Challenger British Soccer Camp
Programs for kids ages 4-16 that focus on foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a mini tournament play. With an emphasis on the values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership.

Please note: The option of adding a week of Summer Day camp to this program is not available. 

Register online.
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, June 20-24
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, July 18-22
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, August 8-12

 

Little Dribblers Camp
This fun camp will incorporate mini games and drills to build a foundation for future basketball success. For kids ages 3-6.

Register online.
YMCA at New Holland, June 13-16
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, August 22-25

 

Soccer Camp
This camp will go over the basics of soccer: passing, shooting, dribbling. Drills and games will be played daily. For kids ages 5-9.

Register online.
City Center YMCA, June 13-16
YMCA at New Holland, August 22-25

 

Volleyball Camp
Teaches the fundamentals of volleyball: setting, passing, serving and spiking for kids ages 7-12.

Register online.
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, June 13-16

 

Basketball Camp
Teaches the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Competitive games will be used to reinforce the fundamentals that are taught. For kids ages 5-9.

Register online.
City Center YMCA, June 20-23
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, July 18-21
YMCA at New Holland, July 18-21

 

Intermediate Basketball Camp
Teaches the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Competitive games will be used to reinforce the fundamentals that are taught. For kids ages 8-12.

Register online.
City Center YMCA, July 18-21

 

Introduction to Baseball Camp
This camp will go over the fundamentals of baseball by incorporating drills and games. For kids ages 4-7.

Register online.
YMCA at New Holland, August 1-4

 

Field Hockey Camp
Introductory field hockey for boys and girls ages 6-14. Camp will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Fun games will be played as well as instruction on the fundamentals of field hockey.
Register online.
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, August 15-18

 

Youth Basketball League
Competitive basketball league for boys and girls. Players will be divided into teams. Each team will practice once on a weeknight at the Y where they register and play games on Saturday’s at either the Lampeter-Strasburg Y or the City Center Y.

Register online.
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA / City Center YMCA
July 5 – August 9 : Ages 5-7

Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA / City Center YMCA
July 5 – August 9 : Ages 8-9

Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA / City Center YMCA
July 5 – August 9 : Ages 10-12


YMCA at New Holland, July 7 – August 11 : Ages 5-7
YMCA at New Holland, July 7 – August 11 : Ages 8-9
YMCA at New Holland, July 7 – August 11 : Ages 10-12

 

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

Registration opens in June
City Center YMCA, July 9 – August 27
Buchanan Park – 905 Buchanan Ave, Lancaster, PA 17605

Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, July 7 – August 25
Village Park at the L-S Y (field by the gravel lot)

YMCA at New Holland, July 9 – August 27
New Holland Early Learning Center – 18 Western Ave, New Holland, PA 17557

 

Introduction to Baseball
Teaches the fundamentals of baseball, including fielding, hitting, throwing and running the bases for kids age 5-7.

Registration opens in June
City Center YMCA, July 9 – August 27
Buchanan Park – 905 Buchanan Ave, Lancaster, PA 17605

Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, July 7 – August 25
Village Park at the L-S Y (field by the gravel lot)

YMCA at New Holland, July 9 – August 27
New Holland Early Learning Center – 18 Western Ave, New Holland, PA 17557

 

Paradigm Rhythmic Gymnastics
This class offers essential training in Gymnastics with a special focus on Rhythmic. Students will enter level 1 of the National Gymnastics curriculum plus an introduction to Ballet for Rhythmic Gymnastics and Apparatus Handling including ball, hoop, ribbon and rope. Taught by USA Gymnastics Certified Coaches.

Register online.
YMCA at New Holland, July 5 – August 23, Ages 6-8
YMCA at New Holland, July 5 – August 23, Ages 9-12

 

Baton
Beginners will learn baton twirling skills put to music along with dance moves and tumbling tricks. Experience twirlers will expand on the basics of baton twirling, including rolls, tosses, two baton, advanced tumbling and complex dance moves.

Register online.
Tiny Twirlers (Ages 3-5): Wesley United Methodist Church Strasburg, July 11 – August 1
Beginners (Ages 6-18): Wesley United Methodist Church Strasburg, July 11 – August 1
Experienced: Wesley United Methodist Church Strasburg, July 11 – September 26



 


 

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

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

Fees for Kids Gym:
Free For Members / $25 for Non-Members per 6-week session

 

Tang Soo Do
Adults and children can get active, increase self-confidence and learn about a 2000-year-old Martial Art that has improves coordination, balance and gross motor skills. (Ages 4-Adult)

YMCA at New Holland: Offered throughout the year

Mondays
Little Dragons (Ages 4-8): 6:15-6:45 PM
Beginners Class: 6:45-7:30 PM
Advanced Class: 7:30-8:15 PM

Wednesdays
Beginners Class: 6:35-7:30 PM
Advanced Class: 7:30-8:15 PM

Fees for Little Dragons:
$35/month Member / $40/month Non-Member

Fees for Regular Sessions:
$70/month Member / $75/month Non-Member

One Night a Week:
$40/month Member / $45/month Non-Member

Please note: This program is run by Twin Valley Martial Arts. Contact 610-582-3892 for details.

 

Taekwondo
This program is designed to keep kids safe! Kids will earn about Stranger Danger, Gang Violence, Gun Avoidance, Drug Avoidance, and how to use the 911 system. Confidence, self-esteem, and discipline will be emphasized. (Ages 6-Adult)
Fees: $5/class drop-in fee for Members or Non-Members

City Center Y: Thursdays – offered throughout the year / 6:30 p.m.
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Fridays – offered throughout the year / 5:30 PM & 6:30 p.m.

Please note: This program is run by Taekwondo Network. Contact Judith Kirby at 717-252-2824 for details. Taekwondo & Safety Awareness

 

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