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.

Our thanks to Dutch Gold Honey, sponsors of the Lancaster Family YMCA’s Fall Youth Sports season!

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FiddleStix

Bring your little ones out to learn the basics of lacrosse: passing, defense, shooting and teamwork. Children will get hands-on instruction and will get to participate in all field positions. Game situations will also be included in this four-week program.

Ages

Kindergarten-3rd grade for boys and girls

When

Tuesdays, September 23 – October 14, 2014, from 5:30-6:30 PM

Where

Lampeter-Strasburg Y lacrosse field

Registration

Registration begins August 4, 2014. Please bring your form to the Welcome Desk.

Contact

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

Fees

Member: $40

Non-Member: $60

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

Additional Information

LAX sticks are required and can be purchased from Angelo’s Soccer and Lacrosse Corner. Kids should also be dressed appropriately for active, outdoor play.

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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 2014-May 2015

Beginning October 6, 2014 (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 Auxiliary Gym

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

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

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Little Dribblers

A developmental basketball program designed for children ages 3-6 years old that teaches the basic fundamental skills of basketball: dribbling, shooting, passing and teamwork. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate with their child.

Who

Boys and girls ages 3–6 years old

When

City Center Branch: Mondays, October 20-November 24, from 5:30-6:15 PM

Lampeter-Strasburg Branch: Tuesdays, October 21-November 25, from

5:30-6:15 PM

YMCA at New Holland: Mondays, October 20-November 24 from 5:15-6:00 PM

Where

City Center Branch, 265 Harrisburg Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603

Lampeter-Strasburg Branch, 800 Village Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602

YMCA at New Holland, 123 North Shirk Rd., New Holland, PA 17557

Contact

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

Fee

Member: $40

Non-member: $60

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

Additional Information

Each child will receive a Little Dribblers t-shirt.

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Gym & Swim

Your child can enjoy a fun time with a combination of sports/games in the gym and swimming in the pool. There will be two fall sessions which will be six weeks each.

Ages

Children 5-12 years old

When

Tuesdays, October 21-November 25 from 1:30-3:00 PM

Where

YMCA at New Holland Gymnasium & Pool

Contact

Becca Sensenig, Sports Coordinator at 717-354-4747, ext. 104 or rsensenig@lancasterymca.org

Fees

Members: $40

Non-Members: $60

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

Additional Information

One group will be in the pool and the second group will be in the gym. The groups will switch at 2:15 PM.

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Youth Soccer

Sign up your son or daughter 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

3-14 years of age

When

Wednesdays, October 22 – November 26, 2014

Ages 3-7: 4:30-5:15 PM

Ages 8-14: 5:15-6:00 PM

Where

City Center Gymnasium Court 2

Registration

Registration runs from September 15 – October 20. Children can be registered at the Welcome Desk at any Y location.

Fees

Members: $40

Non-Members: $60

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

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

Ages

6-12 years old

When

City Center Y: Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00 PM

YMCA at New Holland: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 PM

Where

City Center Y Gymnasim

YMCA at New Holland

Fees

Members: Free

Non-members: $25/6-week session

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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