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 Ron Stief, Sports Director, at rstief@lancasterymca.org or by phone 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.

Thank you to our 2015 Fall Youth Sports Season Sponsors, Dutch Gold Honey!

Dutch Gold Honey 2013


Programs Running September-December

 

Gym and Swim for Homeschoolers 
Offers a structured program of sports, games and fun physical activities in the gym and pool. (Ages 5-12).

Fees for Members:
$50 for one child
$20 for a second child from the same family
$10 for every child from the same family after two children have registered

Fees for Non-Members:
$80 for one child
$20 for a second child from the same family
$10 for every child from the same family after two children have registered

Register online.
YMCA at New Holland: Tuesdays, September 8-October 27 / 1:30-3:00 p.m.

 

Tennis 
Teaches the basics of tennis for beginners. (Ages 5-14)
Fees: $40 Member / $70 Non-Member

Register online.
New Holland Tennis Courts: Tuesdays, September 8-29 / 6:00-7:00 p.m.

 

Little Kickers
Fun games will be used to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer, including dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. (Ages 3-6)
Fees: $50 Member / $80 Non-Member

Register online.
Lancaster County Park Fields: Saturdays, September 12-October 31 / 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church in Strasburg: Saturdays, September 12-October 31 / 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Case New Holland Fields in New Holland: Saturdays, September 12-October 31 / 10:00-10:45 a.m.

 

Baton Twirling
Beginners will learn baton twirling skills 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 3-18)

Martin Meylin Middle School in Lampeter-Strasburg: Mondays & Fridays, beginning October 5 through May 2016.

Register online.
Option to register for a full year or selective months.

Tiny Twirlers and Beginner Class
Fees: $24 Member/Month or $158/year
Fees: $36 Non-Member/Month or $242/year

Experienced Class, Intermediate Class or Advanced Class
Fees: $30 Member/Month or $200/year
Fees: $45 Non-Member/Month or $305/year

 

Little Hockey 
Teaches the fundamentals of field hockey for girls and street hockey for boys. (Ages 3-6)
Fees: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member

Register online.
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Tuesdays, October 6-27 / 5:30-6:15 p.m.

 

Fiddlestix
Introduction to Lacrosse that teaches the fundamentals of passing, receiving and game strategy.  (Ages 5-12)
Fees: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member

Register online.
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Tuesdays, October 6-27 / 5:30-6:15 p.m.

 

Little Dribblers
Teaches the fundamental skills of basketball: dribbling, shooting, passing and teamwork. (Ages 3-6)
Fees: $50 Member / $80 Non-Member

Registration opens in September
City Center Y: Mondays, November 2-December 21 / 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Tuesdays, November 3-December 22 / 5:30-6:15 p.m.

YMCA at New Holland: Tuesdays, November 3-December 22 / 5:30-6:15 p.m.

 

Gym and Swim for Homeschoolers 
Offers a structured program of sports, games and fun physical activities in the gym and pool. (Ages 5-12).

Fees for Members:
$50 for one child
$20 for a second child from the same family
$10 for every child from the same family after two children have registered

Fees for Non-Members:
$80 for one child
$20 for a second child from the same family
$10 for every child from the same family after two children have registered

Registration opens in September
YMCA at New Holland: Tuesdays, November 3-December 22

 

Introduction to Basketball
Teaches children the rules of basketball and develops basic skills through drills and fun games. Participants will learn ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive footwork. (Ages 6-9)
Fees: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member

Registration opens in September
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Thursdays, November 5-December 17 / 5:00-5:30 p.m.
YMCA at New Holland: November 5-December 17 / 5:00-5:30 p.m.

 

Intermediate Basketball
For those who have completed Introduction to Basketball or have
more experience playing. (Ages 10-12)
Fees: $40 Member / $70 Non-Member

Registration opens in September.
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Thursdays, November 5-December 17 / 5:30-6:15 p.m.
YMCA at New Holland: November 5-December 17 / 5:30-6:15 p.m.

 

Introduction to Soccer
Teaches the fundamentals of soccer including dribbling, passing, shooting and defense.(Ages 5-8)
Fees: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member

Registration opens in September.
City Center Y: Wednesdays, November 4-December 16 / 4:45-5:15 p.m.

 

Intermediate Soccer
For those who have completed Introduction to Soccer or have more experience playing. (Ages 9-12)
Fees:$40 Member / $70 Non-Member

Registration opens in September.
City Center Y: Wednesdays, November 4-December 16 / 5:15-6:00 p.m.

 

Youth Basketball Association (YBA)
Competitive basketball league for boys and girls. Kids will practice one night per week and games will be played on Saturdays between 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Ages 5-15)
Fees:$60 Member / $90 Non-Member

Registration opens in October.
City Center Y
Lampeter-Strasburg Y
YMCA at New Holland

Teams will be divided into the following age groups:
5-6, 7-9 ,10-12 and 13-15

On December 5, there will be a players’ clinic for all registered participants. Practices and games will begin in January and run through February 27.


 

Ongoing Youth Programs

Fit Kids
A unique and fun approach for kids to enjoy being physical active and de­velop healthy habits. Fit Kids focuses on nutrition education and strength and cardiovascular training by incorporating structured play and games. Fits Kids is led by a Y exercise instructor and parents are encouraged to participate with their children. (Ages 6-12)
Fees: Free to Members / $25 Non-Member/8-week session

City Center Y: Mondays & Wednesdays – offered throughout the year / 6:00-7:00 p.m.
YMCA at New Holland: Tuesdays & Wednesdays – offered throughout the year / 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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