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 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.


 

Dutch Gold Honey 2013

Many thanks to Dutch Gold Honey for sponsoring our fall Youth Sports programs!

Programs Running September-December


Youth Basketball Association (ages 5-15)
A competitive basketball league for boys and girls. Players will be divided into age appropriate teams. Each team will practice once on a weeknight at the Y where they register and play games on Saturdays at either the Lampeter-Strasburg Y or the City Center Y.

Registration Opens in October
City Center YMCA: January 9-February 27, 2017
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: January 9-February 27, 2017

 

Lacrosse (ages 5-9)
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. GSMAA will be holding a weekly clinic in the YMCA at New Holland on Saturdays from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Register Online
YMCA at New Holland: October 1-29

 

Parent/Child Soccer Class (ages 2-3) 
A variety of learning activities will be incorporated to engage toddlers in the sport of soccer. Repetition will be used to reach various developmental goals. Parents will accompany their child throughout this fun learning experience!

Register Online
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: November 1-December 20
Class is held inside the L-S Y

 

Little Dribblers (ages 3-4)
Dribbling, passing and shooting will be covered in this fun class with games used to help with skill development.

Registration Opens in October
City Center YMCA: November 7-December 19

Registration Opens in October
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: November 8-December 20

Registration Opens in October
YMCA at New Holland: November 10-December 22

 

Basketball Classes (5-10)
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.

Introduction to Basketball – ages 5-7

Registration Opens in October
City Center YMCA: November 7-December 19

Registration Opens in October
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: November 8-December 20

Registration Opens in October
YMCA at New Holland: November 10-December 22

 

Intermediate Basketball – ages 7-10

Registration Opens in October
City Center YMCA: November 7-December 19

Registration Opens in October
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: November 8-December 20

Registration Opens in October
YMCA at New Holland: November 10-December 22

 

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

Registration Opens in October
YMCA at New Holland: November 8-December 27

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics (ages 6-13)
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.

Registration Opens in October
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: November 8-December 20 (ages 6-8)
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: November 8-December 20 (ages 9-3)
YMCA at New Holland: November 7-December 19 (ages 6-8)

 

Baton Twirling
Teaches baton twirling skills to children ages 3 and older. Several weekend competitions throughout the year. The program is instructed by Melanie Henry a national champion with 20+ years of coaching experience.  New students please contact: twirlermeh@comcast.net before registering!

Register Online
Martin Meylin Middle School Gym: October 2016 – May 2017
(Lampeter-Strasburg School District).

 

 


 

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