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.


Programs Running May-August

Gym & Swim for Homeschoolers
Offers a structured program of sports, games and fun physical activities in the gym and pool. (Ages 5-12)
Fees: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member

Register Online:
YMCA at New Holland: Tuesdays, May 5-26 / 1:30-3:00 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, May 9-June 27 / 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church (Strasburg): Saturdays, May 9-June 27 / 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Case New Holland Fields in New Holland: Saturdays, May 9-June 27 / 10:00-10:45 a.m.

 

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 5-7)
Fees: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member

Register Online:
City Center Y: Tuesdays, May 5-May 26 / 5:00-5:45 p.m.
YMCA at New Holland: Thursdays, May 7-May 28 / 5:30-6:15 p.m.

 

Intermediate Basketball
For those who have completed Introduction to Basketball or have more experience playing.(Ages 8-10)
Fees: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member

Register Online:
City Center Y: Tuesdays, May 5-May 23 / 5:45-6:30 p.m.
YMCA at New Holland: Thursdays, May 4-May 29 / 6:15-7:00 p.m.

 

Tennis
Teaches the basics of tennis for beginners. (Ages 4-14)
Fees: $40 Member / $70 Non-Member

Register Online:
New Holland Tennis Courts: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, May 5-27 / 4:30-7:45 p.m.

 

Cheerleading
Offers an introduction to cheerleading skills led by Big Cat Cheer Company. (Ages 5-12)
Fees: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member

Registration opens in April. Register Online:
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Tuesdays, June 9-30 / 7:30-8:30 p.m.

 

Tennis Camp
Taught by Jody Wilson, tennis camp focuses on ground strokes and serving. (Ages 4-14)
Fees: $50 Member / $80 Non-Member

Registration opens in April. Register Online:
New Holland Tennis Courts: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 16-July 9 / 4:30-7:45 p.m.

 

Experienced Baton Twirling
Improves on intermediate through advanced baton twirling skills. (Ages 3-18)
Fees: $90 Member / $130 Non-Member

Registration opens in May. Register Online:
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Mondays, June 8-August 24
6:30-7:30 p.m. – Experienced
7:30-9:30 p.m. – Intermediate-Advanced

 

Summer Baton Twirling
Offers an introduction to baton twirling.(Ages 3-18)
Fees: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member

Registration opens in May. Register Online:
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Tuesdays, July 7-July 28 / 5:30-9:00 p.m.

 

Youth Basketball Association (YBA)
Competitive basketball league for boys and girls. Players will be divided into teams during the first day and start playing games that day. (Ages 5-15)
Fees: $40 Member / $70 Non-Member

Registration opens in May. Register Online:
City Center Y (ages 10-15): Tuesdays, July 7-August 11 / 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Lampeter-Strasburg Y (ages 5-9): Tuesdays, July 7-August 11 / 3:00-5:00 p.m.

YMCA at New Holland (ages 5-15): Thursdays, July 9-August 13 / 5:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Little Sluggers
Teaches the fundamentals of baseball including throwing, fielding, hitting and running the bases. (ages 3-6)
Fees: $50 Member / $80 Non-Member

Registration opens in May. Register Online:
Lancaster County Park Fields: Saturdays, July 11-August 29 / 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wesley United Methodist Church (Strasburg): Saturdays, July 11-August 29 / 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Case New Holland Fields in New Holland: Saturdays, July 11-August 29 / 10:00-10:45 a.m.

 

Field Hockey Camp
Introductory field hockey for boys and girls ages 7-13. Camp will focus on dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Fun games will be played as well as instruction on the fundamentals of field hockey. (Ages 7-13)
Fees: $30 Member / $60 Non-Member

Registration opens in May. Register Online:
Lampeter-Strasburg School District Field Hockey Fields:
Monday-Thursday, July 27-30 / 9:00-11:00 a.m.

 

Volleyball Camp
Teaches the fundamentals of volleyball: setting, passing, serving and spiking. (Ages 5-12)
Fees: $30 Member / $60

Registration opens in May. Register Online:
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Monday-Thursday, July 20-23 / 1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

British Challenger Soccer Camp
Introductory soccer for boys and girls. (Ages 5-14)
Challenger – a British Soccer company – will provide coaches and lead instruction.
Fees:
Ages 5-6 = $119
Ages 6-16 Half-day = $153
Ages 6-16 Full-day = $214

Register Online:
Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Monday-Friday, June 15-19
Ages 5-6: 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Ages 6-16: Half-day, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 6-16: Full-day, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Monday-Friday, July 20-24
Ages 5-6: 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Ages 6-16: Half-day, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 6-16: Full-day, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Lampeter-Strasburg Y: Monday-Friday, August 10-14
Ages 5-6: 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Ages 6-16: Half-day, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ages 6-16: Full-day, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

Register at www.challengersports.com

 

Baton Twirling
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. (Ages 3-18)

Martin Meylin Middle School in Lampeter-Strasburg
Mondays & Fridays, April-May 2015

Register at Welcome Desk

Tiny Twirlers (ages 3-5) 5:30-6:00 PM
Beginner Class 6:00-6:45 PM
Fees: $24 Member/Month
Fees: $30 Non-Member/Month

Experienced Class 6:45-7:30 PM
Intermediate Class 7:30-8:15 PM
Advanced Class 8:15-9:00 PM
Fees: $36 Member/Month
Fees: $45 Non-Member/Month

 

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

**While our overall facility closes at 7 PM on Fridays, this session will run per its regular schedule.

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