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!

Program Registration

YMCA programs are open to Y Members and Non-Members. Y Members receive special pricing on programs. Program registration is completed at our Branch Welcome Desks.

Registration Dates
Members: Begins the 10th of the month
Non-Members: Begins the 20th of the month

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

For questions or more information, contact Ron Stief, Sports Director, at or by phone at 717-464-4000, ext. 1212.


Little Dribblers

Teaches the fundamental skills of bas­ketball: dribbling, shooting, passing and teamwork. (Ages 3-6)

City Center Y
Mondays, March 2 – April 20, 5:30-6:15 PM

Lampeter-Strasburg Y
Tuesdays, March 3 – April 21, 5:30-6:15 PM

YMCA at New Holland
Mondays, March 2-April 20, 5:15-6:00 PM

Fees: $50 Member / $80 Non-Member

Registration closes March 10.


Gym & Swim for Homeschoolers

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

YMCA at New Holland
Tuesdays, March 3 - April 2, 11:30-3:00 PM

Fees: $50 Member / $80 Non-Member

Registration closes March 10.


Youth Volleyball

Teaches the fundamentals of volleyball: setting, passing, serving and spiking. (Ages 5-12)

Lampeter-Strasburg Y
Tuesdays, March 5 – April 23, 7:30-8:30 PM

Fees: $50 Member / $80 Non-Member

Registration closes March 12.


3 Vs. 3 Basketball Tournament

Basketball tournament for boys and girls. Teams are divided into groups by age/skill as follows: up to 9 / up to 12 / up to 15. (Ages 7-15)

City Center Y
Saturday, March 14, 9:00 AM

Lampeter-Strasburg Y
Saturday, March 14, 1:00 PM

Fees: $50 Member / $50 Non-Member

Registration closes March 6.


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 3-18)

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

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)

City Center Y
Mondays & Wednesdays – offered throughout the year, 6:00-7:00 PM

YMCA at New Holland
Tuesdays & Thursdays – offered throughout the year, 5:30-6:30 PM

Fees: Free to Members / $25 Non-Member/8-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


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

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.



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)

City Center Y
Thursdays – offered throughout the year, 5:30 PM & 6:30 PM

Lampeter-Strasburg Y
Fridays – offered throughout the year, 5:30 PM & 6:30 PM**

Fees: $5/class drop-in fee for Members or Non-Members

**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 or 717-464-4000, ext. 1212

Lancaster Family YMCA 2015 Program Guide: January-April.
The Y offers many programs and events for children, adults and families – for a full listing of our upcoming offerings, please check out our 2015 Program Guide: January-April.