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 residents receive 10% off Y programs.
Click here to learn how to receive your discount.

 


Programs Running September-December

Baton (ages 3-18)
Teaches baton twirling skills to children. Beginner, experienced and competition levels available. Led by National Champion instructor.

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2017-2018 season: October 1, 2017 – May 30, 2018
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA

 

Flag Football Class (ages 4-7)
Fundamentals of football will be instructed through different games and drills weekly.

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: September 7-October 26

 

Floor Hockey Class (ages 4-7)
Fun games will be used to teach kids the fundamentals of hockey. Participants can bring their own stick, but one is provided onsite if needed.

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: September 7-October 26

 

Little Kickers (ages 3-5)
Fun games will be used to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer, including dribbling, passing, shooting and defense.

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: September 5-October 24

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YMCA at New Holland: September 7-October 26

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City Center YMCA: September 9-October 28

 

Introduction to Soccer (ages 5-8)
Fun games will be used to teach kids the fundamentals of soccer, including dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Shin guards and cleats are optional. 

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: September 5-October 24

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YMCA at New Holland: September 7-October 26

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City Center YMCA: September 9-October 28

 

Joyful Movement Dance Class (ages 3-7)
The Creative Movement Class is an exploratory dance class that is specifically modified to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities in a way that will provide them the opportunity to experience various aspects of dance in an environment that is structured for accessibility.

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: September 28-November 16 (ages 3-5)

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Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: September 26-November 14 (ages 5-7)



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

Fees for Kids Gym:
Free For Members / $30 for Non-Members per 8-week session

YMCA at New Holland Gymnasium: Offered Throughout the Year
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 PM

Fees for Kids Gym:
Free For Members / $15 for Non-Members per 8-week session

Kids Gym Junior
A gym class that uses playing and pretending to help children develop spatial and body awareness, music, rhythm, coordination and gross motor skills. Ages 3-6.

YMCA at New Holland:  Free to members: Mondays,  9:30-10:15 AM

 

SafeKids Tae Kwon Do
The practice of Tae Kwon Do teaches children and adults discipline, self-control, and safety. EARN YOUR BLACK BELT!!! This program is taught by a 7th degree Grand Master Instructor. The program is especially beneficial for children with ADD, ADHD, and some forms of Autism. It is also an excellent program for children who need the added structured discipline to stay focused. Kids will also learn about Stranger Danger, and the Avoidance of Gangs, Guns, and Drugs. This youth and family program is offered at our City Center Y and Lampeter-Strasburg Y branches.

Ages: 6 years and older. Adults and Families Welcome!
Fee: $15.00 Registration Fee.  $5.00 per class each week
*All Sessions are 12 weeks

For more information or to register, contact Judith Kirby, 717-252-2824.

 

Volunteer Coaches Needed!
Become a Volunteer Coach at the Y! If interested contact hrdirector@lancasterymca.org