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!

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

Our thanks to Dutch Gold Honey, sponsors of the Lancaster Family YMCA’s Fall Youth Sports season!

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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

Children 3-18 years old

When

Mondays, October 2014-May 2015

Beginning October 6, 2014 (26 weeks)

Tiny Twirlers (ages 3-5) 5:30-6:00 PM

Beginner Class 6:00-6:45 PM

Experienced Class 6:45-7:30 PM

Intermediate Class 7:30-8:15 PM

Advanced Class 8:15-9:00 PM

Where

Martin Meylin Auxiliary Gym

Contact

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

Fees

Tiny Twirlers (ages 3-5)

Monthly Members: $24 Non-Members: $36

Yearly Members: $158 Non-Members: $242

Upper Classes (ages 6-18)

Monthly Members: $30 Non-Members: $45

Yearly Members: $200 Non-Members: $305

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

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Youth Basketball

Sign up your son or daughter for YBA, an eight week program that opens with a player’s clinic on Saturday, December 6. One practice and one game per week are part of this instructional, yet competitive program. Practices begin the week of January 5 with games beginning on January 10 and running through February 28.

When

An important player’s clinic takes place on Saturday, December 6.

Player’s Clinic Times and Locations:

10-12 meet at the City Center branch from 9:30-10:30 AM

13-15 meet at the City Center branch from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

5 & 6 meet at Lampeter-Strasburg branch from 12:30-1:30 PM

7-9 meet at Lampeter-Strasburg branch from 2:00-3:00 PM

7-9 meet at the YMCA at New Holland from 9:30-10:30 AM

10-12 meet at the YMCA at New Holland from 11AM – 12 PM

Practices begin the week of January 5, with games starting January 10. Practice and game times/locations will be communicated by December 31st.

Where

City Center Y gymnasium

Lampeter-Strasburg Y gymnasium

YMCA at New Holland gymnasium

Fees

Members: $45 per player

Non Members: $65 per player

Registration

October 14 – December 6

Contact

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

Additional Information
Please choose all nights that your son or daughter is available to practice. Once teams are decided, switching teams will be kept to a minimum.

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Ongoing Youth Programs

Fit Kids

Fit Kids focuses on strength and cardiovascular training while playing games and planned physical activities at the Y. Youth ages 6-12 should join the fun today! Evenings at the Y are filled with activities for youth who want to enjoy fitness and other group activities while their parents work out. All these programs are supervised by an exercise instructor. Join us for some fun and unique fitness activities! Fit Kids is offered throughout the year in 6 week sessions.

Ages

6-12 years old

When

City Center Y: Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:00-7:00 PM

YMCA at New Holland: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 PM

Where

City Center Y Gymnasium

YMCA at New Holland

Fees

Members: Free

Non-members: $25/6-week session

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Tang Soo Do

Tang Soo Do is an ancient Korean Martial Art dating back more than 200 years. Literally translated, the word “Tang” refers to the Tang Dynasty of China, which reflects the shared cultural background between China and Korea. “Soo” means hard. “Do” means way of life or Art. The “Way of the Hand of Tang.”

Little Dragons

Ages

5-8

When

Mondays,  6:15 – 6:45 PM

Fee

$35 per month

GUP Training (Beginner)

Ages

8 and older

When & Where

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:45 – 7:30 PM

YMCA at New Holland

Fee

$70 per month (2 days/week) or $40 per month (1 day/week)

GUP Training (Advanced)

Ages 

8 and older

Dates

Mondays & Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:15 PM

Fee

$70 per month (2 days/week) or $40 per month (1 day/week)

Family Savings!  The first two members of each family are Full Rate, the 3rd and 4th members are each 50% off, the fifth and higher are FREE! Discounts apply to full-time students.

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Taekwondo

Build your confidence and get fit by joining the Taekwondo Network’s comprehensive program. You can kick and break your way to a black belt rank with a little hard work. You may register on-site and pay as you go. For more information visit http://www.taekwondonetwork.com

Fee

$5 per class

When & Where

City Center Y

Thursdays – 5:30-6:30 PM and 6:30-7:30 PM in the Gymnasium

Lampeter-Strasburg Y

Fridays – 5:30-6:30 PM in the Aerobics Studio and 6:45-7:45 PM in the Gymnasium

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