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 January – April 2017


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.

Register Online
City Center YMCA: January 9-February 27, 2017
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: January 9-February 27, 2017

 

YMCA Kids Marathon (Children in Kindergarten through 8th grade)
This unique event gives children an opportunity to work their way towards completing a full 26.2-mile marathon by running, biking, walking or swimming in one-mile increments over several months. The children’s efforts are rewarded with an exciting finish to their marathon when all of the participants will run the final 1.2 miles together at the Garden Spot Village campus on the same course the Garden Spot Village Marathoners will use the following day.

Final 1.2 race held on April 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Garden Spot Village Campus

Details and Online Registration

 

Gym and Swim (ages 5-12)
A structured program of sports, games and fun physical activities in the gym and pool. Athletic clothing and sneakers for the gym class should be worn and a swimsuit for the pool.

Registration Opens December 10
YMCA at New Holland: January 3-February 21, 2017

Registration Opens February 10
YMCA at New Holland: March 7-April 25, 2017

 

GSMAA Lacrosse (ages 5-9)
In this weekly clinic, children will get hands-on instruction and will participate in all field positions. Game situations will also be included in this six-week program.

Registration Opens December 10
YMCA at New Holland: January 5-February 23, 2017

 

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 December 10
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: January 10-February 28, 2017

Registration Opens February 10
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: March 14-May 2, 2017

 

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

Registration Opens February 10
City Center YMCA: March 13-May 1, 2017

Registration Opens February 10
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: March 14-May 2, 2017

 

Introduction to Basketball Classes (ages 5-7)
Dribbling, passing and shooting will be covered in this fun class with games used to help with skill development.

Registration Opens February 10
City Center YMCA: March 13-May 1, 2017

Registration Opens February 10
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: March 14-May 2, 2017

 

Intermediate Basketball Classes (ages 8-12)
Dribbling, passing and shooting will be covered in this fun class with games used to help with skill development.

Registration Opens February 10
City Center YMCA: March 13-May 1, 2017

Registration Opens February 10
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: March 14-May 2, 2017

 

Basketball Classes (ages 3-10)
Dribbling, passing and shooting will be covered in this fun class with games used to help with skill development.

Registration Opens February 10
YMCA at New Holland: March 16-May 4, 2017

 

Flag Football Class (ages 4-8)
Fundamentals of football will be instructed through different games and drills.

Registration Opens February 10
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: April 11-May 2, 2017

 

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.

Registration Opens March 10
Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA: April 13-June 1, 2017
Class will be held at the Village Park Hockey Rink beside the L-S Y

 

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

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, rhythym, coordination and gross motor skills. Ages 3-6.
Free to members: Mondays,  9:30-10:15 AM

 

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