YMCA Youth Sports & Fitness

The Lancaster Family YMCA is the starting point for many kids to learn about becoming and staying active. YMCA 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 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


The Lancaster Family YMCA, Lancaster Rec, and the School District of Lancaster have joined together to offer an initiative called “Every Girl Invite a Girl” #everygirlinviteagirl. Our goal is to reach more girls in our community and engage them in youth sports so they can make lifelong friendships, encourage each other as teammates, and learn new skills to succeed.Shirts are given for free to girls who come in as a pair to register for our youth sports programs. You can also help support this program and spread the word about this initiative by purchasing a shirt for $12.

Programs Currently Registering

YMCA Kids Marathon (for children in kindergarten through 8th grade)
The Kids Marathon is a great way for children to get ongoing exercise/activity and learn the value and experience the rewards of setting and achieving goals. In the Kids Marathon children run, walk, bike or swim in one mile increments as they work their way to completing 25 miles over the course of several weeks. All the children will come to the Garden Spot Village in New Holland to complete their “marathon” by running the 1.2 miles together on the same course as the Garden Spot Village Marathon runners will use.

The final 1.2 mile run will be at Garden Spot Village in New Holland.
April 13 at 6:00 PM. Learn More and Register Online.

Programs Currently Registering

Basketball Classes
Flag Football
Floor Hockey
Little Dribblers
Multi-Sport Class
Summer Sports Camps

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