Kids who participate in sports at the Y discover so much more than their athletic abilities. They build character, develop self-confidence and create healthy relationships through positive competition.


 

Overview

Participants will work on skill building and games, this allows them to put their hard work into action. We encourage kids to bring their own specialized sports equipment (cleats, shin guards, glove, etc.), all fundamental equipment will be provided by the Y. A wide variety of sports are offered for kids of all skill levels and abilities. Dates, hours and cost vary by sport. See specific sport information for more details.

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Gymnastics celebrates all the things kids love to do: jump, tumble, twist, turn, hop, dance, balance, and move. Our classes focus on helping each child improve on the fundamentals of gymnastics, movement and games in a safe, energetic atmosphere.

Dates & Times: All Gymnastic Classes are on Tuesdays, March 20-May6:

    Rising Stars                          4:00-4:30pm

    Shooting Stars                      4:40-5:20pm

    Rising Stars                          5:30-6:00pm

    Super Stars                          6:10-6:50pm

    Supernovas                          6:55-7:30pm

*Early Bird Pricing Fee: $15 for Y members; $45 for non-members

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Rising Stars: For boys and girls ages 3 to 5.  This class will teach introductory skills on the floor, beam, uneven bars and springboard in a safe, energetic atmosphere.

Prerequisites:

1. Can sit and wait for a short time

2. Can listen to teachers

3. Can separate for parent

4. Is potty trained

Shooting Stars: For boys and girls ages 5 & 6.  This class will teach the fundamentals of tumbling and dance, along with skills on the beam, bars and vault.

Prerequisites: All prerequisites from Rising Stars Plus:

1. Can do Forward and Backward Summersault

2. Beginning to do a cartwheel

3. Knows all positions (straddle, pike, etc.)

Super Stars: For boys and girls ages 6-8. This class will teach intermediate skills of tumbling and dance, along with skills on the beam, bars and vault.

Prerequisites: All prerequisites from Shooting Stars Plus

1. Can do a cartwheel

2. One foot, two foot jump on vault

3. Can do airplane arm on the Beam

Supernovas: For boys and girls ages 8-10. This class will teach intermediate to advanced skills of tumbling along with skills on the beam, bars and vault.

Prerequisites: All prerequisites from Super Stars Plus

1. Can do a forward roll down on Bars

2. Can do a pull over on Bars

3. Can do casts on the Bar

The YMCA Karate Program focuses on both physical techniques and personal growth. Using both drills and games, we learn punches, kicks, breakfalls and throws, self-defense techniques, kata and sparring. Physical benefits include increased flexibility, coordination, balance and general fitness. We also work on focus, self-control, manners, confidence and respect.
The sessions are continuous throughout the year and build upon each other. However, children may join at anytime as classes are limited to 12 students so individual attention is possible.
Sensei Sarah has been studying Karate since 2003, and teaching since 2011. She is a 2nd degree black belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate, and recently visited Okinawa, Japan to train with several masters. Sarah focuses on teaching Karate to youth in belief that it is a great tool for teaching children how to work toward a goal and achieve success while building self-confidence. Because she also believes it is very important to enjoy learning, classes are disciplined yet fun.

Dates & Times: Wednesdays, March 22-May 3 / 4:30-5:30pm

** Early Bird Pricing Fee: $49 for Y members / $77 for non-members

 

These programs are a terrific introduction to youth sports for preschoolers ages 31 months to 5 years old. Participants will enjoy learning skills and drills while developing confidence in their abilities.

Members: If you are using the Y, please sign your child into Child Watch with a monthly pass.

Nonmembers: Please stay with your child during the program.

 

Creative  Rhythm and Swim

We will explore creativity through music, movement, stories and art. Children will listen to stories, move and dance to songs while playing with instruments. We will end our time with 45 minutes of pool fun, with some activities to help our early swimmers get acquainted in deeper water.

Child needs to arrive in a swim suit. 

 

Instructed by licensed Peach Tree teachers.

 

DATES AND TIMES

Tuesdays March 21-May 2 9:00-10:15am

Time & Location: Y School Age Room (3rd floor) 9:00am

                          Pool 9:35-10:15am

 

More Than Sports with a Twist

This is a fun new experience for beginner athletes. Early exposure to sports and athletics will build life-long happy active children. We will introduce sports, yoga, balance and tumbling activities. This session will concentrate on Raquet Sports, Track & Field, and Baseball. Join us as we embark on our exciting active journey.

 

Instructed by Licensed Peach Tree teachers.

 

DATES AND TIMES

Thursdays, March 23-May 4 10:00-11:00am

Location: Gym A

 

Kids play every position and learn the basic offense and defense skills including catching, passing, capturing the flag, punting and kicking off a tee. Our focus is on teamwork, sportsmanship and learning the game without contact or tackling.

2017 dates coming soon!

Kids learn the basic skills and techniques of soccer and improve on those skills as they learn to play every position. Our staff works through a curriculum with kids on ball-control, passing, trapping, shooting and defense. Participants have the option of bringing their own shin guards and plastic cleats.

2017 dates coming soon!

Volleyball at the Y gives kids a solid foundation in fitness while they learn the right skills to play one of the world’s most exciting, fastest growing sports. Kids start with basic passing and setting techniques, footwork and ball contact. Higher-level classes teach serving, hitting and blocking footwork, and incorporate small scrimmages. All classes are grouped by age and ability.

2017 dates coming soon!

The Y and the Red Wing Basketball Association are collaborating leading this basketball program that combines fun and skill development. Players will progress through the skills including: dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive skills.

 The Mighty Mite Kindergarten ages will meet every Saturday for a fun introduction to Basketball practice. Youth grades 1-6 will meet once during the week for a team practice and have games on Saturdays at the Y. Each practice will be lead by a volunteer coach and each basketball player will receive a personalized team Jersey! Contact Brittany Hagen to register as a coach.

December 1st - January 28 Schedule:
Thursday Practices:
1st -2nd Grades 5:00-6:00pm 
3rd - 6th Grades 6:00-7:00pm 

AND

Saturday Games at:
8:00-9:00am Kindergarten
9:00-10:00am 1st - 2nd Grade
10:00-11:00am 3rd - 6th Grade

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Youth will practice physical endurance and strength conditioning each day. They will gain a  solid foundation for the sport because it is designed to teach fundamentals, teamwork, and how to play the game. Each day will be made up of a mixture of warm-up, drills and then games. The emphasis in YMCA Sports is placed on learning the skills it takes to play while having fun!

 

DATES AND TIMES

Saturdays, March 25-May 6

Girls

Kindergarten— 1st Grade 9:00-10:00am

2nd—6th Grade 10:00-11:00am

BOYS

Kindergarten 9:00-10:00am

1st—2nd Grade 10:00-11:00am

3rd—6th Grade 11:00-12:00pm

 

Participants develop and improve skills: throwing, catching, pitching, hitting and running bases.

2017 dates coming soon!