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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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

September 2017

 

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

September 2017

Location: Gym A

 

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,  Next Session Starts September 11 - October 21

    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, NEXT SESSION September 2017 / 4:30-5:30pm

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

 

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!

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.

Next Session is November 2017 - February 2018
 

 

Each player will learn the fundamentals of baseball, team-work, and how to play the game. Each team is led by a parent volunteer coach. Volunteer coaches will be trained in during the meeting and provided with practice plans and coaching tips.

**Program ages are based on grades the child has completed.

PARENT VOLUNTEER COACH MEETING
Monday, May 22nd 6:30-7:30pm OR Tuesday, May 23rd 6:30-7:30pm

PRE K BOYS AND GIRLS
DATES AND TIMES
Wednesdays, June 7th—July 26th 5-6pm

KINDERGARDEN BASEBALL
DATES AND TIMES

Tuesdays, June 6th—July 25th 5-6pm

1ST AND 2ND GRADE BASEBALL
DATES AND TIMES

Tuesdays, June 6th—July 25th 6-7pm

KINDERGARDEN AND 1ST GRADE SOFTBALL
DATES AND TIMES

Wednesdays, June 7th—July 26th 6-7pm

FAMILY DAY WITH THE ACES

Friday, July 21st at Red Wing Athletic Field

Pre-Game Activities w/the Aces 6-6:50pm
Game Time: 7:30pm

The Red Wing Aces players will run activities and games for all T-Ball/Baseball/Softball players before their game. After the activities, families are encouraged to stay and
watch the Aces play. During the game your child might be drawn to participate in a between inning activity. Children should wear their team t-shirt as well as bring their glove and some water.


This event is FREE to all YMCA T-Ball/Baseball/Softball
participants
.