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Youth Programs

ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS (AP)
Adaptive programs are provided to give children with disabilities opportunities to participate in recreational activities. The YMCA will promote a safe, friendly and supportive environment that will help individuals gain confidence, independence and responsibility while socializing and working with others in a smaller class setting with additional staff. Parents and student aids are welcomed to take part in programs. Contact: Sean Guzieka sguzieka@ymcapawt.org or 725-0773 x216

 

PARENT & ME SOCCER
Ages 3 - 5
Parent & Me Soccer is an age- appropriate and field tested curriculum engaging youngsters with entertaining activities that promote motor skill development and cognitive ability. Repeated movements of dribbling, passing and shooting drills with parent aid. Limited game play at the end of each class for team achievement. Cleats and shin guards are not needed but advised.


PARENT & ME BASKETBALL
Ages 3 - 5
Parent & Me Basketball will introduce the basics of passing, shooting and dribbling with the help of the parent. This class will include skill drills and mini games, and will provide a solid basketball foundation.


BEGINNER BASKETBALL
Ages 5 - 8
Basketball skills will focus on passing, shooting and dribbling. Drills, team play and mini games will look to keep players alert and interested as they learn to practice and play the right way.


T.O.O.O.L.S.
Ages 5 - 17
TOOOLS is a True One On One Lesson Series. Let the Y fine tune your child’s passion. Private lesson time dedicated to the understanding of the sport and the development of skill. Series will be offered in a 3 or 6 lesson package and will meet for 1 hour. Times and days to be determined by the coaching staff. Currently available for Basketball and Soccer.
By appoinment only.

 

Y MARTIAL ARTS
Ages 6 and Up
Martial Arts will be offered to children and adults twice a week for 6 weeks. Martial arts is an ancient method of training your mind, body and spirit to act as one. Focuses on concentration, pride, repetition, self-control and maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit.


PICK UP & PLAY FLAG FOOTBALL
Ages 6 - 12
The rules to flag football are nearly identical to regular tackle football, except that each player wears a belt of flags around his or her waist. Pick Up & Play Flag Football consists of passing, running, defense and game time. Learn the game while having fun in an organized, low pressure setting.


ART AND CRAFTS
Ages 6 -12
Kids get a chance to express themselves in different ways and through different art mediums. Participants are taught basic art and artistic forms. Creative design will be matched with drawing, illustration, crafts and 3D creations. Basic drawing and painting supplies will be provided to students. Students are encouraged to bring a large pad to develop creative ideas as they begin the growth of a personal portfolio. Sign up today!


INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED BASKETBALL SKILLS
Ages 8 - 12
This basketball skills program moves the beginners up to the next level. Intermediate Basketball skills gets them ready for game play with faster moving drills to develop a larger foundation for the game. Dribbling, passing, shooting and mini games will improve the players overall game skill with intermediate practice sessions. Increase your knowledge and fundamental skills of the game of basketball.


FISHING BUDDIES
Ages 8 and up
Fishing and being near the water provides an excellent opportunity to teach kids about their environment and natural resources in the area. This six week program is hands-on and teaches fishing skills accompanied by lessons in lure making, fish species, tackle choices and techniques. Rod and reel not required. Anglers will travel to local fishing holes. Please wear proper footwear and seasonal attire.

 

COOKING FOR FUN
Ages 8 - 12
Come and see what you can make and bake while cooking for fun! Each week students will have the chance to create something delicious and decadent. Cakes, confections, jellies, jams, cookies or candies may be on your cooking list. Students will also learn about portions and healthy choices.

 

ONE ON ONE YOUTH STRENGTH TRAINING
Ages 10 - 12
This class, for 10-12 year olds is ideal for youth that cannot commit to the session times for the Youth Strength Training class. 1 on 1 Youth Strength Training will give members the flexibility to work directly with their trainer to schedule their 6 private one hour lessons. Upon completion of the program, youth will be permitted to use the fitness center when accompanied by a parent during age appropriate times. Note this class is not Youth Personal Training.

 

YOUTH STRENGTH TRAINING
Ages 10 - 12
Would you like to get your child started on the right path to fitness? This class will focus on learning strength training principles, guidelines, and techniques in the wellness center. During each class, students will learn the proper use of the cardio and Cybex® selectorized machines. The class will incorporate basic muscle anatomy in an interactive and supportive group environment. Upon completion of the program, youth will be permitted to use the fitness center when accompanied by a parent during age appropriate times. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks. Class size is limited to 6 participants.

 

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS FOR YOUTH

$75 member/$150 non (3, 30 minute sessions)
Contact: Allie McCormick 725-0773 x 217 amccormick@ymcapawt.org