Pocono Family YMCA

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Youth Sports

Our Youth sports programs run throughout the year. Please check our current program guide for additional details about offerings.

YMCA YOUTH SPORTS PHILOSPHY

Over the past few years, the YMCA has noticed some alarming trends in youth sports programs: the pressure for more rigorous competition and higher achievement. These trends come from adult-oriented attitudes and the misconception that youth sports programs are scaled-down versions of professional sports. This is not only false, but also dangerous.

The YMCA stresses child-oriented attitudes by keeping winning in perspective, having fun, improving physical fitness, and working with the whole child. The YMCA wants the quality of play to improve in order to meet the needs of all participants whatever their ability and skills.

The key for parents and coaches is to keep winning in perspective. It is this key that holds the YMCA Youth Sports program together. Competition will happen in youth sports without any external pressures. It is important to keep competition at a level appropriate for the athlete.

The YMCA would not be whole without its commitment to a Christian emphasis. The goal of the Youth Sports program is to help the child grow to his/her fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit: activity helps the body grow; thinking advances the mind; and belief makes our spirit grow.

Basketball

This 8 week session will focus on skills, drills, and the thrill of the game. Children will learn the rules of basketball while implementing our core values: Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, and Respect. New friendships, personal growth, and sportsmanship will be emphasized.


Program Runs:
Saturdays
January 12th – March 2nd, 2019

Ages:
4-6, 7-9, 10-12

Fees:
Members $45
Program Members $57
Non-members $90

Volunteer Coaches are needed for our Basketball programs. Duties include directing the team’s practices and game play.  Detailed lesson plans are provided. This small investment of your time will have a great impact on the children on your team.  Help us build strong kids

 

For more information contact the Y at 570-421-2525

 

Soccer

Kick off the New Year with our 8 week soccer session. Sportsmanship, character development, and soccer fundamentals are the motivation for this program. Our YMCA core values: Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, and Respect will be taught and implemented. Encouraging physical activity and fun while assisting youth in building new skills will be a fun opportunity for all!


Program Runs:
Sundays
January 13th- March 3rd, 2019

Ages:
4-6, 7-9, 10-12

Times:
4-6: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm
7-9: 2:00 pm - 3: 00 pm
10-12: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fees:
Members $45
Program Members $57
Non-members $90

For more information contact the Y at 570-421-2525

Fencing

En-Garde! Our brand new fencing class will work on basic foot work, and the rules of the sport over 8 classes. The cost will include the proper protective equipment needed for your child. Children will also learn about our YMCA core values: Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, and Respect.

**Price of program includes equipment rental EXCEPT FOR chest and groin protection which must be purchased by participant.**

Program Runs:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 8th- February 28th, 2019

Ages:
7 & up

Times:
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm  (both Tuesday and Thursday)

Fees:
Members $90
Program Members $110
Non-members $120

For more information contact the Y at 570-421-2525

Tennis

You got served! Whether it’s your first time picking up a racquet or you have been serving it up over the net for some time we have a class for you. This 8 week session high energy class will focus on skills, and the rules of the game while implementing our YMCA core values: Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, and Respect.        

Program Runs:
Thursdays
January 10th – February 28th, 2019

Ages:
4-7, 8-12


Times:
4-7: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
8-12: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Fees:
Members $40
Program Members $60
Non-members $80

 

For more information contact the Y at 570-421-2525

 

 Karate for 6-12 year olds

Building confidence, improved concentration, physical fitness, and a work ethic are a few of the things you can expect from this program.  This class features traditional Japanese Koei-Kan Karate-Do techniques such as basic blocks, kicks, strikes, and punches.  

When:  
           Saturdays 12-1pm

8 Week Session Fees: 

One day a week:


Member $60.00   

Non-members  $100.00

 

Karate for Ages 13 & Up

This class helps you to invest in healthy habits of fitness and to learn valuable self-defense. This is based on the traditional Japanese art of Koei-Kan Karate-Do and places an emphasis on developing the individual, no matter the age. 

When:
Mondays 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 12pm - 1pm

 

8 Week Session Fees: 

One day a week:
Member $60.00

Non-members  $100.00

Two days a week:
Members $100.00

Non-Members  $150.00

 

 

Karate at the West End Dojo

The Pocono Family YMCA offers Karate classes at the West End Dojo located on Route 209 in Brodheadsville.  

For more information call 570-992-1959. 

                                                                                           When:Kids(7-12 year olds)   Tues & Thurs 6:30-7:30pm
                                                                                                    Adults(13-99 year olds)  Tues & Thurs 7:30-9pm