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  Camp

Basketball Youth Camp, where campers learn fundamentals of shooting and playing basketball. They receive one-on-one instruction from staff and local players. Campers also learn drills that they can take home to excel. Daily shoot-out competitions, guest speakers, 3-on-3 games, a 1-on-1 tournament, and many more features happen in a total teaching atmosphere.

Age Groups and Times :  Age 5–6  Saturdays 9am-10am/   Ages 7-9  Saturdays 10am-12pm/   Ages 10-12  Saturdays 12pm-2pm/ Ages 13 – 17 Saturdays 2pm-4pm

Fall II Session:  November 17, 2018 - December 15, 2018

Fees: Members $30 / Program Member $50 / Non-Members $75

Location: Pocono Family YMCA

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

Indoor Soccer-Futsal Clinic

This program is offered to boys and girls ages 4-17. This instructional program teaches the fundamental skills and sportsmanship values. Youth players will develop their dribbling, passing and finishing techniques while building the necessary confindence to succeed in outdoor soccer.

Age Groups and Times: Ages 4-6 Sundays 4pm/ Ages 7-9 Sundays 5pm/ Ages 10-12 Sundays 6pm

Ages 13-17 Sundays 7pm

Fall II Session: November 18, 2018-December 16, 2018

Fees: Members $30/ Program Members $50/ Non Members $75

Location: Pocono Family YMCA 

 For more information contact:The Y at 570-421-2525

Tennis Clinic

This program is for children ages 5 & up to teach the fundamentals of tennis and sportsmanship through practice and play.

Ages and Times: Ages 5-10 Tuesdays from 5:45pm-7:45pm/ Ages 11 and up Wednesdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm

Fall II Session:  November 20, 2018-December 19, 2018

Fees: Members $30/ Program Members $50/ Non Members $75

Location: Pocono Family YMCA 

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

 Movement and Motion

Join us for a mix of introductory SPORTS, basic fundamentals, movements and motor skills.

Age and Time:  Age 2-4     Tuesdays at 5pm    

Fall II Session: November 20-December 18

Fees: Members $25 / Program Member $40 / Non-Members $55

Location: Pocono Family YMCA 

For more information contact: The Y at 570-421-2525

Parent Child Sport Class

Here is your chance to transition your child into their first sports coached class! Parents join in the action with the kids in the class. Enjoy the best of both worlds: seeing your child develop their sporting skills while they gain independence in the gym.

Ages and Times: Ages 3-6 Tuesdays at 10am

Dates: November 13-December 18

Fees: Members $30/ Program Members $45/ Non Members $60

Location: Pocono Family YMCA 

Fore 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   

Program Member $75.00

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

Program Member $75.00

Non-members  $100.00.00

Two days a week:
Members $100.00

Program Member $125.00

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