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
March 9 - April 27th

Ages and Times:
4-6  - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

7-9   - 11:00 am -12:30 pm

10-12 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Fees:
Members $45
Non-members $56

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 ext 139

                                                                                                                              

Soccer                          

Kick off summer 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
March 10th - April 28th

Ages and Times:

4-6 - Class One 1:00 pm-2:00 pm 

        Class Two 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

7-9  -  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

10-12- 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Fees:
Members $45
Non-members $56

For more information contact the Y at 570-421-2525 ext 139

Fencing

En-Garde! Our 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
March 5 - April 25, 2019

Ages and Times:
7 & up - 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm (both Tuesday and Thursday)

Fees:
Members $90
Non-members $112

For more information contact the Y at 570-421-2525 ext 139

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
March 7- April 25, 2019

Ages and Times:
4-7 - 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

8-12 - 7:00 pm -7:45 pm

Fees:

Members $45
Non-members $56

For more information contact the Y at 570-421-2525 ext 139

 

Floor Hockey

Goal!!!! Come try this 8 week class out with us and learn the rules of the game. We will go over the basics like stick handling, passing, receiving passes, shooting, and defensive skills. You will be responsible to bring your own stick. During the 8 weeks children will also learn the YMCA core values: Honesty, Caring, Responsibility, and Respect.

Program Runs:

Wednesdays
March 6 - April 24, 2019

Ages and Times:
4-6 - 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

7-9 - 6:15 pm -7:00 pm

10-12 - 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm


Fees:

Members $45
Non-members $56

For more information contact the Y at 570-421-2525 ext 139

 

Movement & Motion

A fun class consisting of  balance  and  movement . Parents will be asked to participate during class to help instructor and spend quality, fun time with your child. Stretch, hop and run your way through group activities while learning coordination and enhance cooperation skills with peers .

Program Runs:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
March 5 - April 25, 2019

Ages and Times:
2-4 - 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

(Parents/Guardians will be asked to participate)

Fees:

Members $45
Non-members $56

For more information contact the Y at 570-421-2525 ext 139

 

Strength & Conditioning

Brand new fun filled class to help our kids become faster and stronger.  Full body exercises, agility training and speed drills will be the focus of this 8 week session. Kids learn about our core values Respect, Responsibility, Caring and Honesty.

Program Runs:

Sundays
March 10th - April 28th

Ages and Times:

 8-15 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Fees:
Members $45
Non-members $56

For more information contact the Y at 570-421-2525 ext 139

 

 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