Youth Development

Swim, Sports & Play

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it's gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. We offer great programs like:

Recreation

Youth Tumbling & Gymnastics (NEW Updates for Summer & Fall)

ACHIEVE A HEALTHY BALANCE! 
This class is for children age 2 - 11 and will be divided out based on age and/or by skill.  Class will include forward/backward rolls, handstands, and cartwheels, building skills with balance, crawling, running and jumping.  Equipment will consist of low beams, low bars and mats.  Each session will run for 4 consecutive weeks and families can sign up for multiple sessions.  Contact Nicholas for full details on age breakout and program information.  
 

NEW Download Summer/Fall Registration or Register Online  

 

 

Youth Sports Program 

 

(NEW) Youth Fall Soccer

YMCA Youth Soccer focuses on three primary objectives: Fun, Fundamentals and Character Development. YMCA staff and volunteer coaches teach the fundamental skills of soccer along with values like teamwork, sportsmanship and our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Program features Lil' Soccer for 3 - 5 years of age, dedicated practice time, reusable multi-sport jersey, and team building skills assessment. 

First night will be a Team Building Skills Assessment for Grades 1 -4 and teams will be rostered based on assessment.  Practices will be held Monday nights with games no Thursday night. Lil Soccer and Kindergarten/1st Grade will practice and play on Wednesday night only.  Let you Kids get their Kicks at the Y!   

Each player will be required to purchase a $10 Multi-Sport Reusable Jersey, available at the Front Desk.  These can be used for all YMCA Youth Sports.  
 

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Youth Flag Football

YMCA Youth Footballl focuses on fun, character development and fundamentals like blocking, passing, catching, handoffs, footwork and kicking.  NEW Program features this season include addition of Lil's Football for 3 - 5 years of age, added dedicated practice time, reusable multi-sport jersey, and team building skills assessment. Open to all Boys and Girls age 3 through 5th grade.  Each week will include a game with adult quarterbacks.  YMCA staff and volunteer coaches present a weekly Character Development Theme stressing the Y's Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and how they relate to teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.  
 

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Download PDF Lil's Registration or Register Online 

 

Youth Basketball

YMCA Youth Basketball focuses on three primary objectives: Fun, Fundamentals and Character Development. YMCA staff and volunteer coaches teach the fundamental skills of basketball along with values like teamwork, sportsmanship and our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.  NEW Program features this season include addition of Lil' Basketball for 3 - 5 years of age, added dedicated practice time, reusable multi-sport jersey, and team building skills assessment.   

January 12th will be a Team Building Skills Assessment for Grades 1 - 3.  A practice will be held 1 time per week (either on Tuesday or Thursday) and will be determined by the coaches availability.  Practice times will be either 5:00 - 5:45, 5:45 - 6:30, or 6:30 - 7:15 pm.  

Each player will be required to purchase a $10 Multi-Sport Reusable Jersey, available at the Front Desk.  These can be used for all YMCA Youth Sports.  
 

 

 

Intramural Basketball

This league is open to high school students (grades 9-12) who are not involved in their school’s basketball program.  Students from all area schools are welcome to participate. The league runs 8 weeks on Mondays with games at either 6:30, 7:15 or 8:00pm. The season begins on January 14th and ends AMrch 4th with a “March Madness” tourney on March 11th and 18th.  Contact Nicholas for more infomation.  
 

 

Youth Swim Lessons

YMCA Progressive Swim Lessons

The Y Aquatics Program is participant centered. The emphasis is on learning, not passing or failing. Each development level is divided into 5 components which include personal safety, personal growth, stroke development, water games and rescue.   It is not uncommon for a child to repeat any given level.

Our swimming lessons are specifically tailored to the child’s age, swimming ability, level of physical development and confidence in the water. The participant will advance in the program as they become more skilled in the water.

 

Still have questions? Contact Rebecca, Aquatics Director at (320) 222-9622.

 

Download PDF Summer/Fall Registration or Register Online

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Water Safety

Water Safety Awareness

In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity.  Water Safety Awareness can help you make sure kids learn essential water safety skills, which can open a world of possibilities for them.

Date and Time to be determined. 

FREE, hour long water safety class includes interactive skill lessons on water adjustment, how to use and wear a lifejacket, how to call for help and safely assist others in danger with reaching/throwing, and boat safety with KCSO. 

Parents are invited on deck at the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center while kids are in the water. An adult caregiver must be in attendance for a child to participate. Please bring a swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen for each participant. 

Volunteers are needed to make an event like this possible and successful.  If you would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Rebecca.

If inclement weather should occur the event will be held at the Kandi YMCA.

 

Safety Around Water Classes 

Contact Rebecca for more information.   
 

 

 
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