Youth Development

Swim, Sports & Play

The Y is the starting point for many kids to learn about becoming active and developing healthy habits for life. 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, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.

Fall Program Flyer

Youth Sports Programs 

For more information on any YMCA youth sports program, please contact Mat Snider, Sports Programs and Aquatics Director, at 320-222-9622 or mats@kandiymca.org.

 

Tumbling & Gymnastics

Session 1: September 7 - September 28
Session 2: October 5 - October 26
Session 3: November 2 - November 23
Session 4: November 30 - December 21

A program to flip for! Our progressive lessons help kids learn fundamentals and fine-tune their talents for a fun and rewarding experience! Equipment consists of low beams, low bars, and mats. Each session runs for 4 consecutive weeks and families can sign up for multiple sessions. 

YMCA gymnastics is for kids age 4-11 and is divided out based on age and/or skill.

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Soccer League

September 13 - October 28

Youth Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. For kids age 3 through Grade 5, the YMCA Youth Soccer league focuses on fun, character development, and fundamental skills. With multiple age-specific levels, kids will learn skills like dribbling, passing, footwork, shooting, and goalkeeping - all in a fun, safe environment. 

Each player is 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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Volleyball League

November 2 - December 14

Our youth volleyball league is for kids in 2nd – 5th grade. Kids practice core volleyball skills such as serving, passing, setting, hitting, and defense. As they develop their athletic talents, kids also build character, values, and confidence through teamwork and discipline.

Each player is 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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Basketball League

November 3 - December 15

Hit the hardwood with the folks who invented the game – the Y! Our basketball programs help kids from age 3 to Grade 5 learn the basics, improve skill and technique, nurture all-around athleticism, and understand the importance of sportsmanship. We provide a fun, supportive atmosphere where players benefit from the developmentally appropriate progression of leagues.

Kids will learn the rules of basketball and core skills like dribbling, shooting, offense, defense, and rebounding.

Each player is 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 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.

Swim Lesson Stage Descriptions

 

For more information, or for inquiries about private swim lessons, please contact Mat Snider, Sports Programs and Aquatics Director, at 320-222-9622 or mats@kandiymca.org.

 

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