Youth

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity

to discover who they are and what they can achieve

 

Ages: 6 – 12 years old
Quick Links: Aquatics, Sports & Movement, Healthy Living

**The “Register Online” button only works during scheduled registration weeks unless otherwise noted. **Program schedules and fees are subject to change.

Youth classes’ days and times are listed on the Registration Information flyer, which is available on the Class/Program Information page.


Calendar

SUMMER II
Runs July 15 – September 1, 2018
Registration is closed.

FALL I
Runs September 2 – October 27, 2018
Member Registration: August 18-30, 2018
Non-Member Registration: August 25-30, 2018

FALL II
Runs October 28 – December 22, 2018
Member Registration: October 13-25, 2018
Non-Member Registration: October 20-25, 2018


UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

View the Upcoming Events page for details about all Special Events.


Home School All-Inclusive Pass

PE for Home School Students: This new program is designed to be a fun and energetic P.E. program. Children ages 5-12 will be able to participate in Swimming, fitness and sports activities. Program runs September through December.


SwimmerAQUATICS PROGRAMMING

Questions? Please contact Michelle Gonzalez, Aquatics Coordinator, at mgonzalez@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x218 or
Karen Guise, Senior Program Director, at kguise@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x230

Preschool Group Swim Lessons’ days and times are listed on the Registration Information flyer, which is available on the Class/Program Information page.

SWIM LESSONS

Swim Lesson FAQs


Achievement Tracker (printable)

Private Swim Lessons
seven 30-minute lessons: Member $161  |  Non-Member $240

Private Swim Lesson Q & A

Private Swim Lesson Application (Electronic)

Private Swim Lesson Application (Printable)

We heard you… The Aquatics Center is proud to announce the implementation of a private swim lesson program. This program is for ages 3 and up.

Benefits of a private swim instructor include:

  •     Ability to focus better working one-on-one
  •     Individual guidance to perfect your stroke technique
  •     Convenience of scheduling with your own instructor.

Registration:
An application is required before registration. Please find the application at the Member Service Desk or the link above and return to the Aquatics Coordinator. After application is received you will be contacted by the Aquatic Department.


All Youth Swim Lessons run for 30 minutes.


SWIM BASICS: Students learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learning two benchmark skills: 1.) Swim, float, swim— sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit. 2.) Jump, push, turn, grab

1/ WATER ACCLIMATION:

Students develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water in stage 1. This stage lays the foundation that allows for a student’s future progress in swimming.

2/ WATER MOVEMENT:

In stage 2, students focus on body position and control, directional change, and forward movement in the water while also continuing to practice how to safely exit in the event of falling into a body of water.

3/ WATER STAMINA:

In stage 3, students learn how to swim to safety from a longer distance than in previous stages in the event of falling into a body of water. This stage also introduces rhythmic breathing and integrated arm and leg action.

SWIM STROKES: Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity.

4/ STROKE INTRODUCTION:

Students in stage 4 develop stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and learn the breaststroke kick and butterfly kick. Water safety is reinforced through treading water and elementary backstroke.

5/ STROKE DEVELOPMENT:

Students in stage 5 work on stroke technique and learn all major competitive strokes. The emphasis on water safety continues through treading water and sidestroke.

6/ STROKE MECHANICS:

In stage 6, students refine stroke technique on all major competitive strokes, learn about competitive swimming, and discover how to incorporate swimming into a healthy lifestyle.


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ShoeSPORTS & HUMANITIES

Program schedules are available on the Gym & League Schedules page.

Questions? Please contact Ashley Vranick, Youth & Family Director, at avranick@bcfymca.org or 724.452.9122 x217

Youth Sports & Humanities classes’ days and times are listed on the Registration Information flyer, which is available on the Class/Program Information page.

Click here to register for our current sports programs available: Register Online


Karate

Little/Mighty Dragon (4-6 year olds):  Member $50  |  Non-Member $95
Little Dragons-Tuesday at 4:15 PM; Mighty Dragons-Thursday at 4:15 PM
Youth Beginner/Advanced (7-13 year olds):  Member $60  |  Non-Member $105
Classes meet three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
(Come as often or as little as your schedule permits)

Open to ages 4 – Adult
Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean Martial Art that teaches the values of integrity, concentration, self-control and perseverance while emphasizing skills in practical self-defense. Registration is required monthly, available the 15th through the end of the month.

Register Online
Registration available monthly; 15th-30th/31st


Adaptive and Beginner Sports

This program will focus on the fundamental basics of soccer and baseball for the youths that may need additional modifications in order to learn the sport. It will focus on fun drills and activities that help youth develop self-esteem and sportsmanship. This is also a great first experience to learn the sports in a non-competitive environment. This will be held outside even in the rain and we will move indoors only with severe weather.


Football Enhancement

This program will focus on enhancing the skills needed to play football including passing, catching, punting and rushing downfield. This is also a great opportunity for a new player to be exposed to the sport of football in a non-competitive environment. Team work, goal setting, and building self-esteem will be focused on throughout the program. This will be held outside even in the rain and we will move indoors only with severe weather. Ages: 7-9


Just Dodge It!

Join our outside dodgeball program where we use foam balls designed for speed and accuracy and minimizing injury risk. This program uses safe, modified rules such as no hitting above shoulder, boundaries and time limits. We will be playing outside even in the rain.


Soccer Enhancement

This program is designed to bring your soccer skills to the next level. It will focus on enhancing soccer skills such as passing, trapping, dribbling, shooting and your precision on the soccer field. Creating space on the soccer field and team work will be emphasized. Youth will gain self-esteem and confidence through this program to help them in a game setting. This will be held outside even in the rain and we will move indoors only with severe weather. Ages 6-11 years old.


Youth Baseball

Youth Baseball is designed to focus on the fundamental skills of baseball and learn in a noncompetitive environment. Drills and activities will be to enhance each player’s baseball skills to take back into a game setting. This program is also great way to introduce the sport to a new player. Sportsmanship and building self-esteem will be emphasized during the program. We will play outside even in the rain. A glove is required.


Youth Basketball

This program is great for players that are new to the game or have been playing competitively, but want to work on improving their skills. Skills taught are dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and defensive/offensive strategies. Youth basketball will focus on building self-esteem, setting goals and learning sportsmanship.


Ultimate Frisbee

This program is an introduction into the world of ultimate Frisbee. Players will learn the rules of the game and play in a fun environment. Skills of the sport will be taught including the backhand and forehand throwing, catching, and cutting on the field. This will be played outside even in the rain.

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Weights HEALTHY LIVING

Questions? Please contact Kathy Hensler, Healthy Living Director at khensler@bcfymca.org.

Schedules are available on the Group Exercise Schedules page.

Youth Healthy Living classes’ days and times are listed on the Registration Information flyer, which is available on the Class/Program Information page.


  • Ages 14+ yrs can attend group exercise & cycle classes.
  • Ages 12-13 yrs may attend Land Group Exercise classes with a parent*.
  • Ages 11-13 yrs may attend Group Cycle classes with a parent*.
  • *Youth must not be a distraction to the adult class.
  • Please view Adult Registration Information/Program Guide for all class details & description, available on the Class/Program Information page.

Speed & Agility Performance

Ages 7-16 yrs. Youth participants will learn proper running mechanics, plyometrics and movement efficiency that will help them excel in their respected sports. Participants will improve speed, quickness and reactive skills, & body control to assist in injury prevention and aid in proper movement patterning. Each session will begin with initial testing and evaluation. Classes will focus on acceleration, plyometric and agility drills.


Wellness Center Youth Orientation

Wellness Center Youth Orientation is required for youth members between the ages of 11-15 prior to using the Wellness Center. Please inquire at the Wellness Center Desk for equipment age restrictions and to schedule an appointment.


Youth/Teen Fitness

Ages 7-17 yrs. This class includes cycling, speed, agility, strength training, and flexibility into a program that offers variety, fun, and a noncompetitive environment.


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