Youth Sport Programs

Progressive Swim Lessons for Youth - Refer to 'Healthy Living' - 'Aquatics and Swim Lessons' tab

Fall 2017

Fall Session #3: November 13th - December 16th
Members Registration:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Non-members Registration: Monday, November 6, 2017
Early Registration: (members only) for participants currently enrolled in Progressive Swim Lessons - Monday, October 30th (8:00am-4:00pm)

Winter 2018 Session #1: January 2nd - February 3rd
Members Registration:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Non-members Registration: Monday, December 11, 2017
Early Registration: (members only) for participants currently enrolled in Progressive Swim Lessons, Progressive Gymnastics, Tiny Tumblers, Kids Be Fit - Monday, December 4th (8:00am-4:00pm)

**NEW for Wiinter 2018** Tennis Lessons - Boys & Girls in Grades K-4

Join in on the tennis fun! Former WAHS Tennis Coach, John Parroccini will introduce the sport of tennis to young players through skills, drills and fun. Children will work on learning proper tennis racket grip, hand/eye coordination, swing form and tennis rules. John is a USTA certified tennis coach and has over 50 years of experience with the game. We are fortunate and excited to have John dedicate his time to our YMCA. Classes will be held in the racquetball court on Saturdays and will run with our 5 week session of programs. Participants must bring own racquet. Maximum of 6 children in each time slot. Begins with the January/February session.

Days: Saturdays
11:30-12:00 (Kindergarten)
12:00-12:45 (Grades 1-2)
1:00-1:45 (Grades 3-4)
Kindergarten = $40.00 members / $50.00 non-members
Grades 1-4 = $45.00 members / $55.00 non-members

Little Rookies

These sport introduction classes are prefect for kids age 3-5 with energy to burn. They will begin with a short warm-up and stretch followed by a specific sports skill and game. Your child will be taught the basics of the sport, improve social skills and learn to play with others.

September/October Session: Little Pigskins (Football)
October/November Session: Power Kickers (Soccer)
November/December Session: Variety Sports

Boys & Girls Ages 3-5

Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 9:30-10:15 am
Fee: $19.00 members / $38.00 non-members

Tiny Tumblers

Children ages 3 to 5 will learn basic tumbling skills with an emphasis on balance and coordination. Participants should wear leotards or t-shirt tucked into shorts/leggings. Hair should be pulled back into ponytail if needed. Please select either 1:00 pm OR 2:00 pm class time. Ratio for teacher to student is 1 to 10.

Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Times: 1:00 - 1:45 pm OR 2:00 - 2:45 pm
Cost: $28.00 members / $56.00 non-members

Progressive Gymnastics

Girls and boys ages kindergarten up to 15 years will be taught gymnastics skills along with the value of exercise and physical conditioning. Skills on the balance beam, uneven bars, floor exercise and vault will be taught. All participants must in enrolled in kindergarten for 2017-18 and may be up to 15 years old to participate. Groups are separated by age and skill level. Participants should wear leotard or t-shirt tucked into shorts/leggings. Hair should be pulled back into ponytail if needed.

Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $30.00 members / $60.00 non-members

Tumble and Splash (Ages 18 mo's - 2 years)

This class combines both gym time for creative movement and motor skills along with some fun time in the pool during the water adjustment segment. Participants may choose to attend the entire 1-hour class, or just the gym or pool segment. A class designed especially for children ages 18 months - 2 years. (At 3 years old, children can move up to Progressive Swim Lessons.) This water adjustment is a parent participation class. (Grandparents, relatives, or babysitters are welcome to attend in lieu of a parent.) Child must wear swim diaper in pool if not potty trained. Instructor: Tom Harrington.

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

10:00 - 11:00 am......Both Gym & Swim.........$30.00 Member / $50.00 Non-member
10:00 - 10:25 am .....Gym only......................$18.00 Member / $36.00 Non-member
10:30 - 11:00 am .....Swim only.....................$18.00 Member / $36.00 Non-member

Kids Be Fit Club

Kids ages 6-11 will have a blast and get fit by participating in a variety of fitness games and activities. KBF Club hours are from 3:45-4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Instructors: Chris Dolan and Mike Roudybush. Classes run in 5 week sessions during the school year.

Days: Monday thru Friday
Time: 3:45 - 4:30 pm
Cost: $25.00 Member / $50.00 Non-member (Fee is for 5 week session of classes)

YMCA Girls Basketball League - Grades 1 - 6

The YMCA girls' basketball league is a league where emphasis is placed on fundamentals of the game, as well as creating a respect for the game. All skill levels are welcome. Participants will be grouped appropriately and according to enrollment. Games will be played at the Warren YMCA on Saturdays beginning November 11th and ending December 16th. (No games on Saturday, November 25th.) Games will be held during court time from 12:00-3:00 pm. Practices will be held on Wednesday for Grades 1-3 and Friday for Grades 4-6 beginning October 25th/27th. Practices will be held at the Warren YMCA or at an offsite location if needed.

Begins - September 1, 2017
Ends - October 6, 2017 (Late registration from 10/7/17 through 10/13/17 with a $10.00 late fee added.)

Dates: Practices begins October 25th/27th. Games begin Saturday, Nov. 11th and end Dec. 16th (No games November 25th) Game times will be 12:00-3:00 pm
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd will practice on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 pm
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th will practice on Fridays from 6:30-8:00 pm
Members $35.00 (Family Max $60.00)
Non-members: $50.00 (Family Max $90.00)

YMCA Boys Basketball League - Grades 1 - 6 (Winter 2018)

The 2018 YMCA Boys Basketball League is a league where emphasis is placed on fundamentals, adding onto those basic skills and simply having fun! Players will either learn the basic skills they need or add on to already existing skills by using age/skill level appropriate drills and techniques.
Practice -Will open up week of January 15, 2018. Practices will be held 2x per week, early evening, at coaches' discretion. There will only be 1 practice a week once games begin. A team and practice schedule will follow at end of registration, based on coaches' availability.

Volunteer coaches and referees are needed for all age groups. Experience in coaching is not required. All volunteers must have appropriate clearances before first practice. Obtaining volunteer clearance is FREE. Contact Lauer Ritzert, Youth Sports Coordinator at for information/assistance with clearances.
Games will be held on Saturdays beginning February 3rd and ending March 10th.

**Registration begins November 1, 2017 and ends on December 15th. No registration after December 15th due to jersey ordering restrictions. (Must register at the Y Front Desk)

Dates: League runs January 2018 through March 2018. Games begin February 3rd thru March 10th
Cost: Members $35.00 (Family Max $60.00)
Non-members $50.00 (Family Max $90.00)
Registration: Begins November 1, 2017 thru December 15, 2017
Grades: 1st - 6th

Indoor Soccer

This program is for youth ages 3-5 and 6-8 and will include soccer instruction, rules, relays and actual soccer games. The children will be taught the importance of teamwork and exercise for good health. Good sportsmanship will be emphasized during all aspects of the program. Maximum participants - 15 in each age group. *No classes Saturday, November 25th

Ages: 3-5 years
Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00-9:30 am or 9:30-10:00 am
Cost: $10.00 Members / $20.00 Non-members

Ages: 6 - 10 years
Day: Saturday
Time: 8:30 - 9:00 am
Cost: $10.00 Members / $20.00 Non-members

* Soccer - Champion Program

Champion Soccer is a community based program for young athletes with special needs. Our goal is to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl who has mental or physical special needs. The program will consist of five 45-minute session where youth will work with experienced coaches, volunteers and players to experience skill sessions, drills and games if applicable. Classes are held with 5-week session of regular programming. *Interested in being a Buddy to assist a Champion Soccer Player? Email Laure Ritzert at and let her know!
*No class Saturday, November 25th

Dates: Saturdays beginning November 18th for 5 weeks
Times: 10:15-11:00 am
Cost: $10.00 members / $20.00 non-members
Registration: Begins October 23rd and ends November 10th (Please register at the YMCA Front Desk)

2018 Fall Soccer League - Boys & Girls Ages 4 - 14 years

Any child that is age 4 - 14 as of August 31, 2018 is eligible to sign up for Fall Soccer League. Games and practices are held at Warren State Hospital grounds. There are six weeks of matches, with the 1st games played on Saturday, August 25, 2018 and ending on October 13th. Practices are week-day evenings beginning approximately the 2nd/3rd week of August and will not exceed two practices per week up to the first game. After the 1st game, teams will reduce practice to one day per week. Shin guards are required. Soccer cleats are recommended, but optional. *Black shorts are required for the U-15 age group. Please contact John McQuillan at for more information.

Registration begins on Saturday, March 3, 2018 and runs through June 1st. Must register at the YMCA front desk.
****A $10 late fee per player is charged for all registrations submitted after June 2nd. FINAL date to register is July 9th! Don't delay....register before June 2nd to avoid late fee!!

U-6 (4 & 5 year olds) will be boys and girls combined
U-8 (6 & 7 year olds) will be boys and girls combined.
The following age divisions may be separate boys and girls depending on enrollment numbers:
U-10 (8 & 9 year olds)
U-12 (10 & 11 year olds)
U-15 (12, 13 & 14 year olds).

Ages: 4 - 14 years
Days: Games played on Saturdays. Practices held week-day evenings as scheduled by coaches.

Cost: (As of June 2nd a $10.00 late fee will be added to below cost.)
U6: $15.00 members / $17.50 non-members
U8-U15: $30.00 members / $35.00 non-members
Family Max as of June 2nd: ($80.00 maximum per family - members) ($90.00 maximum per family - non-members)
Registration: Begins Saturday, March 3, 2018 and runs through June 1st.

NOTE: It is required that children 9 and under be accompanied by an adult at all times while at our YMCA. Children 9 and under must be accompanied to and from programs/classes by a parent/guardian. No Front Entry drop off or pick up.