Youth Sport Programs

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

Winter/Spring 2018

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)

Winter 2018 Session #2: February 5th - March 10th
Members Registration: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Non-members Registration: Monday, January 29, 2018
Early Registration: Monday, January 22, 2018

**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. Participants must bring own racquet. *Maximum of 6 children in each time slot.

Days: Saturdays: Jan. 6th through Feb. 24th (No lessons on Feb 17th but there will be a make up lesson on Saturday, February 24th)
11:15-11:45 (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

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 - 36 months)

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

Time & Cost:
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

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 throug Friday. Classes run in 5 week sessions. Instructor: Chris Dolan

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

YMCA Girls Basketball League - Grades 1 - 6 (2017)

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 as follows:
Grades 1 & 2: 6:30-7:30 pm
Grades 3 & 4: 7:30-8:30 pm

Grades 5 & 6: 6:30-8:00 pm

Grades 1 & 2: 11:00-12:30 pm
Grades 3 & 4: 12:30-2:00 pm
Grades 5 & 6: 2:00-4:00 pm

Games will be held on Saturdays: February 3rd through March 17th. (NO games on Saturday, March 10th)

**Volunteer coaches will be available at each practice session. Please have your child attend at assigned grade level practice time
Contact Laure Ritzert, Youth Sports Coordinator at for information and/or questions about the current season.

**Registration now closed for 2018 season.

Dates: League runs January 2018 through March 2018. Games begin February 3rd thru March 17th
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. *Winter 2018 classes will run on the following Saturdays: January 20th, 27th & February 3rd,10th.

Ages: 3-5 years (currently full)
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! *Winter 2018 classes will run on the following Saturdays: January 20th, 27th & February 3rd, 10th.

Dates: Saturdays: January 20th, 27th & February 3rd, 10th
Times: 10:15-11:00 am
Cost: $10.00 members / $20.00 non-members
Registration: Begins December 6th


2018 Spring Indoor Mini Soccer - Boys & Girls Ages 4-8

Children ages 4-8 years old as of March 1, 2018 are eligible to participate. All games and practices will be held inside at the YMCA. Volunteer coaches are needed. If you're a good parent, you'll make a great coach! This will be a league similar to the Fall Soccer Program, but the number of players on a team will be modified and the playing field will be set up indoors in the gymnasium. This is a great opportunity for boys and girls to get many quality touches with the soccer ball and to develop skills.

Practices will be held on week-day evenings beginning the March 18, 2018 and practice times will be at the discretion of the coach.
Games will be played on Saturdays beginning April 14, 2018 and will run for 5 weeks, ending May 12th.
Each child will receive a t-shirt. *Shin guards are mandatory.

Begins January 15, 2018. The deadline to register is February 23, 2018. Don't delay - register early to guarantee t-shirt! ** Must register at the YMCA Front Desk due to required form.

$25.00 members ($50.00 family maximum)
$35.00 non members ($70 family maximum)

2018 Fall Soccer League - Boys & Girls Ages 3 - 14 years

Any child that is age 3 - 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, September 8, 2018 and ending on October 20th. 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, April 28, 2018 and runs through June 30th. Must register at the YMCA front desk.
****A $10 late fee per player is charged for all registrations submitted July 1st thru July 14th. FINAL date to register is July 14th! NO EXCEPTIONS!
Don't delay....register before June 30th to avoid late fee!!

U-4 (3 year olds) will be boys and girls combined. *Parent required to attend practices/games with child in this division.
U-6 (3, 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: 3 - 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.)
U4/U6: $15.00 members / $17.50 non-members
U8-U15: $30.00 members / $35.00 non-members
Family Max: $60.00 maximum per family - members / $70.00 maximum per family - non-members
Registration: Begins Saturday, April 28, 2018 and runs through June 30th.

**SPECIAL - Stop by the Y on Saturday, April 28th to register and receive $5 discount off cost of registration.

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.