Youth Sports

Youth Sports

≫ OUR YOUTH SPORTS

Sports opportunities available at the Meadville Family YMCA include the following:
  • Baseball Clinics
  • Basketball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Outdoor Soccer
  • Youth Volleyball
  • Junior Penguins Floor Hockey
  • T-Ball/Coach Pitch
  • Martial Arts (Tang Soo Do)
  • Mixed Martial Arts (Boxing, Kickboxing, Self Defense)
  • Kinder Sports
  • Youth Fitness
  • Youth & Teen Center Air Hockey Tournaments
  • Summer Sports Camps (June-August)
Register online here.

YOUTH OUTDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE

THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING OUTDOOR SOCCER SEASON!
A NEW SEASON WILL BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2017.

Cost is $39 for YMCA members; $53 for nonmembers
$5 late fee incurred after September 6th; registration closes September 8th at 9:00 p.m.

Join the YMCA Outdoor Soccer League to get your school year started off on the right foot!
- Open for boys and girls ages 3-12.
- Competitive League for 7-9 and 10-12 year olds.

Important Dates*
Saturday, September 9th: Skill Evaluation and Team Assignments
3&4 Year Olds: NO SKILL EVAL; parents will be contacted by Sun., Sept. 10th
5&6 Year Olds: 9:30 a.m.
7-9 Year Olds: 10:30 a.m.
10-12 Year Olds: 11:30 a.m.
Week of September 11th: First practices for 3&4 Year Olds!
Saturday, September 16th: First practices for 5&6, 7-9, and 10-12 Year Olds; second practice for 3&4 Year Olds
Saturday, September 23rd-Saturday, October 28th: Game days!
Saturday, October 21st and Saturday, October 28th: 10-12 Year Old Division Tournament!
Saturday, October 28th: Pizza and trophy parties!
*All practice days/times and game times TBA

Players receive a t-shirt, soccer socks, a pizza party, and a trophy!

Volunteers Needed and Appreciated!

Want to coach or officiate a game? Don't hesitate to ask.
YMCA programs are built – in large part – by great volunteers!
TANG SOO DO
The Meadville Family YMCA is excited to announce a partnership with Master John Prinkey and his staff!

Master Prinkey and his experienced Black Belt staff will provide our community members with Tang Soo Do, a traditional martial art that specializes in:
  • Striking
  • Mental focus
  • Balance and agility
  • Physical fitness
  • Inner strength
  • and MORE!!!
The program is designed for individuals six (6) years of age and older at all ability levels. With consistent attendance and practice, students can expect the following results from Master Prinkey's Tang Soo Do classes:
  • Confidence boost
  • Peace of mind
  • Fitness
  • Elevated sports performance
  • Quarterly testing opportunities
  • Participation in Martial Arts tournaments
New sessions begin the first Tuesday or Thursday of every month. Classes will be conducted monthly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the old Vernon YMCA facility located in the Griffin Motors Plaza. Each class will run from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Cost is $55 for YMCA members and $75 for nonmembers. This fee includes up to eight (8) one-hour classes per month. Students must purchase an Academy uniform, as well.

Call us at 814.336.2196 or 814.724.2348 to register or for more information!
YOUTH FITNESS PROGRAM

KINDER SPORTS PROGRAM

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Cost is $35 for YMCA members; $53 for nonmembers

Join the YMCA Volleyball League to get your school year started off on the right foot!
New season begins September 9th - October 28th
- Open for boys and girls ages 7-11
- Ages 7 and 8 will focus on skills
-Ages 9 and 11 will focus on team play

*All games and practice will be held at the Vernon YMCA
Practices: Fridays 5:30pm-6:15pm
Saturdays 9am-10am

Players receive a t-shirt, a pizza party, and a trophy!

Volunteers Needed and Appreciated!

Want to coach? Want to Sponsor the Team? Don't hesitate to ask.
YMCA programs are built – in large part – by great volunteers!

YOUTH 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Congratulations to the 18 teams that competed in this year's 3-on-3 Youth Basketball League!

- Open for boys and girls ages 5-6, 7-9, 10-12.
- Competitive League for 7-9 and 10-12 year olds.

Important Dates
New season will begin in November of 2017!

Price $39 for Members and $53 for Non Members

Players Receive a t-shirt, a basketball, a trophy, and a pizza party.

Volunteers and sponsors are always needed and appreciated!

YOUTH INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE

NEW SEASON WILL START IN JANUARY OF 2018!

- Open for boys and girls ages 3-12
- Competitive League for ages 10-12 year olds (end-of-season tournament!)

Important Dates
January 5th, 9:00 p.m.:
Registration deadline ($5 late fee incurred after January 3rd)
January 7th: Skill Evaluation at the Downtown YMCA
5&6 Year Olds: 9:30 a.m.
7-9 Year Olds: 10:30 a.m.
10-12 Year Olds: 11:30 a.m.
*3&4 Year Olds will NOT have a skill evaluation! (Practices will start one week early for this division!)
Week of January 9th: First team practices, 3&4 Year Olds
January 14th: Team practices, all age groups
January 21st-February 25th: Saturday Games
January 28th: Picture Day!
February 18th, 25th: 10-12 Year Old Tournament
February 25th: Pizza/Trophy Party!

Players receive a t-shirt, soccer socks, pizza party, and a trophy. Team colors based on Major League Soccer teams!

Volunteers are always needed and appreciated!

Want to coach or officiate a game? Don't hesitate to ask. We value work from volunteers!

JUNIOR PENGUINS FLOOR HOCKEY

In collaboration with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Meadville Family YMCA is excited to continue to offer the Junior Penguins Floor Hockey League for boys and girls ages 5-12!

Cost is $39 for Y members; $53 for nonmembers.

Program Dates:
Saturday, March 4th: Skill Evaluation
9:30 a.m.: 5&6 year olds
10:30 a.m.: 7-9 year olds
11:30: 10-12 year olds
Week of March 6th:
First team practices
March 11th-April 8th: Saturday Games
Picture Day: TBA
April 1st-8th:
10-12 Tournament
April 8th: Pizza/Trophy Parties

Please note that helmets are required for this program. The helmets provided by the Penguins are considered "one size fits all" and do not properly fit all children. Helmets can be purchased at Dunham's or Wal-Mart, if needed. 

Each player receives a t-shirt with colors based on NHL teams, a hockey stick, a pizza party, and a trophy.

Volnteers and sponsors are always needed and appreciated!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
(BOXING, KICKBOXING, SELF-DEFENSE)
 
The Meadville Family YMCA is excited to team up with professional Mixed Martial Artist (MMA), Chris Araujo, to offer MMA-style classes for youth and adults alike!

Araujo's Self-Defense/Boxing-MMA-Kickboxing classes will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays starting March 20th.

Youth classes (ages 17 & under*) will be offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. both days; adult classes (ages 18 & older) will be held from 6:45-7:45 p.m. both evenings.

Additionally, "open gym" trainings will be conducted each Saturday of the month. Youth open gyms will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m., with adult open gyms following from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Open gyms are free for current YMCA members and $5 per Saturday for nonmembers.

With the exception of March, all classes will run on monthly cycles (starting with the first Monday or Wednesday of each month).

For March, class fees for half of the month will be $15 for YMCA members and $25 for nonmembers. Beginning in April, a full month of class fees will cost $30 for YMCA members and $45 for nonmembers. Starting in April, if you are a current YMCA member, you are eligible to receive a 50% discount off of your registration fee the first month you register.

A liability waiver must be signed prior to participating in any of Mr. Araujo's classes or open gyms.

Chris Araujo is a professional Mixed Martial Artist who has been training for nearly 25 years. You can read more about Mr. Araujo and his competition and training backgrounds here and here. Want to see Mr. Araujo in action? Check out some of his competitions here, here, and here! Enjoy!

For more info or to register, call us at 814.336.2196 or email Mr. Araujo at araujos.selfdefense@gmail.com.

*Depending on skill level and parental approval, youth students may be asked to move up to adult classes as young as 15 years of age.
≫ BE A YMCA YOUTH SPORTS SPONSOR: CALL TODAY!
For just $125 you or your business can sponsor a team. Each player on your team will receive a t-shirt with your business name displayed on the back. Remember – your donation helps support a child who cannot afford the program, and it is tax deductible.

Your Sponsor Name will also be listed on every game schedule and the YMCA's Website and Facebook Page.
HELPING HANDS SCHOLARSHIP POLICY

It is the hope of the Meadville Family YMCA that no one be excluded from programs because of an inability to pay. If you are in financial need, please fill out our scholarship form at the Members Services Desk.
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