Youth & Teen Sports

 NEW SATURDAY CLASS SCHEDULE!

Our new Saturday youth program schedule now lets you try it all! More times are offered so you can schedule multiple classes all on Saturdays!

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Swim, Gym, and Fun! 3-5 years old (must be potty trained) Thursdays 9:00 – 4:30 PM

Staff will identify the individual needs of each child and prepare them for a school setting or help them make new friends and enjoy themselves when away from home. Children will gain confidence, curiosity, communication, and a love of learning through art, music, social play, Storytime, organized gym activities, and a half-hour swimming lesson. Please pack a light snack and drink.

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Basketball Clinics

This clinic is for building and improving skills through drills and games in the fundamentals of basketball. As skills progress, we will work on scrimmaging to prepare for real basketball games. Dribble, pass, shoot and have fun.

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Indoor Archery 9-13 Years Old

Archery is even more fun indoors with our Archery Tag equipment. Dodge, hide, and shoot to try and be the last one standing. A typical class includes a warmup, target practice, then fun games where archery tag meets dodgeball with obstacles to bunker behind.

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Fit Kids 8 – 15 Years Old

Kids build fitness at the Y! Lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle, train towards sports specific goals, or just get up and move with fun workouts. Workouts are entirely customized because healthy living is accessible to EVERYONE. Bring a friend or teammate and do it together. Kids get access to our fitness center with the guidance and encouragement of our experienced staff. Please contact Kim at kimk@lhymca.com to get moving.

Our new package ranges in commitment levels so you can pick what is best for you. Fit Kids is by appointment only, we can find time in your schedule for after school or weekend training sessions (homeschoolers are also welcome at flexible times).

1 one-hour session $45
8 one-hour sessions/once a week$320
16 one-hour sessions/twice a week $600
24 one-hour sessions/three times a week $840

GRIT ‘N Snow – Award Winning Program! Grades 3-8 (All Levels Welcome)

The Morris County of Commerce Award for Innovative Program of the Year and the National Ski Area Association Award for Mountains are for Everyone! GRIT ‘n Snow is a Youth Resilience Series program in collaboration with Mountain Creek and the Mental Health Association to guide children towards developing strong mental health and well-being AND learn how to snowboard! This 8-week program features 3-indoor sessions at the Y including indoor snowboard lessons from Mountain Creek pros before we take it to the mountain for 5 trips with lessons on the snow. Every session and trip we will be doing games and activities that create a safe environment for kids of all backgrounds to build their confidence, make new friends, and grow their resiliency in time (their GRIT).

Parent partnership is key! There will be a mandatory attendance in week 1 for the participants and their guardians. Come prepared to play together.

SUMMER SNOWBOARDING CAMP INCLUDING 2 HOUR REAL SNOWBOARDING TRIP TO NJ’S FIRST INFOOR SNOW DOME! SEE FLYER

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Dancing With Future Stars (New!) 3 – 5 Years Old

An enrichment class for your child to learn the basics of types of dances from dancing with the stars. We have created a new dance curriculum with the help of our new youth dance instructor. This Spring session they will be learning the basics of cha-cha, a popular ballroom dance featured on the show. This is a great program for your child to get some fun exercise while getting to experience a new hobby in a guided class setting.

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Rookie Sports 4 – 6 Years Old

Learn a variety of sports and games! Sports skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship will be taught through drills and gameplay.

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Tuck, Tumble & Jump 3-4 Years Old

This beginner class will introduce basic techniques. Young children are taught simple warm-ups. They will then move into fun and challenging stations to introduce the development skills needed for beginner gymnastics Learn a variety of sports and games! Sports skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship will be taught through drills and gameplay.

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Beginner Gymnastics NOW ONE-HOUR!

4-8 Years Old

This class focuses on conditioning, skill development, flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance. These children will experience work on the high beam, low beam, and a concentration on floor skills.

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Homeschool Gym 6-13 Years Old

This PE program is a terrific opportunity for homeschooled students to exercise and socialize in a fun, safe environment. Classes will help build self-esteem and sport-specific skills, improve coordination, and balance, and encourage teamwork and healthy habits. A typical class includes, warm up, sports/games/gymnastics, cool down, and stretch. Any questions, contact Kim Kostrowski at kimk@lhymca.com.

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Beginner Ballet 3 – 6 Years Old

Children will be introduced to ballet terminology, positions,, and movements as they learn floor and barre exercises, set to both modern and classical misic. Parent are invited to watch the mini performance on the 7th week.

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Jr. Parkour Games 4 – 7 Years Old

A great chance for our junior free runners to enjoy the fun of our popular Parkour class specified for their age group. Participants will have a blast climbing, swinging, jumping, and rolling as they navigate through, over and under our obstacles in a safe, fun environment.

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Gymnastics 8 – 13 Years Old

Designed for beginner to intermediate levels, this class will focus on increasing coordination, balance, and strength. Gymnasts will warm up and rotate stations to practice on the balance beam, floor, and conditioning to develop new or more complex skills in a safe environment.

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Sr. Parkour Fitness 8 – 13 Years Old

This class is the definition of fun and fitness! Train to get stronger, build endurance, and have fun by completing fitness challenges and moving through obstacle courses. Using our gymnastics equipment, climb the warp wall and vault to new heights.

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Middle School Pick-up Pickleball League

Pick-up pickleball league just for middle schoolers at the Y! Play against friends and make new ones. We will be playing a mix of doubles and singles throughout the weeks. We will finish with a last day tournament.

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Youth and Teen Special Events

For upcoming special events geared towards our youth and teens, visit our Special Events Page for Youth and Teens. Information such as, Kids Night Out, esports tournaments and our new Sensational Saturday Youth Night can be found there plus any additional special events that are coming your way!

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COMING SOON! Acro-Dance

Keep your eye out for a brand-new dance class with Miss Sarah…Acro-Dance! Acro-dance combines classical dance technique with acrobatic elements like cartwheels, bridges, and headstands; the style of dance you would see in Cirque Du Soleil! This is a class you won’t want to miss! dates and times coming soon.

Preschool and Youth Swim

Aquatics for Kids at the Y

Our swim lesson program is designed to help kids develop a lifelong love of the water with competency, confidence, and endurance. Visit our Preschool and Youth Aquatics to learn more.

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The Y Adaptive Programs

The YMCA has been the leader in serving those with disabilities, special needs and developmental challenges. for kids who have special needs, reaching milestones comes with unique challenges.

Our programs encourage and support the participation of individuals with disabilities in programs and services in the same environment as their peers. With individual attention, we will work to target a wide range of skills including conversations: (i.e., winning and losing, personal space, joining a group, social cues and so much more). To learn more visit our Adaptive Programs Page.

 

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