Youth Sports Programs

Empowering Children With Friendly Competition!

The Juniata Valley YMCA nurtures the potential of children through the youth sports programming by strengthening character in our youth, engaging families, and buidling lasting relationships.

Participants in these programs develop skills, learn about teamwork, and focus on sportsmanship. They set individual and team goals, building confidence, increasing self-esteem, and improving physical conditioning. Youth will have the opportunity to learn social skills and establish healthy habits that can last a lifetime. There are even opportunities for family involvement through volunteering as coaches, team parents, and committee members. 

Youth Sports

  • Basketball
    Our Y has two full sized basketball courts to use for just shooting around, playing pick-up games, or hosting leagues throughout the year!Youth Rec Fall Basketball League - SESSION 2!
    This is a recreational, FUNdamentals league.
    Preschool & Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2, Grades 3 & 4, Grades 5 & 6.

    • Registration: December 13th-January 4th.
    • Practice Starts the week of January 10th.
    • Games will start January 15th and 16th.
      Cost is only $41 for members and $72 for non members
  • Gymnastics - New Session starts Dec. 14th!
    We have 4 different fun and comprehensive gymnastics programs for children in different age groups, toddlers and up: Rollers, Swingers, Tumblers, and Flyers.

    • Rollers (age 4-6) Tuesdays 6 - 6:45pm
    • Swingers (age 7-10) Tuesdays 7 - 8:00pm
  • Indoor Soccer
    Our soccer classes and teams, led by encouraging and supportive coaches, offer kids a great place to learn skills, improve coordination, and encourage fair play, positive attitude, and teamwork!

    • Registration: January 10th to February 14th
    • Practice begins week of February 21st.
      EARLY BIRD PRICE (Register before Feb. 7th)
      Members: $31 & Nonmembers: $62
      After Feb. 7th:
      Members: $41 & Nonmembers: $72
  • Indoor Rock Climbing
    We have the biggest rock-climbing wall for miles!  In the winter, come in for open climb nights on Monday from 6-8. There's routes for every level climber!

    • Open December-March
    • Every Monday night from 6:00-8PM (depending on attendance)
      Note: climbing wall follows the school schedule.  If school is closed the climbing wall is closed.
  • Judo/Jujitsu - Starting 10/4/21
  • Karate - Starting 11/9/21
    • Ages 6-12 6:00-7:00pm
    • Ages 13+ 7:00-8:45pm
      Sensei Joe will be instructing.  Contact the YMCA for more pricing as it varies each month depending on the # of Tuesdays in the month. A new session starts the first Tuesday of each month.