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!

RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING  

Beginners’ rec tumbling/gymnastics classes are a movement educational class that provides progressive instruction in the basics of gymnastics. Classes are every Monday and will run in 6-week sessions.

1st Session Starts-Monday, September 19th 

Rollers—Ages 4-6           6:00-6:45pm 

Swingers- Ages 7-10      7:00-8:00pm  

Rollers: $30 Members & $60 Nonmembers
Swingers: $35 Members & $65 Nonmembers

YOUTH REC BASKETBALL LEAGUE

This is a recreational, FUNdamentals league for both boys and girls. This This league is for boys and girls and is divided into the following age groups:
- 4-year-old, Kindergarten, Grade 1
- Grades 2 & 3
- Grades 4 & 5
- Grades 6, 7, & 8
This league practices one time per week and plays games on either Saturday or Sunday.  Practice starts the week of October 31st and games will begin the weekend of November 5th. Price includes a team shirt for every child.

COST: Early Bird Registration before October 6th
          Member $35     Nonmember $65
After October 6th
          Member $45      Nonmember $75 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH 

SESSION 2 REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN DECEMBER AND WILL START IN JANUARY

JUDO/JUJITSU- Join this class at any time

Judo is a modern Japanese martial art. Judo is held on Monday evenings. Sensei Dave will be instructing this class. Contact the Y for pricing as it varies monthly depending on the # of Mondays in the month.

Ages 6-9 meets Mondays from 7:00-8:00pm
Ages 10+ meets Mondays from 7:00-8:30pm

KARATE - Join this class at any time

Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. Karate is held on Tuesday nights. This class is led by Sensei Joe. Contact the YMCA for more pricing as it varies each month depending on the # of Tuesdays in the month.

Ages 6-12 6:00-7:00pm
Ages 13+ 7:00-8:45pm

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 BEGINS IN JANUARY
PRACTICE & GAMES WILL BEGIN IN FEBRUARY

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.