Sandusky County YMCA
Welcome to YMCA Youth Sports. Y sports nurture the potential of our kids by emphasizing fun, skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a positive environment. Children learn skills and build character while staying active, having fun, and making friends! Our programs progress with your child’s needs and abilities, from introductory to competitive.
YMCA Youth Sports Philosophy
The YMCA stresses child-oriented attitudes by keeping winning in perspective, having fun, improving physical fitness, and working with the whole child. The YMCA wants the quality of play to improve in order to meet the needs of all participants whatever their ability and skills.
The YMCA accomplishes this by training adult volunteers in clinics and workshops that the child comes first and winning comes second. The key for coaches and parents is to keep winning in perspective. Competition will happen in youth sports without any external pressures. It is important to keep competition at a level appropriate for the athlete.
The goal of the Youth Sports program is to help the child grow to his/her fullest potential in mind, body, and spirit. Activity helps the body grow; thinking advances the mind; and belief makes our spirit grow.
Youth Sports Programs
Co-ed Youth Basketball
Youth Volleyball Grades K-6th Grade
YMCA Volleyball League focuses on teaching the values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, goal setting and skill development in a fun esteem-promoting atmosphere. Children will have the opportunity to learn the basic volleyball fundamentals such as underhand serving, setting, hitting, and digging in a non-competitive environment.
Indoor Track & Field
TRACK & FIELD
This is a co-ed program for kids 4yrs through 12th grade of all talents and experiences. Fremont Force Indoor Track wants you to stay in shape this winter and prepare for the outdoor track and field season.
Registration includes entry into Super Bowl 5K Run
Workouts will focus on sprints, middle distances, form, technique and stretching.
Practices will be every Saturday morning from 8:00- 9:00am.
Program Runs: December 7, 2019 to March 7, 2020
Cost: Member: $20 Non-Member: $35
Boys and girls ages 5 through 10 will learn the fundamentals of football in this league. Basic skills of running, passing and playing defense are taught in a fun atmosphere, with skill building as well.
Games will be played on Saturdays with practices held twice a week until games start, then once a week. Practices are one hour.
Itty Bitty Sports
The main objective of this program is to teach young children ages 2-4 the fundamentals of different sports. Basketball, Football, Soccer and Baseball will be the main focus. This class will give them a head start on the proper techniques used in each sport. Parents will learn with their child so that they can work together outside of the class as well. A parent must attend each class with their child
Session 1: Tuesday Evening OR Saturday Morning
Tuesday 6-6:30pm OR Saturday 9-9:30am
This is a co-ed program for youth 4-6 years old. This league is a great way to introduce your kids to baseball. Fundamentals of the game will be taught in a playful, family environment through activities and games. Kids just need to bring their own gloves.
Practices will be held twice a week until games begin, then once a week for one hour each.
Games will be played on Thursday evenings.
Youth Sports & Play
Basic Tumbling (3-7 Years)
This class is designed to be lots of fun while teaching basic gymnastic skills. Children will work on improving hand-eye coordination, jumping, skipping and agility, all while making new friends! Older children will have a chance to build on the basic gymnastic skills and advance to more complex skills including cartwheels, handstands, forward/backward rolls and low balance beam, all while building self-confidence in a fun way!
An instructor evaluation will determine placement for 5 year olds.
Tumbling classes have been cancelled due to COVID-19.
3-4 years – 8:30 – 9:15am LISA
5-7 years – 9:15 – 10:00am LISA
Member Fee: $20
Non-Member Fee: $40
YMCA Martial Arts Class
Martial arts is a system of learning how to use your body efficiently with the main purpose for self-defense. The Ryukyu Kempo was developed over centuries of time on the island of Okinawa. The practice of karate develops speed, balance, strength, and coordination. As you advance, self-defense techniques are added for your personal protection. The more advanced is based on Kyusho-jutsu a system of fighting passed on acupressure. Monte Adams is the lead instructor with 10 years of practice and has a rank of 3rd degree Black belt.
Register the last week of each month.
Member Fee: $40 per month
Non-Member Fee: $50 per month
Weekly Rate: $15
Join our instructor – Larry Michaels – for four weeks of tennis lessons that cover all of the basic ground strokes, serving, overheads, volleys and scorekeeping. This is a great opportunity for adults and youth to learn a lifelong sport together. Registration is open to all age groups. This class is limited to 10 participants per session. Participants are encouraged to bring their own rackets, though there are some available to rent.
Registration: INFORMATION COMING SOON
Program meets: DATES TBD
Times: 4:00 – 5:00pm (ages 10 and under); 5:00 – 6:00pm (ages 11+)
Member Fee: $15
Non-Member Fee: $30