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SEASONAL PROGRAM GUIDE

Our Programs Feature

  • Youth Activity
  • Character Building
  • Participation
  • Values
  • Sportsmanship
  • Skill Development
  • Fun!

Please contact the Clarion County YMCA for more information at (814) 764-3400 or email us
at email: info@clarionymca.net.

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PROGRAMS

5th & 6th GRADE BASKETBALL CLINIC

Basketball is for boys and girls in grades 5-6 in the 2020 school year. YMCA basketball teaches fundamentals through equal participation so that all kids can be successful. The six week program is held Saturdays from 9-10 am at the YMCA under the direction of John Trallo.

Held Saturdays, 9:00—10:00 am
November 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19
Cost: $28/member; $42/non-member

1st & 2nd GRADE BASKETBALL CLINIC

YMCA basketball is a fundamental, participation based program for boys and girls in 1st and 2nd Grade. The program teaches introductory basketball skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and basic offense and defense. Skills are practiced for the first 30 minutes. Program runs Saturdays for 4 weeks.

Saturdays, January 9—30; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
$20/Members; $36/Non-members.

3rd & 4th GRADE BASKETBALL CLINIC

YMCA basketball is a fundamental, participation based program for boys and girls in 3rd and 4th grade. Practices and games will be held Wednesdays at the YMCA. Registration is required by January 5.

Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27 5:00—6:00 pm
$20/Members; $36/Non-members.

NEW INDOOR SOCCER

Indoor Soccer for ages 6-12 focuses on the basics and fundamentals of soccer with a focus on individual skills and responsibilities. Skills will be learned through drills and fun objective scrimmages.

Saturdays beginning at 8:30 – 10:30 am
January 9, 16, 23, 30
$20/Members; $36/Non-members

NEW NERF NIGHTS

Nerf Nights is a fun and organized activity for youth ages 4-12. (Youth ages 4-7 must have an adult present). Nerf Nights are held on Wednesdays in the month of February from 6-7 pm on Gym Side 2. Please bring your own Nerf gun. The Y will supply the foam darts. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday Nights in February; 6:00—7:00 pm
$5/Members; $10/non-members

NEW YOUTH CHEER CLINIC

Learn fundamentals and skills from the Clarion University Cheer Team and CUP Head Coach Diana Brown. Participants will have the opportunity to learn cheers, routines and jumps that bring everyone together. Held Wednesdays and Saturdays in March and April.

  • Pre-K & K Wed/4—4:30 pm; Sat/9-9:30 am
  • Grades 1-2 Wed/4—4:30 pm; Sat/9-9:30 am
  • Grades 3-4 Wed/5—5:30 pm; Sat/10-10:30 am
  • Grades 5-6 Wed/5-5:30 pm; Sat/10—10:30 am

Wednesdays/Saturdays in March & April
2 Day —$20/Members; $36/Non-members
1 Day—$12/Members; $28/Non-members

NEW YOUTH DODGEBALL

Come be a true underdog story and have some fun with friends while remembering the 5 D’s of Dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. Open Gym Dodgeball on Fridays is unstructured and is open play for the entire family (ages 6+).

Fridays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 3:30—5:00 pm
Free for Members

MICROSPORTS FOR MINIS—Ages 4-5

This fun new rotation program provides the opportunity for your child to try new sports over three months. The program is held on Monday nights from 4:00—5:00 pm at the YMCA. Register by January 10.

January 11, 18, 25—Soccer
February 8, 15, 22—T-Ball
March 8, 15, 22—Basketball

Monday Nights; 4:00—5:00 pm
Registration Limit: 20
$40/Members; $52/non-members

NEW! SPORTS OF ALL SORTS

This is a rotational program for ages 6-12 that will engage children in one hour of physical activity focusing on a different sport program each week. Sports offered will be a mix of dodgeball, kickball, flag football, basketball, hockey and/or wiffleball. All activities take place in the gym. Program runs four weeks and is held from 9:00 —11:15 on Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27. Ages 6-9 meet at 9:00 am and ages 10-12 start at 10:15 am. Cost: $20/members; $36/Non-members. Limit 23 participants.

NEW! KIDS CHESS CLUB

Learn a strategic game that strengthens the mind. Chess Club is open to ages 6 and up. The program meets Mondays from 4-5 pm in the YMCA lobby, starting January 11th. Bring your own board or use ours. Cost: Free/members; $10/Non-members.

NEW GUITAR CLUB

Bring your guitar and open jam with friends. Learn new songs and share your love of music with people like you. Program meets Tuesday January 26th and February 23 from 5:00-6:00 pm. In the multipurpose room. Guitar Club is for ages 12+. All experience levels are welcome. Meets once a month. Cost: Free/members; $10/Non-members per month.

NEW WIFFLEBALL LEAGUE—MARCH

Learn the art of wiffle. This fun league is like a backyard game of baseball except indoors with a plastic bat and wiffleball. Diamond will be set up with rubber bases around the YMCA gym. Teams will be separated each week and we’ll play multiple innings. Wiffleball is for ages 6-12 and runs Saturdays, March 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Cost: $18/Members; $34/Non-members.

NEW TEEN 3-ON-3 MARCH MADNESS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

This league will have three divisions: Teens age 13-14, 15-16, & 17-19. The tournament will be bracket style format and games will take place Friday nights from 7-9 pm. The league will be held March 5, 12, 19, & 26. Cost: $100/team.

NEW GET ACTIVE EARLY

An introductory 4-week fitness class for youth ages 6-9. Learn proper technique of exercises and get plenty of physical activity. Program meets Fridays in January from 4:00—4:45 pm in the Fitness Studio. Class size is limited to 12 participants. Cost: $18/Members; $34/Non-members.

NEW HOME RUN DERBY TOURNAMENT

Slug it out for who can hit the most home runs and be crowned the next home run derby king or queen. This tournament will be played with a plastic bat and wiffleball. The Y will provide the equipment. Bring your own pitcher. Pitches will be soft tosses. Each slugger gets 3 outs each inning. An “out” is any contact on the ball that is not a home run, so swing wisely. Ages 12+. Multiple divisions for age ranges. Held Friday, February 19 at 6 pm. Cost: Free/Members; $10/Non-members.

NEW NERF QUARTERBACK CHALLENGE

This one day mini tournament will challenge your indoor football quarterbacking skills. Focus on throwing to a variety of different targets from short range to long bombs and crossing routes. Multiple divisions for ages 6-12, and teens. Tournament takes place February 12 at 6 pm in the gym. Cost: $5/YMCA Members; $10/Non-members.

NEW BASKETBALL HORSE TOURNAMENT

Off the wall, off the glass, nothing but net. Take your best aim at shooting the fun game of H.O.R.S.E. to the YMCA for this one day challenge. This event focuses on creatively and actively making shots against the opponent who tries to make the same shot. The first one to make the other miss five shots wins. Each miss counts as a letter in HORSE. This fun game will give you bragging rights. For ages 12+. Divisions will be separated based on age and ability. Tourney runs Friday, February 5 at 6:00 pm. Cost: Free/Members; $10/non-members.

7th GRADE INITIATIVE

The Clarion County YMCA will be offering free memberships to 7th Grade Students in 2020. Memberships will be free during the school year. To register, student must bring proof of grade level (school ID, class roster, report card) along with a parent or guardian. After registering, 7th grade students will have the opportunity to use the YMCA facilities to swim, play in the gym, or enjoy teen activities.

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