Youth

 

Ages: 5 – 12 years old
Quick Links: Child Care, Aquatics, Sports & FamilyGymnastics, Certifications

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scheduled registration weeks unless otherwise noted**

 

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Summer Session (CYCLE 4)

Classes run July 2 to August 26, 2018

 

Fall Session I (CYCLE 5)

Member Registration: August 18-September 1, 2018
Non-Member Registration: August 22-September 1, 2018
Classes run September 4 to October 28, 2018

Fall Session II (CYCLE 6)

Member Registration: October 20-October 27, 2018
Non-Member Registration: October 24-October 27, 2018
Classes run October 29 to December 23, 2018


PeopleCHILD CARE

Please visit our Child Care page for complete details or call the Child Care Office at 724-287-0045.

 


 

SwimmerAQUATIC PROGRAMMING

Please contact Nicole Parrish, Aquatics Director, with Aquatic Programming questions at 724.287.4733 x138.

 

YOUTH AQUATIC SAFETY INITIATIVE

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Aquatic safety at our pools is our first priority. All children ages 12 years and younger must participate in a swimming skills assessment and will be provided a colored wristband based on their swimming ability. Once tested, each time a child comes into the Y for open swim they will need to acquire their color appropriate wristband from the Welcome Desk when checking in. Complete details are available on our Test.Mark.Protect page.

 

Butler YMCA Barracuda Swim Team

 


SCUBA

The Butler YMCA, in conjunction with Scott’s Scuba Service, is teaming up to conduct a Scuba Diving Certification Course here at the YMCA.  The course is divided into three learning aspects; learning the theory of diving in the classroom and skill development in the pool at the YMCA.  The final aspect takes place at Scott’s Scuba private diving lake in the Slippery Rock area.  This is where you will make the transition from what you learned at the YMCA into a local diving environment.  The course takes place over five sessions from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  The program is 100% all inclusive in the pricing with absolutely nothing to purchase.  The course is open for ages 10 years and older.  All registration and questions should be directed to Scott’s Scuba Service in Freeport, PA.

For ages 10 and older.  A parent must take the class with any child ages 10 or 11.

Scuba Handout

Next Class Date:
Saturdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Spring, 2019

Contact:  724.295.3500    www.scottsscuba.com


SWIM LESSONS

Parent Letter with Swim Lesson Information

ONE Aquatic class per person, per cycle.  Swim lessons run for 7 weeks and report cards will be distributed during week 6.  If you want to sign up after the first day of class, you must obtain written permission from the Aquatics Director prior to registering for class.  NO exceptions.

 

Private Swim Lessons
Private swim lessons for youth to adults who are interested in learning to swim or water safety.  We have instructors who can accommodate those with learning disabilities or physical impairments.  Lessons are available by appointment only.

For more information about this program, contact the Aquatics Director.

Fee: $17.50|Member      $20|Non-Member for 30 minutes OR
$115|Member         $125|Non-Member for seven 30-minute lessons


POLLIWOG
Ages 5-12. Beginner level for school-age children. Children will become acquainted with the  pool, the use of flotation devices and floating. By the end of this level, children should know how to swim on their front and back.

M      5:00-5:40pm
Sat    9:00-9:40am

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GUPPY
Ages 5-12. Builds upon and reinforces basic skills, now performing more skills without the aid of a flotation device. Introduces freestyle, elementary backstroke, and backstroke. Treading and diving skills are taught. Children can swim a length of the pool without assistance at the end of this level.

M     5:45-6:25pm
Sat    9:45am-10:30am

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MINNOW
Ages 5-12. Refines all four strokes as skills become more like those used in competitive swimming. Children learn personal safety, boating and rescue.

M       6:30-7:10pm
Sat    10:35am-11:15am

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FLYING FISH
Ages 5-12.  Refines strokes and increased endurance. Children practice diving off a block and swimming turns.

W      5:30-6:15pm
Sat    10:45-11:30am

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SHARK
Ages 5-12. Continues refining strokes and increasing endurance. For children who can swim 50 yards each: fly, back, breast, & crawl

W      6:20-7:05pm
Sat  11:20am-12:05pm

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Jr. Barracudas
This is a program for youth ages 5-10 years old who want to learn the skills necessary to successfully enter a swim team.  Must have passed Flying Fish or Shark level.  Jr. Barracudas is designed as a beginner level swim team preparation course. All youth will have special instruction on stroke refinement, racing starts, flip turns and structured workouts from our experienced instructors.

Prerequisites: Must be able to complete 100 yards (without stopping) of freestyle with rotary breathing and backstroke. In addition, 50 yards each of breaststroke and butterfly, with an understanding of the strokes.

Monday & Wednesday: 6:45-7:30pm

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ShoeSPORTS & FAMILY

Please contact Francine Mills with any Sports and/or Family programming related questions.  Seven Pillars of Youth Sports.

Birthday Parties

The YMCA offers a SPLASH PARTY for members and non-members on weekends that is sure to be a hit for your child’s special event!  Security deposit and payment required.  Call the YMCA at 724.287.4733 x112 to schedule your party today!


 

CURRENT PROGRAMS


NEW!  SMART Start for Youth

SMART Start for Youth is for members ages 11-15. Youth will receive (1) one FREE 45-minute session with a Wellness Center staff member. This session will teach proper use of the equipment and what specific areas of the Wellness Center are permitted for youth ages 11-13 and for youth ages 14-15. At the end of the session, there will be a 10 question quiz to ensure the youth understands safety precautions and etiquette in the Wellness Center as well as what equipment they are allowed to use. The SMART Start for Youth program will not expire, but is strongly recommended within the first 30 days of joining, especially if access to the Wellness Center is desired.

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Youth Wellness Center Policy

Youth members 11-15 years of age are permitted to use the Wellness Center with a Wellness Center Youth Certification or with a parent or Personal Trainer.

Youth members 11-15 of age who have completed a Wellness Center Youth Certification, must wear their Youth ID badge to designate the age appropriate area of usage as follows:

* Youth 11-13 years of age may use the track, bikes and weight machines.

* Youth 14-15 years of age may use all cardiovascular equipment and weight    machines.

Youth members 11-15 years of age who are supervised by a parent or a YMCA Personal Trainer (must be within arms length) can use all Wellness Center equipment.



WATCH A DANCE PERFORMANCE!

KINDERGARTEN BALLET
Who:  Youth ages 5 AND 6
Time: Friday evenings from 5:15pm to 6:00pm
Semester Dates:  September 7 – December 14, 2018

Fee:
$18 per month | Member (if payment is drafted)
$72 per semester (if paid upfront)
$30 per month | Non-Member (if payment is drafted)
$120 per semester (if paid upfront)

Dancers will be instructed in various ballet positions and steps and be able to progressively build on and add to what they’ve learned. **No prior dance experience required. Class will be held in the Group Exercise Studio.

 

BALLET
Who:  Youth ages 7 and  older
Time: Friday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Semester Dates:  September 7 – December 14, 2018

Fee:
$20 per month | Member (if payment is drafted)
$80 per semester (if paid upfront)
$32.50 per month | Non-Member (if payment is drafted)
$130 per semester (if paid upfront)

Dancers will be instructed in various ballet positions and steps and be able to progressively build on and add to what they’ve learned. **No prior dance experience required. Class will be held in the Group Exercise Studio.

JAZZ
Who:  Youth ages 7 and  older
Time: Monday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Semester Dates:  September 10 – December 10, 2018

Fee:
$20 per month | Member (if payment is drafted)
$80 per semester (if paid upfront)
$32.50 per month | Non-Member (if payment is drafted)
$130 per semester (if paid upfront)

Dancers will be instructed in various jazz steps and skills and be able to progressively build on and add to what they’ve learned. **No prior dance experience required. Class will be held in the Program Center.


 

GymnasticsGYMNASTICS

 

 

Level 1 AGES 5 – 7
This 45-minute class will introduce basic gymnastics positions, jumps and skills such as forward rolls, arches, tripods and cartwheels.

Thursday: 5:30-6:15pm

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Level 1 AGES 8+
This 45-minute class will introduce basic gymnastics positions, jumps and skills such as forward rolls, arches, tripods and cartwheels.

Thursday: 5:00-5:45pm


Level 2 AGES 5 – 7
Pre-requisite skills
for gymnast to register for Level 2:  cartwheel, arch up from the floor and hold 10 seconds, tripod.

Thursday: 6:20-7:05pm

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Level 2 AGES 8+
Pre-requisite skills
for gymnast to register for Level 2:  cartwheel, arch up from the floor and hold 10 seconds, tripod.

Thursday: 7:10-7:55pm


Level 3
Pre-requisite skills
for gymnast to register for Level 3:  round-offs, handstand, arch back on the cheese mat and kick-over on the cheese mat unassisted.

Thursday: 5:50-6:35pm

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Level 4
Pre-requisite skills
for gymnast to register for Level 4:  arch back and stand up, arch back and kick-over, handstand forward roll and front limber.

Thursday: 6:40-7:40pm

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Youth Karate
Ages 6-13 years old. Tang Soo Do is a traditional Korean martial art that focuses on the whole person along with self-defense skills.  Instruction is on an individual level and each student trains within his/her ability to meet the curriculum requirements to achieve rank.

Youth students are trained with safety in mind. Students are taught how to avoid dangerous situations, how to avoid bullies and gain confidence to stand up for themselves.  Character qualities are also taught, such as discipline, self-control, integrity, respect and leadership.

Classes are offered on a monthly basis and run year-round.  Registration is open from the 15th to the last day of every month.  Participants must register prior to each new session or a $10 late fee will apply.

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FUTURE PROGRAMS OFFERED

Winter Basketball Drills & Skills (Feb-Apr)
Diamond Dance Squad (April-Nov)
Summer Hoops (June-Aug)
Basketball Drills & Skills (Sept-Nov)
Youth Soccer League (Jan-Mar)
Winter Basketball League (Jan-Mar)
Youth Baseball League (April -June)
 

 

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Health educationCERTIFICATIONS


None at this time

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