Swim, Sports & Play
Our Approach to Youth Sports
At the Y, our sports staff, coaches and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential in life. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models.
Y Youth Sports Pledge
I pledge to play the game, the best I can, to be a team player, to respect my opponents, the rules and officials, and improve myself, in spirit, mind and body.
Our Y Sports Programs emphasize sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork; emphasize the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility; keep winning in perspective; enable all participates to play in every game; include family involvement; include coaches and officials training; emphasize skill development; emphasize using volunteers as coaches and officials; and are open to all segments of the community.
Ready to Play?
Baseball, soccer, flag football, karate, basketball — check out the current sports offerings by clicking the blue Register & Join button below and get in the game. Improve skills, make new friends, be active with other kids and learn to love a sport at the Y.
Have more questions? Contact, Hugh at email@example.com
2019 Winter Basketball Registration is Underway!
From ages 3 to 14, kids love the Y basketball program. Our Co-Ed program allows young players to enjoy basketball in a positive and fun environment, while incorporating the values of the YMCA. Practices are 1 night a week (Mon-Fri), once a week.
Games are on Saturdays.
Registration Dates: NOW - Jan. 6, 2018
Ages: 3 -14 yrs old
Cost: $42 (Members)
50% Additional Child Discount
(Children must be on same membership)
Important Program Dates: Parent/Coaches Meeting is January 10th; Time TBA.
Practices will begin the week of January 14th.
1st game will be Saturday, Jan. 26th.
Last game Saturday, March 9th.
Holiday Basketball Season has begun!
Have additional questions about the current season join us on Hobart Family YMCA Youth Sports Official Group Page & on the Remind App use class code yyouth to join the conversation or email Hugh, Sports Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
71% of the World is Water, Children Are 100% Curious
Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Ys offer swim lessons for all ages, family swim, competitive swimming and diving teams, and many kinds of adaptive swim programs for kids with special needs, so we can all safely enjoy the pleasures of an aquatic environment.
Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely.
The Y is “America’s Swim Instructor” and the most accessible community resource to prevent drowning and encourage a lifelong enjoyment of swimming. The Y introduced the country to the concept of group swim lessons more than 100 years ago, (1909), and each year, the Y teaches more than a million children invaluable water safety and swimming skills. As one of the largest community-based organizations in the country, the Y owns or manages over 2,000 pools. Thanks to its size and reach, the Y is in a unique position to help bridge the gap in the delivery of swim lessons and water safety education in the U.S.—especially in underserved communities.
There are three general categories of Y Swim Lessons:
• Swim Starters develops water enrichment and aquatic readiness in children ages six months to three years. This category focuses on developing swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences. Parents also learn how to supervise children in the water, how to prevent accidents and how to plan for emergencies.
• Swim Basics develops personal water safety and basic swimming skills in students of all ages. Swimmers develop a high level of comfort in the water by practicing safe water habits, engaging in underwater exploration, and learning how to swim to safety and exit if they fall into a body of water.
• Swim Strokes introduces and refines stroke technique in older students (school age, teens and adults). Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being and foster a lifetime of physical activity.
Help Keep Your Children Safe
Drowning can happen nearly anywhere with standing water. But, as a parent or caregiver, you can’t keep your children sidelined. You need to equip them with the tools they need to be confident in and around water so they don’t lose out on the health benefits of exercise, the opportunities to bond with family and friends and the sense of accomplishment when they learn new skills.
What Is Safety Around Water?
Through learning how to perform a sequenced set of skills over eight lessons of 40 minutes each, the risk of drowning is reduced, giving your child confidence in and around water.
A typical session includes:
• Exercises to help kids adjust to being in water
• Instruction in “Jump, Push, Turn, Grab” and “Swim, Float, Swim,” two skill sets kids can use if they unexpectedly find themselves in the water
• Specific safety topics, like what to do if you see someone in the water who needs help
• Fun activities that reinforce skills
Enroll in a Y Swim Lessons Program Today!
Check out the current swim lesson offerings by clicking the blue Register & Join button below and splash in to learning a life long skill, make new friends, be active and learn to love swimming at the Y. All Swim Lesson programs are available to all kids and families.
Have more questions? Contact, Mellisa at email@example.com
Gymnasium Rule and Regulations
We will try to keep a portion of the gym available for open gym. However, on occasion, all areas may be needed for programs, leagues or special events. Please keep in mind these rules are meant to ensure a comfortable and safe atmosphere for everyone. Please be courteous and respectful of others and the facility.
Adult Lap Swim Rules:
Wellness Center Rules
The YMCA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Click here for our financial assistance application