Youth Sports

Skills. Character. Youth Sports.

Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, T-Ball & More!

Did you know that basketball and volleyball were invented by early YMCA leaders?

Our sports programs develop more than skills – they develop character. We offer a variety of programs for youth and adults, including recreation and league sports. Coaches, often volunteers and including many parents, emphasize teamwork, cooperation, and developing good values.


Elementary Volleyball  l  Futsal League  l  High School Nut League  l  Home School Gym  
Kinder Flag Football  l  Lacrosse  l  Monday Night Football  l  Sports Series (Soccer, Volleyball,
Basketball, Olympics, T-ball)  l  Summer Y-Fit Kids  l  Tiger Tennis  l  Tiny Tiger Karate    
Track & Field  l  Open Track Meet  l  Volleyball Camp  l  Y-Fit Kids  l  Youth Flag Football  l  Youth Hitting Clinic
Youth T-ball  l  Youth Triathlon


CHALLENGER BRITISH SOCCER CAMP

Ages: 3-14 years

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn and develop your soccer fundamentals and skills! This week-long, fun and rewarding soccer camp will feature high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. All camp programs include a free soccer ball and t-shirt. Register by April 25 and receive a free British Soccer Jersey. All registrations are made online at www.challengersports.com.  

Session: June 11 to June 15 2018
First Kicks (Ages 3-5): 9:00 to 10:00AM
   Cost: $88.00
Half Day (Ages 6-14): 9:00AM to 12:00PM
   Cost: $136.00
Half Day (Ages 6-14): 1:00 to 4:00PM
   Cost: $136.00
Full Day (Ages 8-14): 9:00AM to 4:00PM
   Cost: $188.00


ELEMENTARY VOLLEYBALL

4th & 5th Grade: Mondays 6:30-8PM (Practice), Saturdays 9-10AM (Games)
6th & 7th Grade: Tuesdays 7-8:30PM (Practice), Saturdays 10-11AM (Games)

This 6-week volleyball program teaches your child how to be a team player and how to be supportive to their teammates as well as the competition. Our developmental program is open to players of all abilities. All rules are designed and administered in a way which gives every child an equal opportunity for success.

Session: TBD

Member Rate: $30/Person
Public Rate: $50/Person


FUTSAL LEAGUE (Indoor Soccer)

If you are interested in improving: ball control, decision-making, vision, footwork, first touch, technique, and teamwork, then FUTSAL is for you. This league is designed to focus on development of fundamentals and understanding of game-play as well as teamwork.  Team rosters will be limited to 10. Play for leagues will be 6 v 6 (including goalie); U14 will be 5 v 5. Prices include T-shirt. *Game times subject to change.

Organization Meeting: October 24 @ 6:45PM
Session 1: November 7 to December 16 (No practice or games November 22-25)
    U6:    Fridays ONLY - 5:30-7:00PM
    U8:    Practice - Tues 5:45-6:45PM
             Games - Saturday 8:30-9:30AM
    U10:  Practice - Tues 5:45-6:45PM
             Games - Saturday 9:30-10:30AM
    U12:  Practice - Tues 6:45-7:45PM
             Games - Saturday 10:30-11:30AM
    U14:  Practice - Tuesday 6:45-7:45PM
             Games - Saturday 11:30AM-12:30PM

Member Rate: $28/Session ($54/Both Sessions)
Public Rate: $45/Session ($89/Both Sessions)

Organization Meeting: January 9 @ 6:45PM
Session 2:  January 16 to February 24 2018    
    U6:    Fridays ONLY - 5:30-7:00PM
    U8:    Practice - Tues 5:45-6:45PM
             Games - Saturday 8:30-9:30AM
    U10:  Practice - Tues 5:45-6:45PM
             Games - Saturday 9:30-10:30AM
    U12:  Practice - Tues 6:45-7:45PM
             Games - Saturday 10:30-11:30AM
    U14:  Practice - Tuesday 6:45-7:45pm
             Games - Saturday 11:30AM-12:30PM

Member Rate: $36/Session ($54/Both Sessions)
Public Rate: $59/Session ($89/Both Sessions)


HIGH SCHOOL NUT LEAGUE 

Monday & Wednesdays: 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Ages: 9th-12th grade

This traditional basketball league is restricted to high school students not participating in school scholastic basketball programs. Team rosters must contain a minimum of 10 players. All teams will submit a team name incorporating the word “nut” into the name. The league will use the Brennan Scoring System which employs 3 individual games in each evening’s contest. League will have officiated games and will require sportsmanship and proper behavior. League is limited to 8 teams. T-shirts will be provided. All teams must have a representative at the organization meeting.

Session: December 11, 2017 to February 14, 2018

Member Rate: $35/Person
Public Rate: $35/Person


KINDER FLAG FOOTBALL                       

Wednesday: 4:30 to 5:30PM
Ages: 4-6 years

Give your child a chance to learn the fundamentals and skills of football. This program will focus on the basics of the sport: throwing, catching, running, flag pulling, etc, as well as the concepts of offense and defense. Learning football has never been so much fun!

Session:  September 13 2018 to October 11 2018

Member Rate: $20/Session
Public Rate: $35/Session


MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL CLINIC                            

Mondays: 5:45 to 7:00PM
Ages: Current 3rd - 6th Graders

Clinic will be run by HAYFA coaches, high school players, Y staff, and more. Learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of offense & defense in this 5 week program designed for the football player of any level.

Session: April 9 2018 to May 7 2018

Member Rate: $20/Session
Public Rate:
$30/Session


SPORTS SERIES

BIDDY SPORTS (Ages 4-6 years)
PEEWEE SPORTS (Ages 6-8 years)

The Sports Series introduces children to a variety of both individual and team sports along with the concept that sports are games and meant to be played for fun. Each session will both explain and practice simple, but essential, skills that will help each child build a foundation for that particular sport. Our Sports Series focuses on team building with an emphasis on sportsmanship, communication, and working together to learn a sport. Be a Sports Series Athlete and sign-up for the entire year!

Pricing for all Sports Series Programs, unless otherwise noted, is the following:

Member Rate: $36/Session ($126/All 5 Sessions)
Public Rate: $59/Session ($206/All 5 Sessions)

SOCCER

Soccer will introduce the skills of ball control, proper kicking, trapping, dribbling techniques and defensive skills. Conditioning is featured during each practice along with the concepts of offense and defense.

BIDDY:    September 12 to October 24 (Tuesdays: 4:30 to 5:30PM)
PEEWEE: September 14 to October 26 (Thursdays: 5:15 to 6:15PM)

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball will introduce and develop individual skills of passing, setting, and serving over a net. Accuracy will be essential in developing each skill. In addition, conditioning will be incorporated in each class while introducing the concepts of offense and defense.

BIDDY:    October 31 to December 12 (Tuesdays: 4:30 to 5:30PM)
PEEWEE: November 1 to December 21 (no class 11/23) (Thursdays: 5:15 to 6:15PM)

BASKETBALL

Basketball will introduce and develop individual skills of dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding. This class will involve conditioning and the introduction to the concepts of both offense and defense.

BIDDY:     January 9 2018 to February 27 2018 (Tuesdays: 4:30 to 5:30PM)
PEEWEE:  January 11 2018 to March 1 2018 (Thursdays: 5:15 to 6:15PM)

OLYMPICS

Olympics emphasizes the development of individual skills with a range of events including half court sprint, 2 laps, throwing (accuracy & distance) and long jump. Each event will be practiced and measured. The final day will feature all events including an obstacle course.

BIDDY:     March 6 2018 to March 20 2018 (Tuesdays: 4:30 to 5:30PM)
PEEWEE:  March 8 2018 to March 22 2018 (Thursdays: 5:15 to 6:15PM)

Member Rate: $15
Public Rate: $25

T-BALL

T-ball serves as an introduction to the sport of baseball. The concepts of offense and defense are included in the development of individual skills of batting off a tee, base running, catching and throwing.

BIDDY:     April 3 2018 to May 15 2018 (Tuesdays: 4:30 to 5:30PM)
PEEWEE:  April 5 2018 to May 17 2018 (Thursdays: 5:15 to 6:15PM)


SUMMER Y FIT KIDS

Monday through Thursday
Ages 4-12: 9:30 to 10:30AM

This class provides an opportunity for kids to take advantage of the free time in the summer to appreciate and enjoy being active while helping in their sports development. All classes will meet in the gym, but will go outside weather permitting.

Session: June 4 2018 to August 9 2018

Member Rate: $2/Class
Public Rate: $4/Class


TIGER TENNIS

June to August
Ages: Grades K-10

The goal of the Hollidaysburg Golden Tiger Tennis Camp is to show young boys and girls the skills, fundamentals and knowledge necessary for them to improve their athletic performance in tennis and other sports.

For questions or concerns please contact Brian Denis at brian_denis@tigerwires.com


TINY TIGER KARATE   

Monday & Thursday: Evenings
Ages: 4-6 years (adult classes also offered)

Sign up for Tiny Tiger Karate and receive the first 2 weeks free. To sign up or for more information on this great program please contact Mr. Orr 327-0377, Master Gary Josefik 934-2854 or Tom Herron 946-5421 or visit www.josefikskoreantsd.com.


TRACK & FIELD                                              

Ages: 7-13 years

The focus on this program is on instruction of fundamentals and proper techniques of running, jumping and throwing. We will work on skill development and conditioning based on individual age and abilities. If interested, participants will be able to take part in the annual Mountain Top Track and Field Invitational in Cresson on June 10.

Instructors: Tom Kopriva & Cassandra Kachur (Collegiate Runner)
Session: April 7 2018 to June 2 2018 (no class 5/26)
              Saturdays @ 9:30 to 11:00AM

Member Rate: $32/Session
Public Rate: $51/Session


OPEN TRACK MEET

June 2018
Tiger Stadium

Distances range from 40M to a true mile.  10 events, 7 age groups, and no limit on events! Event will not award medals for placement.  Certificates will be issued with official times.

Cost:  $10/participant

2017 Results


VOLLEYBALL CAMP

Monday through Thursday: 10:00AM to Noon
Ages: 12-18 years

Come inside and take advantage of the air conditioning to hone your bump, set and spikes through supervised drills, practice and games. For more information contact Sen Thach at 937-2959.

Session 1: July 9 2018 to July 12 2018
Session 2: July 16 2018 to July 19 2018

Instructor: Sen Thach

Member Rate: $60/Session
Public Rate: $80/Session


Y FIT KIDS

Monday's ONLY
Ages 4-6 years: 5:00 to 5:45PM
Ages 7-9 years: 5:00 to 5:45PM
Ages 10-12 years: 5:30 to 6:15PM

This program was developed to challenge your children to continually build and develop new skills through physical activity. Classes provide an opportunity to gain confidence and to socially interact with children their age. Class will focus on balance, agility, coordination, and flexibility that will help improve overall physical abilities. This program is designed to promote good sportsmanship, honesty, and build a foundation that can be carried over to help improve more advanced exercises and drills in upper level programs. Register for ALL sessions and get one session FREE!

Session 1: September 18 to October 30
Session 2: November 6 to December 11
              (No class 11/21 & 11/24)
Session 3: January 22 2018  to February 26 2018
Session 4: March 5 2018 to April 16 2018
                  (No class on 4/2)

Member Rate: $27/Sessions 1-4, $105/All 4 Sessions
Public Rate: $45/Sessions 1-4, $180/All 4 Sessions


YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE

1st & 2nd Grade Boys & Girls
3rd & 4th Grade Boys & Girls

Make athletic participation a rewarding experience. Everyone plays and everyone is a winner. Each participant will learn and develop football skills as well as leadership, sportsmanship, team play and respect for teammates, opponents, coaches and officials. A mouth-guard is mandatory.

The YMCA and the Hollidaysburg Area Youth Football Association (HAYFA) have changed the player policy. 4th grade boys who are over the weight of 70 lbs are now allowed to register for HAYFA (formerly 5th and 6th graders only).  If a family feels their 4th grade son is not ready for HAYFA and wishes to remain in the YMCA Flag Football program they may do so.  Also, 5th grade parents may elect to have their son play flag football if their son is not ready for HAYFA. Both YMCA and HAYFA reserve the right to recommend to parents to transition to either program if the player is not ready. Payment of registration fees will be reallocated to either league if the player moves after registration to avoid double payment.

HAYFA registration begins in early April. Parents with questions on this new policy are recommended to call the YMCA or contact HAYFA at football@hayfa.org.

Registration Begins: August 1, 2018
Coaches Meeting:  August 23, 2018 @ 6:45PM
Registration Deadline:  August 29, 2018
Draft:  August 30, 2018 @ 7:00PM

Training Camp: Saturdays, September 8, 15, 222, 2018
    1st & 2nd Grade: 8:30 to 9:30AM
    3rd & 4th Grade:  9:30 to 10:30AM

Season:  
    1st & 2nd Grade: September 11, 2018 to October 23, 2018
                       Tuesdays @ 5:30PM
    3rd & 4th Grade: September 13, 2018 to October 23, 2018
                       Thursdays @ 5:30PM

Member Rate: $40/Session
Public Rate: $60/Session


 

YOUTH HITTING CLINIC

TBD
Ages: 5-7 years

A 60 minute small group program that will help to develop proper hitting mechanics. Classes will focus on fundamentals such as stance, stride and load, attacking the ball, staying inside and through the ball, etc. Focusing on and improving these fundamentals will go a long way to improving a hitter's on-field success.

The program will be taught by Joe Piotti, recently retired PSU-Altoona baseball coach of 20 years. Class will be limited to 32 participants to ensure lots of attention and reps for each player. Equipment will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own bats (plastic preferred).

Member Rate: $20/Session
Public Rate: $35/Session


 

YOUTH T-BALL LEAGUE

Saturdays (games): 9:00 to 10:00AM
Wednesdays (practice): 5:30 to 6:30PM
Ages: 4-6 years
Welcome to America’s favorite past time!

Cactus Division
The Cactus division is for the player who has some experience or is ready to dive all-in to the sport of baseball. We will emphasize instruction, enjoyment, and good sportsmanship. Coaches will use practice time and game conditions to introduce these players to the game of baseball. Tee’s will be used for hitting.

First-timer Division
This division of the T-Ball league is designed for the player who has little to no experience with t-ball and will give them a positive first experience. All sessions will focus on skill development and will progress to game play at an appropriate speed.

Registration Begins:  April 2, 2018
Coaches Meeting:  May 2, 2018 @ 6:45PM
Registration Deadline:  May 9, 2018
Draft: May 9, 2018 @ 7:00PM
Season:  May 16, 2018 to June 30, 2018
League Picnic: June 30, 2018 (After games)

Member Rate: $40/Session
Public Rate: $60/Session

Youth ages 6-8 years old looking to get involved in baseball should contact www.leaguelineup.com/hasbl to register for the Pee Wee Minor League run by the HASBL.


YOUTH TRIATHLON

Saturday, August 11, 2018: 9:00AM
Ages: 6-15 years

Our 5th Annual Youth Triathlon is a fantastic opportunity for your child to participate in an enjoyable athletic event that promotes a healthy lifestyle, provides a chance to meet new friends and build self-confidence. The courses and distances will be achievable for all athletes, promoting a philosophy of completion rather than competition. The focus of the event is not on finish times, placing, or rankings; rather a sense of accomplishment. Each child will receive a medal for crossing the finish line. No experience necessary.


2017 Youth Triathlon Results