Youth Sports

YOUTH INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE:

This league emphasizes participation, fun, and fair play, while focusing on skills and

learning team play. Scores will not be kept.                                                                    

4 to 8 year olds play on Saturdays.

8 to 12 year olds play on Sundays.

Upcoming session info will be posted here when available. 

 

GYMNASTICS:


See full gymnastics information here: https://www.jamestownymca.org/youth-development/aim-for-the-starz-shoot-for-the-starz-become-a-star/

 

TENNIS AND RACQUET SPORTS

"The Sport of a Lifetime"

 

LAKEWOOD YMCA INDOOR TENNIS: The Lakewood Family YMCA offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy indoor tennis at its finest! We strive to provide youth and adults of all ages and abilities the skills necessary for learning and playing tennis. The sport of a lifetime! For more information on any tennis programs, contact: Tennis Director, Lakewood Y, 716-763-0303 ext. 26.

 

TOTS:

Ages: 3-5 Basic tennis skills will be taught, but the emphasis will be on fun games to develop coordination and love for the game. Parents welcome on the court!

Days: Mon. 4:00-4:30 Wed. 4:00-4:30 Sat. 10:00-10:30

Cost: YMCA Member $50 Potential Member $72

BEGINNERS:

Levels 1.0-2.0 Ages: 6 & up The basic fundamentals of tennis will be taught which includes stroke production, footwork, rules, positioning, scoring & etiquette of the game.

Days: Mon. 4:00-5:00 Wed. 4:00-5:00 Thur. 5:00-6:00 Sat. 10:30-11:30

Cost: YMCA Member $85 Potential Member $120 

INTERMEDIATE:

Levels 2.5-3.0 Must be invited by the Director of Tennis prior to enrollment. *Only open to players who are capable of successfully rallying and playing an unsupervised set.* The curriculum includes shot placement, technique, strategies, spins, specialty shots, drills, games and match play.

Days: Mon. 5:00-6:30 Fri. 5:00-6:30 Sat. 11:30-1:00

Cost: YMCA Member $120 Potential Member $155 

ELITES:

Levels 3.5-4.5 Must be invited by the Director of Tennis prior to enrollment. Designed for the top players in the area. Program is based on playing ability, maturity, stoke production and experience.

Days: Wed. 5:00-7:00

Cost: YMCA Member $155 Potential Member $190 

2020/2021 Sessions:

 September 14th-November 7th

 November 9th-January 2nd

 January 4th-February 27th

Saturdays & Sundays 1:00-3:00pm Free court time with a parent

Covid Requirements

 Masks are required to enter and be worn throughout the facility. The child may remove mask once lesson begins.

 Temps and routine covid questions will be taken/ asked daily.

 Must bring own water bottle

 Only one parent may stay, space is limited (6ft distance)

 Members must enter pin or you must sign in daily

 

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (YBL)

 

 

 

 

YMCA TOM BUTTAFARO YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE:

The YMCA Youth Basketball League is for boys and girls in grades 1-8.  The league focuses on fun, teamwork, and individual player growth.  The program emphasizes the child first and the sport second through fair play, sportsmanship and equal participation.  The Y welcomes all levels of players from beginner to more advanced.  Players from outside schools must attend the same school.

When additional details regarding the next session are available, they will be posted here. Call the Jamestown Y for more information or email [email protected].

DID YOU KNOW?

Basketball was invented by Canadian YMCA Physical Director, James Naismith in December 1891. He was given just two weeks to come up with an indoor game that would amuse students more than standard calisthenics. Hanging peach baskets to gymnasium balconies, Naismith tacked 13 rules to the wall and unveiled his game to the students. The game was an instant hit. The peach basket was quickly replaced by a wire basket with a hole in the bottom, through which a broom handle could be inserted to pop the ball out, after a bucket had been scored.