The Y is the starting point for many children to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical health, our sports programs develop more than skills—they develop character. Children learn sportsmanship, teamwork and the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Your child will make new friends, learn new skills and gain self-confidence while participating in fun, safe Y sports programs. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.
1. Youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives.
2. Make new friends, get active with other kids, and learn to love sport at the Y.
3. Learn or improve skills and techniques.
4. Build social skills, gain confidence, and develop leadership skills in a positive and structured environment.
5. Teaching boys and girls the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, cooperation, and develop a positive self-image.
The YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston has joined forces with Andy Valley Gymnastics of Lewiston and the Greater Rumford Community Center and are offering Team Gymnastics for those competing in the YMCA’s Pine Tree Gymnastics League.
YMCA Team Gymnastics is designed to teach and promote fair play, skills, and sportsmanship while working toward team and individual goals. This program is affiliated with the YMCA Pine Tree Gymnastics League for competition purposes and requires a YMCA membership for each gymnast. Both Andy Valley Gymnastics and the Greater Rumford Community Center offer a wide-range of Tumbling and Gymnastics Classes for kids. Please visit their websites for more information on Team Gymnastics and other programming at https://www.andyvalleygym.com/
This program is designed to teach and promote fair play, skills, and sportsmanship while working towards team and individual goals. One practice per week on a weeknight with a second practice or scrimmage on Saturday or Sunday. *Some scrimmages and Play Days will be away (Turner, Poland, etc.) and some travel will be required. Grades 2-6
This program is designed to teach children the basic skills in playing t-ball. Children will learn the proper techniques for throwing, fielding, running the bases, and hitting. [Ages 4-6]
The YMCA Co-ed Biddy Basketball League serves Auburn, Lewiston, and the surrounding communities by affording boys and girls in grades 1–6 an opportunity to participate in an organized basketball program.
In conjunction with Lost Valley and the Auburn Ski Association, the Y is proud to offer the Merrick Learn to Ski and Snowboard program. Learn to Ski & Ride scholarships are made possible through the Merrick Chadbourne Memorial Fund. [Age 7 through the 6th grade]
The Bill Koch League (BKL), is an organization that teaches skiing Technique, while promoting fun and providing great memories. This program runs each January to February. The BKL is endorsed and promoted by Lost Valley and the Auburn Nordic Ski Association. Register today so your child can join the fun and experience the winter adventures of cross-country Skiing.
This is a program is designed to introduce boys and girls to the sport of archery. The classes are a great way for participants to learn the basics and safety of archery. [Ages 7-13]
The YMCA and YWCA have partnered to form a united youth-oriented swim team, joining their individual youth team swim programs into one entity, the Twin Cities Swim Team. The purpose of this exciting collaboration is multi-fold.
First, to grow and sustain a high-quality, championship swim program in the greater L/A area, and second, heighten community awareness and education to the importance of water safety. Twin Cities Swim Team is a TEAM. Each member of the team will have opportunities to contribute to the success of the team. The contributions of each member of the team are valued equally. When your teammates succeed, you succeed. The objective of the Twin Cities Swim Team is to help its members to develop into competitive swimmers. We realize that all swimmers develop differently. It is our aim to get all swimmers to realize their full athletic potential.
Discounts are not based on the participation of one or more children. We do offer financial assistance for qualifying families *No one is turned away for the inability to pay.
For more information about our Youth Sports programs, please contact Christopher Shea, Executive Director of Youth Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or 795-4095 ex. 206
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