Youth Development

INFANT, TODDLER & PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT

Our Child Development Centers provide care in a nurturing environment starting at six weeks of age.  Our quality staff provides an instructional program you’re your child will be sure to enjoy.  Daily activities are centered on weekly themes to include plenty of stories, songs, arts, and crafts.  They also enjoy the great outdoors with walks in the park.  We also provide your child with breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.

LOCATION
Infant, Toddler and Preschool Child Development is provided Monday thru Friday at the YMCA on Parkway Drive.

REGISTRATION
Enrollment is arranged thru the Child Development Director.  All participants must be pre-registered.

HOURS
Monday thru Friday; 6:30 am – 5:30 pm

INFANT AND TODDLERS
Member & Potential Member $30 daily

PRESCHOOL
Member & Potential Member $29 daily

Prices subject to change after 12/31/19

Note:   Rates are based on 9.5 hours of care daily.  Half day is available (except infant) Minimum of 3 days enrollment for Toddler and up.  Infants are full-time enrollment only.  Contact Darlene Stuart, Child Development Director for more information.

LICENSE
The YMCA Child Development Program is licensed by the State. Office of Child Development and Early Learning (ODEL).

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The YMCA participates in DPW Subsidized Child Care Programs.

BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT

 

We offer quality alternatives for the working parent with before and after School Programs.  The children will have time to relax, play and get started on their homework.

LOCATION
State licensed facility located at the YMCA on Parkway Drive. Children from all area elementary schools are welcome.

REGISTRATION
Enrollment is arranged through the Child Development Director. All participants must be pre-registered.

HOURS
Before School      6:30 am – 9:00 am
After School         3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (5:30 is final pickup)

COST: SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS (Grades K-5)

Before OR After School Member $60 weekly, $14 daily | Potential member $65 weekly, $15 daily

Before AND After School Member $85 weekly, $21 daily |Potential member $90 weekly, $22 daily

Prices subject to change after 12/31/19

CAMP SUMMER OF FUN

 

June  – August

A day camp for children that have completed Kindergarten through 5th grade. Children enrolled in Camp Summer of Fun have the opportunity to participate in many activities throughout the summer based on weekly themes. There are games crafts, sports and water activities, which include the opportunity to swim each day. Enroll daily, weekly or for entire summer. Call Darlene Stuart for information on registration, hours and rates.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

 

YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTER & INTERACTIVE ZONE

Open to children 7-17 years old.

Meet your friends after school or come in to do some homework. Food and drinks are allowed. All activities are free of charge. Equipment checkout required with a minimal deposit, if deemed necessary by YAC supervisor.

ACTIVITIES: Air Hockey, Billiards, Carpet Ball, Foosball, Ping Pong, Table games and more.

HOURS: MON-FRI 3:00-6:00 PM

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS   3:00-4:30 weekdays

Monday and Thursday: Dodgeball

Tuesday: Middle School Initiative programs

Wednesday: Game Day Tourneys

Friday: Various sports/Activities

COST: Family and Youth Member  Free | Potential member  Day Pass

REGISTRATION FORMS & YOUTH SPORTS MOTTO

 

YOUTH SPORTS MOTTO

Everybody plays; All are Valuable

 

Parents may be asked to volunteer coach, score keep, referee or help out with setup/tear down of equipment during practice/games.

PRICING FOR YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAMS

Free youth programs for children in a YMCA Family membership:

•Volleyball

•Basketball 

•Floor hockey

•Soccer

•Wiffleball

Children with a Youth Membership receive a $20 discount on Sports Programs  

*Multiple youth from the same family in the same $25/$45 youth sports program may receive a 1/2 price discount for the 2nd or 3rd additional child registering

For all the membership information, click here.

BASKETBALL (Youth & Teen)

CURRENT PROGRAMS/LEAGUES/TOURNEYS

 

Individual Leagues

GIRLS Grades 5-6     January 6 - February 28

GIRLS Grades 7-8     Currently in session, ends Jan 17

BOYS Grades 7-8      February 17 - April 18

BOYS Grades 9-10    February 17 - April 18

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INDIVIDUAL player registration, teams selected by draft by YMCA staff and coaches. Mandatory substitution schedule. First practice 4-5 pm; Girls: Monday Jan 6, Boys: Monday Jan 17 If needed, YMCA staff/coaches will draft teams prior to second practice.

Registration:  Girls, Dec 18-Jan 6; Boys, Feb 1-17

Practice: See above for first practice, entire schedule given at 1st practice 

Game: Fridays 6:30-7:30 or 7:30-8:30 pm

Family Member  FREE |  Youth Member  $25  | Potential Member  $45

Team Tourneys

GIRLS Grades 7-8   January 10-11

GIRLS Grades 5-6   February 21-22

BOYS Grades 7-8    April 17-18

Bring your own TEAM and coach. 3-game guarantee. Separate tourneys by grade, if possible. Teams/players can play up a grade, but not down. Games to be played on Friday evenings and Saturdays (Sunday, if needed). Registration opens 6 weeks prior to tournament. Deadline is one week before. Registrations are limited.

$100 per team; $75 if paid in full 3 weeks before

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS/LEAGUES/TOURNEYS

Individual Programs

BOYS Grades 5-6      October  - December

GIRLS Grades 7-8     November  – January

INDIVIDUAL player registration, teams selected by draft by YMCA staff and coaches. Mandatory substitution schedule. First practice 4-5 pm; Boys: Thursday Oct 3, Girls: Monday Nov 4. If needed, YMCA staff/coaches will draft teams prior to second practice.

Registration:  

Practice: See above for first practice, entire schedule given at 1st practice 

Game: Fridays 6:30-7:30 or 7:30-8:30 pm

Family Member  FREE |  Youth Member    | Potential Member  

BOYS & GIRLS Grades 1-4   October - December 

Meets twice weekly for a practice and a game. Participants will learn the basic game rules and practice skills of shooting, passing, dribbling, defense and team concepts according to their abilities and progression.

Family Member  FREE |  Youth Member  $  | Potential Member  $

Team Leagues

BOYS & GIRLS High School & Jr High/Middle School Leagues (primarily designed for school-based teams).

 

Varsity: entering 9-12th

Freshmen: entering 9th

Middle School: entering 7-8th

June-July

HS Boys: Monday or Wednesday evenings

HS Girls: Tuesday, Thursday evenings

JH/MS: Monday or Wednesday evenings*                                 

           *may be played open times Tue or Thu.

Depending upon responses from schools, we will “flex” the schedule (e.g. boys’ teams playing on Tue/Thu as needed; vice-versa with girls; JH/MS on Mon-Thu if open times). The schedule aims at playing each team at least once, but is dependent upon the number of teams entered.

$330 HS Varsity; $285 HS Freshmen; $200 JH/MS                

Send in a $25 deposit per team by May 22 to secure a spot.   Pay in full by May 22 and save $20 per team!

 

Team Tourneys

 

BOYS Grades 5-6    TBA: December

Bring your own TEAM and coach. 3-game guarantee. Separate tourneys by grade, if possible. Teams/players can play up a grade, but not down. Games to be played on Friday evenings and Saturdays (Sunday, if needed). Registration opens 6 weeks prior to tournament. Deadline is one week before. Registrations are limited.

$100 per team; $75 if paid in full 3 weeks before

JUNIOR PENS HOCKEY (Youth & Teen)

 

Group Divisions   K-2nd; 3rd-5th; 6th-8th

February 24/25 - April 4

Meets weekly for a practice and on Saturday mornings for games. Participants will learn the basics of hockey while enjoying the benefits of regular exercise, team building and most of all, having fun. Grade divisions, as well as practice/game times, may be adjusted and/or combined if necessary due to registrations.  All equipment provided except shin guards (required) and mouth guard (recommended).

Registration: 

Meets on:

 K-2nd      Practice Tue 5:15-6:15 pm ; Games Sat 9-10 am

 3rd-5th    Practice Tue 6:30-7:30 pm: Games Sat 10:10-11:10 am

 6th-8th    Practice Mon 4:00-5:00 pm;  Games Sat 11:15 am-12:15 pm

 

 Grade divisions, or practice/game times, may be adjusted and/or combined if needed due to registrations.

 

Location: Main & Auxiliary Gym

 

Family Member   FREE  l  Member  $25  |  Potential Member  $45 

KARATE TANG SO DOO (Youth & Teen)

 

Youth, Teen (& Adults): Thu     6:00-7:30 pm     Ages 5 & up

 

Instructor: Rick Panebianco, Oh Dan/5th degree Master -- Assistants: Doug Walk, Sam Dan/4th degree Black Belt 

 

This program, operated by the Tri County Karate Academy, is open to youth and adults all year round, so you can join in any time!  If needed due to enrollment numbers, the class may operate simultaneously in separate groups to facilitate the instruction.

 

Family or Youth Member $25 | Potential member $45  Prices per person on a monthly bank draft basis

 

Other costs (pay instructor directly): 1-time WTSDA membership fee $60, Uniforms (see instructor for prices)

MIDDLE SCHOOL INITIATIVE

 

The DuBois Area YMCA offers a Middle School Initiative Program to all 5-8th grade students of middle school age in the following schools/districts: DuBois Area, Brockway, DuBois Catholic and DuBois Christian.  This includes those in Cyber School and Home-Schooled.

 

The goal of the Initiative is to inspire youth to discover their passions, seek a healthy lifestyle and gain the developmental assets needed to avoid risky behaviors as they pursue success in school and life.  Each child and parent/guardian will sign a letter of agreement stating what is expected of the youth registered in the program.  It  includes, but is not limited to, students participating in a once-a-week program of structured curriculum and/or activity-based sessions designed for their age during a 6-week cycle.

 

Why Middle School Students?

Research shows that middle school is a critical time in a young person's life when exposure to risk factors greatly increases. Risk factors are conditions or influences that have been shown to increase the likelihood for unhealthy behaviors including substance abuse, delinquency, teen pregnancy, school drop-out and violence. It is also during the early teen years that youth begin to distance themselves from family and positive support systems. Through knowledge and implementation of the 40 developmental assets, this Initiative will help provide a framework for action that encourages middle school students to make a difference no matter who they are or what their life experiences are.

 

How do students join the program?

Brochures and registration forms for the 2019-20 school year are available now at the YMCA or below.  Contact Zac Wilcox or Paula DuBois at 375-9622 for additional information or questions.

Click for this year's brochure or registration form.                                

 

Membership Restriction Details:

1. Does not apply to current YMCA members through either a student membership or a family membership. There will be no refunds or extension of time for current members.

2. Does not apply to students who have had a YMCA Student Membership within 90 days of the first day of school.

3. You may only receive one free membership during your 5-8th grade years.

 

What does the membership include?

The use of YMCA facilities (in accordance with policies) during operating hours. Also includes after-school programs designated and conducted for middle school aged youth.

SOCCER (Youth & Teen)

 

INSTRUCTION/GAMES (Co-ed; Grades K-4th)

January 8 - February 15

Meets twice weekly; practice (Wed eve) and games (Sat am).  Participants will learn the basic skills of the game of soccer such as foot coordination, passing, dribbling and game rules. Grade divisions, as well as practice/game times, may be adjusted and/or combined if necessary due to registrations.  

Registration: Dec 18-Jan 8  

Meets on:

 - Gr K-2:  Wed 5:15-6:15 pm; Sat 9:30-10:30 am

 - Gr 3-4:  Wed 6:30-7:30 pm; Sat 10:45-11:45 am

Location: Main Gym & Auxiliary Gym 

  

Family Member  FREE  l  Member  $25  |  Potential Member  $45 

FUTSAL LEAGUES (HS Boys/Girls: Grades 9-11; MS Co-ed: Grades 5-8)

January 12 - March 15

This is a mini-adaptation of outdoor soccer, emphasizing foot skills. League is a 5x5 format, primarily designed for scholastic teams. Games on Saturday and Sunday afternoons or evenings. Limited to the first 10 teams to register(HS) and first 6 teams (MS).  Individuals without a team, contact Zac Wilcox.

SWIM LESSONS (Infant - Teen)

Ages 6 months-Teen

Swim lesson classes are designed to build confidence and endurance while being in the water.  They also teach water safety, using water sports and games which allow children to progress through the stages of learning how to swim (see below).  Children progress at different rates so it is expected that a child may repeat a stage within an age class level until they are developmentally ready to move on.  Parents are not in the water with the child, except for Aqua Babies level.  They are asked to remain outside of the pool area to view the lesson.  Age groupings may flex dependent upon the ability of the swimmer and the overall group registration for that particular cycle.

SWIM STARTERS    (Parent & Child Lessons)

 

Stage A: Water Discovery - Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.

 

Stage B: Water Exploration - Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.

 

SWIM BASICS      (Recommended skills for all to have around water)           

 

Stage 1: Water Acclimation - Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skill performed with assistance.  No water experience.

 

Stage 2: Water Movement - Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills     performed independently. Willing to participate.

 

Stage 3: Water Stamina - Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages.

 

SWIM STROKES      (Skills to support a healthy lifestyle)

 

Stage 4: Stroke Introduction - Introduces basic stroke techniques in front/back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

 

Stage 5: Stroke Development - Introduces breaststroke/butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water longer and sidestroke.

 

Stage 6: Stroke Mechanics - Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Click HERE for additional information on Stage Description and Program Overview

LESSONS (Classes for 6 weeks)

 

Group lessons for Winter 1 session, first class is January 11.  Registration begins for members (Dec 22);  potential members (Dec 29)

Please fill out a registration form at front desk or click here to download form

Aqua Babies  (Ages 6-35 months)   STAGES A-B

Saturday: 11:30 am-Noon

Half-hour lessons teach infants and toddlers to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention and the importance of supervision.  Parent/adult will be in the water with child during the   lesson.  This class begins during Winter 2 session.

Family or Youth Member: $24 | Potential member: $43

Pre-School  (Ages 3/4-6)   STAGES 1-4

Saturday: 9:30-10:00 am or 11:00-11:30 am

Half-hour lessons allow your preschooler to learn personal water safety and achieve basic swimming competency by learn two benchmark skills: 1) Swim, float, swim and 2) Jump, push, turn, grab.  These basic arm and leg movements will build a strong foundation for strokes taught in stages 4-6.

Family or Youth Member: $24 | Potential member: $43

Progressive  (Ages 6 & up)   STAGES 1-6

Saturday: 8:30-9:30 am Teen/Adult Levels

Saturday: 10:00-11:00 am  School Age Levels

One hour lessons start children/adults in the appropriate stage for their water skills.  Personal water safety and  basic swimming competency are taught or reviewed. Additional water safety skills and advanced stroke techniques are developed/expanded through endurance.

Family or Youth Member: $41 | Potential member: $77

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS (All ages)

Learn to swim or enhance your technique with our qualified swim instructor, Denise Dennison. Please pick up a private swim lesson application at the front desk or click here.

Family or Youth Member $16 | Potential member $27

Prices are per person per 1/2 hour

SWIM TEAM (Youth & Teen)

 

DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM

Boys & Girls Ages 5-18       

 

WINTER (October-March)   Coach: Regan DeVallance, Asst: Eric Dressler 

This is the YMCA winter competitive swimming program. All participants must be a DuBois YMCA member (league rule).  Daily practices after school for all ages. 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Preseason started 10/7/19; Regular season 11/4/19

Day       10-18 yrs old                  5-9 yrs old

MWF      3:00-4:30 pm                 4:30-5:30 pm (No Fri)

T Th      3:00-4:15 pm                 4:15-5:00 pm

 

Practice schedule may be adjusted dependent upon swimmers’ levels and/or number of registrations in age groups.  Swim meets are on Saturdays starting in November or December. 

Click below for:

2019-20 Winter Prices

All ages (5 yrs & up)                    $105

HS Swim Team Member                 $ 35

Additional child(ren) from the same family are ½ price (excludes High School swim team members). Oldest child is always registered first.

SUMMER (June-July)   Coach:  Mike Gressler, Regan DeVallance

Similar to our winter program, this is competitive swimming for boys and girls, ages 5-18. Unlike our long season winter program which follows league rule for participation, this program has a shorter season and schedule. It also allows children which are not YMCA members to participate.  Age-graded practices will be weekdays tentatively starting June 10 and vary in length from 1-2 hours depending upon the age group.  Swim meets are usually on Saturdays, occasionally a weekday.  For more information visit bit.ly/duboisymcaswim                                                                                                                                                              

Organizational meeting usually held in mid-May at the YMCA.  Both new/returning swimmers and their parents should attend this meeting for important information about practice times and meet schedules. Registrations will be available at the meeting

2019 Summer Prices

Member:    Potential Member  

Note:  Unlike Winter program; NO 1/2 price discount available for additional children

Click below for:

  • Summer Info/Practice/Swim Meet Schedule

  • Registration form

TENNIS LESSONS (Youth & Teen)

 

BOYS & GIRLS  10 yrs & up                         May - early July

9-week group lessons at beginners or intermediate levels, meeting on Tuesday evenings (Beginners 6-7 pm; Intermediates 7-8 pm) at DuBois City park tennis courts.  Rain alternatives: use YMCA racquetball courts/aux gym indoors. Another set of 9-week lessons is usually offered July - early September if enough interest.

Instructor: Pat Mowrey 

Family/Adult/Youth Member $60  l  Potential Member $115

BOYS & GIRLS  4-9 yrs                                Summer TBA 

4-week group lessons introducing the sport and working on fundamentals for the younger player just beginning the game.  Smaller court size, junior rackets and age appropriate balls will be used.  Meet on Wednesday evening 6-7 pm at DuBois City park tennis courts.  Rain alternative: use YMCA racquetball courts/aux gym indoors.

 

Instructor: Lori Sabatose

Family/Adult/Youth Member $30  l  Potential Member $55

VOLLEYBALL (Youth)

Boys & Girls Grades 3-6, 7-8                    

September  – October 

 

Meets twice weekly for a practice and a game. Participants will learn the basic game rules and practice skills of digging, passing & setting according to their abilities and progression.  

Registration: 

Meets on: Practice Wed 4:15-5:15 pm ; Games Sat 11:00 am-12 Noon 

Location: Auxiliary Gym

Family Member     l  Youth Member   |  Potential Member  

WIFFLEBALL (Youth)

 

Boys & Girls Ages (K-5th grade)

June 16 - July 25

For the love of the sport! Get involved and have some fun without the pressure of winning! One practice and one game are scheduled once a week.

Family Member   FREE |  Youth Member   $25 |  Potential Member   $45

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