Youth Development

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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.


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


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


Monday thru Friday; 6:30 am – 5:30 pm


Member & Potential Member $31 daily


Member & Potential Member $30 daily

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.

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

The YMCA participates in DPW Subsidized Child Care Programs.



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.


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


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


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



Before OR After School Member $65 weekly | Potential member $70 weekly

Before AND After School Member $90 weekly | Potential member $95 weekly



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.





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, Foosball, Ping Pong, Table games and more.  HOURS: MON-FRI 3:00-6:00 PM

All activities will take place in gym and adjusted as needed in order to facilitate and encourage          COVID-19 safety guidelines.

AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS   3:15-4:15 weekdays

Monday: Various Sports/Activities 

Tuesday: Middle School Initiative programs

Wednesday: Game Day Tourneys

Thursday: Open Dodgeball

Friday: Various Sports/Activities

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




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.


Free youth programs for children in a YMCA Family membership:



•Floor hockey



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)


Individual Leagues/Programs

BOYS Grades 5-6      October 1 - December 4

GIRLS Grades 7-8     November 2 – January 16


INDIVIDUAL player registration, teams selected by draft by YMCA staff and coaches. Mandatory substitution schedule. First practice 4-5 pm; Boys: Thursday, October 1  Girls: Monday November 2. If # of registration allows, YMCA staff/coaches will draft teams prior to second practice.

Registration: Boys, Sept 7 - Oct 1; Girls, Oct 12 - Nov 2

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


BOYS & GIRLS Grades 1-4   October 27 - December 12 

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.

Registration: Oct 5-27   

Meets on:

 - Gr 1-2: Tue 5:15-6:15 pm; Sat 9:30-10:30 am

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

Location: Main Gym & Auxiliary Gym 

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




Team Tourneys


BOYS Grades 5-6    TBA: November 6-7

GIRLS Grades 7-8   TBA: January TBA

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


Individual Leagues/Programs

GIRLS Grades 5-6     January - February

BOYS Grades 7-8      February - April

BOYS Grades 9-10    February - April

INDIVIDUAL player registration, teams selected by draft by YMCA staff and coaches. Mandatory substitution schedule. First practice 4-5 pm; Boys: TBA  Girls: TBA. If # of registration allows, YMCA staff/coaches will draft teams prior to second practice.

Family Member  FREE |  Youth Member    | Potential Member  

Team Tourneys

GIRLS Grades 5-6   TBA: February

BOYS Grades 7-8    TBA: April

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


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


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.

$ HS Varsity; $ HS Freshmen; $ JH/MS                

Send in a deposit per team by date TBA to secure a spot.   Pay in full by date TBA and save!

December 01, 2019


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Boys and Girls Grades 2-4; 5-6      

Sept 12 - Oct 20

CLASSIC is in!  Come have some fun playing Dodgeball, Kickball, and Wiffleball on a rotating schedule.  All games, no practices!  Quick games with adjusted rules to maximize involvement and DE-emphasize winning.  New teams each time we play.

Registration: Aug 24-Sept 12

Meets on Tue 5:15-6:15 pm; Sat 9:30-10:30 am

Location: Main Gym or Auxiliary Gym


Family Member   FREE  l  Youth Member  $15  |  Potential Member  $30 



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

February - April

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).


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  $  |  Potential Member  $ 



Youth, Teen (& Adults): Thu     6:00-7:00 pm due to COVID   (7:30 regular ending time)

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)



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 session.  Those who complete the program receive a free youth membership for a year.


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 2020-21 school year will be available August 31 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 and 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 - February

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: TBA  

Meets on:

 - Gr K-2:  TBA

 - Gr 3-4:  TBA

Location: Main Gym & Auxiliary Gym 


Family Member  FREE  l  Member  $  |  Potential Member  $ 

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

January - March

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)

UPDATE 9/23/20: Due to COVID-19 group lessons will not resume until Winter 1 session (January 2021).  Private lessons are still available starting first week of October 2020.

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)


UPDATE 9/23/20: Due to COVID-19 group lessons will not resume until Winter 1 session.  First class is January 9, 2021.  Registration begins for members (Dec 20);  potential members (Dec 27)

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 Fall 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


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.  Lessons plan to resume in October.

Family or Youth Member $12 | Potential member $23

Prices are per person per 1/2 hour

SWIM TEAM (Youth & Teen)



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. 

Click below for:


2020-21 Winter Prices

All ages (5 yrs & up)                   $120

HS Swim Team Member                 $45

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: 

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.                                                             

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

2020 Summer Prices

Member: TBA   Potential Member: TBA 

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

Click below for:

  • Summer Info/Practice/Swim Meet Schedule

  • Registration form



BOYS & GIRLS  7 yrs & up                         July 7-Sept 1

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 alternative: use YMCA Aux Gym indoors. 

Instructor: Pat Mowrey 

Family/Adult/Youth Member $55  l  Potential Member $110

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 $  l  Potential Member $


Boys & Girls Grades 3-6                    

September 9 – October 17 


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: Aug 24-Sept 9

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

Location: Auxiliary Gym

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


Boys & Girls Ages (2nd-5th grade)


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   $ |  Potential Member   $

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