The YMCA is the
starting point for many youth 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. Whether it's
gaining the confidence that comes from learning a new skill, 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
Y Youth Sports
programs are values-based. Coaches build their instruction on a foundation
of the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Programs are inclusive -- the Y believes every child deserves a chance to
learn, grow and thrive through youth sports participation.
"YMCA youth sports
programs helps kids not only become better players, but better people. It's
a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets
to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play,
positive competition, and family involvement. One of our core beliefs at the
YMCA is that active and connected families make for active and connected
communities. Come out, participate, get connected, and make a difference,"
said Andrew Zimmer, Y Sports Director.
open now for a variety of sports opportunities for Duneland's youth.
Soccer for children ages 3 years through 5th grade. The playing season is
Sept. 10 - Oct. 27. Keep your children active and engaged as they dribble,
pass and shot their way to fun and excitement as a member of the youth
soccer team. Caring volunteer coaches make sure players learn important
character values including teamwork and fair play. Register now - Sept. 2.
Cost is $40 for Y members.
Country for youth ages 4 to 12. Program season is Sept. 10 - Oct. 20. This
program is being run in partnership with Valparaiso YMCA and Valparaiso
Parks Dept. It's a great way for kids to learn about running and it's
wonderful benefits. Cost is $40 for Y members. Register now - Sept. 10.
for ages 18 months through 12. Children learn gymnastic and tumbling skills
while having fun. Benefits include strength development, better balance and
flexibility, improved self-confidence and more. Pre-K cost is $30; School
Age cost is $45 for Y members. Registration open now - Sept. 10.
* Music In
Motion for ages 0 to 5 years is geared towards children and their caregiver
to encourage learning through music. Class teaches early learning concepts
in a fast-paced environment. Register now through Sept. 14. Cost is $40 for
Register online at
www.dunelandymca.org or at the Y
Welcome Center, 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton. Scholarships are available.
For more information contact Youth Sports Director Andrew Zimmer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (219) 926-4204.
The Duneland Y has
been serving the Duneland communities for more than 50 years focusing on
youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.