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YOUTH PROGRAMS

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YMCA Youth Programs foster positive relationships and nurture development. Access art, cheerleading, gymnastics, dance, and more at the Y. Offerings vary based on branch and season, so be sure to check the schedule to see our current and upcoming classes.

Art

This class will give children quality opportunities to work with experienced art professionals and students, working on a variety of projects, such as clay sculpting, wire sculpting, and more! 

Varies during 2024 Program Session Dates (see below for 2024 Dates)

 

Mansfield Branch-Arts and Crafts Ages 5-11 

Registration: October 9-October 22, 2023

Program Duration: October 23-November 20, 2023

Arts and Crafts Flyer

Cheerleading

Cheerleading will build self-confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy children. At the Y, we are devoted to strengthening our youth's spirit, mind, and body. 

Mansfield Branch-Y Cheer Ages 4-12

Registration: September 20-October 9, 2023

Program Duration: October 10-November 7, 2023

Mansfield Y Cheer Flyer

Mansfield Branch-Y Cheer Team Ages 4-12

Registration: October 23-November 13, 2023

Program Duration: November 14, 2023-February 4,2024

Mansfield Y Cheer Team Flyer

Shelby Branch-Y Cheer Grades 1-6

Registration: August 29-October 7, 2023

Program Duration: November 2-December 29, 2023

Shelby Y Cheer Flyer

Dance

Dance classes at the Y are a wonderful experience for kids, they include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, contemporary, creative movement, and our Chance to Dance classes for those with special needs. 

Click HERE to view the full 2023 Mansfield Branch Dance Recital

Mansfield Branch: Ages 3-18 

Creative Movement (Ages 3-4), Pre-Ballet I (Ages 4-6), Pre-Ballet II (Ages 6-8), Ballet I (Ages 8-18), Ballet Technique (Ages 8-18), Pre-Tap/Jazz (Ages 6-8), Tap/Modern-Jazz (Ages 8-18), Celtic Tap (Ages 8-18), Acrobatics (Ages 6-18), Hip Hop (Ages 8-18), Chance To Dance (Under 18)

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 14-December 14, 2023

Mansfield Branch: Ages 4-18 

Pre-Ballet I (Ages 4-6), Pre-Ballet II (Ages 6-8), Ballet I (Ages 8-18), Ballet Technique (Ages 8-18), Pre-Tap/Jazz (Ages 6-8), Tap/Modern-Jazz (Ages 8-18), Celtic Tap (Ages 8-18), Hip Hop (Ages 8-18) 

Registration: October 16-November 9, 2023

Program Duration: November 16-December 14, 2023

Manfield Branch: Zumbini  Ages 0-4 and their caregivers

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 13-November 15, 2023

Shelby Branch: Move & Groove  Ages 0-5 and their caregivers

Registration: October 9-October 22, 2023

Program Duration: October 23-November 25, 2023

Move and Groove Flyer

             

Shelby Branch: Dance Ages 3-18

Creative Movement, Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary Ballet, Tap, Jazz

Registration: August 28-October 7, 2023

Program Duration: November 2023-April 2024

Gymnastics/Tumbling

Gymnastics is a complex competition involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, grace, and control. The YMCA of North Central Ohio gymnastics and tumbling programs embrace the Y's mission by creating a safe nurturing environment for kids to become strong, confident gymnasts. Private tumbling available-contact Shelby Y Program Director for more information. Varies during 2024 Program Session Dates (see below for 2024 Dates)

Mansfield Branch: Tumbling Only (Ages 3-5 and 6+)

Registration: October 9-October 22, 2023

Program Duration: October 25-November 22, 2023

Tumbling Flyer

Shelby Branch:

Tumbling-Grades 4-12

Gymnastics-(Tumble Buddies 1 Ages 2-4, Tumble Buddies 2 Ages 5+), (Tiny Tumblers Age 3-5), (Beginner Ages 6+), (Intermediate Ages 7+) Advanced (Try-Outs Mandatory), Pre-Team (Try-Outs Mandatory) and 

Competitive Team-Tumbling Stars (Try-Outs Mandatory)

Registration: October 9-October 22, 2023

Program Duration: October 23-November 25, 2023

Gymnastics Flyer

Learn more about our YMCA NCO-Shelby Branch Gymnastics Competitive Team-Tumbling Stars

International Kids Club

Children ages 4-10 will come together weekly to learn about different countries around the world.

They will learn about geography, different languages, fun facts, and even try international cuisines!

Varies during 2024 Program Session Dates (see below for 2024 Dates)

Mansfield Branch: (Ages 4-10)

Registration: Not offered Fall 2

Sneaky Ninja

Inspired by gymnastics, martial arts, obstacle training, and freestyle movement. Ninjas will jump, climb, swing, and roll through obstacles. Children can advance and learn at their own pace. 

Varies during 2024 Program Session Dates (see below for 2024 Dates)

Mansfield Branch: (Ages 4-7)

Registration: October 9-October 22, 2023

Program Duration: October 23-November 22, 2023

Sneaky Ninja Flyer

Martial Arts Program

Martial arts contributes to increased physical strength, flexibility, balance, control, discipline, and spirituality. Students train with others at their own skill level, progressing from basic stances, punches, blocks, and kicks to the study of more advanced patterns of movement and defense objectives. This program will overlay traditional karate with a combative system of kickboxing. 

 

The school is open to the whole family, including adults. Classes are offered year-round at a monthly rate.

 

Martial Art Classes-Mansfield Branch                                                       

Karate (Ages 6+)       

Mon & Wed 5:00-6:30 pm   

Member $25    Non-Member $55

Kickboxing (Ages 6+)  

Mon & Wed 6:30-7:30 pm   

Member $25    Non-Member $55

Both Classes               

Mon & Wed 5:00-7:30 pm   

Member $40    Non-Member $70

Private Karate Lessons

(minimum 4 sessions)

Member $100  Non-Member $125

Join anytime  

Scholarships available

Instructors:

Mickey Scodova-Kickboxing 5th Dan

Robert Burton-Karate 4th Dan

Anu Joshi-Karate 4th Dan

 

Register online or at the welcome desk.

For more information, email jtwedt@ymcanco.org 

Contacts:

Mansfield Contact: Stephen Greene - Program Director: sgreene@ymcanco.org 419-522-3511 ext 227

Shelby Contact: Stephanie Faulkner-Program & Aquatics Director sfaulkner@ymcanco.org 419-347-1312 ext 503

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2024 Program Session Dates

  • Are meals provided?
    Yes. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. We do not allow outside food unless there is a medical reason.
  • Does Child Care ever close? What about weather?
    Our sites close based on the YMCA closure schedule and two professional development days each year. WMFD.com and the ProCare app will alert you of all closures.
  • What does the Step Up To Quality star rating mean?
    Step Up To Quality (SUTQ) is a five-star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. SUTQ recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed preschool licensing and school age child care licensing health and safety regulations. Step Up To Quality program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.
  • Are the Child Care providers certified?
    Yes, all employees have a thorough background check, CPR, first aid, communicable disease training, child abuse training, and many more continuing education courses.
  • Is there a discount if we have two children in your program?
    YES,
  • Is there a curriculum?
    Yes, our staff gets planning time similar to a school system. Each classroom has lesson plans each day to enhance social, emotional, and educational learning.
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