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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 2023 Program Session Dates (see below for 2023 Dates)

 

Mansfield Branch-Arts and Crafts Ages 5-11 

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 11-October 9, 2023

Arts and Crafts Flyer

Mansfield Branch-Messy Art Ages 3-8 

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 15-October 13, 2023

Messy Art Flyer

Mansfield Branch-Teen Art Club Ages 13-18

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 15-October 13, 2023

Teen Art Club 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

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. 

Mansfield Branch: Ages 3-11

Ballet, Tap/Jazz, Chance To Dance

Registration: December 19, 2022-January 8th, 2023

Program Duration: January 12th-May 6th, 2023

Click HERE to view the full 2023 Mansfield Branch Dance Recital

Mansfield Branch: Ages 4-12

Intro to Dance, Beginning Hip Hop, Acrobatics (Requirements-Must be able to do a cartwheel and forward summersault), Beginning Celtic (Requirements-1 year basic tap)

Registration: May 1, 2023-May 28, 2023

Program Duration: June 1-August 3, 2023

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

Fall Dance Flyer

Chance to Dance Flyer

Manfield Branch: Zumbini  Ages 0-4 and their caregivers

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 13-October 14, 2023

Zumbini Flyer

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

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 14-October 12, 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 2023 Program Session Dates (see below for 2023 Dates)

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

Not offered Fall I

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, and Pre-Team

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 11-October 11, 2023

Gymnastics Flyer

Gymnastics-Competitive Team-Tumbling Stars 

Registration: August 3-August 26 (Try-Outs Mandatory)

Program Duration: August 2023-June 2024

Open House: August 30, 6:30-8 pm Meet the gymnastics coaches and team. 

Gymnastics Team Flyer

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 2023 Program Session Dates (see below for 2023 Dates)

Mansfield Branch: (Ages 4-10)

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 14-October 12, 2023

International Kids Club Flyer

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 2023 Program Session Dates (see below for 2023 Dates)

Mansfield Branch: (Ages 4-7)

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 14-October 12, 2023

Sneaky Ninja Flyer

Adventure Club

Kids will learn to identify plants, build fires, track animals, build shelters, learn how to fish, and more!

Varies during 2023 Program Session Dates (see below for 2023 Dates)

Mansfield Branch: (Ages 8-13)

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 13-October 11, 2023

Adventure Club Flyer

Skateboarding

Learn how to skateboard and learn skateboard safety. The focus will be on riding, turning, stopping, stances, styles, and tricks! Kids need their own helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and sneakers. SKATEBOARDS ARE PROVIDED!

Varies during 2023 Program Session Dates (see below for 2023 Dates)

Mansfield Branch: (Ages 8-13)

Registration: August 28-September 10, 2023

Program Duration: September 11-October 9, 2023

Skateboarding Flyer

Shelby Branch: (Ages 5-12)

Registration: July 17th-September 1st

Program Duration: September 11th -October 14th 

Skateboarding Flyer

Karate - Kempo Dragons

The Kempo Dragons School of Karate focuses on traditional style karate by instilling discipline, respect, and karate-do principles.  The students are taught basic stances, punches, kicks, blocks, kata, and study more advanced karate techniques focusing on traditional "old school karate" and self-protection. 

 

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

 

Ages 7 and up

Cost for Beginner Class:

Members: $35 per month

Non-Members: $40 per month

Offered at Mansfield and Shelby YMCA

Join anytime  

Multiple family discounts available

Scholarships available

 

To sign up or for more information, see the welcome desk or email jtwedt@ymcanco.org 

Karate - Kempo Dragons Juniors 

The Kempo Dragons Juniors will prepare the student for the Kempo Dragons beginners class by teaching them basic kicking along with basic postures, stances, and movements needed to learn kata. 

 

Monday and Wednesday at 4:00 pm. Classes are offered year-round at a monthly rate.

 

Ages 5-6

Cost for Kempo Dragons Juniors Class:

Members: $35 per month

Non-Members: $40 per month

Offered at Mansfield YMCA

Join anytime  

Multiple family discounts available

Scholarships available

To sign up or for more information, see the welcome desk or 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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2023 Program Session Dates

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