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YMCA youth sports register players whether you are a YMCA member or not and we play among other YMCA branches. Our leagues are divided into age-ranges (3-16yo) and are both co-ed and gender specific. We emphasize fairness and build player confidence through achievement and believe competition is best kept in perspective to achieve these goals.
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Registration is on-line (first-come) and you select the practice day (Team) convenient to bring your child each week. Our leagues are officiated with experienced YMCA staff. Our volunteer coaches pass background checks and given on-line training tools to make their efforts pay off.
Flag Football, Soccer and Girl's Volleyball are offered in the Spring and Fall. Baseball is a summer sport and Basketball is offered in the winter months. Note: We do not allow players currently in other competitive same sport leagues, to enroll.
Sports Director Erin Smith 205-685-6505
All YMCA Youth Sports depend on all participants to behave in accordance with common-sense responsibility and character. To codify our expectations, we have adopted a Code Of Conduct policy whose guidelines are a minimum listing, but is not limited to, best practices for a rewarding and pleasurable experience for all. In those situations where behavior is deemed outside of our core values, and directed to either fellow participants, family members, staff or officials, the YMCA reserves the right and responsibility to dis-associate our program from that individual(s). Coaches are mandated to read, sign and return this form prior to coaching any team within the Birmingham YMCA branches.
Prior to attending your first practice, all participants must read, sign and return the CDC Concussion Awareness Form. Please open the link:
Concussion Awareness Form
Coaches, please open this link and take the course and return the certificate prior to coaching.
For an overview of each sport that offers most important details, please open the FAQ file.
If weather becomes an issue, call our Pelham YMCA branch. Final decisions to play will be determined (60) minutes prior to game time. Presume all games will be played unless otherwise officially canceled. Pelham YMCA Inclement Weather Line: (205)685-6530
Summer registration opens: Monday, April 3rd - Sunday, May 14th
Teams are small to encourage skill development and fill up fast prior to registration end dates. Click HERE to register.
T-ball and Baseball are among the fastest growing youth sports teams and a great place to teach the game to first-time players and sharpen skills for 'return- players'. Practice is once (60 minutes) per week at the Pelham YMCA Branch until the City Park becomes available. Age groups are 3-4yo, 5-6yo, 7-8yo, 9-10yo, and 11-12yo.
Games are Monday/Tuesday evenings starting Monday, June 5th. In case of rain out, game will move to the immediate practice day following. Games will be played between Inverness Elementary School (Greystone), Pelham City Park, and Warrior Park (Alabaster).
Cost: YMCA Members $95 / Program Participants $135
Research shows that children who participate in afterschool programs are more successful in academics, are healthier, and more often maintain positive behaviors. Afterschool Programming at the Y is specially geared to achieve these results.
The Y’s curriculum framework offers comprehensive, age-appropriate, engaging care. Afterschool Programming focuses on eight core content areas: arts and humanities, character development, health and wellness, homework support, literacy, math and science, service learning, and social competence and conflict resolution.
The YMCA has recently adopted The Y’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards for Early Childhood and Afterschool Programs. These standards, when implemented fully, will show the Y’s commitment to being one of the largest and healthiest providers of early childhood education and afterschool programming in the nation.
Cost: $168 per month for members/$252 per month for non-members
Registration opens May 2nd for members and May 16th for non-members! We fill quickly!
You can register online by clicking here or in person by appointment only. Email email@example.com to make an appointment.
We will need an After School Info Sheet filled out on each child, even if registered online. Please turn it in within 2 weeks of registration.
We will also need a recent photo of your child if we do not already have on file from Summer Day Camp or After School 2015-16.
Payments will be made through a draft system, and payment is due on the 1st of each month. Draft is our only method of payment unless you pay in full for the year up front.
We do not prorate any month of ASA for days missed (holidays, teacher work days, absences). Our fee is based on the total cost for 1 school year of ASA divided into 9 equal monthly payments.
2:45-3:20 Pick Up from Schools 4, 9-week sessions + 2-week holiday sessions with 30 minutes of:
3:30- 3:45 Snack Math/Science - 2 days a week
3:45-4:30 Homework Help Writing - every week
4:30-5:30 Activity Rotations Homework Support - 4 days a week
5:30-6:00 Kid’s Choice/Pick Up Health and Wellness - every day
Character Development - every week
Running late to pick up your child from After School Academy? Need to relay a message to our counselors? If you cannot get in touch with our Interim Childcare Director, Sydney Fant (firstname.lastname@example.org), please contact our front desk at 664-9622. They will quickly relay the message.
REMEMBER - The PELHAM YMCA DOES NOT pick up in the event of emergency early school dismissal. For safety reasons, we don't like to put our vans on the road in severe inclement weather situations.
Learn & Play offers safe and fun child care for members during facility use. A parent or guardian must stay on the premises while their child is in our Learn & Play area.
Youth Development is the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical processes that all youth uniquely experience from birth to career. A successful development process fulfills children and teens’ innate need to be loved, spiritually grounded, educated, competent, and healthy.
Trading stories and sharing a favorite book or song with a new friend. Being greeted with smiles and high-fives from staff and team-mates after scoring the winning point. Always fitting in, just for being you. This is what the Y's summer camp is all about—ensuring kids get more out of their summer break: more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging.
Our core values. We make our core values—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—part of everything we do.
Our commitment. We plan our programs around with developing the whole child. We will create a fun and engaging environment that is focuses on friendship, accomplishment and belonging.
Our staff. We are caring, competent and experienced. Our training includes camp safety, activity planning, CPR, First Aid, and more, making your child’s experience both safe and fun.
Low camp staff/child ratios.
1:10 entering grades K-3
1:12 entering grades 4-8
Our promise. No child is denied access due to inability to pay.
Our pledge. We are dedicated to making you and your child’s experiences at the Y extraordinary. At the end of the day, your child will come home with stories of a fun-filled and fabulous day.
Parents recieve weekly updates with activity schedules and special reminders. Parents are encouraged to communicate with the staff to help each child have a great experience. We conduct evaluations for feedback all summer long. Our staff will let you know about your child's successes and any problems. Leadership team is always available by phone or email to answer questions.
For more information, please contact Sydney Fant at email@example.com or 664-9622
Campers will experience the adventure and excitement of the outdoors daily, meet new friends, and express their growing independence under the supervision of qualified and caring YMCA camp staff. Camp activities include C.A.T.C.H. games, STEM, KidzLit and KidzMath games, sports, crafts, songs, special events, swimming, and field trips. Campers will spend their day outdoors with rotating time inside for activities; each camp will get 1 hour of swim time daily.
Explorer camp is a YMCA-based day camp, with NO field trips. Campers will enjoy songs, skits, group games, teambuilding activties, arts & crafts, swimming and much more. Campers will be outdoors most of the day except during inclement weather.
Cost (weekly): $90 mem | $145 non
Our Sports Camps are designed to work on existing as well as new skills for the participants registered. Each day participants will spend time in the mornings working in skills clinics and in the afternoons they will swim and play games using the skills they worked on that morning. Each camp is run by a Vendor, Skills Coach, HS coach, or College coach/athlete.
**Please note that some of the camps have been cancelled as of 5/19/17. If your child was signed up for one of those camps, you will be contacted by our Childcare Department. Thank you!**
Kids will spend the majority of the day in our outdoor pool with our Aquatics Director, Leah Turner, developing stroke technique and endurance. At the end of the week they will participate in a swim meet and an invite to try out for our SBY Swim Team. Must be able to pass the swim test prior to registration.
Kids will be spending half the day on the soccer fields with Andy Cole, Sports Coordinator, who will instruct the campers in the fundamentals, rules of the game, teamwork, and skill development.
Campers will travel to various fishing ponds throughout the week. A Fishing Pole will be needed each day.
The University of Montevallo Cheerleaders will be leading the campers to the next level teaching them new dance moves and choreography each day.
This camp will travel to Oak Mountain Lanes each day and learn different bowling techniques! Lunch is provided each day.
Campers will be traveling to Legacy Gymnastics every day to learn flexibility, strength, and coordination.
Specialty day camps will provide opportunities to teach your child specific skills or provide them with new experiences. Each camp focuses on a specific activity or theme and lasts for one week. Part of each day will consist of activities that relate to a specific theme while other times will be spent doing traditional camp activities such as C.A.T.C.H. games, KidzLit & KidzMath activities, STEM activities, sports, crafts and more. If your child is participating in a Specialty Camp week, they will NOT attend the regular Traditional Camp field trips and activities for that week. Please include your child in the selection of these camps. Once the week has begun, changes cannot be made.
Campers will find that "X" doesn't always mark the spot this summer. They will spend this week using many different methods of navigation such as a trusty map and compass to a high-tech GPS unit. Campers will use these devices to track down clues in a scavenger hunt of epic portion culminating in a big dig at the week's end.
Become a myth buster as we demystify common legends. campers will satisfy their curiousity and expand their understanding of the world around them as they spend the week busting favorite myths like diet coke and mentos, swimming in syrup, will your tongue freeze to a pole and much more.
Girls can be anything they want to be! This camp is perfect for your little problem-solver because it will challenge and excite them with loads of fun STEM activities and projects. Campers will spend the week immersed in science, technology, engineering, and math in ways thats make STEM thrilling and fun.
Ready to tackle the great outdoors, to go where no camper has gone before? Well grab your backpack and let's go! Campers will participate on daily adventures like hiking to a waterfall, canoeing, sleeping in a cave and much more! Limited swim time due to daily activities.
Campers will learn the basics of drawing using artist pencil sets and other tools. By the end of the week you will have a sketchbook full or different drawings we have mastered! We will also complete a still-life drawing that will be worthy of framing. All supplies are provided including a large artist sketchpad that you can keep and add to even after camp is over.
This camp will engage your young engineer or scientist. This week will be devoted to all things robotic; join Dynamic Educations Adventures as we explore STEM. This camp is interactive and hands-on and campers will learn about circuits, engineering, alternative energy and much more!
Are you an aspiring chef? Campers will prepare their own lunch and snacks at the Birmingham YMCA Youth Center while learning healthy eating habits, table manners, and kitchen safety at the end of the week. Campers will visit a Culinary School, a local pizza kitchen and bakery, budget a shopping list, shop for ingredients, and cook their recipe!
Want to be the best babysitter out there? Join us for this fun and educational camp that will teach you everything you need to know about caring for kids. Campers will learn how to feed a baby, how to properly change a diaper, how to do CPR and first aid on children, and other important skills necessary to babysit and create the safest experience for the children in their care.
To be or not to be, that is the question and the answer is yes! Yes, you will want to be in this camp. Do you love being on stage or being the spot light? Campers will be coached daily by a theatre major. At the end of the week, parents are invited to attend the skit produced by the campers!
No matter if you are a passionate collector, a player of Pokémon Go, or a complete novice, this camp will amaze, amuse, and educate you. Campers will immerse themselves in the world of Pokémon and compare that world to our own biodiversity. This camp will include hands-on projects, team battle tournaments, fireballs, and lots of fun. Come to camp and catch them all!
Each day campers come together to do team building activities and devotion. Each day they will have a place to go and volunteer to make a positive impact on our community. At the end of the week, they will receive a certificate of completion and a letter from YMCA CEO, Stan Law.
This is the perfect way to get your camper in the water more this summer! Whether your child is just learning the basics, is an expert swimmer looking for a competivie edge, or you just want them to maintain the skills they already have, swim lessons are the way to go. The YMCA swim lessons focus on safety around water along with swimming development and technique in safe, positive environment.
Campers will not miss any scheduled activities. Please note: This is not a camp, but a add-on to your child's camp day.
$60 mem | $100 non
Registration Opens April 1st - Register Online Here
For Questions regarding Summer Day Camp Swim Lessons, contact the Aquatics Director, Leah Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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