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We believe that if we foster a love for the sport, teach the fundamental skills to be successful, promote a healthy mind, body and spirit we can develop a complete athlete. Our program combines highly skilled staff coaches with volunteer coaches to ensure proper fundamental skill development. The program includes weekly skills/conditioning led by staff skills coaches, weekly practices led by volunteer coaches and individual/team instruction as needed. Each sport follows a progressive age related curriculum designed by the coaching staff.
Staff skills coaches have either collegiate playing or coaching experience- some have played professionally. Coaches design and follow a progressive age specific curriculum to ensure athletes and volunteer coaches learn the fundamental skills of their sport. The also serve as mentors for athletes who aspire to collegiate or professional play, they've been there- done that. Staff coaches will work together with volunteer coaches to demonstrate proper instruction and a progressive approach through weekly skills and conditioning sessions. Private instruction is also available for players and teams to correct or develop specific skills.
Volunteer coaches, coordinators and referees are essential to the success of YMCA sports programs. Volunteer coaches assist staff coaches in the weekly skills and conditioning sessions, lead the weekly team practice and weekly games. With the staff coaches guiding the program, volunteer coaches can feel supported and be a part of program with strong fundamental skill development.
Led by the staff skills coach with collegiate playing and/or coaching experience to teach the fundamental skills/conditioning in a progressive manner. Volunteer coaches can assist giving them the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of the sport alongside their players.
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The YMCA Youth Sports Program helps kids become not only become better players, but better people as well. 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.
BE GOAL ORIENTED! Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.
FOCUS: YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. Every game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake.
**During your practice time the first two weeks players will practice with their respective coach/team. From the third week on, games will take place of the practice time during the week. There are NO weekend games. Summer basketball is a fun, no pressure environment designed to keep the kids active and their hands on the ball in between seasons. This program offering is different from our Winter Rec League which is a little more competitive.**
Fee: Members $125, non-members $140
First week of Practice: May 20th
First Game: Week of June 3rd
Last Game: Week of July 29th
5/6 year olds: Tuesday’s 5:30-6:30pm
7/8 year olds: Tuesday’s 6:30-7:30pm
9/10 year olds: Wednesday’s 5:30-6:30pm
11/12 year olds: Wednesday’s 6:30-7:30pm
Fall: Youth clinics
Winter: Youth Winter league
Spring: Youth Competitive travel basketball
Summer: Youth summer league
Whether your child is new to basketball or ready to look for scholarships, our program is designed to meet them where they are and take them to the next level. Our staff coaches are highly experienced and knowledgeable-- that coupled with a strong volunteer coaching staff creates the perfect opportunity for student athlete development.
The inaugural season of competitive basketball left a new impression on the cities we played in. Our players had an incredible season, traveling to Atlanta, Cullman, Tuscaloosa and playing locally. Anyone you ask knows who the Hoover YMCA teams are, anyone who comes into the YMCA sees the trophies on the wall. 4th and 5th grade won several tournaments, placed in almost every tournament and the 4th grade finished their season with a YBOA state Championship!
The 10th grade team rocked that YBOA state champioship bringing home the big trophy! They also came in second place in the Super-Regional Event. They will be attending the AAU Supershowcase in Orlando this July.
PRACTICE AND CONDITIONING: Most practices are closed, meaning parents and siblings can watch from outside the gym. This is to ensure total concentration and no distractions. You can check with your team coach if you have questions. Conditioning times are REQUIRED for the players- they are listed by team at the bottom of the practice schedule. They should show up for conditioning sessions with regular athletic shoes on and BRING their basketball shoes. They also need a sweatshirt, as some of the conditioning may be outdoors.
INDEPENDENT strength training: Players may receive additional strength training assignments from their coach. Players are required to complete these assignments independently and report back to the coach.
Age AND GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Please click here to check AAU eligibility. Please click here to check YBOA eligibility.
FINANCIAL AID: Is available as well as payment plans. Financial aid application takes 3 weeks to process so please complete the application asap and submit it. Forms are available online, click here to print
TRAVEL REQUIRED: All travel is required unless absence is cleared in advance with the coach. Travel will be locally as far as Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa and one to two out of state tournament in Georgia and/or Tennessee. On any tournament weekend we can have games Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please keep schedules open all three days. When we travel out of state we will ASK if we can avoid Friday games, but it is up to the tournament organizer.
SCHEDULE CHANGES: Please keep all weekends during the season as open as possible to allow for changes to the travel schedule. Tournaments can be cancelled for many reasons, and at times we may have to withdraw from a tournament for various reasons. If a tournament is cancelled or we withdraw, we may choose to play another tournament that same weekend, take the weekend off or play on an off weekend to make up the tournament. Game times are often changed at the last minute by tournament organizers- ALWAYS check and confirm game times on the FRIDAY of the tournament weekend to make sure you always have accurate information. Check email OFTEN.
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BE GOAL ORIENTED: Youth volleyball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.
FOCUS: YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life.
PROGRAM OFFERINGS: The YMCA Youth Sports Program helps kids not only become better players, but better people as well. 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.
First Practice- Week of August 20th
First Game- Saturday, September 8th
Ages- 8-14yr old teams
Our staff skills coaches work with volunteer coaches to enhance the fundamental skill development of the athletes. We play year round at the Hoover YMCA...
Whether your child is new to volleyball or trying to make the school team, our program is designed to meet them where they are and take them to the next level. Our staff coaches are highly experienced and knowledgeable-- that coupled with a strong volunteer coaching staff creates the perfect opportunity for student athlete development.
Staff skills coaches are available for private lessons in specific skills. Sessions are focused, individualized and tailored to the player's skill level.
MEMBER fee: (30 minute sessions) $165 for 5 sessions, $290 for 10 sessions or $420 for 15 sessions (60 minute sessions) $270 for 5 sessions, $490 for 10 sessions or $705 for 15 sessions
Public fee: (30 minute sessions) $220 for 5 sessions,$410 for 10 sessions or $585 for 15 sessions (60 minute sessions) $325 for 5 sessions, $610 for 10 sessions, $885 for 15 sessions
For more information or to schedule private lesson contact: Jennifer Weems at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn basic skill appropriate moves including but not limited to rolls, cartwheels, round offs, back walkers and if ready, handsprings and flexibility exercises. Emphasis is placed on building a strong core, good form in skills and improving leg and back flexibility.
Members: $125, Public: $150
Semester: October 9th- December 11th
Class: Tuesday’s 4:45-5:30pm
The YMCA staff skills coaches will lead this 9 week program for ages 3-4yrs. Focus areas will be throwing, catching, kicking, hitting, shooting and running. Key concepts will be balance, coordination, conditioning, stretching and hand-eye coordination. The program teaches participants the basic skills of indoor soccer, basketball and t-ball. The players will practice each sport for two weeks and then they will play a game the third week. One day a week commitment, no weekends! Practices and games are 45 minutes. Our Staff Coach will be there to guide practice and help the volunteer coaches. Parents are encouraged to get involved and participate with their children.
Practices: 3&4 year olds- Wednesdays 5:00- 5:45pm
Class: August 15th- October 10th
Ages: 3-4 Members: $110 Public: $130
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Staff skills coaches are available for private and clinic instruction year round for player or team development in specific skills. Sessions are focused, individualized and tailored to the player's position. CONTACT Jennifer Weems after purchasing sessions to get scheduled.
When school is out, the Y is open! We provide full day child care from 7am-6pm on all dates listed below for grades k-8th. Kids will participate in swimming, sports, games, crafts, field trips and other activities during YMCA Holiday Camp. Parents will receive an email on the Friday prior to the Holiday Camp detailing the schedule and any pertinent information.
We require a full 2 week notice for cancellations of any registered dates. Failure to give notice will result in full payment for registered dates.
Registration available ONLINE only. Click here to register online. Email Laysea at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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. Click here to view the Learn & Play Parent Handbook and registration forms for the Hoover Branch. All children attending Learn & Play must have a registration form on file and MUST be listed on the family membership.
Infant Room: 8am-12pm Monday-Friday, 3:30-6:30 Tues/Thurs evenings, 8-11 Saturday mornings.
Child Watch: 8am-12:30pm and 3:30pm-8pm Monday through Friday (close @ 6 on Fridays) 8am-12:30pm Saturdays and Sunday 1:00-5:00
Youth Lounge: Attendant on duty 8am-11am Saturdays, select holidays, and Monday-Friday during the summer months. Open for use without an attendant during all other YMCA operating hours.
• All non-walking children will require a reservation in the infant room. We will accept non-walking 1 year olds in the main Learn & Play room only on a case by case basis. Children who need to be carried or held or who run the risk of being hurt or stepped on by bigger kids need to be in the infant room.
• Reservations can only be made by calling the Learn & Play phone at 396-1708. Do not leave voice mails please.
• Reservations can only be made during Learn & Play hours.
• Reservations need to be made 1 day prior. You can call and reserve any morning time for the following day after 8am. You can call and reserve any evening time for the following day after 3:30pm. Please call 396-1708 for reservations
Drop n' Go offers safe, fun and affordable child care in our Learn & Play area for members who need to leave the facility. Drop n' Go is for children who are walking through 8 years old. All children who will be in our Learn & Play area must have a registration form on file and MUST be listed on the family membership. For more information, please see the Child Watch Parent Handbook. Drop n' Go is only offered during Learn & Play hours.
For up to 2 hours: $12 for the first child, $8 for each additional child
For up to 4 hours: $20 for the first child, $16 for each additional child
We offer a Parents' Night Out event on the third Friday of the month from 6pm-9pm. Drop your kids off in Learn & Play for an evening of active play, games, movies, pizza and soft play. $12 for the first child, $7 for each additional child. Pizza dinner included (if your child cannot eat pizza, please send dinner with them). Spaces are limited; register at the Front Desk! Ages - Walking to 8 years old.
February 16, 2018
March 16, 2018
April 20, 2018
Registration opens 30 days prior to the date.
Does your child LOVE Soft Play? Rent it out for a fun-filled birthday event! We rent our Soft Play room in 2 hour time slots on Saturdays between 1pm and 6pm. We provide an attendant to assist you with set up, clean up, etc. You're welcome to bring food, cake, presents, etc. We provide folding tables in the Learn & Play area for your event.
Cost: $125 for members, $200 for non-members
Want to make it even easier? We team up with Whole Scoop for the ultimate Soft Play party experience. They will provide an ice cream sundae bar, milkshake bar, ice cream cone party or ice cream cake for your Soft Play event. Click here for more details on what the Whole Scoop offers. Call 444-8000 or email email@example.com to book your ice cream for the day of your Soft Play event.
Contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 396-1713 for more details on Soft Play parties or to book your event.
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VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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