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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.
It is through the generous support of our community partners that we are able to offer quality programs. Please support our league sponsors:
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, 4-6:30 Tues/Thurs evenings, 8-11 Saturday mornings.
Learn and Play: 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.
**Learn & Play holiday hours 8-11 a.m. (when branch is open)
• 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 Learn & Play Parent Handbook. Drop n' Go is only offered during Learn & Play hours. Snacks may be brought in, but nut products are prohibited.
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. Members can 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.
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November 22, 2019
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
Contact Mary at email@example.com or 396-1713 for more details on Soft Play parties or to book your event.
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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