Fun with a splash of Confidence
Y Swim Lessons classes offered are designed to give your child a positive learning experience. We focus on teaching lifelong swimming and water safety skills, in a fun, supportive and safe environment.
Swim Lesson For All Ages
Classes are divided into "ability groups" and trained YMCA Swim Instructors emphasize lesson curriculum while guiding students with praise and encouragement. Instructional floatation devices are used in all levels of the Y swim lesson program to help practice skills, build endurance and increase safety.
Parent-Child Swimming (Ages 6 mo. - 2 years)
Parent-Child Swimming classes are designed to get both parents and children safe and comfortable in the water. Water orientation will be taught using music and games while the parent guides the child through aquatic skills. In-water participation with one parent or guardian per child is required.
Preschool and youth participants will be evaluated on the first day of class and placed into small groups based on skill level.
Preschool Swimming (Ages 3 years - 5years)
The preschool lesson teaches water adjustment and basic swimming skills. Children participate without parents. Instruction includes: assisted and independent paddle stroke, floating, kicking, going underwater, pool safety, and boating safety. No pre-requisite for enrollment is required.
Youth Swimming (Ages 6 years - 12 years)
The youth lessons teach six strokes in an age appropriate progressive manner: front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke. As children progress, they will be introduced to rhythmic and rotary breathing, refining stroke technique, and swimming longer distances. No pre-requisite for enrollment is required.
Adult Swim Lesson (Ages 13 and up)
This class provides a comfortable, non-threatening environment for adults to learn or improve their swimming skills. Participants work with a certified instructor at their own pace to achieve individual goals. Classes feature small instructor-to-student ratios and are structured to maximize in-water instruction. This lesson is designed for swimmers of beginner and intermediate ability levels.
Some of our locations offer private and adult swim lessons and swim teams. Contact the facility closest to you for details.
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Y Youth Sports
2016 Fall Youth Sports
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Youth Sports descriptions
The t-ball league is a program that was developed to teach young baseball players the fundamentals of the game. Participants will learn the basics of t-ball in this great introductory sport. Participants will learn how to catch, throw, and bat off a hitting tee in a fun team atmosphere. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends and play t-ball in a non-competitive environment. This is a staff/coach led game without any officials. T-ball is a stepping stone to the next level of baseball. Each participant will receive a game jersey and hat.
The YMCA baseball program includes the Pitch & Tee, Coaches Pitch, Machine Pitch,
Single-A, and Double-A divisions.
Our baseball leagues are designed to develop fundamental baseball skills while learning teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship. Skills taught include catching, throwing, fielding. Each participant will receive a game jersey and hat.
We offer slow pitch softball for girls 9-12 years old. Our softball leagues are designed to develop fundamental softball skills while learning teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship. Skills taught include catching, throwing, fielding, and hitting. Softball may have games off site or on weekdays. Each participant will receive a game jersey and hat.
Basketball leagues are designed to develop fundamental basketball skills while learning teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship. Skills taught include passing, shooting, dribbling, and the rules of the game. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends and play basketball in a non-competitive environment. Various branches will also offer basketball clinics like Little Dribblers for younger children.
Future Stars: Girls Basketball League
The Y and The San Antonio Silver Stars have teamed up to maximize the positive effects of girls playing basketball by emphasizing healthy competition and promoting teamwork along with individual development. With the help of the Stars, the Y will focus on the life lessons to be learned from basketball and instill a positive self-image in each player. The Future Stars leagues are for all girls ages 7-12. Join the Future Stars Basketball League presented by SWBC at area Ys this fall! Team will travel for games throughout the San Antonio area.
Flag football leagues are designed to develop fundamental football skills while learning teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship. Skills taught include passing, catching, offense and defense schemes, and the rules of the game. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends, and play football in a non-competitive environment.
Heads Up Football® is USA football’s national initiative to help make the sport of football better and safer. Y tackle football leagues are designed to teach children fundamental football skills, rules of the game, teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship. Skills taught include throwing, catching, passing, offensive and defensive skills.
In Lacrosse Summer Clinic at the Y, your child will learn basic knowledge and receive focused training essential for their improvement of the game. We work on stick work, passing, throwing, and cradling. Participants will develop self-confidence and independence that will help them grow throughout the course of the camp.
Program stresses the development of spirit, mind and body through discipline, practice and hard work. Students will learn the art of kicking and punching, with an emphasis on self-defense, self control and self-discipline. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends and learn the fundamentals of karate in a non-competitive environment.
Introductory soccer Leagues: Pee Wee, Little Kickers, Little Sprouts
Our balanced and creative approach to coaching will have a positive impact on your child that goes far beyond the soccer field. Our high-energy soccer classes are carefully designed to enhance your child’s overall growth and well-being. The result? Kids with strong physical skills, who are well-balanced and confident. Participants will learn the basics of soccer in this great introductory league. Skills include: learn how to pass, kick and shoot in a fun team atmosphere. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends and play soccer in a non-competitive environment. This is a coach led game without any officials.
Our soccer leagues are designed to develop fundamental soccer skills while learning teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship. Children will learn basic strategies and rules of the game, sportsmanship, and much more. Skills taught include shooting, passing, and dribbling.
Introductory Volleyball: Little Spikers
Y volleyball clinics are designed to develop fundamental volleyball skills while developing life skills such as teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship. Little Spikers focuses on introducing players to volleyball through a series of fun games that emphasize movement on the court and an introduction to ball handling skills. Skills learned include serving, passing, setting, hitting and the rules of the game.
At the YMCA our volleyball leagues are designed to develop fundamental volleyball skills while learning teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship. Skills taught include serving, passing, setting, hitting, and the rules of the game. The focus of the league is to have fun, meet new friends and play volleyball in a non-competitive environment.
Please note that activity offerings may vary by season (fall, winter, spring, summer).
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* Certain Thousand Oaks Y Sports programs are operated through the Mays Family YMCA