Youth Sports

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JUDO for ages 6 - adult

Everyone from kindergarten through adult is invited to learn the Japanese self-defense sport of Judo. Beginner, intermediate and advanced are welcome to come learn basic holds, throws, break falls, safe falls, injury prevention and balance. There are tournament opportunities as students progress. Saturdays 9:30am - Noon

Summer 2018
Session I: June 2 - July 7
Session II: July 14 - August 18

Fall 2018
Session I: September 8 - October 13
Session II: October 20 - December 1

Location: Itasca County Family YMCA

Fee: YMCA members free; Community members 15 & under $25/session, 16 & up $35/session

Register at the Itasca County Family YMCA or call 218-327-1161

Summer Karate 2018 - Intermediate and Advanced

Kids 8 years and up along with adults can learn some self-defense, get physically fit and gain confidence by joining in this traditional Japanese Karate class. Wear comfortable clothing or purchase a uniform.

May 8 - August 14
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Itasca County Family YMCA - Studio B

Fee: YMCA members free; Community members $54/session

Register at the Itasca County Family YMCA or call 218-327-1161

Youth Soccer 2018

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays April 24th-May 17th, 2018
Time: 4:00-6:15 at the Itasca County YMCA

Program Purpose: The opportunity to build fundamental skills, practice teamwork and good sportsmanship, be guaranteed equal playing time and have FUN in a low-competition environment.

Schedule: Practices will be held on Tuesdays with game days on Thursdays

Equipment: Teams MUST dress in specified team colors (red or white, found on roster) on game days. If you did not purchase a reversible jersey from the YMCA, please have the youth wear a red or white t-shirt. It is also strongly recommended that participants have shin pads available during both practices and games
Financial Assistance: The YMCA welcomes all who wish to participate. We annually raise scholarship funds to help make that possible. Please fill out Membership Assistance Application or a Youth Program Assistance application if you feel you are unable to pay the fees.
Cancellations: Participants will play outside - practices and games WILL NOT be held in the gym. Practices and games may be made up throughout the course of the program, and may be re-scheduled upon further notice. The following steps will be taken to announce the cancellation of a practice or game due to weather:

  • For instant updates straight to your phone or email…. Refer to the sheet to get this process started. Please do not call the YMCA front desk.
  • If we have to cancel, we will send out a text/email to inform you. So it’s vital that you sign up for our remind updates.

Fill out the form and register at the YMCA Membership Desk. Early Bird Registration ends April 9th $18 for Y members/$33 for Community
Late Registration Ends April 13th $23 for Y Members/$38 for Community

FREE YOUTH RUNS - Summer 2018

Free! Fun, non-competitive runs for children up to age 12. The length of run varies by age: 4 & under run 200 yards; 5 & 6 year olds mile; 7 – 12 year olds run mile. Participants receive a race number and a finish ribbon. Parental help & involvement is welcome and appreciated.

Held on the following Mondays at 6:00pm:

June 11, July 9 & August 13

Location: Itasca County Family YMCA outdoor track. Please register prior to the run in the Y lobby.

Athlete Training 2018

Athlete Training is designed to teach strength development techiques as well as train key development components of speed, agility and quickness in athletes. Injury prevention and safety is always our #1 concern, but make sure you come ready to work and have fun along the way!

Mondays & Wednesdays
June 4 - August 8
Fee for members is $55 and community is $85
Register at the Membership desk or call 327-1161. For more information call 327-8804 or