Youth Sports

SWIMMING LESSONS - See Youth Swimming Lesson Tab
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.

Class meets on Saturdays:

  • 8:00 - 10:30am 16 years old and up
  • 10:30am – Noon 6 years -15 years old

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

Winter 2019
Session I: January 5 - February 9
Session II: February 16 - March 23

Spring 2019
Session I: April 13 - May 18

Summer 2019
Session I: June 8 - July 13
Session II: July 20 - August 24

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

KARATE - 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.

FALL 2018 Sept 11 - Nov 27
WINTER 2019 January 9 - March 26
SPRING 2019 April 2 - May 28

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Itasca County Family YMCA - Studio B

Fee: YMCA members free; Community members $45/session

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

YOUTH BASKETBALL 2019

Youth Basketball is designed to introduce students to the sport. It provides the opportunity for children to build fundamental skills, practive teamwork and good sportmanship.

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade: 5:30-6:30pm

Dates: Tuesday & Thursday January 8 - January 31
Cost: $18 Y Members/$33 Community (Financial assistance available-inquire at the YMCA Membership Desk)

Volunteer Coaches: Parent volunteers are encouraged. If you would like to h elp, please contact Holly at 327-8815.

REGISTRATION:
In person registration - can be done at the YMCA Membership Desk
Phone registration by calling the YMCA at 327-1161

Contact Holly at 218.327.8815 for any questions.

POND HOCKEY

The YMCA and City of Grand Rapids have teamed up to provide 2019 Pond Hockey. This program is designed for ages 7-15 years. All practices and games are will be held at Forest Lake Rink. Pond Hockey is an outdoor, in-house hockey program for boys and girls. This program is designed for those students wishing to participate in a non-traveling, fun, less competitive hockey program.

  • Ages 7-10 Practice 6:00-7:00pm on Monday/Tuesday with games on Thursday 6-7:00pm
  • Ages 11-15 Practive 7:15-8:15pm on Monday/Tuesday with games on Thursday 7:15-8:15pm

EQUIPMENT HANDOUT: January 2nd and 3rd from 6-8pm at the IRA Civic Center (Upper Lobby) Must be registered before picking up equipment.

Volunteer Coaches: Parent volunteers are encouraged. If you would like to h elp, please contact Holly at 327-8815.

Register in person at the YMCA or by calling the membership desk at 327-1161
Call Holly at 327-8815 with any questions.

Cost: $50.00(Financial Assistance available – please see Y Membership Desk)

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