Youth Development


We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.  That’s why, through the Y, thousands of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

Swim, Sports and Play

At the Y, you are part of a community of men, women and children from your community who are committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

With the Y, you can be assured that whatever activity you, your family or your child engages in – from child care to family time to sports to camp – you’ll have a safe, positive environment to play, learn and grow.

 

 

SWIM

SWIMMER FAMILY

YMCAs have been teaching people to swim for more than a century. Our youth aquatics programs use the American Red Cross Water Safety instruction. Not only do children develop life-long skills that can help them stay healthy, but they also gain a sense of accomplishment that leaves them feeling good about what they have learned.

 

Swimming is an activity you can

enjoy your whole life. Let the Y help your family discover the fun and great exercise of swimming!
Click Here for pool schedule

 

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GROUP SWIM LESSONS
Group Swim lessons run for eight lessons. Children will be placed in groups of the same swimming ability. Children must be ages 4 and up. Register early to guarantee your child a spot. We don’t have any group lessons currently scheduled.

 

 

 

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Southern Prairie YMCA private lessons are a great opportunity for swimmers of all levels to better their skills on a one-on-one basis. Lessons are available for ages 4 and up, including adults. Private lessons are scheduled through collaboration with the instructor and the participant’s parents. Lessons are based on the American Red Cross standards. Private lessons are 30 minutes long for 5 sessions.   Members: $65 Participants: $90

CO-ED STINGRAY SWIM TEAM

This program creates a competitive, but fun environment that will challenge all levels of swimmers. We will take your swimming skills to the next level by emphasizing stroke development, starts, turns, endurance, and speed. Participants wanting to participate in this program must be able to swim 25 yards of any stroke. The regular season runs October through March. Must be a YMCA member to participate.  Click here for information on the 2017-18 swim team season.
Ages: Open to ages 6-18 years

 

YOUTH SPORTS

INDOOR FLOOR HOCKEY

From basic puck work and shooting to successful stick handling and passing techniques, kids have a great time learning floor hockey fundamentals.  Registration includes free ticket to Iowa Wild Hockey Game for child. Parents may purchase discounted tickets.  Registration limited to the first 16 kids in each age group registered and paid.Click here for a Floor Hockey Registration Form

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YOUTH SOCCER

Kids really get a kick out of our clinic-style program that teach fundamental skills such as passing, trapping, shooting, dribbling, stealing and goalkeeping.
There are no extra practices.  Teams are chosen randomly each day for small-sided games to allow all players ample opportunity to get their foot on the ball – the very best way to learn the game!  Saturday mornings in February.

Youth Soccer registration form

YOUTH INDOOR T-BALL WIFFLEBALL

Learn batting, pitching, base running and fun–indoors! We will focus more on skills and less on competition, so your child can enjoy playing the game. We’ll also work on teamwork and sportsmanship. Players should bring a glove if they have one.  Saturday mornings in March.

Indoor T-Ball Wiffleball registration form

 

SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

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AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE 2017-2018

NEW THIS YEAR: Partnership between the Southern Prairie YMCA and Creston Community School.

Click here for details about the after school program and partnership.  Registration information and enrollment is all at the YMCA.

Click here for an after school registration form. Return along with payment to the YMCA.

Questions? Call Jennifer Queener, Youth Programs Coordinator or email jqueener@southernprairieymca.com

 

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