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HOPEWELL VALLEY YMCA

Mission Statement: The Hopewell Valley YMCA is a charitable organization dedicated to building a healthy spirit, mind and body, through programs which promote good health, strong families, youth leadership and community development. YMCA's are open to men, women and children of all ages, abilities, races and religions.

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Preschool Intro to sports, Ages 3-5

Give your little one an introduction to sports in a noncompetitive, energectic atmosphere.  This class encourages healthy habits and a positive attitude towards physical activiites.  

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Sports include: soccer, basketball, tball, and kickball and more!!! Participants should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, and bring a water bottle. Stresses a non competitive, energetic atmosphere which promotes fun!


Soccer:
Learn the fundamentals and develop motor skills associated with the game of soccer
Passing, shooting, and dribbling are demonstrated and practiced
Emphasis on NO HANDS
Scrimmages are often played for the children to recognize and use their previously learned skills

Basketball:
Demonstrate passing, shooting and dribbling; followed by a scrimmage with the participants split into teams!
Previous skills learned are encouraged to be used during scrimmages for an interactive, fast pace play!
Ball control is emphasized
Focus on developing skills and individual and team play

Tball:
Introduce baseball at a less competitive, more fun level
Teaching of catching, fielding, throwing and batting
Emphasis on skills training and base running/general game rules
Demonstration and practice of all skills
Children may bring gloves

Kickball:
Teach and discuss rules of kickball
Practice and understand base running
Use kicking skills learned in soccer and catching skills learned in t ball
Followed by a non competitive, fun game of kickball with the children split into teams

Every class starts with a warm up/stretch session and ends with a fun, exciting children's game to end with positive energy and adequate participation. Each child receives a sticker after every class for their hard work, cooperation, and dedication!

Each session will have a focus on at least 2 main sports. By focusing on sport specific sessions, it will allow participants to develop a love for the sport and develop individual skills, as well as enhance their team play. Each following session, will build upon the previous session.


Fall I: Sports Focus – T-Ball, Soccer

Fall II: Sports Focus – Soccer, Basketball

Winter: Basketball, Parachute/Relays/Team Activities

Spring I: Sports Focus - Sports Medley

Spring II: Sports Focus - Soccer, T-Ball

Winter Session:

Dates: January 10 - February 21, 2018

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm OR 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fee: $110

Location: Admin Gym

 

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We are a "Y without walls" meaning we operate in many different locations through out the community. Our administrative offices are located at 62 South Main Street in Pennington, NJ and we accept program registrations at this location.We proudly serve the Hopewell Valley community.