Annual Shutdown: The 18th St. YMCA will be closed Wed. May 19 - Fri. May 21. The 16th St. YMCA will be open normal hours.

Sports Camps and Clinics

Blastball Clinic

BlastBall, the fun alternative to traditional T-Ball, uses an exclusive "Honking" base to entertain younger players, adding excitement to the game. The rules are simple and call for a faster-paced game in which all of the players are involved and "on their toes" at all times. Not only does BlastBall keep the kids' attention and focus, it also helps develop their hitting, catching, fielding, throwing, and base running skills. BlastBall is a great introduction for kids 3-5 years old, as skill development will be stressed through games and drills. The first half of the session will focus on a specific fundamental, while the second half will consist of a BlastBall game where players will hit off a tee and run to first base to "honk" it. Fielders will then try and field the ball and yell "BLAST!" before the runner honks the base. The game is played with a foam bat and ball, with no additional equipment needed.

Participants receive a free t-shirt as part of registration.

  • Dates: July 6 - July 29, 2021
  • Day options: Tuesday or Thursday Nights
  • Ages: 3-5 years old
  • Times: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Opens: May 19, 2021
  • Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Location: Tennis Courts, 18th St. YMCA
  • Cost: $35 members, $55 for non-members, $10 late fee, includes t-shirt


Cheer Clinic

The YMCA is partnering with the Hastings College Cheer & Dance team to provide a 4 week program where participants will learn the fundamentals of cheerleading and basic cheer tactics. This hands-on program will feature lots of interaction with coaches/cheer and dance athletes. The program is unique to typical sports programs and welcomes all levels of skills and abilities to participate.

Try something new and different, and who knows, this may be right up your child's/kids' ally!

  • Date: Mondays, May 3 - May 24, 2021
  • Practices: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: 16th St. YMCA Multi-Purpose Room
  • Price: $45 members  |  $65 non-members  |  $10 late fee
  • Ages: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • Registration Deadline: April 29, 2021
  • Includes free pom-poms!
HC/YMCA Volleyball Clinic

Join us for our YMCA/HC Volleyball Clinic this Winter! The 4 week/4 session clinic will be run and taught by the Hastings College volleyball team. The clinic will teach kids the game and work on the fundamentals, while interacting with volleyball players and coaches. All levels of skill are welcome and all will get something out of the clinic. After the final session every participant will receive a free volleyball!

  • Dates: February 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade Boys & Girls
  • Time: Sunday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Cost: $36 members. | $56 non-members
  • Registration Opens: December 16, 2021
  • Registration Deadline: February 3, 2021
  • Location: K - 2nd grade will be at the 18th St. YMCA  |  3rd - 6th grade will be at the 16th St. YMCA
  • Equipment: Athletic shoes & water
HC/YMCA Soccer Clinic

The YMCA youth soccer clinic, partnered with the Hastings College Men's and Women's soccer teams, is programmed to build skills, introduce the inexperienced to the sport, and develop current skills for the experienced. The clinic will be taught by HC coaches and players, giving participants hands-on experience and instruction. This program is intended to get participants "warmed-up" for the upcoming youth soccer league in the Spring. Maximum of each session is 40. The kids will be divided by age at the clinic.

All participants will receive a FREE soccer ball!

  • Date: Tuesday nights, Feb 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 2021
  • 3 - 4 Years 
    Coed: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
  • K - 2nd Grade
    Girls: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    Boys: 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
  • 3rd - 6th Grade
    Girls: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
    Boys: 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
  • Location: YMCA 18th St. Tennis Courts
  • Cost:
    Members $35
    Non-Members $55
    $10 late fee
  • Registration Deadline: February 4, 2021
Baseball Basics

The Hastings YMCA offers Baseball Basics as a program that will introduce youth to the game of baseball with skill development and games. Youth will be taught the fundamentals of baseball that will get them ready for the upcoming Hastings Baseball season. Parents are encouraged to attend and learn the fundamentals of how to practice with their kids at home. Baseball Basics is a hands-on, learning experience for youth in a low-pressure environment. The program is run and instructed by the Hastings Athletics and Hastings Legion Baseball players; youth will be taught from some of the best in Hastings.

  • Dates: Sunday afternoons, March 7 - 28, 2021
  • Ages: 5-10 (boys and girls)
  • Times: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Price: Members $35  |  Non-Members $55  |  $10 Late Fee
  • Location: 18th St. YMCA Tennis Courts
  • Equipment Need: baseball glove , athletic shoes, and water.
  • Registration deadline: March 11, 2021
Sodbusters Camp

Do you enjoy baseball and want to improve your skills? Do you LOVE the YMCA and the Hastings Sodbusters? Then this camp is for you! Sign up for this 3 day camp to be taught by current Sodbuster players and coaches.

Campers will participate in fun drills through one of a kind outfield and infield position specialization. Camp includes a Sodbusters camp shirt, ticket to a game on August 13, a game of wiffle ball, a BBQ with the Sodbusters after the final session, and one day of camp will be held at Duncan Field! All participants will need their own glove and may bring their own bat.

This is an exciting opportunity that is unique to our area. Have some fun with the Hastings Sodbusters before school starts!

This camp is endorsed by Hastings Baseball, Hastings A's, and Hastings Bombers baseball organizations. 

  • Date: June 2021
  • Age: 7 - 12 year old, boys and girls
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Price: $36 members  |  $56 non-members  |  $10 late fee
  • Location: Smith Softball Complex Baseball Field and one day at the historic Duncan Field
  • Registration Deadline: TBD


Sports Sampler Camp

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Wanting to improve skills, learn new drills, and be with friends? Thinking about a sports camp but can't decide on a sport? If this describes you and your child/kids, then this camp is for you! In Summer 2020, the Hastings YMCA will be hosting a sports sampler camp that will all be taught by Hastings College coaches and athletes.

This sports sampler is intended to give participants the opportunity to get a taste of every sport while also making it fun for a sport specific athlete. Participants will be grouped by grades and will complete a circuit, spending time at each sport. Statistics have shown that kids who play multiple sports tend to do better in school, play sports longer through their youth years, and have more fun without getting burnt out from one or two sports. So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!

Sports Offered:
  • Volleyball
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Tennis/Pickleball
  • Bowling
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Cheer & Dance
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
  • Dates: June 2021
  • Camp days: TBD
  • Divisions: Kindergarten - 8th grade
  • Registration Opens: TBD
  • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Cost: $45 members, $55 non-members
    • Price includes camp shirt and pizza party
    • $10 Late Fee
  • Location: Hastings Family YMCA
Youth Basketball Clinic

For 4 weeks and for about an hour on Sunday afternoons, Brendan Lipovsky (former Hastings College basketball player) and current Hastings College athletes will lead an interactive and hands-on clinic to introduce basketball to the inexperienced and help develop skills to the experienced. This clinic will teach the fundamentals of basketball to beginners (how to dribble, shoot, pass, etc.) and build current skills to the experienced (dribbling without using eyes, proper shooting form, technique, etc.). All levels of skill are encouraged to attend! Parent participation is requested.

All participants will be given a FREE basketball after the final session!

  • Date: Sunday afternoons, Nov 22, 29, Dec 6, and 13, 2020
  • Grades: Boys and girls, K - 4th grade
  • Time:
    K - 1st: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    2nd - 4th: 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
  • Registration Deadline: November 18, 2020
  • Cost:
    $35 for members
    $55 for non-members
    $10 late fee
  • Location: YMCA
Tennis Clinic

The YMCA Tennis Clinic is for all ages, boys and girls, and is about fitting tennis to kids based on ability. Any child can start playing tennis almost immediately, even having never picked up a racquet. For the K-2nd, kids will enjoy basic activities designed to facilitate hand-eye coordination, court positioning, and the basics of tennis. For 3rd-5th, the class will be taught the fundamentals of tennis through small-sided skill games and hands-on learning with a coach. Proper technique will be emphasized through fun games to stay focused and get hands-on experience.

Tennis is for everyone! Try something new and exciting! All participants will either receive a free racquet or a clinic t-shirt!

  • Date: Tuesdays, Jan 12 - Feb 2, 2021
  • Time:
    K - 2nd: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
    3rd - 5th: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Age: K - 5th grade
  • Location: 18th St. YMCA Tennis Courts
  • Registration opens: Nov. 24, 2020
  • Registration deadline: Jan. 7, 2021
  • Price: Members $45 | Non-Members $65
    $10 late fee
Middle School Tennis Development Program

The Middle School Tennis Development Program is to teach the game of tennis and build skills. Whether kids have never picked up a racquet before and are interested in tennis, or have played it before, this program is instructed and coached by the Hastings High School Tennis Coach, Roger Sunderman, and is designed to provide coaching with interactive games. The first half of each session will consist of hands-on instruction/learning and skill development while the second half will include interactive games and competitive play. A racquet will be provided if participants are in need of one. All participants will receive a free program t shirt! This is a development program designed to teach the game and build skills.

  • Date: January 12 - February 2, 2021
    Tuesday nights
  • Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Grade: Boys and girls, 6th - 8th grade
  • Price:
    $45 members
    $65 non-members
    $10 late fee
  • Located at the 18th St. YMCA tennis courts
  • Registration deadline: January 7, 2021


YMCA Youth Sports Camps and Clinics

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be taught by experienced coaches who have played or coached at a highly competitive level! We want your child to be introduced to sports by focusing on fun and interactive games that are played to gain the interest of each participant. We also want to touch on the rules and equipment that is involved to give children a better feel for the game.

Our youth sports camps and clinics are a great opportunity to make friends, learn new skills and knowledge, stay active, and have fun!




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