Sports Camps and Clinics

SPORTS CAMPS AND CLINICS:
Advanced Baseball Camp

Sign up for this Advanced Baseball Camp to receive specialized training in pitching mechanics and development, hitting philosophy and fundamentals, and advanced fielding/catching development. The camp is led by former Hastings High standouts and current college baseball players JT Cafferty, Laif Hultine, Jake Schroeder, and Brayden Mackey. The camp will feature hands-on, college-level training where small details will be a priority. This isn't the average camp to learn the basics but where position specific details will be taught by excellent players with college-level knowledge and experience.

Camp includes a t-shirt and lunch after the final day.

  • July 19 - 21
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Members: $75
    Non-Members $90
    Late Fee: $10
  • Ages: 10 - 14
    This is an advanced camp where multiple years of baseball experience is required.
  • Located: Smith Softball Complex Baseball Field

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SCHEDULE

Pitchers/Catchers

• Warmup
• Intensive and thorough long toss
• Work in/pull downs
• Flat grounds
• Catchers receiving work
• Pitchers supervised mechanical analysis
• Catchers blocking/throwing mechanics
• Pitchers and catchers meet up for bullpens

Infield

• Ground ball fundamentals/footwork
• Short ground balls
• Mass fungo
• Throw to bases

Outfield

• Outfield fundamentals/footwork
• Fungo fly balls/ground balls
• Throw to bases

Hitting

• Fundamentals
• Mechanical analysis
• Batting practice

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!

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: July 11 - July 14, 2022
  • Camp days: Monday - Thursday
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Divisions: 1st - 6th grade, boys and girls
  • Registration Opens: April 21, 2022
  • Registration Deadline:July 6, 2022
  • Cost: $50 members, $60 non-members
    • Price includes camp shirt and pizza party the last day of camp
    • $10 Late Fee
  • Location: Hastings Family YMCA

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Sodbusters Camp

Do you enjoy baseball and want to improve your skills? Do you LOVE the Hastings Sodbusters? Then this camp is for you! Sign up for this 2 day camp to be taught by current Sodbuster players and coaches. Campers will participate in fun drills and games, while learning from some of Hastings' best! Camp includes a Sodbusters camp shirt, ticket to a game, a game of wiffle ball and a BBQ with the Sodbusters after the final session. All participants will need their own glove and may bring their own bat. 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 20-21: 8-9 years
    June 22-23: 10-12 years
  • Age: 8 - 12 year old, boys and girls
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Price: $50 members  |  $60 non-members  |  $10 late fee
  • Location: Smith Softball Complex Baseball Field
  • Registration Deadline: June 15, 2022

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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 5 - July 28, 2022
  • Day options: Tuesday or Thursday Nights
  • Ages: 3-5 years old
  • Times: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Opens: May 23, 2022
  • Deadline: June 29, 2022
  • Location: Tennis Courts, 18th St. YMCA
  • Cost: $36 members, $56 for non-members, $10 late fee, includes t-shirt

 

Wrestling Clinic

Are you looking for a new sport to learn about and try? Wrestling could be the sport for you! Our wrestling clinic will be hosted and run by the Hastings College men's wrestling team and will give the kids an opportunity to meet and learn from the college athletes. The goal of the clinic is to spread knowledge of the sport of wrestling and improve youth participation in the area. The clinic will help teach beginners and wrestlers with little experience the fundamentals that will lead them to success. We also want to spread knowledge of the youth clubs in the area to get more kids participating and competing in our area. Come join us for a great experience!

  • Cancelled for 2022
  • Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Grade: K - 6th Grade
  • Location: Hastings College Wrestling Room
  • Cost: Members: $35  |  Non-Members: $55
  • Registration opens: January 26, 2022
  • Registration deadline: March 9, 2022
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 Program and Hastings Legion Baseball players. The kids will be taught by some of the best in Hastings! Includes a free program shirt. Baseball glove is needed.

  • Dates: Sunday afternoons, March 6 - 27, 2022
  • Ages: 5-10 (boys and girls)
  • Times: 1:30 pm - 2:30 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 2, 2022
HC/YMCA Volleyball Clinic

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 6 - 27, 2022
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade Boys & Girls
  • Time: Sunday afternoons from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Cost: $35 members. | $55 non-members
  • Registration Deadline: February 2, 2022
  • Location: Hastings YMCA
  • Equipment: Athletic shoes & water
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.

  • Date: Mondays, April 4 - 25, 2022
  • Practices: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: Hastings College Kiewit
  • Price: $45 members  |  $65 non-members  |  $10 late fee
  • Ages: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • Registration Deadline: March 31
  • Includes free pom-poms!
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. The kids will be divided by age at the clinic.

All participants will receive a FREE soccer ball!

  • Date: Tuesday nights, Feb 8 - March 1, 2022
  • 3 - 4 Years 
    Coed: 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
  • 5 - 7 Years
    Girls: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    Boys: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 8 - 11 Years
    Girls: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
    Boys: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: YMCA 18th St. Tennis Courts
  • Cost:
    Members $35
    Non-Members $55
    $10 late fee
  • Registration Deadline: February 3, 2022
Youth Basketball Clinic

Join us for 4 weeks on Sunday afternoons as 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: November 6, 13, 27, and Dec 4, 2022
  • Grades: Boys and girls, K - 4th grade
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Registration Opens: TBD
  • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • 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 11 - Feb 1, 2022
  • 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 deadline: Jan. 6, 2021
  • Price: Members $45 | Non-Members $65
    $10 late fee

YMCA Youth Sports Camps and Clinics

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. 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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