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 7th, 2020 - July 30th, 2020
  • Day options: Tuesday or Thursday Nights
  • Ages: 3-5 years old
  • Times: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Deadline: July 2
  • Location: Tennis Courts, 18th St. YMCA
  • Cost: $30 members, $45 for non-members, includes t-shirt


YMCA/Hastings College Soccer Clinic

We are excited for our YMCA/Hastings College Soccer Camp! This camp will give the opportunity to develop their skills and have fun! This program is designed specifically for boys and girls ages 4-13. We encourage players from various playing backgrounds and abilities to attend! The majority of each session will be developing skill and small-sided games. Sessions will be coached by Hastings College Women's Soccer Coach Chris Clements, Hastings College Soccer Coach Aaron Champenoy, and Hastings College Soccer players. Participants will receive a soccer ball and jersey as part of registration!

  • Date: Winter 2020
  • Happy Feet (Ages 3 - 5)
    5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
  • K - 2nd Grade
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • 3rd - 6th Grade
    7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
  • Location: YMCA 18th St. Tennis Courts
  • Cost:
    Members $35
    Non-Members $55
    $10 late fee
  • Registration Deadline: TBD


Volleyball Clinic

Are you looking for a fun and interactive activity for your daughter(s) to participate in? Then this program is for them! The Hastings Family YMCA hosts a volleyball clinic to expose youth to the game of volleyball and get them interested in the sport. Most participants may have little to no experience, so this clinic to aim toward those wanting to learn about the game and work on fundamentals. The clinic is taught by the Hastings College women's volleyball team. Coach Buttermore and his players do an excellent job teaching kids the essentials of volleyball and giving them a hunger to keep playing as they get older. The clinic runs for 4 weeks in February on Sunday afternoons. Participants receive a volleyball as part of their registration!

  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade Boys & Girls
  • Time: Sunday afternoons from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dates: Feb. 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd, 2020
  • Registration Opens: Dec. 11th
  • Registration Deadline: Jan. 30th
  • Location: 16th Street YMCA
  • Equipment: Athletic shoes & water
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 Hastings Legion Baseball players and coaches; youth will be taught from some of the best in Hastings. Participants will receive a free t-shirt as part of their registration.

  • Grades: 1st - 4th grade boys and girls
  • Dates: Winter 2020
  • Times: TBD
  • Price: Members $35  |  Non-Members $55  |  $10 Late Fee
  • Location: 18th St. YMCA Tennis Courts
  • Equipment: Glove


Tennis Clinic

The YMCA Tennis Clinic is for boys and girls of all ages! Any child can start playing tennis almost immediately, even having never picked up a racquet. The K-4th grade kids will enjoy basic activities designed to facilitate hand-eye coordination, court positioning, and the basics of tennis. The 5th-8th grade class will be taught the fundamentals of tennis. Proper technique will be emphasized through fun games to stay focused and get hands-on experience. For high school, the course is dedicated to providing skill development to kids looking to compete in high school.

  • Date: Winter 2020
  • Time:
    K-4th: 5:30-6:15,
    5th-8th: 6:30-7:30
    High school: 7:30-8:30
  • Age: Youth 5 - 18 years old
  • Location: 18th St. YMCA Tennis Courts
  • Registration deadline: TBD
  • Price: Members $45 | Non-Members $65
    $10 late fee
YMCA/HC Basketball Clinic

The YMCA is partnering with the Hastings College men’s basketball team to provide a four week youth basketball clinic! This clinic will teach the fundamentals of the game to beginners and build current skills of the experienced. All skill levels are encouraged to attend!

All participants will receive a FREE basketball after the clinic!

  • Date: TBD
  • Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Grades: K - 4th grade
  • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Cost:
    $35 for members$55 for non-members
    $10 late fee
  • Location: 16th St. YMCA


Sodbusters Camp

Are you an avid baseball player and looking to take your game to the next level? Do you enjoy baseball and want to improve your skills? Do you LOVE the YMCA and Hastings Sodbusters? Then this camp is for you!

Sign up for this 2-day camp that will be taught by Hastings Sodbusters players and coaches! Advanced skills will be taught to the experienced and basic fundamentals to the inexperienced. Campers will participate in advanced drills through one of a kind outfield and infield position specialization.

The camp will include some Sodbusters apparel to take home, tickets to the game, a game of wiffleball, and a BBQ with the sodbusters after the final session!

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

Summer 2020

  • Date & Age:
    8 - 11 years old: TBD
    12 - 14 years old: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Price: $50 for members and non-members
  • Location: Smith Softball Complex Baseball Field
  • Registration Opens: TBD
  • Registration Deadline: TBD
YMCA Cheer Clinic

The YMCA is pleased to announce the beginning of a new and exciting program! Partnered with the Hastings College Cheer & Dance team, participants will learn the fundamentals of cheerleading and basic cheer tactics. Unlike typical YMCA clinics, this fun and interactive program will include one-hour practices on Monday nights and then perform on Sunday, May 12th in the afternoon to cheer on Jr Bronco flag football and volleyball teams during their games. Kids in Jr Bronco sports will be able to participate without conflict (except for practices). All participants will be given FREE pom-poms!

  • Date: Spring 2020
  • Practices: Mondays, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Hastings College
  • Cheering: Sunday, May 12th kids will get to cheer on Jr. Bronco Flag Football and Volleyball during their games! (Kids can still play in Jr. Bronco Sports AND the Cheer Clinic)
  • Price: $40 members  |  $60 non-members  |  $10 late fee
  • Ages: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Includes free pom-poms!


Tee Ball

Welcome to the inaugural YMCA Tee Ball League! This league will feature 4 total weeks where practice and a simplified game of batting around the order will be combined into one hour, once a week, for a total of 4 weeks. This league will strickly hit off a tee to help develop coordination skills before moving up to the Rookie League through Hastings Baseball. The league is intended to introduce baseball in a league format, develop skills, and teach the rules of the game. Rookie League can be difficult without experience hitting off a tee. Equipment will be provided as well as a thorough plan on how to coach, what to teach, and a detailed practice plan will be given to coaches.

What are you waiting for? Let's go!

Summer 2020

  • Date: June 1st - 17th, 2020
  • Day: Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Price: $35 members  |  $55 non-members  |  $10 late fee
  • Age: 4-year-old boys and girls
  • Location: YMCA Baseball Fields
  • Coaches meeting: TBD
  • Registration opens: April 1st
  • Registration deadline: May 14th
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

Summer 2020
  • Dates: TBD
  • 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


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!