Sports Camps

YMCA Youth Sports Camps

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!

Sports Camps
Basketball Clinic

The YMCA Basketball Basics program will introduce youth to the game of basketball with skill development and games. Age groups are Pre-school - 9 years old for boys and girls (parent participation required). This program is designed to teach youth the fundamentals of basketball with hands-on learning with current Hastings College basketball coaches and players. The basketball teams do a great job teaching the kids by interacting and encouraging those involved.

Every participant will receive a FREE basketball after the program.

  • Grades/Ages: Pre-K - 4th grade, boys and girls
  • Meeting Day/Time: TDB
  • Registration: TDB
  • Cost: 
    $35 for members
    $55 for non-members
  • Deadline: TDB
  • Dates: TDB
  • Location: TDB
  • Equipment: Athletic shoes
Blastball Rookies

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

  • Ages: 3-5 years old
  • Dates: Saturday mornings on June 2, 9, 16, and 23
  • Times: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Registration Opens: April 19th, 2018
  • Deadline: May 31st, $10 late fee after the deadline
  • Location: Tennis Courts, 18th St. YMCA 
  • Cost: $30 members, $45 for non-members, includes t-shirt
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 - 4th Grade Boys & Girls
  • Clinic Days: TDB
  • Registration Opens: TDB
  • Registration Deadline: TDB
  • Dates: February 2019
  • Location: TDB
  • 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.
  • Ages: 5 - 10 years old, boys and girls
  • Dates: March 18th and 25th, 2018
  • Times: Sunday afternoons, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Location: 18th St. YMCA Tennis Courts
  • Equipment: Glove
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 2018, 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
  • Bowling
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Track and Field
  • Cheer & Dance
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Summer 2018
  • Dates: June 18th - 22nd, 2018
  • Camp days: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Divisions: Kindergarten - 8th grade
  • Registration Opens: April 23, 2018
  • Registration Deadline: June 14th
  • Cost: $35 members, $45 non-members
  • Location: Hastings Family YMCA
Soccer Clinic
This Soccer Clinic is an excellent opportunity to see your little one further develop and showcase his/her soccer skills. Our unique curriculum maximizes fun and friendship to ensure your child will look forward to each week. The program is taught by Chris Clements, head women's soccer coach at Hastings College, Aaron Champenoy Head Men's Soccer Coach Hastings College, and Hastings College Soccer Players. This is a unique non-competitive soccer program that enhances coordination, increases balance and boosts self-esteem for kids. Kids will learn soccer skills in the first part of the program and play small sided games in the second part of the program. This program runs for 4 weeks with sessions being on Wednesday nights at the YMCA Soccer Fields (between 16th st. and 18th St.)
  • Dates: July 16th - 20th, 2018
  • Ages: 3-6 years old
  • Registration Opens: TBD
  • Deadline: July 9th, 2018
  • Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Hastings College Stadium
  • Equipment: Athletic shoes and shin guards.