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
Just 4 Fun Sports

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the month of June, the Hastings YMCA provides FREE and organized sports in local parks. This program is offered to boys and girls ages 5-18 to just come and have fun in the summer! Games such as kickball, whiffle ball, big ball softball, and others will be played. Light snacks will be provided. Grab your friends and come have a good time! No need to sign
up, just meet us at the scheduled park.

  • Date: June 4th - June 29th
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Ages: 5 years - 18 years
  • Location:
    Mondays: Carter Park
    Wednesdays: Chautauqua Park
    Fridays: Libs Park
  • Registration: No registration necessary
  • Price: FREE
Tennis Camp

The Hastings Family YMCA has partnered with the Hastings College tennis program to provide a 4-day tennis camp with a focus on developing Varsity/JV level high school players. Led by Hastings College coaches, players, and volunteers. The goal of this camp will be to introduce and provide tools to develop player’s games. Player’s games. Players will learn singles and doubles tactics, point production strategies, receive personalized instruction for stroke development, and supervised match play. The clinic will create a fun environment for tennis players from various schools around the area while preparing them to take their new skills to their high school teams!

  • Date: July 30th – Aug. 2nd, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Age: Varsity and Junior Varsity players
  • Location: 18th St. YMCA Tennis Courts
  • Registration deadline: July 25th, 2018
  • Price: $55 members  |  $75 non-members
YMCA/Hastings College Soccer Camp
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: July 16th - 20th, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Hastings College Stadium
  • Cost: Members $65 Non-Members $75 $10 late fee
  • Ages: 4 - 13 years old
  • Registration Opens: April 11th, 2018
  • Registration Deadline: July 9th, 2018
Register
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
Register
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.

  • 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

Register

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: Coming 2019
  • Ages: 3-6 years old
  • Registration opens: TBD
  • Registration deadline: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Hastings College Stadium
  • Equipment: Athletic shoes and shin guards.
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
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