EDISON YMCA

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YOUTH SPORTS

Archery (Ages 7-12)
Learn all about this timeless sport. Archery teaches technique, precision, STEM techniques, and sportsmanship. All skill levels, and abilities welcome. The best the thing about Archery, is everyone can do it!
  • Archery

Basketball (Ages 6-12 years)
  • Basketball (Ages 6-9 years)

    Emphasis is placed on learning fundamentals of basketball while having a great time with friends. Develop individuals skills of dribbling, shooting, and passing at 8ft baskets.
  • Basketball (Ages 9-12 years)

    Emphasis is placed on learning fundamentals of basketball while having a great time with friends. Develop individuals skills of dribbling, shooting, and passing at 8ft baskets. 

Soccer (Ages 5-10 years)
  • Developmental Soccer (Ages 5-7 years) & All Star Soccer (Ages 8-10 years)

    This is a fun way for your child to learn an exciting sport without the pressure of winning. We will teach the fundamentals of soccer and have fun in game situations.

    Developmental Soccer will take place Saturdays at 9am

    All Star Soccer will take place Saturdays at 10am
Ping Pong (Ages 6-12 years)
Turn your love for recreational Ping Pong into a game of strategy and skill! Students will learn techniques of spinning the ball and serving to opponents. They will refine their skills, under the instruction of an instructor. All students must bring their own paddles to class.
  • Ping Pong (Ages 6-8 years)

  • Ping Pong (Ages 8-12 years)

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YOUTH STEM

Scratch Video Game Coding (Ages 8-16)
Children will learn mathematical and computational ideas that are built into the Scratch experience. As students create programs in Scratch, they learn core computational concepts such as iteration and conditionals. They also gain an understanding of important mathematical concepts such as coordinates, variables, and random numbers. This project-design process combines many of the 21st century learning skills that will be critical to success in the future: thinking creatively, communicating clearly, analyzing systematically, collaborating effectively, designing interactively, learning continuously.
  • Scratch Level 1 (Ages 8-16)

  • Scratch Level 2 & 3 (Ages 8-16)

Robotics (Ages 8-16)
Children will learn mathematical and engineering based ideas through the robotics program. They'll learn about core concepts in robotics. This project-design process combines many of the 21st century learning skills that will be critical to success in the future.

Scratch coding knowledge is recommended to take this class.
 
  • Robotics (Ages 8-16)

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT

Arts and Crafts (Ages 5-12 years)
Our most popular art class for young artists who want to learn about drawing, painting techniques, and art history. Busy artists will create new masterpieces every week while enjoying the creative and relaxed atmosphere of the 45 minute class. All supplies needed for the class are provided. Students will be grouped by age and experience. Some classes may be taking place outside depending on weather. Please provide a sweatshirt or jacket for your child as it may be chilly some mornings.
  • Art & Crafts (Ages 5-8 years)

     
  • Arts & Crafts (Ages 9-12)

Chess (Ages 6-12 years)
  • Chess (Ages 6-12 years)

    Whether your just learning or want to become a better player. Learn and excel while playing against your peers. Kids learn the basics of chess and different strategies.
Guitar (Ages 7-14)
Participants will learn the basics of how to play the guitar. Participants will need to supply their own guitars. Please come with proper instruments, no plastic guitars or toys. Please contact for a list of appropriate guitar brands.
  • Beginner Guitar (Ages 7-14)

  • Intermediate Guitar (Ages 7-14)

Private Music Lessons
Private Music Lessons are one on one instruction with a professional musician and teacher. All ability levels are welcome! Students will learn beginner or advanced techniques playing their instrument depending on their ability. Instrument offerings vary by month. Instruments we have offered in the past include guitar, trumpet, violin, and piano.

For more information, or to register, contact Eric Meshirer
  • Private Music Lessons
Strategy & Trading Card Games (Ages 10-16)
For the Fall Session we will be playing:

Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game by Fantasy Flight Games.

This game puts you directly into the ongoing Galactic Civil War between the evil Empire and the rag-tag Rebel Alliance. Woefully outnumbered and outgunned by the Empire?s vast military, you and your friends may undertake any of a wide variety of missions. No matter your duty, no matter your motivation, this is your chance to play your part in the cause for galactic freedom. Be a hero. Join the Rebellion!

The cost is $5 each time you play, whether you choose to play once or every week! Students will not only learn how to work together, but they will learn math skills, reading skills, socialization skills, and teamwork. Dates and times may be able to be adjusted to meet groups needs. If you have any questions please contact Eric.
  • Strategy & Trading Card Games

SWIM LESSONS

Swim Starters Parent/Child Swim Lessons (Ages 6 months to 5 years)
Accompanied by a parent or guardian, infants, toddlers and preschoolers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision.
  • Water Discovery (Ages 6 months- 3 years)

    Introduces infants and toddlers to the aquatic environment.
  • Water Exploration (Ages 16-35 months)

    Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills.
  • Water Exploration (Ages 3-5 years)

    Focuses on exploring body positions, blowing bubbles, and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. 
Swim Basics Swim Lessons (Ages 3-12 years)
Students will learn benchmark skills: swim, float, swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit- and jump push, turn, grab.

Students are taught the recommended skills to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water,  Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.
  • Water Acclimation (Ages 3-5 years)

    Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue performed with assistance. 
  • Water Acclimation (Ages 6-12 years)

    Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue performed with assistance. 
  • Water Movement (Ages 3-5 years)

    Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. 
  • Water Movement (Ages 6-12 years)

    Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. 
  • Water Stamina (Ages 3-5 years)

    Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. 
  • Water Stamina (Ages 6-12 years)

    Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. 
Swim Basics Swim Lessons (Ages 13+ years)
Students will learn benchmark skills: swim, float, swim-sequencing front glide, roll, back float, roll, front glide, and exit- and jump push, turn, grab.

Students are taught the recommended skills to have around water including safe water habits, underwater exploration and how to swim to safety and exit in the event of falling into a body of water,  Activities, games, and drills, geared to reinforce learning are utilized heavily as students progress in this skill-based approach to swimming.
  • Water Acclimation Men Only (Ages 13+ years)

    Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. 
  • Water Acclimation Women Only (Ages 13+ years)

    Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self-rescue skills performed with assistance. 
  • Water Movement (Ages 13+ years)

    Encourages forward movement in water and basic self-rescue skills performed independently. 
  • Water Stamina (Ages 13+ years)

    Develops intermediate self-rescue skills performed at longer distances than in previous stages. 
Swim Strokes Swim Lessons (Ages 3-12 years)
Having mastered the fundamentals, students learn additional water safety skills and build stroke technique, developing skills that prevent chronic disease, increase social-emotional and cognitive well-being, and foster a lifetime of physical activity. 

In Stroke Introduction, Stroke Development and Stroke Mechanics, swimmers are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes  as well as rescue skills and healthy lifestyle habits. 
  • Stroke Introduction (Ages 3-5 years)

    Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

  • Stroke Introduction (Ages 6-12 years)

    Introduces basic stroke technique in front crawl and back crawl and reinforces water safety through treading water and elementary backstroke.

  • Stroke Development (Ages 6-12 years)

    Introduces breast-stroke and butterfly and reinforces water safety through treading water and sidestroke.
  • Stroke Mechanics (Ages 6-12 years)

    Refines stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.