So, it’s that time of summer when us parents start to stress out about fall. Even if we’re sitting at the pool enjoying our weekend and feeling the warm sun on our faces, nagging questions are starting to creep in and plague us, like, “What are my kids going to be doing after school?” And, “Should I try to line up a tutor for math soon?”
Well, the YMCA wants you to enjoy the rest of your summer worry free by signing up now for their Fall Sports and Afterschool programs. The Y really is more than a gym. It’s committed to offering programs like these that help develop and nurture the whole child, from the inside out.
Kick confidence into over drive with Fall Sports
Kids who play sports discover so much more than their athletic abilities. Sure, they get stronger and learn skills that make them a better player. But they also discover the delight of being a part of a team, what working together accomplishes and what it feels like to gain confidence with each new practice.
Soccer is huge at the Y every fall for kids ages 5 to 18. Trained volunteer coaches introduce young players to the fundamentals of the game like passing, possession and defending through drills and exercises. And there is competitive league play for more experienced athletes.
Flag Football is a great way to experience the sport in a safe, less intense environment at the Y. Led by volunteer coaches, kids are introduced to the basics of the game in the Y’s Flag Football leagues. Players get to work on the key offensive and defensive skills in drills and games.
YMCA Sports Clinics help kids explore a new sport — or get better at one they love. Trained staff lead players in drills and games designed to develop the fundamental skills required for the sport and league level. Beyond improving skills, kids make new friends and have fun!
Kick homework habits up a notch with the Y Afterschool program
With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, the Y Afterschool program serve kindergartners through middle schoolers with a variety of educational and imaginative activities that will encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve.
Caring role models at the Y pour into your kids’ hearts and minds to help them grow in confidence and learn to be their best selves. Just imagine how this nurturing academic support will enrich your child’s educational experience and enable your family to spend more quality time together at home. You can relax knowing your child is in good hands at the Y and will:
• Get help and encouragement with homework
• Explore and develop interests and talents
• Connect, belong and make new friends
The cost of tuition varies by location based on facility and transportation costs. The good news is your total tuition for the school year will be divided into 10 equal payments starting on August 15 and ending on May 15. Take a look at this list of schools that are served by the Y Afterschool program and register early as space is limited.
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is all about connecting with kids to help them reach their full potential. Check out these awesome fall programs that challenge kids to use their brains and their bodies to be their best.