So much of what we learn has to do with the opportunities we’re given. At the Y, we want young people to explore their possibilities and think big. Whether teens come to the Y looking to explore their interests, or for support in navigating challenges, the Y is committed to nurturing young people and roots for their success.
Teen Recreational Gymnastics
Ages: 12 & Up
This class is for older gymnasts. It is for the beginner who is not comfortable being in a class with younger gymnasts. It is also for the more advanced gymnast who does not want to compete. This class will also allow gymnasts to have a little more freedom in choosing what events and skills they want to work on.
Summer I – June 23-July 27 (5 weeks)
Summer II – July 28-August 31 (5 weeks)
THU 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Location: Pleasant Street
$36 Y Member
$51 Program Participant
Registration: Member registration begins May 26th. Non-Member registration begins June 9th. Register at the Y, online, or by calling 508-226-7700.
Teen Leaders Club
This is a place where teens become leaders in their community!
Leaders Club is designed to offer young adults the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they provide volunteer service within the YMCA and their community. Meetings and events are balanced with values discussions, peer relationship building, and programs targeted at managing all aspects of a young adult’s daily life. Leaders Club members participate in several social outings. Open enrollment in the fall and spring provides the opportunity for new members to join the group.
Contact Mike Zucarelli at (508) 409-0774 for more information.
Jaguars Youth Track & Field Program
Under the direction of the YMCA’s Youth Wellness Specialist Ed Poirier and the Jaguars coaching staff, youth athletes participate in running, shot put, Javelin, long jump, and Cross Country. The program offers both parent and child fitness activities, including weekly fitness runs and walks. No mandatory practices or events. Come when you can!
For more information about the Jaguars team, program, and schedule, please contact Ed Poirier at 508-409-0754.
Practice Schedule: April 23 – JUN 11
TUE 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Bishop Feehan Track
Events & Activities: JUN 12-OCT 12
Locations, dates, and times to be announced
Fee: Y Member: $30, Program Participant: $60
Registration: Registration is now open. To register, call 508-222-7422 or register online.
Lifeguard Certification Course
Ages: 15 and older
This 36-hour American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course includes First Aid & CPR/Professional Rescuer Certification.
On the first night of class, participants must successfully complete a swimming prerequisite, including swimming 20 lengths of the pool comfortably, treading water for two minutes, and retrieving a brick from the deep end of the pool.
For program dates, schedule, and more information, contact Bill Crowley at (508) 409-0765.
Fee: Y Member: $250, Non-Member: $300
Students will learn the basics skills of boxing, while developing self confidence, fitness and discipline. Speed bag, heavy bag and jump roping are incorporated. Sessions are 1:1 for 30 minutes. Training is also available for those interested in Mixed Martial Arts. Please contact the Health & Wellness office at (508) 409-0767 to schedule training time.
Location: Bartek Recreation Center on Pine Street
2 30–minute sessions $52
10 30-minute sessions $255
20 30-minute sessions $500
Registration: Registration on-going. To register, call 508-222-7422.
Teen Strength Training
Ages: 14 -18
This course helps teens understand and practice the fundamentals of weightlifting to develop muscular strength for personal fitness and competitive sports. The class will emphasize proper form and technique, the importance of sets and repetitions, the role of cardio exercise and flexibility to support total body fitness. This class meets twice a week.
June 24-August 31 (10 weeks)
MON 7:00-8:00 p.m.
SAT 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Fee: Y Member: $70, Program Participant: $100
Registration: Member registration begins May 26th. Non-Member registration begins June 9th. Register at the Y, online, or by calling 508-222-7422.
A two-week training class to learn the basic fundamentals and responsibilities in the care of young children, infant to school age, in a primary care setting. Course includes safety guidelines, age appropriate games and activities, communication procedures, and emergency procedures.
July 13 & 20
SAT 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Location: Pleasant Street
Fee: Y Member: $35, Program Participant: $60
Registration: Member registration begins May 26th. Non-Member registration begins June 10th. To register, call 508-226-7700 or register online.