YMCA Branch Name

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Development

Welcome to the

La Porte County
Family YMCA

The La Porte County Family YMCA strengthens the foundations of our community through well-being and fitness, camps, family time, swim, sports and play, and other activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. We’re more than just a place to work out. At the Y, we help build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all with the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do.

With a commitment to nurturing youth development, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.


NEWS FROM THE Y

Our Y Sports programs emphasize sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork; emphasize the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility; keep winning in perspective; enable all participants to play in every game; include family involvement; include coaches and officials training; emphasize safety and age-appropriate progressive skill development; emphasize using volunteers as coaches and officials; and are open to all segments of the community.  

Current Running Programs:

Preschool Flag Football

Introduce your child to the fun game of flag football!  3-5 year olds who participate will learn passing and other aspects of the game that will keep them active by developing skills such as hand-eye coordination.  In addition, children will have an opportunity to learn leadership skills and build self-esteem as they improve their technique. Dedicated volunteer coaches will help your little one enjoy their first sports experience.  The season consists of games and practices, held at our Andrew Avenue Outdoor Education & Recreation Center. 

DATES:  July 19-Aug 16
AGES:  3-5 yrs
FEES:  $42/member  $60/non member

Youth Flag Football

Introducing our new youth flag football program!  Learn football fundamentals without heavy contact.  This program focuses on teamwork in a positive and structured environment.  Kids will learn basic passing and plays along with other aspects of the game that will keep them active.  In addition, children will have an opportunity to develop leadership skills and build self-esteem as they improve their technique this summer.  All games and practices will be held at our Andrew Avenue Outdoor Education & Recreation Center.  We look forward to seeing you on the field!

DATES:  July 12 (Skills Clinic)
            July 19 - August 16 (Season)
AGES:    K-5 Grade
FEES:    $42/member   $60/non member

Youth & Preschool Cheerleading

Cheerleaders will build self confidence while developing social skills and healthy relationships with others.  Learn the fundamentals of cheerleading including basic motions, jumps, tumbling and cheers and chants.  Participants practice once weekly learning a routine to cheer at a game for the current seasonal sport.

AGES:    Preschool & Grades K-5
PRACTICES:  Preschool/Saturday's 11-noon & K-5/Thursday's 6-7 pm
FEES:    $42/member    $60/non member

Tae Kwon Do

This program is run by Black Belts Jerry and Mary Crosslin, who have conducted the Y's martial art program since 1993.  Their outstanding program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00 pm for beginners and 6:00 pm for advanced,  Jerry and Mary have instructed the Korean Art for over two decades.  Jerry owns a 5th Degree Black Belt and Mary has reached the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt.  The program honors existing ranks and no contracts are required.

DATES:   Summer II-July 14 -August 14
AGES:     6 years old - Adult
SESSION FEES:   Ages 18 and Under $46/member   $88/non member
                        Ages 18 and Over $46/member    $104/non member

Up Coming Fall Programs:

Preschool Soccer (Fall I)

This program introduces preschoolers the FUN-damental skills associated with soccer.  Basic physical and social skills are taught with some game play each week.  Parents are encouraged to participate with their child.  This session will be played at our Andrew Avenue Outdoor Education & Recreation Center.  Games are held on Saturday mornings with limited enrollment.  REGISTRATION BEGINS NOW!

DATES:     September 13-October 25
AGES:       3-5 yrs.
FEES:       $42/members    $60/non members

Preschool Basketball (Fall II)

For those little ones who love all things sports, this program is packed full of fun and learning opportunities.  Players enjoy developing team building and basic basketball skills during games/practices at the La Porte branch gymnasiums.  We believe in the power of play!  REGISTRATION BEGINS OCTOBER 13!

DATES:     November 1-December 13
AGES:       3-5 yrs.
FEES:       $42/member    $60/non members

Youth Girls Volleyball

Volleyball taught the Y way, focusing on fundamentals, fun and character development.  The K/2 division uses larger "beach ball" volleyballs and includes a weekly scrimmage preceded by half an hour of instruction and one weekday practice. the 3/5 division uses "Volleylite" volleyballs and includes a weekly match and one weekday practice.  REGISTRATION BEGINS NOW!

DATES:     September 6 (Skills Clinic)
               September 20-October 25
GRADES:    K-5 Girls
FEES:       $42/member     $60/non member

Fall Youth Coed Soccer

Our soccer program teaches tactics and skills of the game, rules and traditions of the sport and character development. Every player gets a chance to improve their soccer and team building skills.  Games and practices are safe, fun and played at our Andrew Avenue Outdoor Education & Recreation Center.  Our coaches and volunteers emphasize fair play and sportsmanship while encouraging the Y's Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.  REGISTRATION BEGINS NOW!

DATES:      August 23 (Skills Clinic)
                September 13-October 18
GRADES:    K-5
FEES:        $42/member     $60/non member 


Youth Girls Basketball

We are now offering our fall girls basketball league as for the K/1, 2/3 and 4/5 grade divisions.  This basketball program emphasizes sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork, while teaching the fundamentals, rules and traditions of the game to beginners or those who just want to play for fun. Games will be held on Saturday mornings in our Y gymnasiums. REGISTRATION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 8!

DATES:      October 18 (Skills Clinic)
                November 8-December 20
GRADES:    K-5 Girls
FEES:        $42/member     $60/non members

Youth & Middle School Girls Basketball 3 on 3 League

Rob Walker, the La Porte High School Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach, will be assisting with our girls middle school program this fall.  This league is for the more serious player wanting to sharpen her skills before the middle school season begins or just wants more court time.  there will be a 4/5 league and a 6/8 league on Sunday afternoons.  Games will be held in our Y gymnasiums.  REGISTRATION BEGINS SEPTEMBER 8!

DATES:      November 16-December 7
GRADES:    4-8 Girls
FEES:        $42/member      $60/non member 


The Y only issues cash refunds if a program is cancelled for any reason other than weather related.  There are no refunds or credits issued for weather related cancellations. Credits are given only if there is a medical reason. A doctor’s note must be provided in order to receive the credit.


Our coaches are Volunteers!

                                                                                                                                                  

We encourage family interaction. When getting involved, you become a positive role model for your child and others. For more information contact the La Porte County Family YMCA at 219-325-9622.







Join Coach Rob Walker for five intense workout sessions in basketball skills, drills and thrills. Players will work on moving without the ball, one-on-one moves, shooting, passing, improving speed and increasing their vertical jump. For any age or gender, but all participants should be able to dribble the ball with both hands and be physically fit so they can handle the rigors of a one-hour workout.

 

Camp will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on April 10, 12, 17, 19 and 24 in the Swanson Gym. The cost is $15 for members or $25 for non-members. Registration begins March 26 at the Y’s Member Services Desk or on-line at www.lpymca.org



The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Click to read more about our financial assistance.