YMCA Arlington Sports Camps | YMCA DC

YMCA Arlington Sports Camps

SPORTS ACADEMY

These camps offer a fun-filled sports environment with an emphasis on skill development. Campers who attend the academy will get an advanced level of skill work. Best for players who are at the intermediate or advance levels.

BALLET

This introductory camp to ballet promotes coordination, balance, correct body alignment and grace. This class is a fun introduction to dance for young students. Comfortable clothes needed that allow for freedom of movement. This introductory camp ballet/modern promotes coordination, balance, correct body alignment, and grace. Comfortable clothes needed that allow for freedom of movement. Parents are invited to a Friday showcase each session to see what our ballerinas learned throughout the week.

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which individuals or groups of five manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus: rope, hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon and freehand (no apparatus). Campers will learn to combine elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance and apparatus manipulation. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of expression.

ARCHERY

YMCA Archery Camp is led by USA Archery certified instructors. This target archery program is for the beginner to intermediate archer primarily focusing on safety, stance and grip, aim. We spend the first day of every session orienting campers to safety rules and expectations. Throughout the week we will work on our form and accuracy following a progression of games-based practice sessions.

BASKETBALL

Campers will spend part of the day learning and practicing basketball fundamentals: dribbling, shooting, passing, fast breaks, ball handling, and the importance of teamwork. Each day campers will scrimmage.

CHEERLEADING

THE TIME IS HERE, SO LET’S GIVE A CHEER… 1-2-3-4 The Y team is going to score! 5-6-7-8… You’re invited, so don’t be late! Campers will spend the day in a high-energy environment for aspiring cheerleaders. Campers learn fun, fast-paced routines and cheers while gaining increased confidence and self-esteem.

FLAG FOOTBALL

All the fun of football without the worry of contact. Campers will learn the fundamentals and improve skills in the morning while scrimmaging and making new friends in the afternoon.

SOCCER

Soccer camp will allow campers to take their dribbling, passing, shooting to a new level. Teamwork and strategies on how best to play as well as introduce fun new versions of this sport. Activities include individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games and coached scrimmages. Please bring cleats and shin guards.

SPORTS FESTIVAL

Lace up those sneakers, put on your shorts; it’s time to have a ball with an assortment of sports. We’ve got the FUNdamentals of your favorite sports covered in this safe, pressure-free arena, so come on in and try them out!

ALL STAR SPORTS JR/SR

Basketball, baseball: which will it be? Football or soccer: we’ll just wait and see! Your little all-star is about to have fun, so join us for camp that’s sure to be fun! Lace up those sneakers, put on your shorts; it’s time to have a ball with an assortment of sports. We’ve got the FUNdamentals of your favorite sports covered in this safe, pressure-free arena, so come on in and try them out!

ULTIMATE FRISBEE

So think football, but less contact and more fun. Its a non-contact team sport so you’ll learn how to glide a frisbee, work with your team and score a goal in the endzone! This sport promotes attitudes and skills such as good knowledge and application of the rules, fair-mindedness, safe play, and spatial awareness, clear and calm communication, and positive and respectful attitude towards teammates, fans, and opponents, in a mutual effort to protect the basic joy of play.

HAVIN’ A BALL

Kids’ will literally have a ball during this camp—get it, “have” a ball? Everyday is a new game whether a basketball, baseball, soccer ball, gaga ball, tennis ball, bouncy ball, rolly ball… you get the point!

BIKING

Bike riding is so much better with friends. Bring you bike and suit up your safety gear and helmets. No matter training wheels, tricyles, or big kids bikes, lets’ make some friends and ride out together.

FLOOR HOCKEY

Who needs ice? All variations of floor hockey is played on wooden surfaces similar to that of basketball courts. Different types of skates and sticks, and a ball or a puck, are used for different variations. For all variations of the sport, the objective of remains the same, teams have to move the ball or puck towards the opponent’s goal and score as many goals as possible within the match duration.

MARTIAL ARTS

Learn the foundation of the martial arts. Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practiced for a number of reasons such as self-defense; military and law enforcement applications; competition; physical, mental and spiritual development; and entertainment or the preservation of a nation’s intangible cultural heritage.

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