Summer at the Y: happy, fun, carefree and affordable!
At the Y, we understand that before children can be great athletes, they need to be great at the fundamentals. That's where we fit in - shaping tomorrow's athletes today. We build skills. We build character. We have fun!
Summer Sports & Swim Clinics
Summer Sport Clinics
Y summer sports clinics focus on skill development, game play, drills, coordination, teamwork, sportsmanship, and having FUN! Principles like everyone plays, positive competition, safety first, and fair play are the foundation of the program. Players are grouped by age and ability. Y coaches help players recognize their talents and the importance of being active. Ultimately, our goal is to help prepare children for the next level of sports and teach them that strong character is just as importantly as a strong game!
Summer Swim Clinics
Summer swim clinics consist of playing water sports and games, water safety education and developing strokes and skills like flip turns and rotary breathing. Children also come out of the water to participate in dry land exercises and fun pool-deck activities. Clinics are designed to give children within moderate to advanced swim levels a fun water experience while gaining worthwhile knowledge about swimming and safety. Please note – before registering, you must complete a swim test with the Aquatic Director.
Clinic Options & Fees
Clinics are offered in half-day morning or afternoon
weekly sessions. Some full-day clinics are also available.
Plus, you have the option of customizing your own full-day
clinic by signing up for a half-day morning session and a half-day afternoon session! Clinics vary by location and are subject to change. To see a schedule of clinic offerings, including location and available weeks, view our 2013 summer clinics selection chart.
Adventure Clinic (ages 7-12)
Participants focus on team building through a variety of exercise/sports related challenges, as well as learn through outdoor activities.
Baseball Clinic (ages 7-12)
Skills include batting, throwing, catching, pitching, base running and field position.
Basketball Clinic (ages 7 -12)/Bitty Basketball Clinic (ages 4-6)
Skills include dribbling, passing, shooting, and offensive and defensive technique.
Cheerleading/Gymnastics Clinic (ages 7-12)
Half of the day will focus on developing cheerleading skills like body positions, chants and jumps. The other half will focus on basic gymnastics like tumbling and cartwheels.
Dance Clinic (ages 7-12)
Participants will learn dance moves and techniques that will culminate at the end of the week in a choreographed dance. A variety of dance styles will be incorporated.
Flag Football Clinic (ages 7 – 12, ages vary by location)
Participants are divided into position-specific groups of linemen, backs, receivers, and special teams. Each group will rotate through stations working on fundamentals, conditioning, strength, and skills.
Floor Hockey Clinic (ages 7-12)
Skills include passing, shooting, field position, keeper and stick control.
Girls Volleyball Clinic (ages 7-12)
Skills include serving, passing, setting, hitting blocking, and offensive and defensive positions.
Fitnastics Clinic (ages 4 – 12, ages vary by location)
A little bit of everything to keep your child active and healthy this summer, including sports, fitness and aquatic techniques.
Lacrosse Clinic (ages 7-12)
Clinic will focus on the fundamentals of game play including cradling, passing, catching, scooping, and field positioning.
Sports Mix Clinic (ages 7 – 12)/ Kinder Sports Mix Clinic (ages 4 - 6)
Participants will engage in a variety of sports like basketball, soccer, flag football, and more.
Soccer Clinic (ages 7-12)/Kinder Kicks Clinic (ages 4-6)
Skills include dribbling, passing, shooting, and offensive and defensive techniques.
Tennis Clinic (ages 7-12)
Skills include serving, backhand, forehand, slice, volley, and footwork.
FEES (half-day weekly rate; double the price for full-day)
|Family Member: $75/wk||Youth Member: $94/wk||Open Rate: $99/wk|
Rockwall Clinic (ages 7-12)
Learn basic climbing techniques while being challenged with drills and games. Focus will be on safety and learning proper climbing skills. ROCKWALL IS A HALF-DAY ONLY CLINIC.
FEES (half-day weekly rates)
|Family Member: $88/wk||Youth Member: $103/wk||Open Rate: $138/wk|
Golf Clinic (ages 7-14)
A week-long clinic held three days at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD by a PGA instruction professional and two days at the Hill Family Center Y. Skills include putting, driving and other golf techniques. Equipment is not provided. Transportation from the Hill Family Center Y is provided. GOLF IS A FULL-DAY ONLY CLINIC.
FEES (full-day weekly rates)
|Family Member: $250/wk||Youth Member: $260/wk||Open Rate: $270/wk|
Swim Clinics (ages 4-12, ages vary by location)
Before registering, you must complete a swim test with the Aquatics Director. Children will need to bring with them a towel, bathing suit, goggles, water, a snack, and possibly gym clothes and sneakers. Please contact your nearest Family Center Y.
Aquatics Begin to Swim (ABS) - For children with little or no swimming experience. We will focus on an introduction to swimming skills, such as floating, body position, breath control and paddle stroke. Other activities include land activities, water games and water safety education.
Aquatics Competitive Swimming (ACS) - For children interested or involved in competitive swimming. We will focus on stroke development, building endurance, flip turns, and diving. Other activities include land activities, water games and relays. Children must be able to pass a deep water test to enroll.
Aquatics Water Games (AWG) - Jump in and soak up the fun! We will enjoy fun water games, stroke development, water sports and more! Children must be able to pass a deep water test to enroll.
FEES (half-day weekly rates; double the price for full-day)
|Family Member: $75/wk||Youth Member: $94/wk||Open Rate: $99/wk|
Weinberg Family Center Y
900 E. 33rd Street
Catonsville Family Center Y
850 South Rolling Road
Parkville Family Center Y
8910 Waltham Woods Road
Perry Hall Family Center Y
4375 Ebenezer Road
Towson Family Center Y
600 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Hill Family Center Y
1719 Sykesville Road
Ward Family Center Y
101 Walter Woods Boulevard
Dancel Family Center Y
4331 Montgomery Road
Registration and General Info
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. All registrations must be accompanied by applicable deposits and registration forms.
In order to qualify for member rates, the child you are registering must be a member at the time of registration and remain a member up to and through the program period.
Clinic Weeks and Offerings
Weekly summer clinics begin as early as June 17th and end as late as August 23rd. Clinics vary by location and are subject to change. To see a schedule of clinic offerings, including location and available weeks, view our 2013 summer clinic selection chart.
Daily Clinic Hours
|Half-day morning clinics:||9:00am – 12:00pm|
|Half-day afternoon clinics:||1:00pm – 4:00pm|
|Full-day clinics:||9:00am - 4:00pm (child must bring lunch)|
|Morning:||7am – 9am, additional $15 per week per child|
|Afternoon:||4pm – 6pm, additional $15 per week per child|
|Morning and afternoon extended hours are not included in the cost of clinics. Each is an additional $15 per week per child; $30 per week per child for both morning and afternoon.|
A $10/week fee reduction for each additional child when registered for the same weeks of clinics. (Not available online.)
A $25 per week per child deposit is required for all half-day sports & swim clinics and a $50 per week per child deposit is required for all full-day sports & swim clinics. Deposits are non-refundable and are applied towards the total weekly fee. Even when the clinic is paid in full, $25 or $50 per week is considered a non-refundable deposit. (Not subject to sibling discounts).
Balance of Weekly Clinic Fees
The balance of all weekly clinic fees are due two weeks prior to the start of that week of clinics. If the balance is not received, the child will not be allowed to attend and the slot will be reassigned.
Online - Online registration is available. An online account login and password must be created 48 hours prior to registering. To take advantage of sibling discounts, you must register in person.
In Person - Bring your registration form and all applicable fees to the front desk of your nearest Family Center Y during regular business hours.
By Mail - Mail your registration form and all applicable fees to your desired summer sports & swim clinic locations. Make checks payable to the Y of Central Maryland or submit credit card information.