Special Needs Sports & Fitness

Spring 2017
Session dates: March 13 – June 18, 2017

All participants must register on-line or at the front desk. Many of our classes have maximums and we want to be sure we stay within our ratios.

 

Soothing Yoga…Ages 8-12

This class is designed to bring the many benefits of yoga to children in a fun and relaxed environment. Classes will include yoga poses, movement games, breathing techniques, and shavasana (relaxation time). Wear comfortable clothes and bring your curiosity. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join the class.

Boys & Girls Ages 8-12: Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:15  PM

March 14, 21, 29; April 1, 8, 22, 29; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6
Fees: Members $220, Non-Members $270

Little Yogis…Ages 5-7

This class is designed to bring the many benefits of yoga to children in a fun and relaxed environment. Classes will include yoga poses, movement games, breathing techniques, and shavasana (relaxation time). Wear comfortable clothes and bring your curiosity. Parents and caregiver are welcome to join the class.

Boys & Girls Ages 5-7: Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Session 1: March 14, 21, 29 April 4, 18, 25
Session 2: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6
Fees: Members $90, Non members $140

 

Sibs Gym…Ages 4-15 years

An inclusive movement/gymnastics program for children with special needs and their typical same age or older sibling/friend. This class will take place in our state-of-the-art Gymnastics Center at the Darien YMCA. Our facility includes an in-ground trampoline, a large foam pit, a spring floor and more. As the children grow with age and physical adeptness, the direction becomes more detailed and physical activities are more complex. Enrollment is limited. For additional information, contact Terri Accomando, Director of Special Needs Programming at taccomando@darien-ymca.org.

First Sibling is FREE. Each additional is $75

Saturdays  March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10

Ages 4-9      2:00 – 2:45pm
Ages 10-15   3:00-3:45pm
Fees: Members $190, Non-Members $240

 

Teen Time…Ages 10 to teens

Non-instructional open gym for teenagers with special needs to explore the gymnastics center.  A caregiver must be present to supervise each participant.

Saturdays   4:00 – 4:30p

Fees:  Members $90  Non-members $140

 

Zumba…Ages 10 and up

Popular dance fitness program set to Latin music. Provides a great aerobic workout. For ages 10 to teens.

Mondays 5:45-6:30 PM

March 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22; June 5
Fees: Members $150, Non-Members $200

 

Focus on Fitness…Ages 10 to 18

Specifically designed for youth ages 10 – 18 years old, this special fitness offering will use movement to improve your child’s proprioception- mind/body coordination. Participants will engage in various exercises to enhance balance, core stability, muscular strength, and endurance, resulting in increased strength that will naturally translate to activities in their day-to-day world. All classes will be led by a certified fitness trainer experienced in working with children with special needs. A maximum of 8 participants in the class will ensure that each child receives individual, personalized care.

Thursdays, 4:45 – 5:30 PM

March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 1,8
Fees: Members $245, Non-Members $295

 

Sports Skill Builder

An athletic program designed around the needs and abilities of the participants. In a fun yet challenging environment, children will build motor skills and confidence while engaging in a variety of sports activities.

Ages 6-10: Saturdays 12:15—1:00 PM
Ages 11-Teens: Saturdays 11:30—12:15 PM

March 18, 25; April 1, 8, 22, 29 May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10
Fees: Members $150, Non-Members $200

 

Young Warriors…Ages 7 to 11

An introduction to martial arts for boys and girls between 7 – 11 years old. Participants will improve strength and coordination. Also great for improving self-esteem and focus. Instructor has 15 years of experience teaching martial arts. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and meet in lower level training center.

Fridays 4:45 – 5:30PM

March 17, 24, 31; April 7, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19; June 2, 9
Fees: Members $225, Non-Members $275

 

Young Athletes … Ages 3 to 11

Young Athletes is a unique sport and play program.  The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth.  Children are introduced to the world of sports as they enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination.  The children learn new things, play and have lots of fun.  Located in our Gymnastics Center.

Sundays

Ages 3-6: 4:00 – 4:45PM

Ages 7-11:  5-5:45PM

March 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21; June 4, 11
Fees: Members FREE, Non-Members $50