Youth Fitness Overview

 

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Team Athletic Training

The Darien Y is pleased to announce an exclusive Sports Team Strength and Conditioning program to prepare you and your team for your upcoming season. Develop explosive power, speed, and overall strength with these bi-weekly workouts held in the Y’s state of the art Training Center. All training is conducted by coach Jermaine Morgan.

Reach out to our Health & Fitness Director Jess Van Sciver at jvansciver@darien-ymca.org to set up training sessions for your team.

Number of ParticipantsMember/Non-Member Cost for 16 Sessions (2x/week)
*Price is per athlete
Team Option 1: (6-10 Athletes)$320/$400
Team Option 2: (11-15 Athletes)$240/$320
Team Option 3: (15-20 Athletes)$200/$240

 

Fall 2017 Session Dates: August 28 – November 19

Teen Fitness

The Darien YMCA is proud to announce a fitness series that allows a teen to be a teen! With a mix of Teen Conditioning, Teen Yoga, and Dance Fitness, this fitness series will instill the importance of a healthy and balanced exercise routine, all while allowing young adults to work out among the comfort of their peers. Monday features a half hour of Sports Conditioning followed by a half hour of dance fitness; the Wednesday class features an hour of Yoga for mindfulness training to restore the body and mind! You can either attend both classes, on Monday and Wednesday or just sign up for the day you prefer!

Ages: 12 – 18 years
When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 – 4:45 pm
Fees for 2-day option:
Session 1: Members: $240 per session, Non-members: $300 per session
Session 2: Members: $260 per session, Non-members: $325 per session

Fees for 1-day option:
Session 1: Members: $150 per session, Non-members: $180 per session
Session 2: Members: $150 per session, Non-members: $180 per session

 

Sports Performance & Conditioning

Designed for middle-school and high-school athletes, this series is designed to improve the following fundamental components of sports training:

AGILITY * BALANCE * EXPLOSIVENESS * CORE STRENGTH * CARDIOVASCULAR ENDURANCE
MENTAL TOUGHNESS * OVERALL ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Who: Student athletes ages 12+
When: 2 classes/week – Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Fees:
Session 1
: Members: $240 per session, Non-members: $300 per session
Session 2: Members: $240 per session, Non-members: $300 per session

 

Youth Supervision Policy

Wellness Center: Minimum age is 13 years old, which constitutes a Student Fit membership. All Student Fit members must complete a Wellness Center youth Certification (free of charge) with one of our personal trainers before being allowed to use the Wellness Center.

Training Center: Minimum age is 15 years old. If the student is 15 years or older, they will be orientated with the Training Center during their initial youth certification.

Personal Training: Minimum age is 10 years old. This option is open to children of members and children who hold youth memberships. Non-member children are also permitted to personally train at an increased rate.

Group Fitness Classes: Minimum age is 15 years old.

Restrictions: During the hours of 5 – 8 pm on the weekdays, all students of the respective age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in either the Wellness Center or the Training Center.