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

 


Teen Boxing Ages: 12 – 14 years • View Class Times & Fees

Calling all teens! Put on your gloves and enjoy the Y’s newest Teen Boxing class! Certified Boxing Instructor, Leigh Jeffers, will teach the basic techniques of boxing all while moving to the beat of music! Teens will learn the fundamentals of the sport of boxing with movements such as; stance, guard, jab, cross, hook, and more! These specific movements will be combined with cardio calisthenics, shadow boxing, partner drills, bag work, and core strengthening exercises. The benefits of this class will not only improve strength and endurance but also teen’s self-defense tools and self- confidence.

Sports Performance & Conditioning • Ages: 12+  View Class Times & Fees

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

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.