220 Clark St
The Westfield Area YMCA’s doors are open, and with it the return of YMCA programs such as basketball clinics, Tae Kwon Do classes, Flyers Track and Field, and youth swim.
Basketball clinics will be divided into five different age groups: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd-5th Grade, and 6th-8th Grade, each with varying start and end dates and times. Clinics begin Saturday 11/21 and run through Sunday 12/20. The Kindergarten and 1st Grade clinics will take place at the Bauer Branch Gym, 422 East Broad St, while the rest of the clinics will be held at the Main Y Gym, 220 Clark St.
Participants will be assigned a clinic time with a 15-minute gap in between to allow for thorough cleaning of equipment and transition time in between groups. Basketballs will be supplied and will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each clinic. Participants are welcome to bring their own basketball if they prefer.
Tae Kwon Do is underway. All classes will be held at the Main Y, 220 Clark St. Temperature checks and health screening questions will be held upon entry to the facility. All classes are in person with a Zoom option, except for the Intro class. Each student has 200 square feet of space, more than ample for social distancing.
A mini four-week session of the Flyers Track and Field program is underway outdoors at Oak Ridge Park. The season runs from 11/2-11/25. Athletes learn proper technique from USATF-certified coaches and build endurance and speed. Practice options include two distance groups, one for ages 7-10 and one for ages 11-15, and a sprint group for ages 9-15.
A 10-week youth swim session is now being held. Parent-child classes through Aquatic Conditioning are available.
To register and for more details, visit westfieldynj.org or call (908)-301-9622.
The Y is for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Financial assistance is available.