Youth Development

Y Cares program 2020-2021

Y Cares is for children grades Kindergarten to 6th and enrolled in the Ashland School District.

As the school year changes, our programs will adapt with the needs of our community.

Registration for Y Cares will be on a weekly basis.

The Y Cares schedule will support families when children are learning virtually and parents are working. In order to help keep kids and staff healthy and safe throughout the school year, the program will follow CDC, state, and local requirements and guidelines. We have adapted several changes to our day-to-day operations. A few changes are; mask requirements for staff and children, daily health screenings with temperature checks for all children and staff, and small group size with lots of time outdoors.

Healthy Kids, Healthy Family

During this time of uncertainty, the Ashland Family YMCA is here for your family.

We take our role in youth development and social responsibility seriously. The Y will continue to be your support for healthy kids and healthy families, even during a pandemic.

We have compiled a list of resources and videos for you to get up-to-date information to keep you healthy while you are home.

Make sure to check this page often as we will continue to update it with new content.

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Online Youth Videos

Karate Online

Mr. Crumley has recorded two videos for his kids' beginning/advanced karate class.
Kids' Beginning/Advanced Karate Class module 1
Kids' Beginning/Advanced Karate Class module 2

Swim Skills and Fun for Tots - module 1

No pool? No problem. We’ve created some fun ways for young swimmers to keep their skills up and learn some new techniques they can practice in the tub with teacher Kate. These bathtub lessons are centered around water play and follow the same structure we use in our group swimming lessons. The goal is to have fun and get wet—splash away! (Parents must be present at all times.) Click Here for the video.

Family Friendly Yoga

Lin and Paige teach this family-friendly workout that is fun for all ages! Kids - and those of us who never grew up-will enjoy a quick 21-minute workout to increase flexibility, balance and overall health. Kids: challenge your parents or siblings to join you for this one and see if they can keep up with you! Add some nice music and make a game out of it! Click Here for the video.

Family Friendly Yoga: "Farfelle"

This movement activity game "Farfelle" is fun for the whole family! In this version, kids start by standing in Mountain Pose, or Tadasana, which is a foundational yoga pose for all standing poses. During the game an adult will suggest a pose, a thing or an action and kids give their interpetation. the kids are called back to muntain where they are supposed to be statues until they wait for the next action to be suggested. It's imaginative and active for the kids and can serve as a coffee break time for the adults. Click here for the video.

Gymnastics Warm-up and Skills

Our gymnastics programs may be postponed, but don't let that keep your child(ren) from staying active at home. Coach Tammy, Coach Audrey and a few team gymnasts have created some videos to help your child keep working on their skills right at home.
Click Here - for the Gymnastics Videos

Youth Volleyball Drills

The spring volleyball clinic may be postponed, but that shouldn't stop your young athletes from staying active while at home. We have added videos to our YouTube channel of Coach Natalie, (Bellview Kids Club Site Supervisor and former SOU Volleyball player).
Click Here - Setting Skills Video
Click Here - Passing Skills Video

Youth Soccer Drills

The spring youth soccer season may be postponed, but that shouldn’t stop your little athletes from getting ready for the season. We have added a video to our YouTube channel of Coach Tony working with his kids to show dribbling and passing soccer drills that can be done at home. Click Here to see the video.

Your Y at Home for Kids and Families

Y of the USA has been scouring the web for the very best kid-friendly activities and videos! Check back regularly for the latest roundup of links curated exclusively for Y families. Click Here to check out their website.

Healthy Family Home

Every family can be a healthy family. By focusing your family’s efforts to live healthier around the Y’s pillars of a healthy family home and taking small steps using the information and tools provided, your family will soon be feeling stronger and living healthier. Click Here to check out the website.

Y-Kids Staying Home & Staying Healthy

We would love to share what you are doing at home to stay active and healthy while social distancing. Do you have a photo or video of your kids and family you want to share? Send it to us at or tag us on Facebook and Instagram. #ashlandfamilyymca

Online Workout Videos

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Thank You!

Thank you for supporting the Y as we support the community.

Thank you for your patience, grace and understanding as we continue to navigate these challenging times. The Ashland Family YMCA has reopened operations, Youth Programs, Fitness and the Aquatic Center with limited hours and modified schedules. We continue to offer live streaming classes, outdoor fitness and recorded fitness classes. We care about the safety and health of our members and staff and thank you for your continued support.