Make Youth Sports Work for Your Family!

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

As National Physical Fitness and Sports Month unfolds this May, families across Frederick County are gearing up for the excitement of youth sports. At the YMCA of Frederick County, we understand that youth sports can be a significant commitment for families, but we’re here to make it work seamlessly for you! With a plethora of options ranging from basketball and soccer to volleyball and run clubs, there’s something for every child to enjoy and excel in.

One of the most significant advantages of joining our youth sports programs is that all games take place right here in our local Frederick area. Say goodbye to worries about travel costs and long journeys to distant venues – we’ve got you covered close to home! Plus, we encourage families to get involved together, fostering bonds and shared memories that last a lifetime. Whether it’s shooting hoops during open gymnasium time, enjoying lap swim or family swim sessions, or engaging in a spirited game of pickleball, there’s an activity suited for every member of the family at the Y.

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports MonthBut youth sports aren’t just about fun and games; they’re also an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Children and teens need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day, and our sports programs are designed to help them achieve this goal. Through weekly practices and classes, we seamlessly integrate physical activity into their routines, ensuring they receive the three types of activity they need:

  1. Aerobic Exercise: Activities that get their hearts pumping, such as running, help improve cardiovascular health and endurance.
  2. Muscle Strengthening: Engaging in activities like throwing and kicking builds muscle strength, promoting overall physical development.
  3. Bone Strengthening: Jumping, hopping, and other weight-bearing activities help strengthen bones, laying the foundation for healthy growth.

By participating in a mix of activities – whether it’s running, jumping, swimming, or playing team sports – children and teens receive the varied physical challenges they need to thrive and stay healthy.

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports MonthReady to explore the exciting world of youth sports and recreation? Visit our website to discover all of our sports and recreation programs, and embark on a journey of fitness, fun, and family togetherness with the YMCA of Frederick County. Let’s make youth sports work for your family – because when we play together, we grow stronger together!

The YMCA is committed to providing programming and services to keep our youth active. Help us serve more youth in Frederick County.