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Active Older Adults

Older adult wellness programming is one of the fastest growing areas especially in aquatics, fitness, and strength training. These programs will help older adults maintain independent healthy lifestyles. Our AOA programs (age 50 & older) will help you not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually. Come visit us and join in the fun!

Functional Strength Balance & Flexibility

Strength, balance and flexibility are essential in maintaining a comfortable, independent life. This class will provide you with the tools necessary to improve your daily life in these areas including coordination, posture and range of motion.

Mon/Wed 9:30–10:15am, Free for members!

Y Wellness Walkers

You can walk your way to fitness! The benefits of regular brisk walking include reaching or maintaining a healthy weight, strengthening your bones and reducing the risk of or managing a number of conditions, such as high blood pressure. Join us weekly for a casual, no pressure stroll. During the winter, members are invited to walk inside on the treadmills or the perimeter of the gym. As weather permits, walkers will meet in the lobby and venture onto the Erie Lackawanna Trail.

Mon/Thur 10:30-11:15am, Free for everyone. Members only allowed to use YMCA facilities.

Questions about these programs? Call us at 219 750 1082.

Adult Sports

Sports, fun and exploring new interests aren't just for the young. Along with improving health, whenever teamwork is involved, there's the added benefit of being connected to others. That's why you'll find a range of recreational activities at the Y. With something to offer everyone, there's no such thing as being too old to get in the game.

Men's Basketball 

Congrats to "Tune Squad" for winning our Men's Basketball tournament this Spring!

Sign your team up for this 5 on 5 officiated basketball league featuring games played with two 20 minute halves in a round robin format. Must be at least 18 years of age. Can have up to 10 on a team. Single elimination tournament will finish the season. Make your Thursday nights basketball night!

Fall League Registration
Men's basketball registration is open now-August 18. Season will run August 24-October 12 with playoffs to follow. Slots fill quickly - sign your team up today!

Sand Volleyball

Sand Volleyball is a 6 on 6, co-ed, 18 and over league. Seasons are 7 weeks long, followed by playoffs with a weekly 25 point, 3 match format. It’s a fun atmosphere where friends can come together for a little fun in sand.

  • Game Schedule
  • Current Standings
  • Volleyball league runs from May 30th-July 27th with playoffs and championship to follow. There will be no games played on July 4th.

Indoor Volleyball 

  • Registration: now-August 18.
  • Season: August 22-October 10 with playoffs to follow
  • Fees: $300
  • Registration form

Co-Ed Adult Softball

18 and over Co-Ed softball league where games will be 7 innings or 1 hour long (whichever comes first). You can roster up to 16 players with a minimum of 5 women on the team. The league is a recreational league and sportsmanship is very important. Games will be played on Wednesday evenings at the baseball fields located in Central Park. Roster and payments are due at the time of registration.

  • Registration: Now-August 25, 2017
  • Season: August 30-October 18, 2017 with playoffs and championship to follow
  • Games: Wednesday evenings
  • Fee: $400

Youth Sports

New Early Bird Registration Pricing for Youth & Toddler Sports! Beginning in July 2017, we will offer early bird registration pricing for our youth & toddler sports. Post-registration fees will be in place after the registration deadline. Sign up early and save!

When kids play Y-Sports, they develop more than skills—they develop character. Instructors and coaches—often volunteers, including many parents—model fairness and hard work while emphasizing teamwork, cooperation, and developing good values in our non-competitive programs. Our volunteer coaches recognize achievements large and small and understand that winning is not just about the score. By playing sports, kids and their families feel a sense of belonging that comes from a community gathering together to cheer on their team. Everyone plays, everyone wins!

Track and Field

  • Session Dates: Saturdays, June 10-August 5, 2017
  • Location: Griffith High School Outdoor Track, 600 N Wiggs St., Griffith IN 46319
  • Events: Long Jump, Frisbee, Softball throw, Javelin (Plastic), Dash & relay running events
  • Ages: 4-14
  • Times: 10-11:30am
  • Fee: $50 members; $75 non-members
Track Meet Details:

Meet: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 (which will be the last day of our track program for the summer)
Where: Gavit High School, 1670 175th St, Hammond, IN 46324
Time: 5-8:00pm

Track runners please wear your gray YMCA shirts that you received at practice. If you did not receive a shirt please contact Program Director Chrissy Nelson at 219 750 1082.

Toddler T-Ball

  • Season: July 12-August 23
  • Games: Held at Griffith Softball Fields across from the Y
  • 2/3 year olds start at 5:30 with 30 mins of practice and 30 mins of game time
  • 4/5 year olds start at 6:30 with 30 mins of practice and 30 mins of game time
  • Team pictures are on July 26! Please come 30 minutes before game time for pictures. 
  • Review the Game Snack Schedule and our Approved Healthy Snack List

Fall Basketball for Toddler & Youth

  • Early Bird Registration: Now–August 26, 2017; Fee: $50 Members; $75 Non-Members
  • Post Registration: On or after August 27, 2017; Post Reg Fee: $60 Members; $85 Non-Members
  • Session Dates: September 9 – October 21, 2017
  • Divisions: 2/3yr, 4/5yr, K/1, 2/3, 4/5/6 grades
  • Times: TBD
  • Parent Meeting: Wednesday, August 30 at 5:30pm
  • Coach Meeting: Wednesday, August 30 at 6:00pm
  • Practices: Wednesday Evenings for grades 2nd–6th grade

Toddler/Youth Soccer

Soccer is an indoor sport played in the gym.

  • Early Bird Registration: Now through October 14, 2017; Fee: $50 members; $75 non-members
  • Post Registration on and after October 15, 2017; Fee: $60 members; $85 non-members
  • Division: 2/3 yr, 4/5 yr, K/1st, 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th/6th grades
  • Season: Oct. 28-Dec. 16, 2017 (No games Nov. 25)
  • Parent meeting-Oct. 18, 2017 at 5:30pm
  • Coach meeting-Oct. 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

Sports Camps

Summer sports are fun for everyone! Register for your favorite sports at Griffith, Hammond, Southlake, and Whiting branches. Weekly Sports camps for preschool, youth, and middle school run Monday-Friday beginning June 5 through August 4. Volleyball, T-Ball, Softball, Soccer, Conditioning, Running, Outdoor, Gymnastics, Football, Floor Hockey, Cheer, Boxing, Baseball are some of the camps available this summer (offerings vary by branch). Visit our camp page for all the details.

Questions? Contact Program Director Chrissy Nelson at 219 750 1082.

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