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Register Now for YMCA Adult Volleyball!

Adult volleyball is for men and women at least 16 years of age.  Registration is until April 29th. Games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays from May 9th until June 22nd at the Hickory and Shuford branches.  

Registration fee is $250 per team and includes team shirts, officials, gym time, minimum 8-game schedule post-season single elimination tournament and shirts going to the tournament champions. Individual registration is available; please call Nancy Mitchell, Hickory Branch Sports Program Director at 324-2858/[email protected] or Heather Garvey, Shuford Branch Sports Program Director at 464-6130/[email protected]


Come join the YMCA of Catawba Valley at our Exclusive Shop Event at Dick’s Sporting Goods the weekend of April 16th and 17th to save up to 20% store wide on all the sporting goods you’ll need for YMCA sports programs.

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Everything I know about working out…I learned in 80’s movies. Obviously we all remember the fashion, the headbands and leg warmers, but don’t miss out on the other messages hidden in the aqua net fog. Look past the big hair, campy jokes and that one guy who always wants to rock the striped tube socks and there are some important lessons swirled in between the chords of that feel-good, spirit lifting power ballad.

So here is why I say, Everything I know about working out…I learned in 80’s movies.

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Western North Carolina hosted the First Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair in Hickory on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The event was sponsored by the YMCA of Catawba Valley Black Achievers Program (BAP), the Delta Nu Chapter, Epsilon Upsilon Chapter and Gamma Beta Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and the Department of Leadership Studies at North Carolina A&T State University.   Ms. Thelma Harold, Member Services Coordinator/Teen Program Director at the Hickory Foundation YMCA, along with Dr. Forrest Toms, a Professor at NC A&T State University in the Department of Leadership Studies and BAP Advisory Board member collaborated to bring this HBCU College Fair to Hickory.

“Ms. Harold’s sheer energy and passion for working with children and youth was instrumental in making this event a success. Her ability to rally the Board of Directors, YMCA staff, and community, fueled the desire to implement programs of this magnitude”, said Dr. Toms

“We are excited! My students from the Leadership Studies program worked with Ms. Harold to design, coordinate and implement a successful and significant program to students and parents in the western region of NC.  “They did a phenomenal a job!  The product quality is unreal and everybody here today has mentioned that to me,” stated Dr. Forrest Toms.  This event welcomed over 100 middle and high school students and their parents, from 8 counties, allowing them to speak with admissions counselors from each of the HBCUs represented.


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The YMCA of Catawba Valley invites youth ages 5 -12 to a FREE baseball clinic on April 9th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  The clinic will be conducted by Grant & Fore Rembert. Contact Nancy Mitchell to RSVP at 324-2858 or [email protected]

Skills & Fun:

Throwing, Hitting & Fielding

What to bring:  Baseball Mitt, Water Bottle, Knee-Length Baseball Pants, & Baseball Socks. Optional Baseball Bat.

Anyone who has experienced a long illness or injury will understand the impact such a condition has on their level of physical activity. Normally, doctors and physical therapists tell you to exercise in a modified capacity. In reality, you may not have the energy and ability to do so in the recovery process.

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The YMCA of Catawba Valley’s Black Achievers Program Presents Annual HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) College Fair

High school students and parents are invited to the Annual HBCU College Fair to be held on March 5, 2016 from 10: 00 am – 2:00 pm at the Hickory Branch in Hickory, NC located at 701 1st Street NW.

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The YMCA of Catawba Valley – Hickory Branch has a variety of part-time career opportunities at this time. We are looking for individuals that create a welcoming, warm environment for our members and guests while they pursue their wellness journey.  Open positions include water aerobics, group exercise instructors, yoga, personal trainers and wellness staff. For additional information, contact Naomi Mitchell, Wellness Director at 828.324.2858 or [email protected] The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Now is the time to start teaching your child the fundamentals of soccer.  Our soccer program seeks to lay a foundation for parents to spend quality time with their children while learning how to properly teach and support them in sports, watch them have fun, learn new skills and meet new friends.  Sports provide an opportunity to teach values like caring, honest, respect and responsibility.  YMCA Youth Sports help young people by emphasizing skill development.

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Ready to get out of the house?  Join us at the Hickory Foundation YMCA in the gym for Family Game Night.  We’ll have family kickball on one side of the gym and family pickle ball on the other! Fun for the whole family while staying active and being healthy.  Friday February 19th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Free for all YMCA members.  Contact Nancy Mitchell at [email protected] or 324-2858 for more information.

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