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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 Lamar Tillison, 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.

Why the Y? I hear that question asked so often. 

In a world of endless choices, you can go anywhere, do anything, buy anything to make your life better, easier but can you say that you can always find something that engages you Spirit, Mind and Body the way the Y does? The Y isn’t just a gym or a pool. It’s the people who make the Y special. It’s the things you take with you when you leave the Y after each visit that make it about so much more than just a gym. Personal growth, accomplishment, motivation, a sense of belonging, fellowship and friendship can all be found at the Y. Don’t believe me? Here’s what one of our members said:

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Beginning February 16th from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm, Adult Pickleball (Ages 18-40) will be offered at the Hickory Branch in the gymnasium on Tuesdays. Two courts will be available with rotation of participants. Equipment is provided and the program is free for YMCA members.

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For so long the Y has been known as a gym and swim throughout the communities that Ys serve each and everyday, but in reality the Y is improving community all throughout this country and many others.  The reality is that that the Y is so much more.  Each day the YMCA of Catawba Valley is improving community through offering programs and services that help people of all ages and in all stages of life.  The Y has three areas of focus and each one helps us achieve our goals.

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OrthoCarolina and the Y are partnering to offer exercise classes for YMCA youth members aged 10 – 15.   Kathryn Ashworth, PTA, will conduct the classes in the Frye Community Room. The functional movement classes will be taught on Mondays beginning February 8th and will focus on strengthening of their “core” and helping with their abilities to run, jump, exercise and perform in sports or recreational activities all while having fun!  The class for youth aged 10-12 will be 4:30 pm-5:00 pm and the class for youth aged 13 –  15 will be 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm. For additional information contact Lamar Tillison, Wellness Director at 324-2858 or [email protected]

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