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SPORT AT THE Y
Our Sport programmes are a great community service offered by the YMCA for young people across the region. Our leagues have proved very popular with over 10,000 total participants each year and offer numerous benefits including keeping fit, improving coordination, developing skills, building teamwork and developing a healthy competitive spirit all in a fun environment. We work closely through partnerships with local sporting organisations like Capital Basketball and Capital City Volleyball to deliver a quality programmes and offer pathways for further development
At YMCA we offer a variety of sports that your child’s school can be involved in including basketball, indoor soccer, flag football and lots more. Junior Leagues are based at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua and both the YMCA’s in Upper Hutt and Masterton which means we can offer various leagues throughout the year.
These leagues offer the perfect opportunity to challenge your kids and students and keep up their fitness in a fun and social environment.
We would like to see as many schools participating as possible, however, a degree of first come first served will need to apply as numbers are limited.
In Porirua the Y offers a variety of sports that your child’s school can be involved in. In partnership with Capital City Volley we are introducing KiwiVolley a great sport that children of all abilities can play. The games will be played 4 vs 4 players at Te Rauparaha Arena. We’ll start all grades with an elimination style of Volleyball, where teams catch and throw the ball over the net if the ball hits the ground a player is eliminated from the court. Play continues until one team has eliminated all the opponents from the opposition then they are awarded a point. We want tamariki to be successful and enjoy the sport they play, we will provide support and coaching from the umpire.
Our popular Summer sport will be played in 2 different outside locations in Porirua, Tuesday’s will be held at Cannons creek park and Wednesday at Onepoto park. Kī o rahi is a ball sport played with a small round ball called a ‘kī’. It is a fast-paced game incorporating skills similar to rugby union, netball and flag. Two teams of eight players play on a circular field divided into zones, and score points by touching the ‘pou’ (boundary markers) and hitting a central ‘tupu’ or target.
FEES – THE Y TIERED PRICING SYSTEM
Porirua Junior Sports Leagues has a new tiered pricing system for schools in 2021 wanting to participate in our sports leagues. This will allow schools to choose the price that works best for them. Traditionally, we have only offered a subsidised rate to ensure access for as many young people and whanau as possible. This rate does not ultimately cover all the Y’s costs and thus we have supported this with community funding and support of the Y’s other programmes. In 2021 through a new partnership with Sport Wellington and Sport NZ’s Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa Fund we will continue to offer this heavily subsidised rate and now include other options for your consideration that meet the need of your community so no tamariki miss out due to cost.
|KiwiVolley||Ki o rahi|
Venue: Te Rauparaha Arena
Registration closes: 17 February 2021
Game dates: 22 February – 29 March
|Day and Venue:
Tuesdays @ Cannons creek park
Registration closes: 25 February
Game dates: 2 March
|Rules: Years 1-4, Years 5&6, Years 7&8||Ki o rahi Rules|
Please note: All games need to start at 3:30pm so that can finish all games by 6pm.
CONTACT US: Sarah Whaanga, Sports Coordinator 022 513 9043
If you would like to contact us about any of our Porirua Sports Programmes, click on the link below to send us an email.
The Y in Masterton is fast becoming the home of basketball in the Wairarapa with both kids social and whanau leagues, training programmes and other basketball services. In 2020 we are offering futsal, volleyball and a number of other initiatives to get active at the Y
|Kiwi-Hoops After School & Development
Kiwi Hoops is a Basketball NZ (BBNZ) endorsed Programme for children aged 5 – 13yrs that embraces positive experiences and healthy interactions in a safe learning environment.
Participation and enjoyment are the key philosophies of this popular Capital Basketball programme, which aims to create a lifelong love of movement!
Our Kiwi-Hoops programme provides personal development for fundamental movement, ball skills, thinking and life skills.
The development programme for 11-13yrs old will take your child’s game to the next level learning from the best while developing a great skill set pre-season to basketball season starting.
Any questions please contact us on 06 3775499 or email@example.com
|Whanau Basketball is back at the Y and the coveted Y Whanau Cup is up for grabs!
Friday nights, gather up a team and register here
Registrations are limited so get in quick!
|Here @ the Y we are running a Kiwi-Volleyball programme involving schools and the opportunity has arisen to be on the programme as an individual if your child’s school is not entering students.
This programme is for school years 3/4 & 5/6 & will introduce the fundamentals of volleyball. We will run through basic drills to improve their skills and finish the session by incorporating the skills in a fun game that’s been adjusted to keep everyone engaged.
For any queries please contact us on 06 3775499 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Whanau Volley Rules
Venue: Masterton YMCA Gymnasium
8 week league
40 minutes games – running clock
Thursday 25th Feb- 15th April
The first week will be our grading night and will consist of teams playing x2 20min games.
Remember teams must provide their own referee for their game or organise with the Y a referee at a cost of $20 per game prior to the game.
Rules and regulations are found under the Whanau Volley registration in the column to the right.
|Here at the Y, we are bringing the game of Volleyball to the community by starting an intermediate Volleyball league! Please contact your school to enter your child and/or a team.
For more info or to register email Lisa: email@example.com
The Y in Upper Hutt offers sport, recreation and fitness opportunities for the whole family. In 2020 we are offering futsal, volleyball and a number of other initiatives to get active at the Y. Term 2 will see Volleyball underway
We’ll start all grades with an elimination style of Volleyball, where teams catch and throw the ball over the net if the ball hits the ground a player is eliminated from the court. Play counties until a team have eliminated all the opponents then they are awarded a point.
We want tamariki to be successful and enjoy the sport they play, as the tamariki improve theirs skills we’ll add new rules and included set and spikes where we see to ability.
The games will be played 4 vs 4 players on the court but you can have a team of 10 players. Before each match commences there will be a skill session held by the referee, then children will be able to put into practice their new learnt skill as they play their game.
CONTACT US: Sarah Whaanga, Sports Coordinator 022 513 9043
If you would like to contact us about any of our Upper Hutt Sports Programmes, click on the link below to send us an email.
LEARN, GROW AND THRIVE AT THE Y
When school is out, the Y is in! The Y offers a range of recreational based kids programming available throughout the year. Our programmes create fun, safe, fun-filled environments for kids to grow in body mind and spirit. Our values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility are paramount to the delivery of our programmes.
FEEDBACK & COMPLAINTS
Y-Central is fully committed to listening and responding to all customers, staff and public concerns, questions or comments about our organisation. Our priority is to have an open and accountable organisational culture that understands the needs of children, their whanau, and our community. We welcome your feedback.