Spears Unique Programs
Ages: 8 to adults
Dates: Fridays, February 1st through March 22nd
Cost: Free to YMCA Members (registration required) or $45.00 Non-members
Purpose: To allow youth and adults to play and practice their chess skills to improve their critical thinking and strategies against their peers in a fun and friendly environment. It will inspire everyone to continue to unlock his or her passion for chess. Through the Chess Club, youth and adults will experience growth they may not think they had by playing chess with other people at all levels. The ultimate goal is to encourage all to gain confidence in their discipline and love for the game.
Volunteer Chess Coach: Derek Chen is a rising junior at the Early College at Guilford. He began playing chess competitively at the age of 6 and is now a United States Chess Federation Class A player as well as a chess tournament director. Derek is an experienced chess player with over 250 rated victories and a two-time North Carolina Scholastic State Champion at his grade level. As one of the top scholastic players in the state, he most recently tied for 2nd and 4rd at the NC State High School Championship in the past two years. Derek has also frequently been in the top 100 chess players of the nation by age. In addition to this, he has been a coach of the Spears YMCA Youth Chess Club since its inception in 2011.
At the Y, we believe This is a volunteer-driven club ve that when people come together for a common cause, the whole community is strengthened. Thank you to the parent volunteers whom have agreed to supervise the Chess Club every Friday evening. For more information about the Chess Club please contact Mr. Chen, Chess Club Coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitness Fun for Families and Kids
DISCOVER WHAT YOU CAN DO!
Our UNCG Intern, Tessa, has been busy developing programs and activities for kids age 9-14 and for families with kids in that age range to get moving together!
Check out the board in the Fitness Center for information regarding the day's programs!
Sept 30 – Mission: Fitness, Families with kids age 9-11, 1:15-2pm
Oct 8 – Fitness 360, Kids age 9-11, 3:15-4pm
Oct 14 – Fall into Fitness, Kids age 9-11, 1:15-2pm
Oct 15 – Fitness 360, Kids age 11-14, 3:15-4pm
Oct 21 – Fall into Fitness, Kids Age 11-14, 1:15-2pm
Nov 4 – Jump into Fitness, Families with kids age 11-14
Nov 11 – Cardio Fitness, Age 9-14
For more information contact Nikki Popovich, Wellness Coach/Group Ex Instructor at 336.387.9622.
Home School Physical Education allows home school students to learn and experience physical education from a trained YMCA staff member. Our program is designed to suit a wide age range and ability level while affordably fitting into your budget. Our program combines exercise and fun with a comprehensive curriculum to give your children a foundation for a strong mind & body. Our YMCA staff member will cover a variety of sports, aerobic activities & many other fun games. The class is made up of four 6-week sessions – 1 hour each week.