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- If you want to learn how to play tennis - or you just want to get better - the Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA offers a clinic just for you.  Each Wednesday, the YMCA offers a pair of drill tennis clinics. The AM Drill Tennis clinic runs from 9:30 am - 10:30 am each Wednesday, while the PM Drill Tennis clinic runs from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm on Wednesdays. Both clinics are designed for beginner to intermediate level tennis players, with more focus on tennis drills than instruction. 

YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINICS

- The Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA will conduct Youth Basketball League clinics  from 5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Tuesday 6 and Wednesday in the gymnasium. The gym will open up to regularly scheduled programming immediately after the Youth Basketball League clinics.

TEENS VOLUNTEER HERE!

- The Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA is currently working to expand its Youth Volunteer Corps program.  The Y is currently in search for student volunteers ages 11 through 18, as well as local Nonprofit organizations that would benefit from teen volunteer work. 

TEEN CENTER MINI BOOT CAMP

- There’s no better feeling than being fatigued in your Army fatigues. At least that’s the philosophy of Army Staff Sgt. Stephen Smithers. The local US Army recruiter, Smithers comes to the Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA on Thursdays, and does a boot camp-style fitness class for the teens. YMCA Teen Center supervisor Eddie Santiago was looking for more ways to keep the Teen Center kids more fit and active.

SHOEBOXES WITH SARA

- A whole lot of love can fit in a shoebox. Filling shoeboxes with toys and love has long been a tradition for YMCA member Sara Lightner and her family. Slightly more than 20 years to be exact.

YOUTH BOXING

- The Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA is offering a six-week youth boxing program for middle school students beginning on Wednesday, October 24th. Bruce Frank, the former Virginia director for USA Boxing, will be instructing the class, which will focus on proper techniques of boxing fundamentals. 

Now Enrolling Gymnasts

- The Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA is now registering for the second six-week gymnastics session set to begin on Tuesday, November 6. Our program is progressive, cardio-based, developmental and designed to introduce and teach beginning to intermediate skills in floor, vault, balance beam and bars.

HIRING SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTORS

- The Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA is now hiring part-time swim lesson instructors. For more details and information about the swim lesson instructor position, contact YMCA aquatics director Beth Valentine at beth@saymca.org or (540) 885-8089. 

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE SIGN-UPS

- The Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA is signing up basketball players for Youth Basketball League now through October 22nd. The Youth Basketball League is one of the fastest growing sports programs serving Staunton and Augusta County.

97-years-young Irene Lambert Inspires

- Three is the magic number for 97-year-old Irene Lambert. Three times a week – Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – Lambert attends the Staunton-Augusta YMCA’s PACE class.That’s how it’s been for the past 15 years, and as far she can tell, that’s how it will continue to be.

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