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The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley is proud to offer a variety of youth and teen programs committed to helping individuals maintain or work towards a healthy lifestyle and strengthen social ties. We encourage everyone to grow in the areas of physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. Our youth and teen offerings are constantly being updated and added to this page. Check back frequently to see what new offerings are coming your way. 

Youth ages 12 and older are welcome to participate in all Group Exercise classes with their membership.


Speed, Power, Agility Training 

This NEW PROGRAM focuses on teaching middle schoolers (11-14 years old) the importance of Speed, Power, and Agility as it pertains to their specific sports. The kids will practice these skills through agility ladders, plyometric workouts, proper jumping/landing mechanics, change of direction movements, and more.

Fall 1 2023:

WHEN: Mondays, September 11-October 2 (4 weeks)

TIME: 5:30-6:20 PM

LOCATION: Eau Claire YMCA Personal Training Studio 

COST: YMCA Member: $40 | Non-Member: $60


Intro to Fitness & Games

This NEW PROGRAM focuses on teaching grade schoolers (8-11 years old) why it's important to find things you enjoy to help you stay active. Participants will learn the basics of body weight workouts (squats, jumping jacks, push-ups, etc) and end each class with a group game that ties in what they learned into a fun experience.

Fall 2 2023:

WHEN: Mondays, October 23-November 13 (4 weeks)

TIME: 5:30-6:20 PM

LOCATION: Eau Claire YMCA Nelson Gym

COST: YMCA Member: $40 | Non-Member: $60

School Kids Meditating

Y360 (Virtual)

Bring the Y to you, wherever you are. Whether it's a current Y favorite or something new to you, Y360 matches your lifestyle with a growing library of online videos for you and your family. Livestreams and on-demand classes/content are available free for current YMCA Members. 

Barracudas Swim Team

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley Barracudas Swim Team combines YMCA and USA year-round competitive swimming and diving programs in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and the surrounding area. We promote the long-term development of athletes by offering skill instruction, training focused on improving fitness levels, and appropriate social interaction in a caring, respectful, and encouraging environment. More than 200 student-athletes learn and train at multiple locations: Eau Claire YMCA, Chippewa Falls YMCA, Chippewa Falls Middle School, and Eau Claire Memorial High School. The YMCA Swim Team welcomes swimmers ages 5 to 19 and all ability levels!


Youth Fitness Orientation 

Those 12 years old and up are welcome to use the equipment in the fitness centers at both locations. We offer individualized orientations that help each child safely and appropriately use the equipment so that they can make the most of their time using the fitness center. 


Youth Performance Training 

The program is designed to build self-confidence and athletic fundamentals such as strength, conditioning, endurance, speed, and change direction with a focus on injury prevention. Youth Performance Training is great for all ability levels as we cater to each person's strengths and weaknesses. This program can be general or sports-specific. We offer individual, partner, and small group options.


Please contact Healthy Living Director for more information.


Teen Yoga at the Chippewa Falls
Alternative High School

The Chippewa Falls YMCA and Chippewa Falls Alternative High School have patterned to offer yoga and mindfulness to at rish teens in the Chippewa Valley.

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