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[August 15, 2009]  Megan Kissel Fall Soccer League -- In remembrance of Megan Kissel, the Lincoln Area YMCA and the Kissel family have dedicated the fall soccer season to her as a memorial in her name. New this season is seven exciting weeks of soccer. In this program, children will learn sound soccer fundamentals, good physical conditioning techniques, meet new friends and have FUN. The first week there will be a clinic led by LCHS soccer coach Tim Stuckey for players and coaches. That will be on Sept. 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Games are on Saturday mornings at the LDC soccer fields on State Street.

For information on Lincoln Area YMCA programs and events, visit the downtown office, 604 Broadway St., Suite 1; call 735-3915; or visit  The YMCA Activity Center is at the former Odd Fellows gymnasium on Wyatt Avenue.

New Fall Volleyball League -- New to YMCA fall sports is a volleyball league for children in first to sixth grade, broken down into two divisions: first to third grade and fourth to sixth grade. The children will learn basic volleyball fundaments and rules as coaches emphasize teamwork and sportsmanship. There will be a one practice per week, and weekly games will be played at the YMCA Activity Center on Wyatt Avenue. Register as soon as possible to ensure there are enough participants for each division. More info about this new program is available at

YMCA Cheerleading -- Children from 4 years to fifth grade and from sixth to 12th grade will learn cheers, cheer techniques and forms. Cheer coach Cathy Sanders will conduct practices on Monday evenings. The cheerleaders will be highlighted as special guests as they perform at local community events such as football games, basketball games, parades and more.

Adult fitness -- Heather and the Y Fitness Crew are back with new, even more exciting classes. Beginning Sept. 15, join us on Tuesdays at 5:30 for Dance Fitness, which highlights a variety of dance genres that will get you into shape. On Thursdays, a crowd favorite is back, Punch/Kick Fitness, a mix of kickboxing, dance and martial arts. These are progressive programs that will teach you great new moves each week. Classes are at the YMCA Activity Center on Wyatt Avenue.

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Biking Blast -- Join the YMCA on Sept. 20 for a family bike ride for both experienced and novice cyclists. There will be well-marked courses of approximately 30 miles and five miles with great scenic routes for the entire family. Registrations have begun. Sign up early to receive discounts.

YMCA Preschool Play Day program registration has begun and will continue through Aug. 21. Preschool P.E. will be offered throughout the school year on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Costs and times are available at

[Text from file received from Lincoln Area YMCA]

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