How do I reserve a spin bike?

  • Click on the orange “Calendar” button on our website to access the list of classes offered.
  • Find the day and class you want to register for and click on the name of the class. This will take you to a page with a brief description of the class and below that you will see a “Register Now” link. Click that link to be taken directly to the reservation site.
  • The first time you use the site, you will have to set up an account. Your username will be your e-mail address.
  • Once you have created your account you will be taken directly to a page that lists all occurrences of the class you have selected. Click on the one with the date for which you want to reserve a bike. Then click the “Register Now for This Event” button and you are all set!
  • You cannot reserve a spin bike more than 48 hours in advance.

How do I reserve a racquetball/squash court?

  • To reserve a racquetball or squash court, go to the Reserve Racquetball/Squash Courts page on our website. The search box or the orange “Calendar” button work best.
  • Click the blue “Register” button at the bottom of the page to be taken to our registration site.
  • The first time you use the site, you will have to set up an account. Your username will be your e-mail address.
  • Once in the system, enter the date you want to play and click the button to check availability on all four courts. Just keep scrolling down to see every court’s availability. Open times will be displayed in orange. Unavailable times will be marked in black.
  • Click the time you want to start playing and pick 30 or 60 minutes from the menu. Click “Create Registration” and you are all set!
  • You cannot reserve a racquetball or squash court more than 2 weeks in advance.

How do I register for a program?

We have transitioned to all online program registration. You can register for programs in a couple of different ways:

  1. Find the program for which you want to register by using the navigation menu (Youth Development, Healthy Living, Social Responsibility) OR just search for the name of the program in the search bar. If you use quotation marks around your search term, that will help narrow the choices. Once you are on the page for your selected program, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the blue “Register” button. This will take you directly to the program’s registration page in our online program registration system.
  2. If you know the name of the program and would like to go directly to our online program registration site, just click the orange “Programs” button. Enter the name of the program in the search bar to find programs that are open for registration.

Once on the online registration site, select the program for which you want to register and click the gray “register” button. This will take you to the login screen where you will see three rectangles.

  • If you already have registered for programs using our online system, just enter your e-mail address and password in the first rectangle.
  • If you are a current or past member, or if you have registered for programs in the past, but you haven't set up your online account, select the second rectangle to enable your online account. You can use your online account to register for classes, programs and events.
  • If you've never been a member or enrolled in any of our programs or classes, select the third rectangle to create an online account. You can use your online account to register for classes, programs and events.

Once signed in, just follow the on-screen prompts to register for programs.

How do I sign up for a membership?

You can begin the membership process on our website or by stopping by the Welcome Center at the Y. To start the process on the website, just click on the orange “Join” button View our membership categories and rates by clicking the “View Rates” option on the page. Once you are ready to start the membership process, click on the “Join Now” option. Fill out the form with as much information as possible and hit “Save.” This information will be sent to our Member Service Representatives to enter into our membership system as a starting point for your membership. We will need you to stop by the Y to set up your payment method and take photos to keep on file. When you get to the Y, just let the Member Service Representative working at the Welcome Center know that you registered online.

Does the Y offer membership and/or program scholarships?

We believe everyone deserves a Y, so the Carlisle Family YMCA offers financial assistance to individuals and families who might otherwise not be able to afford membership or program fees. Ask a staff member about our Member Connection program. It’s easy to apply and the Y does everything it can to make the Y a place for all.

How do I donate?

The Carlisle Family YMCA’s Annual Strong Kids Campaign is our largest fund-raising drive. The campaign officially runs each year from March to May, but donations are accepted all year long. You can donate in one of two ways:

  • Go to our website and click the orange “Donate” button. Then click the “Donate Money” option on the page. This will take you directly to our online donation site. If you have ever registered for a program or event through the Y, you will use the same log-in information that you would to register online. If you do not have an account, just click “Continue without signing in” and follow the on-screen prompts.
  • If you would prefer to write a check, you can make it payable to “Carlisle Family YMCA” and either drop it off or mail it to the Y at Carlisle Family YMCA, 311 S. West St., Carlisle, PA 17013. Please just mark it to the attention of Cate Mellen.

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What equipment does my child need for practice and games?

Shin guards are mandatory for all soccer activity, along with socks to cover the shin guard.  Soccer cleats are highly recommended but not required and sneakers are an acceptable substitute.  Baseball and football cleats that have a cleat on the toe are not allowed in soccer as they can be dangerous.  You’re child should also have a ball to bring to practice and games.

What size ball does my child need? 

Age 5 = Size 3

Ages 6-11 = Size 4

Ages 12 and up = Size 5

Is the CAYS program co-ed? 

Only the U-12 age division at the recreational level is co-ed for the purpose of numbers.

Travel is not co-ed.

When does the season begin? 

The fall season starts in mid-August and runs through the end of October/early November. The spring seasons starts in mid-March and runs through the end of May/early June.

Can I choose the team my child will play on?

At the recreational level, parents can submit requests for a specific coach and/or teammate(s).  While we try to honor all requests, there is never a guarantee.  Siblings who are playing in the same age group are always placed on the same team, unless requested otherwise.

Because of the competitive nature and the tryout process involved in travel soccer, parents have little say in which team their child is placed on.

How are teams formed?  

All rec soccer players are evaluated before the fall and spring seasons.  Teams are formed based on their skill level, and we make a concerted effort to make the teams as even as possible.  Also taken into account are available practice nights for each participant.  Coach and friend requests are also considered, as well as any other requests.

All players interested in travel soccer must tryout near the end of the spring season.  Tryouts are conducted by former and current coaches (other than the coach for that perspective age group. i.e. the U-11 boys coach would not run tryouts for the U-11 boys).  Players who make the team they are guaranteed a spot on that team through the following fall AND spring season.

When are practices and games? 

Rec practices are held one evening during the week for one hour.  Some of the older teams may choose to hold two practices a week. Most games are on Saturdays, however, a few games are held during the week.

Travel teams practice two nights a week for 1-1.5 hours. Most age groups play all their games on Saturdays.  Some of the older age groups (U-15 and above) play on Sunday afternoons so they do not conflict with school soccer.

Where are practices and games held?

All Rec and Travel practices and games are held at G.B. Stuart Athletic Complex located on Rockledge Drive in Carlisle.

For travel soccer, half of the games (4) are away and are played at clubs in surrounding areas.  Most of these away games are less than 45 minutes away from Carlisle. 

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Tyler Getz, Youth Sports Director

(P) 717 243 2525 ext 221

(E) tgetz@carlislefamilyymca.org

Amy Herd, Soccer Registrar & Liaison

(P) 717 243 2525 ext 221

(E) aherd@carlislefamilyymca.org 

Need more information or have a question about this? Contact:

Tyler Getz, Youth Sports Director


717 243 2525 ext 225