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Physical Education

Nancy S. Amalfitano, MS, Ed, Director, ext. 228  NAmalfitano@sfy.org
Dane Warren, Assistant Director, ext. 229 DWarren@sfy.org 

The Physical Education & Recreation Department is dedicated to the health, physical and social development of all members.  Our pre-school, nursery and junior sports programs are designed to coordinate eye-hand, eye-foot, gross and fine motor and balance skills. Our adult and senior program is designed to keep those involved in shape and up-to-date on proper exercise and nutrition information.

Socialization, working at your own pace and having fun in a safe environment are the main goals of the department. Our staff is professionally trained to enhance the individual development of all who participate. We are proud to offer a well-rounded program for ALL AGES. You are never too old to exercise!

  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONSULTATIONS
    Our certified staff will come to you to supervise and teach programs geared to your clientele. We can add professional classes in exercise, fitness training, sports skills and recreational activities to your school, nursing home, business, club, etc!

  • ZUMBA!
    Stay in shape and have a great time at Zumba at the Y! We currently offer an hour long class every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.  Zumba is one of the fastest growing and most popular exercise options in the country, and our classes in the past have been wildly popular. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! Contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 extension 229 to reserve your spot or if you have any questions.
  • CPR & FIRST AID CERTIFICATION
    The Physical Education & Recreation Department has staff that are Red Cross certified instructors in first aid, CPR, defibrillator and Epi pen (toddler/infant, community, professional rescuer, etc.). These courses will be offered throughout the year and can be done at the Y or at your site.

  • LIFEGUARD & WSI CERTIFICATION
    [at the Bay Terrace Center]
    The Bay Terrace Center has staff that are Red Cross certified instructors in Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instruction. The courses will be offered throughout the year and can be done at the Bay Terrace Pool & Tennis Center or at your site. Please call Craig Lastres at (646) 772-3784 for further information.

  • PRE-SCHOOL NURSERY PROGRAMS
    Indoor Playground
    Ages:  5 & under
    Time:  Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 AM - Beginning on October 19, 2016
    Every Wednesday we set-up a mini playground with obstacle courses, big fluffy mats to play on, and age appropriate equipment to help develop balance, strength and mobility in our gym. Parent participation required. Pay as you come. No pre-registration. Sneakers are required. Parent participation is required. Pay as you come. No pre-registration-Sneakers are required.

    Nursery Gymnastics
    Ages: 3-5 years
    Time: Wednesday, 3:30-4:15 PM
    The Samuel Field Y offers a fundamental gymnastics class where children will be taught tumbling and the proper use of the balance beam and vaulting horse, with an emphasis on having fun (and playing safely!).For more information contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229


  • SFY SOCCER CLINIC

    The Samuel Field Y is teaming with Super Soccer Stars to offer soccer lessons to children ages 2-10, on Sundays
    this Fall. Beginning on October 11, we'll be offering courses (10 classes) for children ages 3-4 from 9:30 to 10:15 am,
    a course for 2 year olds from 10:20 to 11:00 am, 5 to 7 years old from 11:05 to 12:00 pm, and 8 to 10 years old from
    11:00 to 12:00 pm.

    We will also be offering a "Kick & Play - Parent & Me Pre-Soccer" course for children Ages 12-24 Months on Tuesday
    mornings from 9:30 am - 10:10 am, running from September 22 through December 8.

    All of these courses will cost $200 for 10 sessions, and please take note of the flyer below to confirm the dates
    of the courses.

    For more information please contact Super Soccer Stars at (516) 740-7171, or email longisland@supersoccerstars.com,
    or fill out the form for whichever course you're interested in by clicking on the flyer below, and return it to Carol Giancola
    at the Samuel Field Y, located at 58-20 Little Neck Parkway.

  • FAMILY FUN DAY HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
    Ages 5 and under. If you are looking for a new and exciting program for you and your child, come join us for gym activities, arts & crafts and lunch. Pre-Registration Required.  For further information, please call Dane Warren at ext. 229.

  • PRIVATE ATHLETIC/SPORTS CLINICS
    For groups of 10 or more we will design a clinic to meet your needs. Call Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229 for more information.

  • CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY PARTIES

    The Samuel Field Y isn't just the premiere option for Preschool, Summer Camp, and Adult programs, it's the best place to host a Birthday Party! There's no party too big or too small, as you can choose to party it up in your favorite room(s) in the building.

    Gym Parties are our specialty, but with room rentals, event planning, and exciting activity options, your Birthday Party at the Samuel Field Y will be the most memorable party ever! Below are several of the party options that we offer:

    Party A - Sports Spectacular Party
    Come have a ball at our sports spectacular party, complete with activities and fun with all sports, including basketball, gaga, relay races, soccer, football, hockey and much more! Customize your day with the sports of your choice.

    Party B - Builder’s Block Blast!
    Imagination Playground is an innovative playground equipment system that transforms our gym into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement, and above all fun! Using Imagination Playground blocks, kids build a new world every day. They build objects like animals, rocket ships, and robots or imaginary places like houses, factories, and cities. Most important, it’s kid designed & powered!

    Party C - Diva’s Tea Party
    This is a true afternoon tea with all the frills! Enjoy a party filled with traditional class and charm. Children will make and decorate mini cupcakes to enjoy with their Tea (Apple Juice/Water), along with creating crown and wand crafts fit for a princess! A dance contest will round out a perfect afternoon! Teddy bears or special dolls are always invited to attend, too!

    Party D - Little Chefs Crazy Cooking
    You supply the chefs, we supply the rest! Come and celebrate and be chef of the day with our interactive cooking party - guaranteed to be delicious fun! We introduce each guest to the essentials of cooking as they make their own personal pizzas. Each chef will decorate their own chef hats and will even bake and decorate their own cupcake!

    Party E - Camp SFY
    Camp is not only for the summer! Join us anytime for a Camp party extravaganza! Start the day with olympic games, including silly relay races, tug of war, team builders and more! After playing in our gym, children can tie-dye bandanas and complete a camp arts & craft project. End the day with a make-your-own s’mores celebration!


    Party F - Indoor Playground (ages 5 and under)

    Take the playground fun to the next level! Enjoy an afternoon complete with our gymnastics equipment, including our slides, balance beam, climbers, bridges, tunnels and much more! Our professional staff will lead children in age appropriate games and parachute activities. Our bubble machine is always a highlight for everyone!

    Contact Dane Warren at (718) 225-6750 ext. 229 for more information.

  • Party Times Are
    Sundays Only

    Noon-2:00 PM
    2:00-4:00 PM
    4:00-6:00 PM

  • MONDAY NIGHT VOLLEYBALL CLUB
    Pre register for 10 weeks at a cost of $70. Club membership guarantees an extra half-hour of play time beginning at 7:30 PM. Walk-ins will be accepted at $10 per visit, but will not be allowed in the gym until 8:00 PM. Each session runs until 10:00 PM. Fall schedule begins on Monday, October 7, with the last date of the session being Monday, December 9. Please call Nancy Amalfitano at (718) 225-6750 ext. 228 to register. 

  • SPEISBALL BASKETBALL LEAGUE FOR TEENS GRADES 7-12
    Sponsored by the Robert Speissman Scholarship Fund, the Samuel Field Y offers an organized basketball league for teenagers in grades 7-12, Wednesday nights from November through February.
  • CO-ED ADULT PROGRAMS
    Volleyball, Basketball, Senior Exercise, and Linedancing
    NOTE: A medical release form is necessary before any individual can participate in any child, teen or adult exercise program. (Available in the Physical Education Department).
  • OLDER ADULT EXERCISE
    Aerobics
    Monday       (Yoga) 8:45-9:30 AM
                      (Arthritis) 11:00-11:50 AM
    Tuesday      (Fitness Fun) 10:30 - 11:00 AM
    Wednesday (Aerobics) 9:00-9:45 AM
    Thursday     (Aerobics) 9:00-9:45 AM
                      (Arthritis) 11:30AM-12:15PM
    Friday         (Aerobics) 9:00-9:45 AM
    Low-to-moderate impact exercise. Can be adapted to individual need by our skilled and certified instructors.

  • AEROBICS FOR ARTHRITIS (PACE)
    Thursday, 11:00-11:50 AM
    Gentle exercises for every part of the body for people with arthritis to maintain joint range of motion and flexibility.  This class is recommended by the Arthritis Foundation.

  • SILVER SNEAKERS
    Monday 8:45-9:30 AM
    Tuesday 8:00-8:45 AM  & 1:00-2:00 PM
    Wednesday 9:00-9:45 AM
    Thursday 9:00-9:45 AM
    Friday 9:00-9:45 AM
    Chair assisted group exercise focuses on increasing muscular strength, endurance and range of movement to improve activities for daily living. Customized for adults 65 years or older and for individuals declared Medicare disabled. Sponsored by Oxford Medicare Advantage and Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield. NEW PROGRAM
  • SENIOR SWIM [at the Bay Terrace Center]
    The senior swim program is a 3-day per week indoor swim program for seniors only. Open swim time is provided at the Bay Club on Bay Club Drive, Bayside, 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, during the winter months.  Please call Eileen at 718-423-6111 for further information.

  • SILVERSNEAKERS SILVERSPLASH SWIM
    Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety! SilverSplash offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance.  No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination.

  • GYM SCHEDULE
    (subject to change-please call ahead)

    Sunday      8:00-10:30 AM  35+ Adult Basketball League
      *12:00-1:00 PM Gym Parties
      *2:00-3:00 PM  
      *4:00-5:00 PM  
       5:00-6:00 PM  SFY Soccer Clinic
       7:00-9:00 PM Adult Basketball League
    Monday  8:00-10:00 PM Open Volleyball
    Tuesday    7:00-8:00 PM Tween's Gym Time
       8:00-11:00 PM   Adult Basketball League
    Wednesday  5:30-7:00 PM Open Basketball
       7:00-10:00 PM Speisman Teen Basketball League
    Thursday  6:00-7:30 PM  Basketball Buddies/Soccer Stars
                                    
    * Gym Parties minimum of Two-Hours, First Hour in Gym, Second Hour in Multi-Purpose Room.

    10-Night
    Pass
      may be purchased at a discounted rate of $60 for non-members for volleyball.


Adult Basketball Leagues

Click here for stats, schedule, and other information on the current season.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2016 Seasons. 
 
Beginning on Tuesday, January 19 2016!

Eight Regular Season Games, plus Double Elimination Play-offs

Games are played at 7:45pm, 8:45pm & 9:45pm on Tuesday & Thursday,
and 6:45pm, 7:45pm and 8:45pm on Sunday nights at the Samuel Field Y

**A Division for a competitive league, and B Division for a recreational league.**

Please note which division when registering.
 
League fees are $750 per team if paid by fifth game of the season or $8-- per team if paid before the last game of the season. Fees include ref fees, uniform and registration. 
 
Spots are limited call, email or text to register Today! 7

Pre-registration payments and information should be submitted by Thursday, January 14, 2016.

 


Our Women's League is also back for the Fall!


Eight Regular Season Games, plus Double Elimination Play-offs

Games are played at 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6:30 pm on Sunday afternoons at the Samuel Field Y

Beginning on Sunday, October 19, 2014

League fees are $650 per team for the season

Pre-Registration and Deposit are due NO LATER than Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Maximum of 12 people, Minimum of 7 people per team. Roster must be in before the Season starts.

League fees include Referee fees, Uniform, and Trophy for Championship Team

Contact Nancy Amalfitano at NAmalfitano@sfy.org



35 and Over Adult Basketball League

Eight Regular Season Games, plus Double Elimination Play-offs

Games are played at 8:00 am, 9:00 am, and 10:00 am on Sunday mornings at the Samuel Field Y

Beginning on Sunday, October 19, 2014

League fees are $650 per team for the season

Pre-Registration and Deposit are due NO LATER than Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

Maximum of 12 people, Minimum of 7 people per team. Roster must be in before the Season starts.

League fees include Referee fees, Uniform, and Trophy for Championship Team

Contact Robert Schwendel at RSchwendel21@gmail.com