Programs & Classes
In 1892 YMCA Instructor James Naismith hung two peach baskets from the bottom of a second-level running track, tacked thirteen simple rules to the wall and brought the game of basketball to the world. Today, 116 years after 18 men played in that first game at a YMCA in Massachusetts , basketball is played by over 300 million people worldwide.
Small ideas can become huge realities. At Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, we strive to continually offer new and innovative programs and activities for our members, and we are committed to providing you with opportunities to achieve your dreams for a healthier lifestyle- in spirit, mind and body. Competing in a weightlifting competition at the age of 70? Swimming a mile without stopping to rest? Coaching a youth lacrosse team? Our programs and classes can turn dreams like these into amazing realities.