Bloomington-Normal YMCA

Home School Physical Education


The Bloomington-Normal YMCA uses the Graham, Holt-Hale, and Parker (2013) Skill Theme Approach (STA) to Physical Education for all activities in the gym. The STA focuses on teaching studentd the skills required to be successful in physical activities and sports for the rest of their lives. We also use the same guidelines and practices as our Learn-to-Swim programs for all pool activities. Our home school P.E. program is designed to provide and opportunity for holistic development of your child's spiritual, mental, and physical abilities in a caring and supportive environment. 


  • Child demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Child demonstrates understanding of movement, concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to learning and performance of activities.
  • Child participates regularly in physical activities.
  • Child exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
  • Child values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self expression, and/or social interaction.


The program is offered every Fall and Spring. The program meets on Fridays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. We will start at 2:00 pm, so students should be prepared when they arrive. Transition time from the gym/pool and changing time at the end is built-in, so students can leave at 4:00 pm.

Spring 2018 Semester: Fridays, February 16, 2018 - Friday, April 13, 2018 (No class on March, 16, 2018 instructors are on Spring Break)

Ages 4-8: Gym 2:00-2:50, Pool 3:00-3:50
Ages 9-18: Pool 2:00-2:50, Gym 3:00-3:50


Open registration: January 9, 2018 - February 11, 2018

Individual Registration Fee: Members: $45/child; Non-Members: $85/child.  

Family Registration Fee: Members $105/ Non-Members $205.  

All registration fees increase $15 on February 12, 2018. 

Financial assistance is available.

Graham, G., Holt-Hale, S.A., & Parker,M. (2013) Children moving: A reflective approach to teaching physical education (9th ed.) McGraw-Hill.


Homeschool P.E. registration will no longer be accepted in paper form. All new registrants will be directed to the online registration forum or can call our member engagement specialists to register over the phone. 

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For more information, please contact the Director of Aquatics, Kevin Sweeney, at

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