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French Creek Youth Sports

Jarrod Williams, Regional Program Director
(440) 934-7806

Griffin Beach , Lead Program Instructor

Rain-Out Phone Line: 440-941-6443


Martial Arts

Sports Skills



Martial Arts


Learn Karate at Ali Kai School of Martial Arts, located within the French Creek Family YMCA. Classes are taught by Master Ed Yates & FIRST CLASS IS FREE!

Advanced/Sparring: Monday 6:30-8pm

8-13 years old: Tuesday/Thursday 6-6:50pm

14 - Adult: Tuesday/Thursday 7-7:50pm

About the instructors:

Master E.W. Yates, Owner and Head Instructor:

With over 60 years of training in the Martial Arts, Master Yates hold 10th degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and in Aikido.  He has been teaching in Lorain County since 1975 and is the head of the Ali Kai System.  He teaches Karate, Aikido, Weapons, as well as self-defense.

Lisa Reed, 3rd Dan, Instructor:

Lisa has trained in the Martial Arts for the past 11 years at the Ali Kai School of Martial Arts under Master Yates.  She currently hold the rank of 3rd Dan since 2013.  She has participated in several Women's Martial Arts camps and has concentrated her training on Self Defense.  She has a background in Shotokan, Aikido, Self Defense and Sword.

Tae Kwon Do

Start a new beginning of confidence, discipline, patience, concentration and the ability to finish what you start. Our Master has trained a U.S.National Champion and will train you to never fear, and always be strong in mind, spirit and body.

Beginners: Wednesday 6:15pm-7:15pm

Intermediate/Advanced: Wednesday 7:15pm-8:45pm

Members $60
Program Members $100

Sports Skills Classes                     French Creek gyn

Kids can learn the basics for each sport, including rules and fundamentals.  The sessions runs the weeks of March 18 - April 15

Member Plus FREE

Family Member FREE

Youth/Teen Members $20

Program Members $40


Tuesday 4:30-5:00   Volleyball       7-9 year olds

Tuesday 5:00-5:30   Volleyball       10-14 year olds

Wednesday 4:30-5:00    Sport Combo      3-4 year olds

Wednesday 5:00-5:30    Sport Combo      5-9 year olds

Thursday 4:30-5:00   Basketball     3-4 year olds

Thursday 5:00-5:30   Basketball     5-9 year olds


Youth Dodgeball League                 

Junior Cavaliers Youth Basketball League                  


Youth Volleyball League                  

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