Get Out & Play Programs
YSA's Get Out & Play program provides after-school activities for your kids on early release days. YSA partners with parent volunteers, Basin Recreation, Deer Valley, Find Your Path Utah, Park City Mountain, Park City Ice Arena, Utah Olympic Park, White Pine Touring, Young Riders, and Woodward to offer affordable programs that give every child the opportunity to try new sports in a safe supervised environment.
Elementary students in 1st through 5th can try downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing, freeride snowboarding, ski jumping, mountain biking, figure skating, speed skating, ice hockey, triathlon, camping skills, and indoor action sports. Program fees include instruction, transportation from schools to participating venues (except for mountain biking, triathlon, and camping) and lift tickets where applicable. Students with financial need are offered fee waivers less a small commitment fee and are provided equipment for use during the program.
New Partial Scholarship Available!
We want to provide the opportunity for as many kids as possible to participate in our programs. If you earn less than $50,000 annually, please select an available Scholarship ticket to complete your registration. However, if you earn more than $50,000 annually but less than $100,000 annually and the registration fee is a burden for your family, you may qualify for a partial scholarship. Please complete the Partial Scholarship Application linked here here to help us understand your financial challenges. The information you choose to share with us is confidential and will be used only for purposes of determining your eligibility for a partial scholarship. You may be asked to provide documentation (i.e., paystubs, tax forms, or W-2s) to confirm your income and/or other financial information.
Contact & Registration Details
We know that a focus on your child’s health and safety while participating in our programs is more important now than ever before. Please know that our programs will include protocols that are designed to comply with all applicable governmental guidelines.
IMPORTANT! Your child must wear a mask unless otherwise directed by their coach. Do not send your child to our after-school programs if they are sick! Our coaches will conduct a quick symptom screening each day of the program, and will call you to pick your child up if they are exhibiting any of the following COVID-19 symptoms.
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
- Unexplainable rash
Note that there will be additional safety practices in place based on planned activities and facilities to be used for each program. Please refer to the description for each specific program for those details.
Past Events › GOAP
Registration is closed. Cross country skiing is a great way to build fitness and enjoy being outdoors with friends, and the Get Out & Play - Cross Country Skiing program is specifically designed to build ski skills and confidence in a fun environment! The sessions are intended for students who want to learn the fundamentals of cross country skiing through games, drills, and skiing with peers. The program takes place after school on 3 successive Fridays starting at the end…Find out more »
This is an introductory course that takes place at the Utah Olympic Park (UOP) for students who are beginners at nordic jumping, freestyle skiing, or freeride snowboarding. Students will be introduced to basic freestyle maneuvers in the air and on the ground with the use of jumps, bumps, rails and skier/boarder cross. Instruction is provided by Park City Ski and Snowboard (PCSS). IMPORTANT! Skiers must be at a minimum of an intermediate level to participate in this program (i.e., must…Find out more »
SOLD OUT - to be put on the wait list please contact [email protected] Introduction to terrain parks including park etiquette, transitions and small features; more advanced students learn tricks on rails, jumps and in the halfpipe following safe progressions. All students learn from our professional Woodward coaches and use our innovative terrain parks. Must be intermediate level - capable of blue runs. Transportation is provided for this program to and from the schools, but we do need bus chaperones to…Find out more »
Registration for this program is now closed. If you still wish to enroll your child, please contact [email protected] for assistance. Whether your child is skating for the first time, or skated multiple times, this is a great introductory program to many different aspects of skating. We coordinate our sessions with the Figure Skating Club of Park City, the Park City Ice Miners hockey team, and Park City Speed Skating. The first week will focus on the basic concepts of being…Find out more »
Week 1 FridayMarch 13th12:30-3:30pm Action Sports Week 2 FridayMarch 20th12:30-3:30pm Action Sports Week 3 FridayMarch 27th12:30-3:30pm Action Sports Week 4 FridayApril 3rd12:30-3:30pm Action Sports This program is SOLD OUT. If you'd like to be added to the wait list, please contact [email protected] Experience all the sports offered inside Woodward's world-class indoor facility including trampolines, parkour, skateboarding, scooter and BMX riding. Students rotate through the sports with professional Woodward coaches. All abilities welcome. Transportation is provided for this program, but we do…Find out more »
Jeremy Ranch Dates: Sept 11 and Sept 18 Grades 2-5 Exploring our amazing Park City surroundings is extra fun when kids are guided by the outstanding coaches from Find Your Path Utah. Participants will have a great time and gain confidence outdoors as they learn to: Plan and prepare themselves and their backpacks for an outdoor adventure Read and follow topographical and/or other trail maps Participate in scavenger hunts and/or geocaching exercises to practice skills Note that all activities will…Find out more »
Dates: Sept 11, Sept 18, Sept 25, and Oct 2 Bring your own equipment or use equipment available at Woodward to BMX bike, skateboard, and scooter in our world-class outdoor dirt and concrete parks at Woodward Park City. Professional coaches will assist students in learning new skills while rotating through the sports each week. All abilities welcome. We may be able to provide transportation for a very limited number of students. Please indicate in your registration if you are unable…Find out more »
Dates - Sept 11, Sept 18, Sept 25, and Oct 2 The YSA is excited to offer mountain biking for 3rd-5th graders as part of the Get Out and Play Program. This program is for participants who are beginners on trails, and not for beginners on bikes as students should already know how to ride a bike and may have ridden some trails. We have teamed up with Young Riders who will be providing the coaching staff. The program covers…Find out more »
Dates - Sept 11, Sept 18, Sept 25, and Oct 2 Does your child want to learn more about the multi-sport of Triathlon? Triathlon teaches self discipline, confidence and healthy lifestyles. This 4 week session meets at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse, and is geared toward kids who know the basics of swimming, biking and running but want to improve their skills and feel more confident with each discipline. Cycling will be on both paved and gravel paths, so mountain bikes…Find out more »
Join Team Soldier Hollow coaches to learn the basics of Cross Country Skiing and Biathlon. In day 1 participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of classic ski technique and a brief history of the sport. In Day 2 we’ll all put on winter skis and boots (provided by Soldier Hollow Nordic Center) to practice skiing on the school’s field. In day 3 we’ll take another step and introduce the basics of Biathlon with the chance to learn about where…Find out more »
What is Get Out & Play (GOAP)?
GOAP is a fun introduction to a variety of sports in a safe learning environment.
When does it start?
Programs run from September through May in 3-5 week sessions. The programs are held immediately after school releases on Thursdays for Weilenmann, and Fridays for all other Park City schools.
Who is it for?
Programs are open to elementary students enrolled in grades 1-5 unless otherwise specified.
What ability levels?
Programs are designed for kids with beginner to intermediate skill sets. Advanced levels are not offered due to the many options available through other organizations within the community.
Where are the programs held?
We are lucky to work with all our local ski/snowboard resorts, Park City Ice Arena, White Pine Nordic Center, Young Riders, and Woodward.
The program hasn't started yet and I need a refund as my personal circumstances have changed. What should I do?
You may request a refund prior to the registration deadline. Note that a $25 administrative fee will be charged. YSA will not issue refunds after the registration deadline.
The program has already started and I need to cancel. What should I do?
Cancellations are accepted only for medical reasons, and a $25 administration fee will be charged.
If there is really bad weather, do you offer make up sessions or can I get a refund?
Programs run rain or shine. There are no refunds for weather.