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YOUTH SPORTS & ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

 

The Middlesex YMCA offers a wide variety of Youth Sports programs as well as other enriching activities such as Judo, Cooking, Basketball, Climbing, Archery, Tee-Ball, Hockey, Kickball, and Tumbling among others.​ We work hard to create a fun and inviting atmosphere from the moment your child enters the class. Once your child is comfortable, our teachers will continue to provide enriching activities which emphasize personal growth, not just the advancement of skills.

Programs with a Purpose

Develop Self Confidence: Children are encouraged to use their imaginations and are helped, by their teachers, to create an environment where everyone can challenge themselves and achieve objectives every class.
 
Practice Social Skills: Receiving a "Good Job" compliment from the teacher can be very exciting, but giving a peer a "Way to Go!" cheer can be a new social experience. Children are encouraged and assisted in interacting with each other and making new friends. 

Learn New Skills: Our youth activities are led by experienced professionals. Activities are age and developmentally appropriate while progressing throughout the lessons.



Have Fun: Many times the activities are so much fun your children won't know they are simultaneously developing their skills . Youth activities are about participation and exposure to new experiences. Your children will always leave the YMCA with a smile on their faces.

2024 Youth Sports Schedule

Youth Program Questions:

Contact Mikaela LoPriore at 860-342-2267 or email at mlopriore@midymca.org

 

Click the class you are interested in to LEARN MORE or REGISTER! 

 

Please note that the classes offered are subject to change.

Please check the website before the start of the session for any changes to the schedule.

Pricing

Full Members: $85    Program Members: $102    Non-Members: $135

(Separate prices for Little Chefs Club)

 

Middlesex YMCA Preschoolers pay Program Membership fee.

Email Mikaela at mlopriore@midymca.org to confirm your discounted price.

 

2024 Judo Schedule

Judo Questions:

Contact Ben Silliman at 860-342-2267 or email at bsilliman@midymca.org

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Youth Sports & Enrichment Class Descriptions

Explore our class descriptions to learn more about what your little one will be doing in our Youth Sports & Enrichment program at the Y!

Little Ballers Basketball (Ages 4-6)

Focusing on participation, building confidence, and having fun, participants will learn the basic skills of basketball. Kids will learn the fundamentals of passing, dribbling, and shooting in basketball, all while being able to meet new friends, and learn in an active, non-competitive, and engaging atmosphere.

Little Dribblers Soccer (Ages 4-6)

Focusing on participation, building confidence, and having fun, participants will learn the basic skills of soccer. Kids will learn the fundamentals of passing, dribbling, and shooting in soccer, all while being able to meet new friends, and learn in an active, non-competitive, and fun atmosphere.

Intro to Tumbling & Active Movements (Ages 4-8)

Join us as we learn the basics of tumbling and active movements! Classes will incorporate the fundamental skills of balance, flexibility, and body control, which will provide the building blocks for furthering gymnastics and parkour skills. Students will work to improve flexibility, strength, body awareness, and focus on technique to ensure safety.

Little Chefs Club (Ages 3-12*)

Practice basic cooking fundamentals, kitchen skills, and safety. This hands-on class includes a new homecooked meal that you can take home or eat in class, your very own recipe book, and a personalized chef's apron.

*Adult is required to attend class with any participant 8 years old or younger.

Parent & Me Basketball (Ages 3-4)

This program is designed to create a nurturing and engaging environment for both parents/guardians and children to bond and develop essential motor skills and physical coordination through the exciting game of basketball.

STACK'D Sports (Ages 4-6)

In this class, your little one will experience seven different sports all STACK'D on top of each other! Some of these sports include Soccer, Tee Ball, Archery, Climbing, Kickball, and Disc Golf (STACK'D).

Mini Olympics (Ages 6-9)

This brand-new program acts as an extension to our STACK'D Sports class, although no previous experience is required! As Mini Olympians, participants will fine-tune their technique and skills in a new sport each week! Archery, Climbing, Disc Golf, Basketball, Baseball/Softball, and more!

Archery (Ages 6-12)

Learn the fundamentals of archery by participating in unique, inventive, and engaging archery games out at YMCA Camp Ingersoll! Fun for a wide range of ages, no experience required.

Outdoor Adventure (Ages 6-12)

Participants will engage in a new outdoor adventure activity each week including climbing, parkour, fire-building, archery, hiking, and more! Fun for a wide range of ages, no experience required.

Tee Ball (Ages 4-6)

Focusing on participation, building confidence, and having fun, participants will learn the basic skills of Baseball/Softball including throwing, catching, hitting, and base running all while learning in an active, non-competitive, and engaging environment.

Campfire Cooking (Ages 6-12*)

Practice basic outdoor cooking fundamentals, skills, and safety. This hands-on class includes a new homecooked meal that you can take home or eat in class, your very own recipe book, and a personalized chef's apron!

*Adult is required to attend class with any participant 8 years old or younger.

Mountain Biking (Ages 10-15)

Mountain Biking at Camp Ingersoll is back! Join us on a fun adventure through the grounds of YMCA Camp Ingersoll in Portland as well as some local parks. Every Tuesday, we will meet at Camp Ingersoll, while on Thursdays (except the first Thursday where we will be at Camp) we will meet at either Hurd State Park or the Portland Reservoir. Our goal is to learn more about the sport of mountain biking while riding, having fun, and strengthening our bodies. If possible, participants should bring their own Mountain Bikes (bikes without gears will make it extremely difficult for kids).

Judo (Beginners - Brand New & White Belt)

This class is for beginners and will include introductory skills, learning to fall safely, throw, and grapple through fun and educational games.

Judo (Advanced - Yellow Belts & Adults)

This class is for the advanced students. It will provide a deeper understanding of technique, throwing, grappling, and confidence building.

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