At the Y, kids can learn to play a sport, develop their skills, make new friends, and become empowered in youth sports programs.

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The next eight-week session of classes begins the week of February 24. Registration opens for YMCA members on February 8, and for community members on February 15.


A comprehensive program with an emphasis of both the development of athletic and social skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and positive competition in a fun environment.

Register for Baseball


Learn and master the basics of passing, dribbling and shooting and practice your offense and defense in fun scrimmages.

Register for Preschool Basketball

Register for School Age Basketball

Flag Football

Participants will learn the fundamentals of football, the rules of the game, good sportsmanship, as well as healthy lifestyle habits.

Register for Flag Football


Each level of our progressive program is geared to advance gymnasts in safe, consistent and productive progressions. The program teaches safety awareness, body awareness, values education and skills instruction with safety as our #1 concern.

Gymnastics events are under the jurisdiction of USA Gymnastics. All classes are held in the gym. Contact Erin McGrath for more information at 718-551-9309 or

Tiny Tumblers
Ages 3-6 years


Beginner and Intermediate Tumblers: Boys
Ages 5-7, 8-13 years


Beginner Tumblettes: Girls
Intermediate Twisters: Girls

Ages 5-7, 8-13 years


Gymnastics Teams
Ages 6-15 years

Youth advancing through the Cross Island Y’s progressive gymnastics program are encouraged to become a member of our teams. Team members train with certified gymnastics coaches two-three days per week. The team fee does not include local meets. Gymnasts who qualify for state, regional or national gymnastics meets must pay a separate fee. Team members have the opportunity to try out for the YMCA National Gymnastics Competition. Please contact Erin before registering.

Team Schedule


Our progressive karate program teaches physical education, self-defense, and meditation. Regular participation in this program develops strength, agility, flexibility and coordination as well as focus and peace of mind.

Chief instructor Guy Blackman holds a 6th degree black belt with the American Bushido Federation.

Youth Beginner
Ages 6-16 years


Youth Intermediate
Ages 6-16 years


Youth Advanced
Ages 6-16 years


Smart Start

This program focuses on familiarizing youngsters with various sports and fitness activities and operates as orientation to sports. Age appropriate activities include soccer, kickball, T-ball, and basketball. All children should wear proper gym attire.



Our soccer classes, for preschoolers through teenagers, teach skills, improve coordination, and encourage fair play, positive attitude, and teamwork.



QuickStart Tennis

Ages 5-8, 8-10 years

Young kids learn to play with kid-sized racquets, slower and lower-bouncing balls, and older students are taught fundamental and advanced techniques of groundstroke, volley, and overhead strokes.


Junior Development

Ages 9-17 years

Progressive program based on age and skill development. The lessons feature instruction in both fundamental and advanced techniques of ground strokes, volley and overhead strokes. Emphasis is also placed on control, consistency, point play and match strategy in singles and doubles play. Equal time is spent on drills and game play. For Levels 1-3 students are evaluated to determine appropriate level.


Private Tennis Lessons

Private instructor to enhance your skills or get started in the game are available for all ages and levels. Contact Tennis Coordinator Ron John for more information and to get started with a certified tennis instructor today!

Number of Sessions Price for Y Member Price for Community
Single - 30 minute session $55 $75
6 Pack - 30 minute sessions $230 $310
Single - 60 minute session $105 $400
6 Pack - 60 minute sessions $400 $500

Tennis Tournaments

Contact Tennis Coordinator Ron John for more information about upcoming tennis tournaments.