At the Y, kids can learn to play a sport, develop their skills, make new friends, and become empowered in youth sports programs.
3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years
Our youth instructional basketball classes will help participants develop their skills in an environment that encourages peer support and positive reinforcement. The basketball foundation class will include lessons in dribbling, shooting, passing and the defensive and offensive rules of the game. This is a great place for your child to meet new friends and build their basketball skills.
Basketball Intermediate & Advanced
6-8 years, 9-12 years
For experienced youth basketball players, our intermediate and advanced basketball programs will focus on fine- tuning their skills and introducing drills and techniques that will bring out their competitive drive. While teaching the importance of good sportsmanship, this progressive setting will allow each player to become more proficient in the sport.
Jr. Knicks Program
The Harlem YMCA Jr. Knicks program is a non-competitive basketball league with a strong instructional base for boys and girls in the Harlem Community. The program aims to build confidence in youth that will enhance their self- esteem. Good sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play are themes which all of our practices and games encompass. The Program is sponsored by the New York Knicks Professional Basketball Team and is presented by Sprite and Foot Locker. The Jr. Knicks program is an 8 to 10 week program which runs from January–March.
Youth Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced
4-5 years, 6-8 years & 9-12 years
Participants will develop balance, coordination, self confidence and discipline through this martial art form. Classes focus on the development of the youth’s positive attitude, behavior and character through building self-esteem and self-discipline while instilling respect for themselves and others.
A fun introductory sports class for both boys and girls. Through a range of developmentally appropriate activities, children are introduced to some of the fundamentals of basketball, t-ball, indoor soccer and most importantly, team work. FREE!
3-5 years, 6-8 years
A popular sport for young children, soccer involves running and kicking, as well as eye and foot coordination. It holds a young child’s interest and provides lots of fun while improving coordination.
4-5 years, 6-8 years
This is a great introduction to the sport of tennis. All skills and techniques will be taught from the game base approach which include the PAS techniques. So come participate in this exciting sport at the Harlem YMCA.