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 Fall I mini-session, featuring four weeks of classes, is from October 19 - November 15, 2020
Member registration is open now. Registration for community members opens on October 11, 2020.

We plan to offer additional classes later this fall as part of our Fall II session, and we’ll update with more details when they’re available.

Kids playing baseball during youth sports class at the YMCA


A comprehensive program with an emphasis of both the development of athletic and social skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and positive competition in a fun environment.
Boy in basketball team huddle at Park Slope Armory YMCA in Brooklyn smiles


Learn and master the basics of passing, dribbling and shooting and practice your offense and defense in fun scrimmages.
Cheerleading class for kids at the YMCA


This class is designed to cover beginner skills. Students will work on proper jump technique, strengthening coordination, and basic jump skills. Emphasis is on motion placement and beginning cheers.
Campers at the YMCA playing flag football during youth sports

Flag Football

Participants will learn the fundamentals of football, the rules of the game, good sportsmanship, as well as healthy lifestyle habits.
Kids learning gymnastics skills during youth sports class at the YMCA


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.
Three karate boys


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.
Kids learning exercise during youth sports class at the YMCA


This children's fitness class incorporates components of a not-so-typical gym class for children ages 5-12.
Kids learning soccer skills during youth sports class at the YMCA


Our soccer classes, for toddlers through teenagers, teach skills, improve coordination, and encourage fair play, positive attitude, and teamwork.
Girl floating in pool

Swim Lessons

Children learn water safety, basic swimming competency, and progress through levels as they develop skills.
Kid learns tennis during youth sports class at the Harlem YMCA


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.
Kids learning yoga skills during youth sports class at the YMCA

Yoga for Kids

Our yoga program focuses on appropriate poses and breathing technique, and is a great introduction to the mind-body-spirit aspect of exercise to develop focus and relaxation.

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