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 January 2, 2019. Registration opens for YMCA members on December 15, 2018, and for community members on December 22, 2018.

Kids playing baseball during youth sports class at the YMCA

Baseball

A comprehensive program with an emphasis of both the development of athletic and social skills, teamwork, sportsmanship and positive competition in a fun environment.
Kids playing basketball during youth sports class at the YMCA

Basketball

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

Cheerleading

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

Gymnastics

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

Karate

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

Kidsercise

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

Soccer

Our soccer classes, for toddlers through teenagers, teach skills, improve coordination, and encourage fair play, positive attitude, and teamwork.
Kid learns tennis during youth sports class at the Harlem YMCA

Tennis

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.