Youth Sports

Middle School Sports

The New Canaan YMCA provides an opportunity for boys and girls to participate in a wide variety of sports throughout the year.

Girls Volleyball (Grades 5th-8th)

This class for middle school girls is an introduction to the fundamentals of volleyball. The program is recommended for all those who have an interest in playing volleyball recreationally or at the high school level.

Junior Tennis (Ages 6-15)

Presented by Slammer Tennis World! Kids will learn the basics of tennis in a fun-filled atmosphere. Strokes covered include ground strokes and volleys, the overhead, and the serve. The class will also incorporate some light exercises and footwork drills to build stamina. Lessons taught by a certified tennis teaching professional.
Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Fencing (Ages 7+)

Looking for something new for your child to try? This program is a great introduction to an Olympic sport that has been around for centuries. Participants will learn the basic footwork, hand positioning, and much more.
Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Beginner Archery (Ages 8-12)

We offer indoor archery for ages 8-12. Classes offer a basic introduction to the sport, safety tips, maintenance, and shooting techniques. All equipment will be provided.

Intermediate Archery (Prerequisite: Beginner Archery or Archery at Camp Y-Ki)

Take what you have learned about archery to the next level in our Immediate Archery course.

Kempo Karate (Ages 7+)

We have partnered with Kempo Academy to offer a program for children of all ages that revolves around teaching discipline, focus, confidence, self-control and respect. The faculty of the Academy has created a highly successful teaching technique that incorporates character building philosophies with traditional martial arts training methods. Students enjoy the benefits of cardio workouts and stretching techniques which maximize their physical benefits and the confidence that is achieved through effective self-defense training.
Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer