Youth Sports

Preschool Sports

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

Backyard Sports (Ages 3-5)

This preschool class is all about fun and introducing some sports skills to our little kids. This class will cover a wide range of games and skills, kids will play kick ball, floor hockey, t-ball, and many other fun games.
Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring

Preschool Soccer (Ages 3-5)

Presented by Blue Wave Kickers (BWK). This class engages children in physical activity while developing their motor skills and basic soccer skills through fun and imaginative games that also help build self-confidence and self-esteem.
Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Lil’ Hoopsters (Ages 3-5)

Basketball skill development taught in a fun environment with special emphasis on ball handling, passing, floor spacing, footwork, and shooting mechanics. All designed for beginners who want to learn and improve their basketball skills.
Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring.

Kempo Karate (Ages 4-6)

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. 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

The Little Stix (Ages 3-5)

The LITTLE STIX lacrosse class is offered at the New Canaan YMCA for boys and girls ages 3-5. Children will gain confidence and have fun learning lacrosse skills. Cradling, shooting, throwing, catching, and game play are all part of the 45-minute program.
Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring

T-Ball (Ages 3-6)

The New Canaan YMCA Youth T-Ball league provides your 3-6 year old a fun atmosphere designed to teach fundamentals while encouraging teamwork and sportsmanship. The league consists of games and practice held each Saturday in the spring for 6 weeks, every Saturday each team will practice and play a 3 or 4 inning game. Sessions: Spring