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.

Archery (Ages 8-13)

Archers learn a unique sport that has been around for centuries but continues to excite! The class will be a mix of skill games and competitive shooting to carefully track the progress of each archer. Experience the joy of becoming a master archer in a safe and welcoming environment!
Sessions:  Fall, Spring

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Ages 7-12)

Learn self-defense, patience, quick decision making skills and more while building your self-esteem and confidence in our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class. Participants will be taught this martial art/combat sport that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu promotes that anyone of any size and stature can successfully defend themselves through proper technique against bigger and stronger opponents. Due to BJJ’s ‘size doesn’t matter’ philosophy it is quickly becoming the industry leader in self defense and it’s skills can be used by anyone.
Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring

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

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. All students must bring their own tennis racquet to class.
Sessions:  Fall, Spring

Peer Buddies for Unified Sports (Ages 13-17)

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity for your child? We are looking for some typical peer buddies to play sports with our kids with special needs. If intered in jioning this fun program, please contact Carolynn Kaufman, Director of Special Needs Programming at 203-920-1656.

Girls Volleyball (Grades 5-8, Ages 11-14)

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 the high school level.
Sessions:  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer