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

Basketball Skills (Grades 2-8)

Learn and sharpen your basketball skills in this coed class. Our coach will help participants take their games to new heights by developing individual skills. Participants will work on ball handling, shooting, passing, defense, and game play all in this fun and interactive program. All skill levels are welcome.
Sessions:  Fall

Fencing Fundamentals (Ages 7-15)

Presented by Way of the Sword Fencing Academy, participants will get started with this introductory hands-on course designed for new and emerging swashbucklers. Students will have the option to compete under the YMCA banner against other kids in their age classification. Additional equipment rental fee to Way of the Sword Fencing Academy is required.
Sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring

YMCA Fencing Team – Foil and Sabre (Ages 7-17)

This course will help prepare participants for local competitive youth fencing. Students will have the option to compete under the YMCA banner against other kids in their age classification. Additional equipment rental fee to Way of the Sword Fencing Academy is required.
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