Youth Sports

School-Age Sports

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
 

Golf (Grades K-5)

Learn golf in a safe, fun environment with our certified instructors. Swing fundamentals are taught along with basic rules and etiquette. This program is designed to develop a passion for golf while developing and improving motor skills and coordination, helping with focus, and boosting self-confidence. All equipment is provided, including softer practice balls. Our 5-level program will advance children through all aspects of the game and prepare them to go
out and play on the golf course. Our instructors create the right balance between fun and fundamentals.
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
 

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