WHERE EVERYBODY PLAYS
Our sports department strives to provide a broad base of programs that provides our youngest members with the opportunity to try new sports in a fun, instructional, and low-pressure environment. Participants develop skills in the sport, along with discipline, teamwork, conditioning, and sportsmanship.
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, soccer, t-ball, and many other fun games.
Golf (Ages 5-8)
Learn golf in a fun environment with our certified instructors. Swing fundamentals are taught along with basic rules and etiquette. The program is designed for children to develop a passion for golf while developing and improving motor skills and coordination, helping with focus and boosting self-confidence. Our 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. All equipment is provided, including softer practice balls.
New! Soccer Clinics (Grades K-8)
JC Athletics is excited to bring soccer clinics to the New Canaan YMCA!
Grades K-4 Classes will focus on improving fundamental skills including ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Through the use of a curriculum involving exciting drills and mini-games, the players will develop their technical abilities, coordination, game awareness and love for “the beautiful game”. The goal is to create a fun, safe learning environment for all skill levels while also making sure all the players compete and look forward to the next session!
Grades 5-8 Classes will focus on improving fundamental skills including ball control, dribbling, passing, and shooting. The goal will be to get players ready both physically and technically for their upcoming club soccer seasons with drills involving teamwork and competition.
Basketball Clinics (Grades 1-8)
Clinics are specialized and structured to be challenging, engaging, and fun! Participants will work on all aspects of the game from shooting, ball-handling, fundamental terminology, and most importantly, defensive skills.
Volleyball: Beginner (Grades 5-8)
This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of volleyball. No experience necessary!
Volleyball: Intermediate (Grades 5-8)
Prerequisite: completed a volleyball basics class. This class is a natural progression after completing a volleyball basics class to help fine-tune players’ existing skills. This is not a class for proficient volleyball players.