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 (Grades K-5)
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 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. All equipment is provided, including softer practice balls.
Girls’ Volleyball: Beginner (Grades 5-8)
This class for middle school girls (in grades 5-8) is an introduction to the fundamentals of volleyball. No experience necessary!
Girls’ 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.
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!
Junior Tennis (Ages 6-16)
Presented by Slammer Tennis world, this 6-week program will teach kids 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 light exercises and footwork drills to build stamina. Program is taught by a certified tennis teaching professional.
Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer
Youth Basketball League (Y-Ball)
This league exists for the youth of our community, providing them with the opportunity to experience and develop basketball skills. The primary objective of the YMCA is to develop people, not professional athletes. All Coaches are volunteers who are dedicated to developing youth and will emphasize the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
The Youth Basketball League is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through twelfth grade and consists of week-day practices and one game each Saturday from December through mid-March. Clinic programs are featured for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 1st grade. Participants in clinics will learn basic basketball skills through fun games and instruction. Boys’ leagues are separated by second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth/sixth grades, seventh/eighth grades, and high school. Girls’ leagues are offered as second grade, third/fourth grades, fifth/sixth grades, and seventh/eight grades.
Elementary-Middle School Basketball League (Grades K-8)
Players in kindergarten through eighth grade will begin play in December. League-wide evaluations for grades two through eight will take place in November at the New Canaan YMCA. Please refer to upcoming registration packet for the schedule. Players must be registered in order to participate in evaluation day. Practices will begin the first week of December and games will begin on the first Saturday in December. The season will last through the beginning of March.
Registration: Kindergarten-eighth grade registration begins mid-late fall. All paperwork is due prior to participant’s evaluation day.
High School Basketball League (Grades 9-12)
The High School League is a fun program designed for high school students to enjoy playing the game with friends in a non-competitive environment. Teams are led by volunteer high school captains. According to CIAC rules, participants are not eligible to play in the league if they play for their high school team. After registration, teams will be formed and the high school games will begin. Teams in the High School League do not have formal practices, and just enjoy games on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays throughout the season, ending in March.
Registration: High School League registration begins mid-late fall and has an extended registration deadline in December to accommodate high school team try-outs.
To learn more about our current Y-Ball league, click here.