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Sports

Youth Instructional Programs

The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they will carry with them throughout their lives. The benefits are far greater than just physical. When kids play sports, they can build confidence, discover their personal best, have fun and be a part of a team.

With our full court gymnasium and New Balance Track & Field, we have the facilities to offer sports classes, leagues and pick up games for all ages, levels and interests.

Visit Youth Leagues to learn more about our YBA Basketball Leagues, YSA Soccer Leagues, NFL Flag Football Leagues and Tee-Ball Leagues.

Sports Youth Instructional

All Sports - Teen

A program designed for teens with mild social and/or emotional disabilities. The group will play different sports each week in a positive, supportive environment. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, floor hockey and more.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
All Sports - Teen SPTAS Wed/05:30 PM - 06:15 PM 13 to 18 years Family or Adult $70.00
NonMember $70.00
Youth or Teen $70.00

All Sports - Youth

This program is intended for children with mild social and emotional disabilities who would like to play sports in a fun and supportive environment. Sports include basketball, flag football, soccer, floor hockey and more.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
All Sports - Youth SPYAS Mon/05:30 PM - 06:15 PM 8 to 12 years Family or Adult $70.00
NonMember $70.00
Youth or Teen $70.00

Archery

Our Archery program gradually teaches the concentration, focus, patience and confidence essential for safety and enjoyment of the sport. Class will be taught by a certified instructor, and all equipment will be provided for this class.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Archery SP150 Wed/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 7 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Advanced

The primary focus of this class will be to improve each player’s individual skills and help them better understand the basics of basketball. Focusing on: Ball Handling, Shooting, Offensive skills, and Defensive skills. The class will be taught by our Sports Coordinator, Josh Downes, who played four years varsity basketball in high school as well as 4 years at the division 3 level for Springfield College. The class will be a great preparation for Youth Leagues and the AAU Season.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Advanced - Ages 7 Years - 12 Years SP209 Tue/01:00 PM - 02:00 PM 7 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Biddy

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. The children will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, and passing. The program will focus on drills and skill development in the beginning and then fun games to end class and keep the kids engaged.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Biddy - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP205 Tue/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Collegiate

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. The children will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, and passing. The program will focus on drills and skill development in the beginning and then fun games to end class and keep the kids engaged.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Collegiate - Ages 10 Years - 12 Years SP207 Tue/05:30 PM - 06:15 PM 10 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Elite Hoops

This is a competitive class where the children already understand the fundamentals of basketball. This instructional program will emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. The children will improve their skills in dribbling, passing, shooting, as well as offense and defensive skills.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Elite Hoops - Ages 8 Years - 12 Years SP208 Tue/06:15 PM - 07:00 PM 8 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Girls (Ages 6-7)

This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. This program is for girls only and they will be taught the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling, passing, and defense. The focus is on a supportive learning environment where the girls can improve their skill level and have fun.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Girls (Ages 6-7) - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP201 Mon/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Mini

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. The children will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, and passing. The program will focus on drills and skill development in the beginning and then fun games to end class and keep the kids engaged.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Mini - Ages 4 Years - 6 Years SP203 Tue/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
Basketball - Mini - Ages 4 Years - 6 Years SP204 Thu/04:45 PM - 05:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball - Rookie

Children will learn how to play the game invented at the YMCA, basketball! This pre-competitive, instructional program is an introduction to youth basketball, emphasizing participation, fun, team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. The children will learn the fundamentals of dribbling, shooting, and passing. The program will focus on drills and skill development in the beginning and then fun games to end class and keep the kids engaged.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball - Rookie - Ages 8 Years - 9 Years SP206 Tue/04:30 PM - 05:15 PM 8 to 9 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball-Hoop School: Biddy

This program will emphasize skill development in preparation for the YBA and winter basketball season. We will emphasize team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. Skills they will focus on are: dribbling, passing, shooting, offense and defense. The kids will do skills and drills for thirty minutes and then scrimmage.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball-Hoop School: Biddy - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP210 Sat/01:00 PM - 01:45 PM 5 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball-Hoop School: Rookie

This program will emphasize skill development in preparation for the YBA and winter basketball season. We will emphasize team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. Skills they will focus on are: dribbling, passing, shooting, offense and defense. The kids will do skills and drills for thirty minutes and then scrimmage.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball-Hoop School: Rookie - Ages 8 Years - 9 Years SP211 Sat/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 7 to 9 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Basketball-Hoops: Collegiate

This program will emphasize skill development in preparation for the YBA and winter basketball season. We will emphasize team concepts, skill development, fair play and positive competition. Skills they will focus on are: dribbling, passing, shooting, offense and defense. The kids will do skills and drills for thirty minutes and then scrimmage.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Basketball-Hoops: Collegiate - Ages 10 Years - 12 Years SP212 Sat/02:30 PM - 03:15 PM 10 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Field Hockey

Learn the basics of field hockey, including general rule and gameplay knowledge, as well as skill development with stick handling. In addition to regular drills we also emphasize learning through play, where athletes develop their skills while playing a variety of mini-games.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Field Hockey - Skills And Drills 4:15pm SPFH Fri/04:15 PM - 05:00 PM 9 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Flag Football Class

Join one of the fastest growing sports in America. This introduction to football emphasizes the rules of the game, covering the fundamentals of catching, throwing, route running and de-flagging. The participants play a game while learning the rules and fundamentals.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Flag Football Class SP401 Wed/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Flag Football Class II

Join one of the fastest growing sports in America. This introduction to football emphasizes the rules of the game, covering the fundamentals of catching, throwing, route running and de-flagging. The participants play a game while learning the rules and fundamentals.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Flag Football Class II SP402 Wed/04:30 PM - 05:15 PM 8 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Karate/Martial Arts

Through Karate Classes, children learn self-confidence and self-defense through the fundamentals of Martial arts. Led by Shihan Eric Hung, these classes for ages 4-6 and 7-12 take students through skill development and belt advancement tracks.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Karate/Martial Arts - 4-6 Year Old Program SPK4-6 Wed/03:30 PM - 04:00 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
Karate/Martial Arts - 7-12 Year Old Program SPK7-11 Wed/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 7 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Lacrosse - Mini Lax

Your child will be introduced to the sport of lacrosse with a focus on teaching the participants how to properly handle the stick, skill development and fun. They will learn proper techniques and the fundamentals of catching, cradling and throwing etc. We will play fun games incorporating stick skills and exercise.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Lacrosse - Mini Lax - Ages 4-6 SP601 Tue/03:30 PM - 04:15 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Lacrosse Skills And Drills

From Cradling to Offhand Shooting to Faceoffs, in our lacrosse program we work on skills that will remain critical as long as your child is playing the game. With a lessened emphasis on full gameplay, athletes have an opportunity to hone their stick skills while still enjoying themselves.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Lacrosse Skills And Drills - Ages 7-10 SP602 Tue/04:15 PM - 05:00 PM 7 to 10 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Rock Climbing

In this class we start teaching climbing fundamentals to build a solid base of understanding. We start to focus on teamwork using climbing games and systems. Focus is a big part of climbing and we work with students to guide them through a series of climbing difficulties, so they have awareness about their capabilities.
Skills:
- How to back up a belay
- Basic climbing terminology
- The importance and application of foot technique
- Climbing games and balance

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Rock Climbing - Climb Club 60-Minutes SP830 Wed/04:15 PM - 05:15 PM 7 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Soccer Class - Biddy

Biddy soccer is also an instructional program with more skill development, teaching specific soccer moves. Gameplay will be introduced as well. This class will be held outdoors weather permitted.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class - Biddy - Ages 6 Years - 7 Years SP303 Thu/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 6 to 7 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Soccer Class - Rookie

Our Rookie program is a practice with a scrimmage incorporating skill work. This class will be held outdoors weather permitted.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class - Rookie - Ages 8 Years - 9 Years SP304 Thu/04:45 PM - 05:30 PM 8 to 9 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Soccer Class-Mini

Our Mini Soccer program is an instructional program to introduce kids to the game of soccer and emphasize the proper techniques and fundamentals of dribbling, foot skills, and passing, shooting and learning the rules of the game. This class will be held outdoors weather permitted.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer Class-Mini - Ages 4 Years - 5 Years SP302 Thu/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 5 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Soccer-Little Kickers

A great introduction to organized sports, Our Parent-and-me program allows our younger stars to play in a group environment while still retaining the comfort and security of playing with their parents. With a variety of simple games and exercises, this is truly a soccer that is fun for parents and children alike.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Soccer-Little Kickers - Age 3 Years SP301 Sat/09:00 AM - 09:30 AM 36 to 48 months Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Sports Training- 4-30 Min

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Sports Training- 4-30 Min - Four Sessions By Apointment SP1-4 Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat/07:30 AM - 10:00 PM 6 years and up Youth or Teen $75.00
Family or Adult $75.00
NonMember $120.00
Sports Training- 4-30 Min - Four Sessions By Apointment SPC1-4 Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat/07:30 AM - 10:00 PM 6 years and up Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Super Sports

A weekly dose of fun and exercise! Super Sports is an opportunity for your kids to experience new sports and activities in an organized pressure free environment. Activities include Soccer, Basketball, Tee Ball, Floor Hockey, Dodgeball, Lacrosse, Kickball, and Gaga Ball.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Super Sports SP111 Mon/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
Super Sports SP112 Wed/01:45 PM - 02:30 PM 4 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Track Club

Track and Field program participants come away with improved self-confidence, athletic coordination, and knowledge of the sport. Through our program, kids will learn the fundamentals of body movements and be introduced to more advanced technique, including starting position and long jump form.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Track Club SP820 Mon/03:45 PM - 04:30 PM 7 to 13 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
Track Club SP821 Fri/03:45 PM - 04:30 PM 7 to 13 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Track Club And

Track and Field program participants come away with improved self-confidence, athletic coordination, and knowledge of the sport. Through our program, kids will learn the fundamentals of body movements and be introduced to more advanced technique, including starting position and long jump form.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Track Club And - Sports Conditioning SP822 Mon, Fri/03:45 PM - 04:30 PM 7 to 13 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Tumblers - Little

Looking for a class for your child to climb and burn energy? This is it! Join us for this fun class where your child will work on developing balance, strength, and imitation skills.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Tumblers - Little - 1-3 Years Old SP100 Wed/10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 20 to 36 months Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Tumbling - Mini

Get Rolling and tumbling! Our preschool gymnastics program will help your child channel their boundless energy and reach developmental milestones in a structured environment.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Tumbling - Mini - Ages 3-4 SP101 Sat/10:45 AM - 11:15 AM 36 to 48 months Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00
Tumbling - Mini - Ages 5-6 SP102 Sat/11:30 AM - 12:15 AM 5 to 6 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Youth Pickle Ball (NEW!)

As one of the fastest growing sports, pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. It combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. The rules are simple, and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Youth Pickle Ball (NEW!) - Ages 7-12 SP160 Thu/04:00 PM - 04:45 PM 7 to 12 years Family or Adult $85.00
Youth or Teen $125.00
NonMember $170.00

Youth Ultimate Frisbee (NEW)

Ultimate Frisbee is a fast-paced field sport played all over the world by players of all ages. Local high schools have club teams for both girls and boys and the Boston area boasts many adult recreational and competitive teams. In collaboration with Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance (BUDA), our youth programs are focused on fun and learning. At each session, we will divide our time between skills, strategy, and scrimmaging, while building a sense of community and self-responsibility which we think are integral to the sport.

SESSION: 19EFA
Class Program ID Day/Time Ages Fee Register
Youth Ultimate Frisbee (NEW) - Grades 1-5/Ages 6-11 SP701 Mon/04:00 PM - 05:00 PM 6 to 11 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00
Youth Ultimate Frisbee (NEW) - Grades 6-8/Ages 11-14 SP702 Mon/05:00 PM - 06:00 PM 11 to 14 years Family or Adult $95.00
Youth or Teen $135.00
NonMember $180.00

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