Youth Sports and Fitness

Youth Sports & Fitness

The Y offers an array of exciting sports programs. Whether its gaining the confidence that comes with learning a new sport, building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, or learning new skills, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole athlete, inside and out. Selecting a sport program to participate in can be as simple as selecting one you or your child have enjoyed as a fan. However, sometimes it makes sense to think through your/your child’s fitness goals and what they enjoy doing. Sports offer the opportunity to participate individually or as a team, and challenges participants in different ways through endurance, speed, mental toughness, teamwork, strength and coordination. Learn a new sport or refine existing skills under the supervision of caring, skilled, and supportive Y coaches and instructors. Choose from classes, fitness, clinics, and specialty programs.

Please check our schedule for current class times and locations.

Youth Sport & Fitness Contact:

Kariana Cicerone
Youth, Teen and Family Program Coordinator
203.775.4444 x 109

Race 4 Chase – Youth Triathlon Training Program (June 26, 2023 – August 5, 2023 )

Application for 2023 Available below! Due by April 28.

( Ages 6-12 ) Race 4 Chase is named for Chase Kowalski, an amazing little boy from Newtown, who loved to run. Race 4 Chase strives to empower kids to reach their full potential. Registration is for children ages 6-12 years old wishing to participate in the Race 4 Chase Triathlon Program. This program provides youth with a fun, skill building, and life-changing experience by introducing them to the sport of triathlon. This is a FREE 6 weeklong program! Program times are 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily, Monday – Friday.

Race day is the culmination of the program for the eight YMCA Race 4 Chase programs at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington (1000 East Street, Southington CT) on Sunday, August 5th. All participants will compete in a Youth Triathlon on this day. If you are unable to attend on this day, please do not register for the program as this may affect the funding we receive to run the program.

An application needs to be completed by both parent/guardian and child wishing to participate in the program. Please answer all questions; if you have additional children, each child must have a separate application. Due to limited enrollment, applications will go through a lottery system.  You will be notified if your child has been selected into the program by May 5, 2023. If selected, completion of a registration packet is required.

Deadline applications are due back no later than April 28, 2023. No extensions will be considered.

Contact: Kariana Cicerone 203.775.4444

Basketball – Youth

(Ages 5-9) YMCA basketball emphasis is on FUN, skill development, equal participation, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Staff will cover the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, defense, and shooting as well as the rules and strategies of the game.

YMCA Personal Basketball Training

(Grades 3-12) The Regional YMCA is offering private and semi-private basketball sessions for players in grades 3-12. Drills will be done according to players’ abilities and will increase as players’ skills become more proficient. Training sessions with a qualified YMCA basketball trainer will take place during open gym time upon availability. Each training session is 1 hour.

To schedule a training session; contact Kariana: 203.775.4444 ext 109

kids playing basketball outside

NEW Youth Dance Class

(Ages 5-9)

Tuesday | 4:45 – 5:45 PM

This 7 week class will provide lessons in a multitude of dance areas. Participants will rehearse for 6 weeks and the last week will be a dance recital for parents/guardians with all they have learned!

All dance levels are welcome.

No uniform is required – comfortable clothes and foot wear are a must.

Girl in purple jumping

Fitness Express Pass

(Ages 10-12) Students will work with a certified Personal Trainer to understand proper use of equipment (strength and cardio), correct form when using weights and strength equipment as well as learn proper etiquette for the Wellness Center. This small group program will create an interactive setting in which students can ask questions and receive personal attention and direction to ensure a safe workout environment. Successful completion of the program will grant access (with parental supervision) to the Weight and Cardio Rooms.

Teen Strong – Strength & Conditioning Class

The Greenknoll YMCA is excited to offer our  Teen Strength and Conditioning Class, FREE to our TEEN MEMBERS . This class is designed to build and sharpen athletic fundamentals such as strength, conditioning, speed and agility, with a focus on injury prevention. This is a great class for all ability levels as we will cater to each person’s strengths and weaknesses. The program is designed and run by YMCA Personal Trainers, ensuring your teen will receive hands on coaching/training while maximizing their potential and receiving elite-level training during the class.


Teen Fitness Contact:

Nate Stenabaugh
Wellness Coordinator
 203.775.4444 x 137

Tae Kwon Do

Traditional Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art based on self-defense, discipline and focus. Students will develop confidence and discipline while learning how to protect themselves and improve attention levels. The program also develops the inner self-using fun and positive reinforcement. Students will have an opportunity to advance through belt ranks. All Belts (All ages) 2 Days/Week – Monday & Thursday

Youth Sport & Fitness Contact:

Kariana Cicerone Youth, Teen and Family Program Coordinator 203.775.4444 x 109