THE REGIONAL

YMCA OF WESTERN CT

Youth Sports & Fitness

Youth Sports & Fitness

The Y offers an array of exciting programs from sports to toddler 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 Programming Contact:

Kariana Cicerone
Youth, Teen and Family Program Coordinator
203.775.4444 x 109
kcicerone@regionalymca.org

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; 
Kariana Cicerone
Youth, Teen and Family Program Coordinator
203.775.4444 x 109
kcicerone@regionalymca.org

kids playing basketball outside

Adaptive Programs for Youth of All Abilities

Saturdays | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM *Check our program guide for current offerings

These classes strive to help young children improve gross motor skills, celebrate what your child CAN do, improve social and language skills, learn to play with purpose and develop skills for future participation in sports.

All children must participate with a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact:
Kariana Cicerone
Youth, Teen and Family Program Coordinator
203.775.4444 x 109
kcicerone@regionalymca.org

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
nstenabaugh@regionalymca.org

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

For more information, contact:
Kariana Cicerone
Youth, Teen and Family Program Coordinator
203.775.4444 x 109
kcicerone@regionalymca.org

Youth Programming Contact:

Kariana Cicerone Youth, Teen and Family Program Coordinator 203.775.4444 x 109 kcicerone@regionalymca.org