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Sports Programs, Clinics & Leagues for Kids

Our YMCA Sports Program helps kids of all ages and abilities be physically active while learning how to play and enjoy sports in a non-competitive, non-threatening environment. Fair play, sportsmanship, teamwork, and Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are woven into all of our kids sports classes. With everything from basketball to baseball to pickleball to golf, we make physical activity fun which helps us address a key issue – childhood obesity – in a meaningful way.

Learn More about Kids Sports

Basketball

Hillsborough YMCA

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Basketball (Ages 4 years to 12 years)
  • Basketball 1 (Ages 4 years to 5 years)

    Start the little ones early. Smaller basketballs and hoops, but the same skills, make this class perfect for younger children. Shooting, passing and dribbling are the focus in many fun and run games to keep them engaged in learning the sports invented by the YMCA!

    Classes are 30 minutes long.

  • Basketball 2 (Ages 6 years to 7 years)

    Introduces children to the basketball fundamentals including shooting, passing and dribbling, while building positive development and confidence.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Basketball 3 (Ages 8 years to 9 years)

    Continues the development of basketball skills by teaching new abilities through drills. Game play will be introduced.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Basketball 4 (Ages 10 years to 12 years)

    A program focused on game play, kids will develop skills and knowledge of the game through modified and full court action.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Open Gym (All ages)

In addition to physical benefits, exercise helps kids to be more alert by improving cognitive abilities. Our Open Gym time allows kids to stay active, improve focus, and have fun with family.

To view the open gym schedule click here.

Intro to Martial Arts (Ages 5 years to 10 years)
Check back winter 2017-2018 for exciting new classes.
Recess Games (Ages 4 years to 12 years)
  • Recess Games (Ages 4 years to 5 years)

    Join us weekly for games of capture the flag, dodgeball, and many more recess style games. Kids will have fun while getting physical activity.

    Classes are 30 minutes long.

  • Recess Games (Ages 6 years to 7 years)

    Join us weekly for games of capture the flag, dodgeball, and many more recess style games. Kids will have fun while getting physical activity.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Recess Games (Ages 8 years to 9 years)

    Join us weekly for games of capture the flag, dodgeball, and many more recess style games. Kids will have fun while getting physical activity.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Recess Games (Ages 10 years to 12 years)

    Join us weekly for games of capture the flag, dodgeball, and many more recess style games. Kids will have fun while getting physical activity.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.

Soccer (Ages 3 1/2 years to 9 years)
  • Soccer 1 (Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years)

    Introduces children to basic soccer skills. Dribbling, passing, shooting and field position are taught in a positive, nurturing environment. Classes are 30 minutes long.

  • Soccer 2 (Ages 6 years to 7 years)

    Focuses on improving the necessary skills to start game action. The class introduces teamwork drills and sportsmanship. Classes are 45 minutes long.

T Ball (Ages 3 1/2 years to 5 years)
  • T-Ball (Ages 3 1/2 years to 5 years)

    Teaches the basics of hitting, throwing and catching, as well as the basic fundamentals of the sport.

    Classes are 30 minutes long.

Y Sports (Ages 3 1/2 years to 5 years)
  • Y Sports (Ages 3 years to 5 years)

    Introduces children to a variety of sports while they improve motor skills, stay active and have fun. Classes are 30 minutes long.

Somerset Hills YMCA

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Basketball (Ages 3 years to 10 years)

Playing basketball helps kids to build muscle and endurance while improving balance, coordination and self-discipline. It’s also a great way to learn about teamwork and sportsmanship...plus, have fun with friends.

  • Basketball Dunkers (Ages 3 years to 5 years)

    Start the little ones early. Smaller basketballs and hoops, but the same skill, make this class perfect for younger children. Shooting, passing and dribbling are the focus in many fun and run games to keep them engaged in learning the sport invented by the YMCA!

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Basketball 1 (Ages 5 years to 7 years)

    Introduces children to the basketball fundamentals including shooting, passing and dribbling, while building positive development and confidence. 

    Classes are 45 minutes hour long.

  • Basketball 2 (Ages 8 years to 10 years)

    Continues the development of new basketball skills by teaching new abilities through drills. Game play will be introduced during the session. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Youth Basketball League 1 (Ages 5 years to 7 years)

    This 10-week league will include skill development and game play. The first four weeks will introduce the children to league play followed by a 6-game season and a mini post season. Team shirts will be provided before the first game.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • Youth Basketball League 2 (Ages 8 years to 10 years)

    This 10-week league will include skill development and game play. The first four weeks will introduce the children to league play followed by a 6-game season and a mini post season. Team shirts will be provided before the first game.

    Classes are 1 hour long.

  • SHY Storm Travel Basketball League
    YMCA Somerset Hills YMCA will take part in their 3rd season in the NJ YMCA Travel Basketball League. Along with dozens of other YMCA’s in the state, we will hold multiple weekly practices in preparation for our 12 regular season games and postseason play against our most local YMCA’s. Don’t miss out on the competitive fun!

    Orientation/Evaluations will be held in September and players will receive schedules.

    *Subject to change, depending on games.

Climbing Wall (All ages)

Rock climbing has tremendous benefits for kids. Physically, they build strength and improve body awareness. Intellectually, they exercise creative thinking and problem solving skills as they learn to focus, concentrate and persevere. And emotionally, they gain a sense of responsibility and achievement.

To view the climbing wall schedule click here.

  • Friday Night Climb (All ages)
    The climbing wall is open to all members on a drop-in basis on Fridays from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. If you are a first-time climber, our knowledgeable staff will "show you the ropes"!

    Open Climb is 2 hours long.

Flag Football (Ages 5 years to 10 years)
  • Flag Football 1
    Introduces children to football essentials including throwing, catching and the rules of the game. Mock games will be introduced throughout the session.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Flag Football 2
    Continues the development of football skills by teaching new abilities. Running routes and defensive drills will be added with games played throughout the session.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Mixed Sports (Ages 3 years to 6 years)
  • Game Zone (Ages 3 years to 5 years)

    Improves coordination and balance through engaging games that foster development while the children have fun. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Sportpourri (Ages 3 years to 4 years)

    Introduces children to a variety of sports and games while they improve motor skills, stay active and have fun. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Sportpourri (Ages 4 years to 6 years)

    Introduces children to a variety of sports and games while they improve motor skills, stay active and have fun. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Open Gym (All ages)

In addition to physical benefits, exercise helps kids to be more alert by improving cognitive abilities. Our Open Gym time allows kids to stay active, improve focus, and have fun with family.

To view the open gym schedule click here.

Roller Hockey (Ages 6 years to 12 years)

In Roller Hockey, kids have a chance to improve their balance and learn the fundamentals of both rollerblading and of the game of hockey. Great exercise, great fun.

  • Intro to Roller Blading (Ages 6 years to 12 years)

    Teaches the fundamentals of skating while building coordination and confidence. Basic hockey skills will be introduced. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Roller Hockey (Ages 7 years to 12 years)

    Teaches the basic skills of passing, shooting and controlling the puck while improving skating ability and knowledge of hockey rules. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Soccer (Ages 3 years to 10 years)

This fast-paced sport helps condition kids at a young age by building muscle strength, aerobic capabilities, flexibility, agility and stamina. Open to boys and girls, 3 years to 10 years old, who want to learn the game and have fun.

  • Soccer Kickers (Ages 3 years to 5 years)

    Focuses on introducing children to basic soccer skills. Dribbling, trapping, and shooting are emphasized. Perfect for the beginner soccer player. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Soccer 1 (Ages 5 years to 7 years)

    Focuses on improving the necessary skills to start game action. The class introduces team work drills and sportsmanship.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Soccer 2 (Ages 8 years to 10 years)

    Continues to develop skills and knowledge of the game among the children to deepen confidence for game play. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

T Ball (Ages 4 years to 6 years)

Tee-ball is wonderful introduction to the game of baseball. Kids learn coordination and develop skills through the basics of hitting, catching and throwing. They also experience how to work together as a team.

  • T Ball (Ages 4 years to 6 years)

    Teaches the basics of hitting, throwing and catching, as well as the basic fundamentals of the sport. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Tennis (Ages 6 years to 12 years)

Tennis is a great sport that lasts a lifetime. Needing only three key elements to play...a court, a racquet and a ball...kids can play tennis with friends as a social outlet that is fun and helps them to stay active.

  • Tennis 1 (Ages 6 years to 8 years)

    Introduces children to the game of tennis. Children will focus on hand-eye coordination through the fundamentals of serving, returning and volleys. Playing as doubles will encourage teamwork. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Tennis 2 (Ages 9 years to 12 years)

    Introduces children to the game of tennis. Children will improve their proficiency and footwork with a focus on volleying, backhand and full court serves. Playing as doubles will encourage teamwork. 

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Somerville YMCA

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Basketball (Ages 4 years to 16 years)

Come join one of our basketball skills programs. Have fun as we focus on improving basketball skills and building self esteem.

  • Basketball 1 (Ages 4 years to 5 years)
    Introduces children to the fundamentals of basketball including shooting, passing and dribbling.

    Classes are 30 minutes long.

  • Basketball 2 (Ages 6 years to 10 years)
    Continues the development of new basketball skills and introduces game play.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • All Star Basketball 1 (Ages 5 years to 8 years)
    The coach will guide kids in learning basketball fundamentals to build a strong foundation for the sport while building confidence and self-esteem.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • All Star Basketball 2 (Ages 9 years to 14 years)
    The coach will continue to build kids' skills on the court through dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive drills. Team concepts of offensive play and zone defense will be taught in a values-oriented session.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Drop in Youth Basketball Clinics (Ages 9 years to 16 years)

    Participants can expect to run drills that will improve their speed and agility.

    Players will be split into two groups for intermediate, recreation, school level players and travel, AAU, high school level players.

Open Gym (All ages)

In addition to physical benefits, exercise helps kids to be more alert by improving cognitive abilities. Our Open Gym time allows kids to stay active, improve focus, and have fun with family.

To view the open gym schedule click here.

Soccer (Ages 4 years to 10 years)
  • Soccer 1 (Ages 4 years to 5 years)
    Introduces children to basic soccer skills. Dribbling, passing, shooting and field position are taught in a positive, nurturing environment.

    Classes are 30 minutes long.

  • Soccer 2 (Ages 6 years to 10 years)
    Focuses on improving the necessary skills to start game action. The class introduces teamwork drills and sportsmanship.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

Mixed Sports (Ages 3 years to 11 years)
  • Y Sports (Ages 3 years to 5 years)

    Introduces children to a variety of sports while they improve motor skills, stay active and have fun.

    Classes are 30 minutes long.

  • Recess Games (Ages 6 years to 11 years)

    Join us weekly for games of Capture the Flag, Dodgeball, and other recess style games. Kids will have fun while being active.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.