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Youth Sports

Did you know that basketball and volleyball were invented by early YMCA leaders?

Our sports programs develop more than skills—they develop character. We offer a variety of programs for youth and adults, including recreation and league sports. Coaches—often volunteers and including many parents—emphasize teamwork, cooperation, and developing good values.

Like all Y programs, swim, sports and play is open to all with financial assistance available.

Youth Sports Programs

At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early are vital building blocks for quality of life. In our youth sports programs, children and teens engage in positive, fun activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills. We focus on safety, fair play and good sportsmanship. Everyone plays. Everyone practices. Everyone contributes to the team’s success. We encourage parent involvement, including volunteering as a coach, official, timekeeper or team parent, as we work together to support your child.

Visit our Schedules and Forms page for current availability and upcoming classes.

->Youth Basketball League

(Grades K-2) Youth sports are a terrific way for children to learn teamwork, build skills and discover the joy of staying active. At the Y, our YMCA Youth Basketball Program does all that and more: children make new friends, learn the basics of the game and discover a place to call their own under the guidance of adult role models.

Download the Youth Basketball League brochure.

->Private Basketball Lessons

(Grades K+) Develop your skills in Basketball with semi-private and private lessons. Lessons provide small group or one-on-one training for youth. Coaches teach fundamentals with a positive and developmental approach. Whether new to the sport or training for the next level of game play, lessons are custom tailored to your skill level. We also offer various clinics throughout the year.

Download the Private Basketball Lessons Registration Form.

->Little Martial Arts

(Ages 3-5) Children learn the fundamentals of Martial Arts in this introductory class. In SooBahk Do style martial arts, children are developing confidence, hand-eye coordination, patience and balance. *Parents must be present.

->Youth Martial Arts

(Ages 6-12) Soo Bahk Do is a style of Martial Arts that incorporates hands and feet equally. Soo Bahk Do has a number of forms with a unique characteristic of having circular and linear movements. Your child will have fun through activities that enhance coordination, agility, balance, and a cardio workout.

-> Little Sportsters

(Preschool) Little Sportsters is a drop-in class that teaches young children how to have fun and socialize while learning the fundamentals and rules of basketball, soccer, and field games.

->Volleyball Clinic

(Grades K-6) Spring Volleyball Clinic is a co-ed, instructional 2 day program that provides additional focused training to learn volleyball skills and tactics. Learn from trained volleyball coaches. Participants are separated into groups based on age.

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Youth Fitness Series

YMCA youth fitness classes enhance fitness, coordination and socialization in a safe, fun environment. We focus on gross and fine motor skills, balance, strength and flexibility. We use a variety of equipment including balls, parachutes, mats, bean bags and hula hoops. We provide classes for youth ages 6 months to 12 years old. Come experience the world of youth fitness at Palo Alto Family YMCA.

Youth Fitness programs are free to current facility members.

->Little Sportsters

(Ages 3–5) Little Sportsters is a class that teaches young children how to have fun and socialize while learning the fundamentals and rules of basketball, soccer, and field games. Parent participation is an essential part of these sports programs.

->Youth Wellness Center Orientation

All youth members ages 10 –17 must complete a Youth Wellness Center Orientation before using the Wellness Center. You’ll learn how to use the cardiovascular and strength training equipment and free weights for safety, proper form and physical development. We also discuss weight room etiquette. Sign up with Member Services in the Wellness Center or by phone. Appointments are one hour and must be scheduled in advance. Free with facility membership.

->Youth Ballet

(Ages 6-12) The Youth Ballet program consists of ballet technique, pre-pointe, pointe, and provides students the opportunities to perform. The curriculum is progressive so that as students grow, so do the demands of their classes. Level placement is based on achievement rather than age.


->Family Gym

Play as a family in the full gym. Recreational activities include badminton, basketball, ping pong, and indoor soccer. Your child must be in the gym with you at all times. Check gym schedule for availability.

->Family Swim

In Family Swim, you and your children can enjoy water fun. Children under the age of 10 must pass a swim test to participate without direct adult supervision and to enter the deep side of the pool. Check pool schedule for availability.

->Family Zumba

A high energy fitness class that is specially choreographed with kid-friendly routines and music kids love, like hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia and more. We are adding a special twist by having parents join in the fun.

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->Kids Club

Kid’s Club is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment which sparks your child’s imagination and delivers curriculum-based experiences that help children thrive.

Children are engaged in activities and free play that build developmental skills and help children feel safe and supported while their parents are in the Y.
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Staff create activities surrounding different monthly themes that help build self-esteem, appreciate the diversity of people around them, develop healthy habits and give back to the community.
Monday-Friday 4:00–7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

School Closure Days 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm



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