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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
Youth Fitness Programs


Youth Sports Programs

Swim, Sports & PlayEvery child is a winner! Y-Sports are for youth who want the opportunity to play in organized sports. Skill development, participation, teamwork, and having fun are stressed in this non-competitive program. Participants will be placed on teams ensuring that everyone plays and that all teams have equal ability. Volunteer coaches and officials are needed to make this program successful.

For details, please call us at 408-370-1877, email us, or visit our branch.

->Little Kickers (Ages 3-4):

Little Kickers is a parent/child participation program for children ages 3-4 years old. The program is designed to teach children the basic skills of soccer, such as dribbling, passing and taking shots on goal.

->Kickers (Ages 5-6):

Kickers is a non-competitive sports program for children ages 5-6 years old. The program is designed to teach children the basic skills of soccer, such as dribbling, passing, teamwork and taking shots on goal.

->Little Hoopsters (Ages 3-4):

Little Hoopsters is a parent/child participation program for children ages 3–4 years old. The program is designed to teach children the basic skills of basketball, such as dribbling, passing and shooting. We will still hold class if it is raining. We will do a variety of indoor activities including arts/crafts, tumbling and indoor basketball.

->Hoopsters (Ages 5-6):

Hoopsters is a parent/child participation program for children ages 5–6 years old. The program is designed to teach children the basic skills of basketball, such as dribbling, passing and shooting. We will still hold class if it is raining. We will do a variety of indoor activities including arts/crafts, tumbling and indoor basketball.

->Little Y Sports (Ages 3-4):

Want your child to learn a variety of sports? Little Y Sports is a parent/child participation program for children ages 3-4 years old. The program will teach children skills from soccer, basketball, t-ball and other fun YMCA games!

->Y World of Sports (Ages 5-6):

Is your child ready for the ultimate sports challenge? This non-competitive sports program is designed for children ages 5-6 years old. Children will learn and play games in soccer, basketball, t-ball and other fun YMCA games!    


Youth Fitness

Our YMCA is a place where we build strong kids, strong in spirit, mind and body. We offer a variety of programs at our facility that foster the YMCA character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while strengthening developmental assets, the building blocks children need to thrive.

->Youth Group Exercise

Little Sportsters (Ages 3-6)
Parent participation program designed to give toddlers their first taste of sports.

Shotokan Karate (Ages 6-10)
Self-defense class for kids that teaches discipline, sharpens reflexes, and increases stamina.

Gators Swim Team (Ages 6-17)
Skills development, exercise, and fun in a team environment.

->Individual Exercise

At the Southwest YMCA, we believe that healthy habits begin in childhood. We welcome youth ages 8 and up in our Fitness Centers for individual exercise.

The Youth Orientation has been designed to introduce youth ages 8-11 (required min. height 4'6") to workout safely using select cardiovascular machines & weights. Proper technique and fitness etiquette is discussed. Upon completion of the course, youth ages 10-11 will be able to access the fitness center and free weight room without a parent/guardian present. Youth ages 8 & 9 are required to have a parent/guard.

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