youth sports classes
The Ann Arbor YMCA offers a range of youth sports classes designed to teach basic skills and emphasize the concepts of teamwork, cooperation and sportsmanship. We stress participation and fun so that all participants can enjoy a positive experience in our classes. If you would like to view a class schedule, please click on the online registration link.
Learn to play Basketball! (Year round)
Does your son/daughter enjoy playing basketball? Enroll him or her today in our instructional youth basketball clinics. Children will work with experienced coaches to develop their basketball skills in an environment that encourages praise and positive reinforcement. This is a great place for your child to make new friends and continue learning the skills of basketball in a safe and fun environment.
Learn to play Soccer!
Our indoor soccer classes are fun instructional classes with an emphasis on playing games. Children will play in small sided games and practices and develop basic techniques in passing, dribbling & shooting. Most importantly they will make new friends and learn that teamwork and sportsmanship come first.
NHL Street Hockey
Sponsored by the Detroit Redwings this exciting program will introduce your son/daughter to the fundamentals of hockey at the YMCA. This is a high energy game for 4 - 9 year olds that will develop hand eye coordination and teamwork skills in a fun atmosphere. All equipment is provided.
New! Sports and Splash
A great combo gym & swim class to introduce your pre-school aged child to the gym and pool. After 30 minutes of structured games and activities using balls, parachute play and more, we'll share a healthy snack together before heading to the pool for structured games and activities in the water. Parent participation is required for both portions of this class. Participants may wear bathing suits to class.
New! Youth Rugby (Seasonal: April-October)
Flag Rugby is a version of rugby designed for elementary aged children. This safe, non-contact version of rugby builds basic fundamentals and is fun to play for both boys and girls alike. While the rules are simple and easy to learn, the game promotes ball handling and running skills, and gives children a chance to try another new sport! Led by certified US rugby coach, Tom Stulberg. Ages 6-10 & 11-14.
New! Kick, Catch, Throw
A fun introductory sports class for boys and girls ages 3-4. Through a range of developmentally appropriate activities, children are introduced to some of the fundamentals of basketball, t-ball, floor hockey and indoor soccer. Parents are encourged to attend with their children. Ages 3 - 4.
At the Y, we focus on teaching fundamental wrestling techniques and developing strength and conditioning within a safe and healthy environment. Our goal is to build confidence, respect, and perseverance in our children through wrestling. There will be an opportunity to compete in youth wrestling tournaments with our team, the Ann Arbor Pumas.
NOTE: The Club operates on the basis of the contribution of all of its members, and therefore, at least one parent or guardian per family will be required to assist the Club in its operations (e.g., supervision at tournaments, coordinating food, photography/video, fundraising). The parents and guardians are not expected to have any experience with wrestling or coaching.
Click here to visit the Ann Arbor Pumas team website: http://www.a2pumas.com/home.htm
The Club is open by invitation only (at coaches' discretion) to experienced wrestlers who are able to focus during practice, abide by the rules and principles of the Club, and will participate with the Club in wrestling competitions. Club wrestlers also assist in teaching the Beginning Level class.
Have a suggestion for a sport you'd like to see at the Ann Arbor YMCA? Email email@example.com with your thoughts, we'd love to hear from you.