South Mountain YMCA

Youth Sports

8-Week Program 

Winter 1 Registration Begins December 14
Winter 1 Session:
January 2 - February 26

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145

Our youth sports programs cultivate values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Youth sports help children to grow personally, appreciate diversity, develop leadership skills and have fun.

PARENTS NOTE: Children attending our ECLC and School Age Child Care Program at the Program Center will picked up and returned to class by Y staff.

The goal of the STRIDER balance bike training class is for your child to explore mobility on two wheels, improve motor skills development, to increase balance, strength, and build confidence and coordination. The STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bike is a simple pedal-less design that allows children to focus solely on learning balance first. The seat and handlebars are adjustable, so that one bike fits children 2-5 years of age. The STRIDER balance bikes provides for a safe, speedy, smooth, and natural transition to a pedal bike. Research shows that learning balance and coordination with exercise jump-starts a child’s growth and development. Helmet use required. Bring your own or use the Y’s helmets.
Please observe ages below.
2-5 yrs Wednesday 11:00-11:45am (83271)
2-5 yrs Friday 2:05-2:50pm (83272)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $99

KINDER SPORTS (4 -5 ½ yrs)
Designed to build confidence, develop physical skills, learn team play and practice good sportsmanship. Basics skills from soccer, football, basketball, floor hockey, t-ball and volleyball are introduced. Please observe ages below.
3 yrs      Wednesday 2:05-2:50pm (82975)
4-5½yrs Tuesday 9:00-9:45am      (82973)
4-5½yrs  Wednesday 1:10-1:55pm (82974)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $99

PEE WEE TENNIS  (4 - 8 yrs)
Have fun learning to play with junior sized tennis racquets, oversized balls and super fun instruction. Racquets are supplied or bring your own. We build confidence, develop physical coordination and practice good sportsmanship. 
4-5½        Friday   3:50-4:35pm (82977)
6-8yrs       Friday   4:40-5:25pm (82976)
Location: Y Gym
Fee:  $99 web.JPGKARATE (Grades K - Adult)
Children and adult chaperones learn basic philosophy and movements of this martial art. Kids participate independently, or with an adult chaperone to develop physical fitness, body control, discipline, self-control and self-esteem. Safety awareness and self-defense are also discussed. Sensei Carmen Puglio, with over 40 years of experience, leads this class. Uniforms are not required but available for purchase. 
4-5½    Wednesday 10:00-10:45am  (82963)
5/8 Yrs  Friday   5:30-6:15pm     (82964)
5-Adult  Saturday 11:10-11:55am     (82953)
5-Adult  Saturday 12:00-12:45pm     (82952)
Location: Program Center
Fee:  $110

FLOOR HOCKEY - (4 - 5 ½ yrs)
Put on your sneakers and get your hockey stick ready! Learn the fundamentals while having fun. Each class ends with a game. We provide all hockey equipment including a helmet with facemask. .
4-5½yrs Tuesday 2:45-3:30pm (82978)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $99

Kinder Soccer, just for 3 year olds, helps to develop physical skills, soccer readiness, the importance of fair play, teamwork and good sportsmanship - all while having lots of fun!
Tuesday  9:55-10:40am  (82970)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $99

KINDER SOCCER (4 -5 ½ yrs)
Learn soccer skills and the importance of fair play. Develop physical strength and teamwork - all while having fun! Class ends with a game.
Friday 3:00-3:45pm (82972)
Location: Y Gym
Fee:  $99

TIGER SOCCER (Grades 1st & 2nd) Not available Winter I
Learn soccer skills and the importance of fair play. Develop physical strength and teamwork - all while having fun! Class ends with a game.
Saturday 2:00-2:45pm (82979)
Location: Y Gym
Fee:  $99

SKATEBOARDING CLINIC (Grades K-8) Winter 2 Only
Young skateboarders are stoked to get expert lessons from skate instructor, Mike Kirk, named one of New Jersey's best. Learn solid fundamentals and take half pipe skills to the next level. All skill levels welcome! Skateboarders with higher skills should register for the advanced class. Skateboard helmet required. Pads highly recommended. Skateboarders with higher skills should register for the Advanced Clinic.

Get expert lessons and bring skills to the next level with instructor Mike Kirk, named one of New Jersey's best. Supply your own skateboard and safety equipment. Helmet required.

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Early Childhood

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10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Calendar of Events

Winter 1 Session

Jan. 2 - Feb. 26
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Winter 1 Class Grid


The Family Room 
Saturdays 9am-11:30am


Kids Night Out

January 21st 6-10pm


Specialty Camps Reunion

Winter Carnival Saturday Jan.28th 2-3:30pm


Early Bird Camp Registration

Limited time!


Red Cross Babysitting Course

Sunday, Feb. 5th Ages 11-15


College Prep for High Schoolers FREE

February 8th 6:30pm 


Snow Camp


Hamilton Workshop


Adult Ballet

Fridays 6am-7am


Learn to Ski sold out


Teen Leaders Interact

Grades 6-12th


Teen Night

Every Friday 7:30pm-9:30pm


Adult Fitness Classes




School Age Child Care Information


Birthday Party Information



Community Service Opportunity