South Mountain YMCA

Youth Sports

8-Week Program Sessions

Fall 2 : November 2 - December 23 - Registration starts October 12, 2015
All 5-digit Program numbers are for the FALL 2 Session.

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145

 Through Y youth sports programs millions of children today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. The YMCA believes that its youth sports programs can help children to grow personally, clarify values, improve relationships, appreciate diversity, develop leadership skills and have fun. PARENTS NOTE: Children attending the Y's after school program at the Program Center can be picked up and returned to their class by Y staff for any class at the Y gym and field!

NEW!!! SKATEBOARD CLINIC (ages 5-14): Currently closed
Young skateboarders will be stoked to get expert lessons and take their skateboarding skills to the next level at the brand new top of the line skate park in Maplewood.  All skill levels from beginner to experienced are welcome!

- Learn solid fundamentals of skateboarding
- Mike Kirk, skate instructor, named one of New Jersey's best
- Skateboard helmet required.  Pads highly recommended

When: September 28 - November 21
Monday 5:15 - 6:15pm (73910)* : Currently at capacity
Thursday 5:15 - 6:15pm (73730)**: Currently at capacity
Saturday 10:00 - 11:00am (73731) : Currently at capacity
Location: Maplecrest Park Skate Park (behind Maplewood police station)
Fee: $117
* Note - due to loss of daylight savings time, final 3 classes (Nov. 2, 9, & 16) will be held on Saturdays 9:00-10:00am
**NOTE - due to loss of Daylight Savings Time, final 3 classes (Nov. 7, 14, & 21) will be held on Saturdays 11:00 - 12:00pm


KINDER SPORTS (4 - 5 1/2 yrs)
Designed to build confidence in a child’s ability, learn team play, develop physical skills and practice good values. The class will introduce children to the basics and skills of a variety of sports while playing age appropriate versions of soccer, football, basketball, floor hockey, T-Ball and volleyball. Please observe age restrictions.


4-5 1/2 yrs Tuesday 9:00 - 9:45am (74134)
4-5 1/2 yrs Wednesday 1:10-1:55pm (74153)
3 yrs          Wednesday 2:05 - 2:50pm (74136)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $96

PEE WEE TENNIS  (4 - 8 yrs)
Designed to build confidence in a child’s ability, learn team play, develop physical skills and practice good values.  Children learn tennis with junior sized tennis rackets, over sized balls and unique teaching methods. Rackets are supplied by the Y but you can bring your own. 
4-5 1/2 yrs Friday   3:50- 4:35pm (74124)
6- 8 yrs  Friday   4:40 - 5:25pm (74125)
Location: Y Field/Gym
Fee:  $76 web.JPG
KARATE FOR THE FAMILY (4yrs - 5th grade) New Friday After School Class!
Children participate independently, or with their parents, in this class that introduces the beginning elements of Karate. Child & adult students will learn basic Karate movements and philosophy helping them to develop their physical fitness, body control, self-discipline, self-control and self-esteem. In addition the program covers topics of self-defense and safety awareness. The program is taught by Sensei Carmen Puglio who has been teaching the martial arts in our community since 1972.  Uniforms are not required but available for purchase.


4-5 1/2 yrs Wednesday 10:00-10:45am (74139)
Grades K-Adult Friday 5:30 - 6:15pm (74508) NO CLASS ON 11/27/15
Grades K-Adult Saturday 11:10 - 11:55am (74140)
Grades K-Adult Saturday 12:00 - 12:45pm (74138)
Location: Program Center
Fee:  $106 ($96 on Fridays)

South Mountain YMCA teams up with New Jersey Devils to provide this sneakers footwear hockey program.  Hockey fundamentals will be taught in a fun, values-centered environment.  Each class ends with a game.  Participants must provide their own helmet with face guard.  The NJ Devils and the YMCA will provide all other hockey equipment.  All participants will receive a New Jersey Devil's promotional item.  A liability release from the Devils will need to be signed to participate.
4 - 5 1/2 yrs Tuesday 2:45 - 3:30pm (74116)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $96

This special version of Kinder Soccer just for 3 year-olds will help them develop their physical skills. Children will learn introductory soccer skills, the importance of fair play, team work and good sportsmanship - all while having lots of fun!
Tuesday  9:55 - 10:40am (74135)
Friday 2:05 - 2:50pm (74171)
Location: Y Field
Fee: Tuesday $96, Friday $76

KINDER SOCCER (4 - 5 1/2 yrs)
Children will learn introductory soccer skills, develop physical ability, and the importance of fair play and teamwork - all while having fun. Class ends with a game.
Friday 2:50 - 3:35 pm  (74117)
Location: Y Field
Fee: $96

TIGER SOCCER (Grades 1st & 2nd) 
Children will improve their fitness while building their soccer skills. They will also gain a better appreciation of fair play, good sportsmanship and team work in a values oriented environment. Children have fun playing lots of skill-building games in an age appropriate environment. Class ends with a game.
Saturday 11:00-11:45am (74120)
Location: Y Field
Fee:  $96

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Welcome Center

P  973.762.4145
F  973.762.2064

Mon: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

  • Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-7:00 pm

11/2/15: Fall 2 Session Classes Start!

Fall 2 Class Grids:
Preschool Age

School Age Children


Upcoming Events 

Vacation Camp: November 3, 5, & 6

Skateboard Clinic: Ages 5-14
Teen Game Night - Every Friday Night at 7:30-9:30pm
NEW Youth Theatre Program! - Click here for details and events