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South Mountain YMCA

Youth Sports

8-Week Program Sessions

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145

Y youth sports programs children cultivate values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Youth sports programs 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! GAGA (Gr. K-6)

Everybody is going gaga over Gaga! The Y has a brand new Gaga pit. Gaga is a fun, energetic, lively game said to be invented in Israel and is now played all around the world. Inside this 18’ octagonal walled pit, gaga players slap with their hands small foam balls attempting to make the ball strike any opponent in the pit below their knees. If struck, the opponent is out of the game. The last person standing is the winner. For this class, the Y will play variations that keep the kids in the game. Build your child’s agility, quickness and hand eye coordination as well as promote cardio endurance. Y core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility will be incorporated into the class. Please observe age restrictions. Class will be re-scheduled on rainy days.

Gr. K-2 Tuesday 3:40 - 4:25pm

Gr. K-2 Saturday 3:00 - 4:00pm

Gr. 3-4 Saturday 4:00 - 5:00pm

Gr. 5-6 Saturday 5:00 - 6:00pm

Location: Y Gaga Pit outside next to Y Gym

Fee: Tuesday- $98 Saturday- $103

1st Annual Gaga Tournament Sunday, April 23rd. Details here!


KINDER SPORTS (4 - 5 1/2 yrs)
Designed to build confidence in ability, learn team play, develop physical skills and practice good values. This class introduces 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 Wednesday 1:10-1:55pm (76673)

4-5 1/2 yrs Tuesday 9:00 - 9:45am (76672)
3 yrs          Wednesday 2:05 - 2:50pm (76674)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $98

PEE WEE TENNIS  (4 - 8 yrs) 

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 (76685)
6- 8 yrs  Friday   4:40 - 5:25pm (76684)
Location: Y Field/Gym
Fee:  $98 web.JPGKARATE 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. Learn basic Karate movements and philosophy in order to develop physical fitness, body control, self-discipline, self-control and self-esteem. The program also 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 (76658)

Grades K-Adult Friday 5:30 - 6:15pm (76659)
Grades K-Adult Saturday 11:10 - 11:55am (76628)
Grades K-Adult Saturday 12:00 - 12:45pm (76627)
Location: Multi-Purpose Room
Fee:  $108

South Mountain YMCA teams up with New Jersey Devils to provide this hockey program.  Hockey fundamentals are 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 (76690)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $98


This special version of Kinder Soccer, just for 3 year-olds, will help develop their physical skills. Children learn introductory soccer skills, the importance of fair play, team work and good sportsmanship - all while having lots of fun!

Friday 2:05pm-2:50pm (76670)

Tuesday 9:55am-10:40am (76669)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $98

KINDER SOCCER (4 - 5 1/2 yrs)
Children 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 3:00 - 3:45pm  (76671)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $98

TIGER SOCCER (Grades 1st & 2nd) 
Children will improve their fitness while building soccer skills. They will also gain a 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 2:00 - 2:45pm (76695)
Location: Y Gym
Fee:  $98


Our Skateboard Clinic focuses on building and honing skateboarding skills. Learn cool tricks, make new friends, build self confidence and challenge yourself in a fun environment. Mike Kirk, voted one of New Jersey's best, heads this terrific clinic.  Supply your our skateboard and safety equipment.  Helmet required. Note: These classes start the week of 4/25/16

Mondays 5:15pm-6:15pm (76767)

Thursday 5:15pm-6:15pm (76768)

Saturday 10:00am-11:00am (76769)

Location:  Maplecrest Park, Maplewood

Fee: $89

New! Half Day Skateboard Summer Clinic.  Click here.

T-Ball (Ages 4-5 1/2 yrs)

Children build self-confidence, develop coordination and have great fun in this class where baseball basics are taught. Bring your own glove or use one of the Y's.

Monday 3:45-4:30 (77268)

Wednesdays 11:00am-11:45am (77248)


Fee: Mondays $86 Wednesdays $98

TGA Ages (4years-Grade 5)

The Y partners with TGA Premier Junior Golf to introduce children to the great game of golf. Your children are taught by professionals of TGA. They will be taking swings with real clubs provided by TGA and will be hitting what is called an 'ALMOST GOLF BALL.' Students work in interactive stations like putting, swing fundamentals, rules and etiquette as they progress through TGA's 5 level program.  The goal is to introduce children of all backgrounds to the fun, positive, character-building aspects of golf while creating a lifelong love of the game. (Children attending the Y's After School Program or Child Care Center will be picked /returned by the TGA staff from the child's class room) Rainy days are made up at the end of the session.

Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm (77247)


Fee: $169


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