South Mountain YMCA

Youth Sports

8-Week Program 

Spring April 28-June 22
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. We incorporate our core values: Respect, Honest, Responsibility and Caring into all our classes. 

PARENTS NOTE: Children attending our ECLC and School Age Child Care Program at the Program Center will be picked up and returned to class by Y staff for classes held at the Y Monday-Friday 9am-7pm.

FLOOR HOCKEY - (4 -5 ½yrs)
Put on your sneakers and get your hockey stick ready! Learn the fundamentals while having fun. We will end each class with a game.  The Y provides all hockey equipment including a helmet with face mask (or bring your own).
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:30pm 
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $103

GAGA (5-11yrs)
This fast paced, fun energetic game builds agility, cardio endurance and hand eye coordination.  Inside the gaga pit, players slap foam balls attempting to make a strike dodging opponents below the knee.  No classes Memorial Day Weekend 5/27.  Spring Gaga Tournament on April 29. Separate tournament registration required.
Tuesday 
3:40-4:25pm 
Location: 
Y Field
Fee: 
$103

TGA GOLF (4 -11yrs)
We partner with TGA Premier Junior Golf to introduce children to this great game. Players progress through the TGA"s 5 level program including putting, swing fundamentals, rules and etiquette. Rainy days are made up at the end of the session.
Thursday
5:30-6:30pm 
Location: 
Y Field
Fee: 
$176

Little Climbers (4 -6yrs)
Learn to climb and traverse (going side to side) on our new outdoor climbing wall. Climbers will boulder across from point to point while playing games, increasing flexibility and challenging their abilities. No class Memorial Day, 5/28.  
Monday 9:05-9:50am 
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $103

KARATE (4yrs – Adult)
Children and adults learn basic philosophy and movements of this martial art. Kids participate independently, or with an adult chaperone to develop physical fitness, body control, discipline and self-esteem. Safety awareness and self-defense are also discussed. Sensei Carmen Puglio, with over 40 years of experience, leads this class. Uniforms, belts, and martial arts equipment are not required but available for purchase.
5-8 yrs               Monday          6:00-6:45pm      Location:  Creation Station
4-6 yrs               Wednesday   10:00-10:45am    Location:  Gym
5-8 yrs               Friday            5:30 - 6:15pm    Location: Creation Station
5 yrs-Adult         
Saturday       11:10 - 11:55am Location: Program Center    
Grades K-Adult
  Saturday       12:00 - 12:45pm Location: Program Center  
Fee:  $114

PARENT-CHILD SOCCER (2-3yrs with parent)
Learn fundamental skills with your child! Develop motor skills, balance, coordination and teamwork.  We focus on learning to comprehend and follow directions - plus it's fantastic fun for both parents and kids! No class Memorial Day weekend.
Saturday 
9:05-9:50am 
Location: 
Y Field (inclement weather, Y Gym)
Fee:
$90

KINDER SOCCER (3yrs)
Just for 3 year olds!  Helps develop physical skills, soccer readiness, and teamwork.  We teach the importance of fair play and good sportsmanship - plus have plenty of fun! 
Tuesday 9:55-10:40am 
Location: Y Field (inclement weather, Y Gym)
Fee:
 Tuesday $103

KINDER SOCCER (4 -5½yrs.)
Learn introductory soccer skills and the importance of fair play, teamwork and good sportsmanship all while having fun! No class Memorial Day weekend.
Friday 3:00-3:45pm
Saturday 10:05-10:50am
Location:  Y Gym
Fee:  Friday $103/ Saturday $90

TIGER SOCCER (Grades 1st & 2nd) 
Improve physical fitness while developing soccer skills. Gain an appreciation of fair play, good sportsmanship and teamwork. Class ends with a game. No class Memorial Day weekend.
Saturday 11:00-11:45am (inclement weather, Y Gym)
Location: Y Gym
Fee:  $90

KINDER SPORTS (3 - 5½yrs)
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 age restrictions. 
3 years                
Wednesday 2:05 - 2:50pm 
4-5 1/2 yrs         
Wednesday 1:10-1:55pm 
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $103

PEE WEE TENNIS (4 - 8yrs) 
Learn 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. 
4-5 ½ yrs             Friday   3:50- 4:35pm 
6- 8 yrs                Friday   4:40 - 5:25pm
Location: Y Gym
Fee:  $103

SKATEBOARDING CLINIC (Grades K-8th) 
Young skateboarders learn solid fundamentals of skateboarding and take their skills to the next level. All skill levels from beginner to experienced are welcome! Skateboarders with higher skills should register for the advanced class.  Skateboard helmet required. Pads highly recommended. There is Saturday class on Memorial Day weekend, but no class on Memorial Day.
Monday 5:15-6:16pm
Thursday
5:15-6:15pm
Saturday 
10:00am-11:00am
Location:  Maplecrest Park, Maplewood
Fee: $124

SKATEBOARDING ADVANCED CLINIC (Grades K-8th) 
Get expert lessons and bring skills to the next level. Supply your own skateboard and safety equipment.  Helmet required. There is Saturday class on Memorial Day weekend
Saturday 
11:00am-12:00pm 
Location
:  Maplecrest Park, Maplewood
Fee
: $124

NEW! SPACE WARS ACADEMY (4 - 5 ½yrs)
Bravery, loyalty, focus, physical fitness… do you have what it takes to win an epic battle between good and evil? Space Wars Academy, teaches teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship as your young warrior gains strength, agility, and stamina. We create heroic galaxy scenes, design personalized equipment to save the universe! Whether you are a Novice, Knight, or Master, join Master Shaun and let the training begin!
Tuesday 9:00-9:45am
Location: Y Gym  
Fee: $103 

STRIDER BALANCE BIKE TRAINING
 (2 ½yrs -5yrs) 
Explore mobility on two wheels, improve motor skills development, increase balance, strength and build confidence and coordination. Children focus solely on learning balance first. 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. We supply the Strider bikes.
Tuesday              10:50 - 11:35am              
Wednesday         11:00-11:45am        
Friday                  2:05-2:50pm             
Location:  Y Gym
Fee:  $103

STRIDER BALANCE BIKE TRAINING (4-5yrs) 
This advanced class is for those who can already do some gliding on a two wheeler. Those who are ready will start training on the Y's new two wheel pedal bikes. Explore mobility on two wheels, improve motor skills development, increase balance, strength and build confidence and coordination. Children focus solely on learning balance first. 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. We supply the Strider bikes.             
Wednesday         9:05-9:50am        
Friday                  2:05-2:50pm             
Location:  Y Gym
Fee:  $103