South Mountain YMCA

Youth Sports

8 Week Program 

Fall 1 Session: September 7 – November 1
Online Registration or call (973) 762-4145

Class Schedule

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. 

For information regarding any programming, contact Jason Kelly, Senior Director of Youth Sports and Wellness (

Class fees listed are for YMCA members, additional fees apply for community members.

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.

ALL SORTS OF SPORTS (3 - 5 1/2 yrs) Class #102029
This fun and energetic class is designed to introduce a variety of sports skills to our youngest participants. Students will participate in a variety of games and activities designed to introduce and develop overall athletic skills while simultaneously promoting fitness and healthy living!
Location: Y Gym/Y Field
Fee: $122

FIELD GAMES! (4 - 5 1/2 yrs) Class #102049
Field Games gives children an opportunity to get out in the sunshine and learn sports and games that take place on field surfaces. This includes traditional sports such as soccer, but also field games like capture the flag, gaga, and more! Please observe age restrictions
Location:  Y Field
Fee: $122

The flag football skills clinic is designed to teach students fundamental skills of flag football (catching, throwing, defense, flag pulling) as well as offensive and defensive strategy. Students will learn skills through fun games and activities and will be prepared to participate in full flag football games by the end of the session!

Grades 1-2
(class #102047)              Monday, 4:30-5:15pm (no class 9/9 or 9/16)
Fee: $97

Grades 3-4
(class #102064)              Tuesday, 4:30-5:15pm
Fee: $127

 Y Field

FLOOR HOCKEY (4 - 5 1/2 yrs) Class #101989
Put on your sneakers and get your hockey stick ready! Learn the fundamentals of hockey while having fun. We will end each class with a game.  The Y provides all equipment including a helmet with face mask (or bring your own). 
Thursday 2:00 - 2:45pm
 Y Gym
Fee: $122

GAGA (Grades K-2) Class #102061
This fun, energetic game is a kinder, gentler dodge ball.  Build agility, cardio endurance, quickness and hand eye coordination.  Class is rescheduled on rainy days.  
 Y Gaga Pit
Fee:  $122

G.A.T.O.R.S. (3 – 5 1/2 yrs) Class #102015
G.A.T.O.R.S. Stands for Games, Activities, Tag, Obstacles, Relays, and Sports! This exciting class will enable children to continue their physical development in a fun and safe environment where they will learn basic athletic skills including change of direction, stopping and starting, fleeing, and hand-eye coordination!
Wednesday 11:00 - 11:45am
Location: Y Gym/Y Field
Fee: $122

KARATE FOR THE FAMILY (4yrs – 5th Grade)
Children and adults learn basic philosophy and movements of this martial art. Develop physical fitness, body control, 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. Advancement belts are optional and must be purchased if they are earned. Parents must register individually if also taking the class.

4-5 1/2 yrs (Class #101994)             Wednesday, 10:00-10:45am (Y Gym)
5-8 yrs (Class #101993)                    Monday, 6:00pm-6:45pm (Creation Station)
5-8 yrs (Class #101992)                    Friday, 5:30-6:15pm (Creation Station)   
Grades K-Adult (Class #101996)       Saturday, 11:10-11:55am (Program Center)
Grades K-Adult (Class #101995)       Saturday, 12:00-12:45pm (Program Center)
 Y Gym, Creation Station, Program Center
Fee: $133

KINDER SOCCER (3 yrs) Class #101999
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! 
 Y Gym/Y Field

KINDER SOCCER (4 -5 1/2 yrs.)
Learn introductory soccer skills and the importance of fair play, teamwork and good sportsmanship all while having fun!
Level 1 (class #102060) – Wednesday, 2:45-3:30pm
Level 1
(class #102063)Saturday, 10:00-10:45am
Level 2 (class #102067) – Thursday, 11:00-11:45am
Location: Y Field
Fee:  $122

PARENT-CHILD SOCCER (2-3 yrs) Class #102045
the positive guidance of you the parent and the Y coach, your child will begin to learn the fundamental skills of the world's most popular sport. This class will help to develop your child's motor skills, balance, and coordination, the ability to better focus on tasks, to better comprehend and follow directions, and improve their physical fitness. The structure of the class is set up to accomplish these goals in a fun positive environment supported by the parent by using age appropriate activities and fun games.
Saturday 9:00-9:30am  
: Y Field 
Fee: $122

PEE WEE TENNIS (4 – 5 1/2 yrs)
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.
Ages 4 – 5 ½ (class #102053) – Monday, 2:30-3:15pm (No class 9/9 or 9/16)
Ages 6 – 8 (class #102167) – Thursday, 4:30-5:15pm
Location: Y Gym
Fee:  $122

We are very excited to announce our new partnership with Shred.Co to offer skateboard clinics! Programs will be tailored to the importance of expressing creativity with physical activity, building confidence to face your fears, persistence to not give up when working on a new skill, respect and encouragement for the class and fellow skaters. Learn the FUN-damentals to skateboarding with skill building exercises, skateboard oriented games, professional demonstration, photo and video documentation and more! Learn firsthand how to comfortably ride, balance, turn and even land some basic tricks!

Beginners (Grades K-5):
Thursday, 6:15-7:15pm (class #102044)
Saturday, 10:30-11:30am (class #102021)

Intermediate (Grades 3-8):
Saturday, 11:30-12:30pm (class #101988)
Location:  Maplecrest Park, Maplewood
Fee: $150     

SPACE WARS ACADEMY (4 – 5 1/2 yrs) Class #102006
Bravery, loyalty, focus, physical you have what it takes to win an epic battle between good and evil?  Based on 3 of the classic series of movies, Space Wars Academy will teach team work, strategy and sportsmanship skills to help your young warrior to gain strength, agility and stamina.  You certainly don't want to miss this class as we re-create heroic galaxy scenes, design personalized equipment and save the universe.  Whether you are a Novice, Knight or Master, Master Shaun needs your inner focus to combat the evil empire.
Thursday: 10:00-10:45am
Location: Y Field

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.
Tuesday – Level 1 (Class #102035)            10:55-11:40am
Thursday – Level 1 (Class #102024)            3:00-3:45pm
Friday – Level 2 (Class #102023)                2:45-3:30pm
Location:  Y Gym
Fee: $122

T-BALL (4 - 5 1/2 yrs) Class #102019
Children ages 4-5 1/2 will build self-confidence, develop coordination and have great fun in this class where baseball basics will be taught in fun skill games.  Children can bring their own glove or use one of the Y's.
Wednesday 3:45-4:30pm 
Location: Y Field
Fee: $122

TGA GOLF (4-11 yrs) Class #102062
We partner with TGA Premier Junior Golf and introduce new players to this great game. Players progress through TGA's five level program including putting, swing fundamentals, rules and etiquette.  Rainy days are made up at the end of the session.
Thursday 5:00-6:00pm
 Y Field
Fee:  $200

TIGER SOCCER (Grades 1 & 2) Class #102046
Learn soccer skills and the importance of fair play.  Develop teamwork skills and physical strength. Class ends with a game. (No class on 5/4)
Saturday 11:00 - 11:45am 
Location: Y Field
Fee:  $122