West Hartford YMCA

Kids & Teens Sports Classes Offered at West Hartford YMCA

Archery

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Archery (Ages 7-16)

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Have fun and learn to shoot with a certified Archery instructor. Students will learn proper form, technique, and terminology as well as scoring and range safety. This is a beginner/intermediate class with all equipment provided. 
 
 

Basketball Classes, Tournaments & Clinics

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Basketball Training

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We help young athletes reach their personal potential and achieve their athletic goals. Our coaches create workout programs that focus on the individual needs of each athlete. Whether you need help with your shot or your defense, whether you’re a big man or a guard, we are confident our trainers will teach skills that give players an advantage on the court.  
 
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Elite Clinics

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YMCA Elite Clinics conducts quality, high-intensity, drill based clinics that focus on not only bettering a players skill set on the court but also building character and confidence off the court. These clinics will strengthen your athlete's mentality while bossing their confidence to become more aggressive and skilled players. Our clinics will provide a focused, fun learning environment that cannot be rivaled. Sign up for one or all! There is an opportunity to win prizes at the end of each clinic. Sign up to compete in the Skills Competition on 12/2/2017.
 
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High School Drop-In Basketball

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Stop by and play some full court basketball! 
 
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Youth Basketball (AGES 3 - 13)

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Y Basketball classes supply the perfect opportunity for your child to get fit, make new friends and develop fundamental basketball skills.  They may not be able to dunk, but they'll learn motor skills, hand-eye coordination and most of all good sportsmanship and how to be a team player!
 
 

Basketball Leagues - (Ages 2 - Grade 12)

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1) Parent & Me Basketball (Ages 2-3)

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What better way to introduce your child to the sport of basketball than to play it with them! At this level, children are introduced to the FUNdamentals of the game. We focus on confidence building, skill development, participation, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Children will learn the basics of dribbling, passing, defense, and shooting. Time will be allotted for practice and modified games.
 
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2) Rookies Basketball (Ages 3-4)

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YMCA basketball leagues place the emphasis is on FUN, skill development, equal participation, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Volunteer Coaches will cover the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, defense, and shooting as well as the rules and strategies of the game. Players practice and play games with modified officiating. Please read branch specific “League Policies and Team Formation” details on our website.
 
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3) Bouncers Basketball (Ages 5-K)

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YMCA basketball leagues place the emphasis is on FUN, skill development, equal participation, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Volunteer Coaches will cover the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, defense, and shooting as well as the rules and strategies of the game. Players practice and play games with modified officiating. Please read branch specific “League Policies and Team Formation” details on our website.
 
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4) Dribblers Basketball (Grades 1-2)

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YMCA basketball leagues place the emphasis is on FUN, skill development, equal participation, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Volunteer Coaches will cover the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, defense, and shooting as well as the rules and strategies of the game. Players practice and play games with modified officiating. Please read branch specific “League Policies and Team Formation” details on our website.
 
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5) Shooters Basketball (Grades 3-4)

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YMCA basketball leagues place the emphasis is on FUN, skill development, equal participation, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Volunteer Coaches will cover the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, defense, and shooting as well as the rules and strategies of the game. Players practice and play games with modified officiating. Please read branch specific “League Policies and Team Formation” details on our website.
 
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6) Passers Basketball (Grades 5-6)

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YMCA basketball leagues place the emphasis is on FUN, skill development, equal participation, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Volunteer Coaches will cover the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, defense, and shooting as well as the rules and strategies of the game. Players practice and play games with modified officiating. Please read branch specific “League Policies and Team Formation” details on our website.
 
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7) Defenders Basketball (Grades 7-8)

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YMCA basketball leagues place the emphasis is on FUN, skill development, equal participation, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Volunteer Coaches will cover the fundamentals of dribbling, passing, defense, and shooting as well as the rules and strategies of the game. Players practice and play games with modified officiating.
 
 

Hockey & In-line Skating

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3 Floor Hockey (Ages 5 - 14)

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This program focuses on fundamental skills, team play, and sportsmanship.
 
 

Preschool Sports

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10. Parent and Me Sports of All Sorts (Ages 2-3)

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Parents and children learn sports of all sorts together! Each week a new sport is introduced including soccer, hockey, basketball, T-ball, and volleyball. Warm up and stretching is followed by skill development and a game. The children will learn team spirit and sportsmanship, all while having fun! Along the way, the children will also gain improved motor skills, hand eye coordination, and socialization.
 
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Sports of All Sorts (Ages 3 - 6)

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Sports of all sorts! Each week a new sport is introduced including soccer, hockey, basketball, T-ball, and volleyball. Warm up and stretching is followed by skill development and a game. The children will learn team spirit and sportsmanship, all while having fun! Along the way, the children will also gain improved motor skills, hand eye coordination, and socialization.
 
 

Soccer

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Indoor Soccer (Ages 4 -16)

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Our youth soccer program focuses on team work, basic soccer skills and emphasizes the importance of physical fitness. Each session will include warm up exercises, guided instruction and a modified game.
 
 

T-Ball/Softball/Baseball

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Wiffle Ball

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This fun & Competitive class will feature official Wiffle Ball rules and playing field.  Participants will also take part in pitching clinics, homerun derbies, and traditional baseball style wiffleball. 
 
 

Volleyball

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Volleyball - Coed Instructionall

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Volleyball is the perfect blend of fun and fitness. In this instructional program, children will learn the basic skills involved in competitive volleyball from serving and digging to passing, setting and hitting. Sure to leave participants wanting to play more!
 
 
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