Glastonbury Family YMCA

Kids & Teens Sports Classes Offered at Glastonbury Family YMCA

Basketball Classes, Tournaments & Clinics

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Beginner Basketball (Age 3 - Grade 3)

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The fundamental skills of basketball, the spirit of sportsmanship and competition is the ultimate goal.  Each practice will be followed by a 30 minute game.
 
 

Gymnastics - Progressive Preshcool

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2) Tuckers (Ages 3)

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Children participate independently from parents, and must be able to stay with a group and follow instructions. Classes begin with a group warm up, followed by exciting circuits for two to three events incorporating preschool equipment. Tunnels, hoops, parachutes, and more will be utilized. Learn forward rolls, swings, squat-ons, beam walks and more! Skills are taught on all apparatus. Upon reaching age 5, children may advance to Jumpers.
 
 

Gymnastics Team

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Twisters Gymnastics Team

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Ready to take it to a whole new level and join our team? Learn exciting routines on Olympic euipment and compete regionally in both USAG and YMCA leagues from levels 1 & up. YMCA leagues provide a more relaxed competitive atmosphere while USAG provides a more highly competitive environment. Choose to compete one or both; we have a league just right for you! By invitation to members only. Contact your Y for an evaluation today! Fees paid monthly by ATS. Weekly practice schedules vary by level.
 
 

Horseback Riding

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Horseback Riding (Ages 7 - 15)

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Participants will receive significant English riding instruction while learning about the parts of the horse, the equipment, the care, grooming, and safety around horses. Please wear pants and a hard sole shoe with a heel. Protective headgear will be provided. Open to the first seven children.
 
 

Preschool Sports

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Rookies Basketball (Ages 3 - 5)

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Introduce the little ones to basketball and the idea of being part of a team. Dedicated, patient coaches use age-appropriate drills designed to teach the beginner in an environment of ease and fun.
 
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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.
 
 

Seasonal Sports Clinics

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Youth Track (Grades 3-8)

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The goal of our running program is to intoduce kids to running and to teach them the basic aspects of the sport.  The main thing is for them to have fun while learning the benifits of running and being fit.  A typical practice would consist of a combination of distance runs, drills/plyometrics, relay races, and hills to teach running form.

 
 

T-Ball/Softball/Baseball

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Rookies Coed T-ball (Ages 3-6)

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YMCA T-Ball programs teach each child the basics of baseball to help them grow as players, all while encompassing the fun that comes standard with YMCA programs. Players develop skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, self-confidence and a love for the game. Skill development will cover the fundamentals of throwing, catching, batting, base running, game rules and etiquette. Games will be played without the emphasis on competition, but rather on creating a memorable, fun, and rewarding experience for all involved.
 
 

Tennis

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Youth Tennis (Ages 6 - 12)

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Kids interested in the game of tennis will benefit from basic fundamental instruction. Youth Tennis focuses on basic fundamentals, including basic ground strokes (forehand, backhand), the serve, scoring, and rally. Beginner lessons are structured around skill-building games and exercises that incorporate the fundamentals of tennis into a game based approach.
 
 
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