Indian Valley Family YMCA

Kids & Teens Sports Classes Offered at Indian Valley Family YMCA

Archery

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Adult Archery

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For adults who are interested in trying their hand at the sport of Archery.  Taught by an expert archery instructor, this class is an opportunity to make new friends while gaining the technical knowledge to become a master marksman. Held outdoors at the Ellington facility (11 Pinney Street) so dress accordingly.
 
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Indian Valley Archery Team (Ages 7+)

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INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 5 AT 6:00PM AT THE INDIAN VALLEY YMCA.For archers who are interested in trying their hand in the competitive setting while making great friends, the team is a perfect option.  With two practices a week and monthly competitions, archers will have plenty of opportunity to zero in on the skills it takes to be great.  Make memories and have fun while reaching new levels of achievement.  *Year round program, winter months are indoors.  Taught by Level 3 Instructor and Jr. Olympic Coach John Lawrence.*
 
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Instructional Archery (Ages 7+)

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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 class with all equipment provided. Held outdoors at the Ellington facility (11 Pinney Street) so dress accordingly. 
 
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Intermediate Archery (ages 7+)

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For those who have taken our intro class, the intermediate class will introduce the most advance single cam compound bow, provide new shooting techniques and practice correct handling and use of equipment. The instructor will continue to instill focus, self-control and patience; components that tie into everyday life lessons which build confidence, motivation and performance, allowing children to be on target for life.  
 
 
 

Basketball Classes, Tournaments & Clinics

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Pre-Season Youth Basketball

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Part of a great basketball season is preparing your body with the right exercises and skill building drills!  This program does exactly that by working with coaches to hone the fundamentals of the game of basketball.  Mondays we will work on defense, Thursdays on offense, and Fridays we will scrimmage!
 
 

Basketball Leagues - (Ages 2 - Grade 12)

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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.
 
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Parent Child Basketball

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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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Rookies Basketball K-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.  30 minute practice followed by a 30 minute game.
 
 

Golf

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Golf (Ages 8-14) First Tee Of Connecticut Partner with the Indian Valley Y

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The Indian Valley YMCA, in collaboration with the First Tee of Connecticut, work to Impact, influence & inspire young people across the state through the game of golf! Participants will be exposed to the game of golf and its associated positive youth development in a fun, activity-based program focusing on Putting, Chipping, Pitching & Full Swing principles.
 
 

Groups and Clubs

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Chess Club

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Beginners and experienced players welcome. Beginners will learn about the pieces, moves and rules, while teach experienced players new strategies. Contact us for scheduling information!
 
 

Soccer

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Parent Child Soccer (Ages 3&4)

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What better way to introduce your children to a sport than to play it with them? Come share your enthusiasm with your child and help them to develop an enjoyment of the game. Children will be introduced to the basics of soccer. All children and parents should come dressed to play and have fun!
 
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Rookies Soccer K-2

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YMCA puts the FUN in fundamentals. 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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Rookies T-Ball K-2

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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.
 
 
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