SPORTS AND RECREATION PROGRAMS
Youth Sports and Recreation
The Y nurtures the potential of children through sports by strengthening character in our youth, engaging families, and building lasting relationships. Youth learn new skills, make new friends, develop essential character traits, and set individual and team goals. Our programs improve self-confidence, promote diversity and build skills. From soccer, basketball, t-ball and floor hockey, to karate and rock climbing the Y has something to keep your child active and engaged for every season.
Adult Sports and Recreation
The kids don't have to have all the fun! Whether you’re a serious athlete or enjoy pick up basketball we applaud your commitment to leading a staying active. At the Y, we offer an array of wellness challenges, sports leagues and conditioning classes for adults. We invite you to meet new people, try something new, or stay active and connect with friends at the Y! Basketball, volleyball, pickleball, flag foot-ball? We have you covered.
EXPLORE ALL PROGRAMS
Cape Ann YMCA Program Guide
Greater Beverly YMCA Program Guide
Haverhill/Plaistow YMCAs Program Guide
Ipswich Family YMCA Program Guide
Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA Program Guide
Salem YMCA Program Guide
MVP Sports: Preschool Sports Curriculum
YMCA MVP SPORTS: A HEAD START TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE!
At our Ys, our sports staff, coaches and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential in life. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models. We encourage and include activities that help in developing gross motor skills, hand eye coordination and encourage love for sports, all while having fun.
PRE-SEASON: “JOINING A TEAM”
Ages: 3 years - 5 years Length: 45 Minute Class/4 Week Session Children learn the basics of the sport, teamwork, feel a sense of achievement and confidence, increase their gross motor skills and hand eye coordination, and make friends. This is a great class for a child who is new to the sport.
LEAGUE: “COMPETING AND LEARNING”
Ages: 3 years - 5 years Length: 60 Minute Class/8 Week Session Leagues provide children a chance to learn rules and skills of the sport in a fun but competitive environment. Our staff coaches work with the team so that each child is engaged and connected with their peers. As the league progresses, new skills are taught with a practice at the beginning of the class and then a coached game to follow. YMCA MVP League’s goal is to keep children active, learning and having fun while gaining a love for organized sports.
PRACTICE AND PLAY: “GROWING OUR TALENT”
Ages: 3 years - 5 years Length: 45 Minute Class/8 Week Session Practice and Play is a great class to take in conjunction with the league. Children learn about the rules of the game and work on skills they can use in league play or on their own. The class is perfect for both beginners and those children who have taken organized sports classes before. Our staff coaches will teach to each child’s level through age-appropriate skill building games focused on gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
POST-SEASON: “GOING PRO!”
Ages: 4 years - 5 years Length: 45 Minute Class/4 Week Session Does your child want to improve on the skills they have already built? This is the class for them. Post-season emphasis is on skill development and game play to improve performance, all in a fun setting. Continued instruction of rules learned in the league, performance building activities and highlighting the achievement of each player is the goal of Philoso“Going Pro”! Going pro has a smaller class size to allow for more individualized instruction.