Youth classes offered by the YMCA will focus on skill development, strong character, building confidence, and sportsmanship.The YMCA offers a variety of classes for children of all ages, whether they are a beginner or have played sports for years. Youth classes at the YMCA allow children to learn new skills, improve existing skills, and have fun throughout the year. Sign up now and see the difference the YMCA can make!
This class will help your child learn the basics of dribbling, shooting and passing through drills, activities, and skill-related games.
This class will introduce and develop your child's dribbling techniques, shooting form, and the ability to make proper passes through drills and activities.
Ballet (Ages 5-8) - Not currently being offered
This ballet class is perfect for the ballet beginner. Basic ballet skills, balance, jumps, and turns will be achieved by the end of the session. Ballet slippers or socks are required.
Jazz/Hip Hop Dance (ages 6-12) - Not currently being offered
This class will teach the basics of jazz and hip hop as well as some contemporary dance movement. Great for dancers with no experience, and for others looking to improve their skills. Jumps, turns and combinations will be explored every week.
This class teaches participants about the sport of fencing, from skilled instructors with Triblade Academy. Equipment is provided; please wear comfortable gym attire. Available only during the school year, Fall, Winter, Spring I, and Spring II sessions.
Juniors Golf Lessons
Participants will learn to drive (irons and woods), short game (chipping, putting, sand, and pitching), play on a short course. and receive a video analysis. Clubs and balls will be provided. Class taught by golf pro Sharon King at The Dome in Schoolcraft on US-131.
This class is available for new or experienced players.
This class is intended to develop the whole person in mind, body and spirit while teaching effective self-defense skills for the practitioner. The practice of this art develops strong character through its five primary tenets: Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit. Available only during the school year, Fall, Winter, Spring I, and Spring II sessions.
Registration for piano classes for Fall I and Fall II is now in progress.
Presented by the Gilmore Piano Festival.
Gilmore Piano Lab Elementary
Small group piano lessons for elementary-aged students with no or some previous piano or music reading experience. Digital pianos, folders, and music will be provided. The 7-week fall class is great for introducing your student to the piano. Fall II and Winter will run as a consecutive 14-week class. Continuing students can register for level 2, or consult with their piano teacher. Practice time outside of class is recommended. After you register, the Gilmore Education Department will contact you to confirm the class day and time. For more information, call 269-342-1166 or email email@example.com.
Gilmore Piano Lab Level 1 and Level 2
Small group piano lessons for middle school-aged students with no or some previous piano or music reading experience. Digital pianos, folders, and music will be provided. The 7-week fall class is great for introducing your student to the piano. Fall II and Winter will run as a consecutive 14-week class. Continuing students can register for level 2, or consult with their piano teacher. Practice time outside of class is recommended. After you register, the Gilmore Education Department will contact you to confirm the class day and time. For more information, call 269-342-1166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pint Size Play
Ages 18-36 Months
This class includes free play, games, music, and parachute time that stimulates cognitive development and physical and social skills. Parent and child interaction throughout the session.
Programs for Homeschoolers
Soccer class not currently being offered
This class introduces dribbling, shooting, passing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and having fun while learning.
This class builds on skills learned in Itty Bitty, with emphasis placed on dribbling, shooting, passing, teamwork, sportsmanship, and having fun while learning.
Sporties for Shorties
This class develops skills like throwing, catching, kicking, and more. This is a great introduction to football, soccer, gymnastics, baseball, volleyball, floor hockey, and lacrosse.
The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo's youth sports camps are designed to develop specific sports-related skills for school-age youth. Both the Maple and Portage sites offer half-day sports camps during summer, winter, and spring breaks. Participants will learn new skills, meet friends, and have fun. Be sure to bring a waterbottle and snack everyday to camp. To download a Summer Mini Sports Camp flyer, click here.
Contact Don Seibert at (269) 342-9622 x423
Maple Mini Sports Camp - Ages 5-12
Contact Pete Jameyson at (269) 345-9622 x152
Taekwondo offers a great way for children & adults to build confidence, self-esteem, respect, discipline, strength, flexibility, and patience in a teamwork setting. Our instructor will teach you to channel energy into a positive attitude in a fun and active atmosphere.
- Ages 4-6
- Ages 7-11
- Youth and Adult
This class will help your child develop basic skills in strategy and gameplay.