Sports

Sports

The Madison Area YMCA Youth Sports Programs not only helps kids become better players, but better people as well. With progressive classes, multiple age-specific levels, every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.

  • Participants will develop and build skills, improve self-confidence, increase self-esteem, appreciate diversity and improve physical conditioning.
  • Our sports classes use a child appropriate curriculum that is sensitive to the needs and abilities of each participant.
  • When we combine this together with the YMCA philosophy of “Everybody Plays, Everybody Wins”, we create programs that promote a healthy lifestyle, friendships and FUN.
  • We offer specific Gym times for families, teens and open gym for adults.
  • We offer Preschool, School Age, Teen and Adult Sports Programs.

The gym will follow it's normal hours immediately after the scheduled events.

Contact Sports Director Kim Buccheri for additional information.

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The Basketball Gym will be CLOSED on the following dates for Lady Gators Travel Basketball tryouts:
Wednesday, March 29; 6:15 - 9:30 PM

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    • Basketball Preschool Classes
      Basketball Jr. (3.5-4yrs.) Each class will incorporate instruction and skill development that will assist the child in learning the basics of the game. We will teach the core skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting that will work towards to concepts of game play! Basketball (4-6yrs.) Your child will be introduced to basketball basics. Develop a great basketball foundation by practicing dribbling, passing, shooting and so much more! Learn this great game through basketball related activities and games!
    • Soccer Preschool Classes
      Soccer Jr.(3-4yrs.) Each class wil incorporate instruction and skill development that will assist the child in learning the basics of the game. We will teach the core skills of dribbling, pasing, and shooting that will work towards the concepts of game play! Soccer (4-6yrs.) Develop basic foot control skills needed to play the 'most popular sport around the globe.' Coaches will focus on teaching your child trapping, dribbling, passing, and shooting skills. Each week your child will be taught a new skill, practice it, and then develop it during a fun and engaging soccer activity!
    • Sports & Games Jr Classes
      Sports & Games Jr. Classes (3.5-4 yrs.) Another great opportunity for your child to be introduced to new and exciting sports! Children will learn sports through actual game plan. Each week coaches will rotate new sports and new games! Your child will be introduced to team work and sportsmanship.
    • Basketball School Age Classes
      Basketball Level 1 (Gr.K-2) A popular offering that works with children on the basic of basketball such as dribbling, shooting, and passing! Participants will learn about the court layout and basic rules of the game. Mini games and activities will be used in class to help particpants build towards real game play! Baskteball Level 2 (Gr.2-4) This offering is the next step as it continues to build off Basketball Level 1 with the additions of defense, positioning, and movement! The course will continue to build on the skills and techniques leaned in Level 1 with more extensive game play. Advanced Basketball (Gr.4-6) In this advanced class, we will focus on many of the intricacies involved with the game of basketball as we work on spacing, varying types of offense and defense, as well as more developed teamwork. Games will be played throughout the length of the course.
    • Floor Hockey Preschool Classes
      Floor Hockey Classes (4-6yrs.) Learn how to stick handle, pass, and shoot! Coaches will focus on the basic skills used in floor hockey that make the transition to the ice that much easier!
    • Floor Hockey School Age Classes
      Floor Hockey Level 1 (Gr.K-2) Get your sticks ready to come take our exciting Floor Hockey class! In the course we will cover the basics of the sport including stick handling, passing, and shooting! Both mini games and game play will be included. Floor Hockey Level 2 (Gr.2-4) Children will continue to build off Floor Hockey Level 1 while incorporating more game play and skill development with defense and positioning!
    • Football Skills Classes
      Football skills (4-6yrs.) Each class will introduce instruction of the basic football skills of running, throwing and catching with an emphasis on fun and playfulness. Additional class activities will focus on teamwork and sportsmanship!
    • Golf Preschool Classes
      Golf (4-6yrs.) Drive! Chip! Putt! Your child will be introduced to the three main strokes used while playing golf. We will also coach your child and show them the proper way to hold their clubs, and keep a scorecard.
    • Kinder Karate Classes
      Kinder Karate Classes (4-6yrs.) Learn Okinawan style karate through SMART MOVES classes which offer progressive skill development in a wide range of martial techniques including traditional kata, escape/release techniques, standing grappling maneuvers, meditation, and breathing.
    • Lacrosse Preschool Classes
      Lacrosse (4-6yrs.) Children will learn lacrosse basics. Play interactive and engaging games that teach the fundementals of scooping, cradling, and catching!
    • One Week Preschool Sports Camps
      One Week Preschool Sports Camp (4-6yrs.) These camps are for boys and girls ages 4-6yrs. and offer a different sport each day.
    • Pee Wee Agility Training Classes
      Pee Wee Agility Training (4-6yrs.) Children love to move and once they get started it can be difficult to contain that energy. Through agility drills, obstacle course and games participants will improve nimbleness and speed as well as build body confidence. Drills will include: cones, ladder and hurdles
    • Pickleball Classes
      Pickleball (Gr.K-2) Pickleball?! Come play a fun sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. This is the paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels!
    • Soccer School Age Classes
      Indoor Soccer Level 1 (Gr.K-2) Prepare to take your soccer game to the next level! In this course we will focus on the basics and fundamentals of soccer focusing on passing, shooting, and dribbling. Game play and mini games will be incorporated throughout the course. Indoor Soccer Level 2 (Gr. 2-4) Children will focus on the intricacies of the game; spacing, positioning and techniques to help create a better soccer player! Game play will continue to grow in this course.
    • Sports & Games Preschool Classes
      Sports & Games (4-6yrs.) Allow your child the opportunity to further explore a variety of different sports and games. Children will develop skills while playing soccer, basketball, floor hockey, and many other sports! On alternating weeks your child will play games like Sleeping Giants, Pillow Polo, Octopus Tag, and much more!
    • Sports Development Kirby Classes
      Sports Development Kirby Classes (4-6yrs.) Exclusively for children enrolled at the Madison Area YMCA F.M Kirby Children's Center! Each week your child will be introduced to the skills, equipment, and the basic elements of a sport. Coaches will run activities that help build both fine and gross motor skills as well as build confidence. Some sports you may play include, but are not limited to, soccer, basketball, t-ball, and floor hockey!
    • Sports Fusion
      Sports Fusion (Gr. K-3) Welcome to the Sports Fusion! This class introduces children to a wide variety of game play including both traditional and non-traditional games. Dino Egg Hunt, Octopus Tag, and Invasion Games are just some of the many types of non-traditional games that will be played, as well as traditional games like Basketball and Soccer!
    • Strength & Athlete Training
      Strength & Athlete Training (Gr.4-7) This class is designed to improve and enhance athletic performance at all levels of competition, giving the athlete skills and abilities that can translate to any sport. We will touch upon all aspects of athletic training including speed, agility, reaction, endurance, strength, power, and quickness. The class will be taught by instructors with extensive coaching experience with adolescents.
    • T-Ball Preschool Classes
      T-Ball (4-6yrs.) Learn America's pastime by developing the fundementals of throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running! Through lead-up games and activities participants will learn the basic rules of how to play the game of T-Ball/baseball.
    • Tennis Preschool Classes
      Tennis (4-6yrs.) Learn how to hit a forehand, backhand, and overhand volley by participating in an array of tennis related games and activities! Balance and hand-eye coordination are also a focus.
    • Y-Winners Preschool Classes
      Y-Winners T-Ball Preschool Classes (4-6yrs.) Play Ball! It's that time of year for America's favorite pastime. Come out throwing, fielding, and hitting this spring for a fun season of Y-Winners T-ball as we get your child ready for little league!
    • Y-Winners School Age Classes
      Y-Winners School Age Classes (Gr.K- 3) A great way to introduce team play to your sports enthusiast. Skill instruction and games are played every week against other teams in the league. A schedule of games and team rosters will be issued after the first week of practices by the Sports Director. Game times will be 45 minutes in length, being played within each division's alloted time. any additional informtion will be emailed prior to the first week of classes. Game times will vary week to week.
    • Flag Football Classes
      Flag Football (Gr.1-2) Come learn the basic skills needed to play one of the most popular sports in America! In this class we will teach the fundamentals of catching, throwing, and running with the ball while building towards game play!
    • Karate - Beginner Classes
      Karate - Beginner (White Belt) (Gr.1-12) Learn Okinawan Karate: Youth Beginner and Advanced classes offer progressive skill development in a wide range of martial techniques including traditional kata, escape/release techniques, standing grappling maneuvers, meditation, breath control and flexibility
    • Karate - Intermediate Classes
      Karate - Intermediate Classes (Yellow & Orange Belts) (Gr.1-12) Learn Okinawan Karate: Youth Beginner and Advanced classes offer progressive skill development in a wide range of martial techniques including traditional kata, escape/release techniques, standing grappling maneuvers, meditation, breath control and flexibility
    • Karate - Intermediate/Advanced Classes
      Karate - Intermediate/Advanced Classes (Yellow Belt & Above) (Gr. 1-12) Learn Okinawan Karate: Youth Beginner and Advanced classes offer progressive skill development in a wide range of martial techniques including traditional kata, escape/release techniques, standing grappling maneuvers, meditation, breath control and flexibility.
    • Lacrosse School Age Classes
      Lacrosse (Gr. 1-3) Teaches the basic skills of throwing, scooping, cradling and catching through drills and lead-up games!
    • One Week School Age Sports Camps
      One Week School Age Sports Camps (Gr 1-6) Week long clinics offering a variety of sports for boys and girls.
    • Speed & Agility Training Classes
      Speed & Agility training (Gr. 1-7) Agility provides the foundation for many athletic skills like jumping, juking, rolling and dribbling. For those who play sports like football, basketball, lacrosse, tennis or soccer, speed and agility training provides the baseline athleticism necessary to refine their sport-specific skills. But speed and agility training is not exclusively for sport-specific athletes. This is also a great class where non athletes can develop their functional strength, increase core stability and improve the way they move.
    • Traveling Soccer
      Traveling Soccer - A competitive program for children 17 years old and younger. Teams play in a league against other towns in the North Jersey area. Fee includes Soccer Registration fee and Team Uniform fee. Please contact Kim Buccheri for more information; kbuccheri@madisonymca.org. *See coach for practice locations and schedules.
    • Gators Traveling Basketball
      Gators Traveling Basketball - A highly competitive program where teams (U12 and U14) compete against other YMCA’s in league play and final tournament. Try-outs held in October, season-Nov. through 1st week in March.
    • Karate - Beginner/Intermediate Classes
      Karate - Beginner/Intermediate Classes (Gr.9-Adult) Learn Okinawan Karate: Beginner and Intermediate classes offer progressive skill development in a wide range of martial techniques including traditional kata, escape/release techniques, standing grappling maneuvers, meditation, breath control and flexibility.
    • Women's Self-Defense Classes
      Women's Self-Defense (19+yrs.) - The Madison Area YMCA is proud to offer a 4 week self-defense class for women and graduating High School senior girls this summer! Classes will be instructed by a noted self-protection expert, Chris Goedecke (47 years martial arts experience, 8th Degree Black Belt, Madison YMCA Karate teacher since 1979). Join us and learn escapes from common grips and holds, how to recognize danger and prepare for any situation. It will be particularly beneficial for college bound girls and women looking to acquire some effective self-protective tools and strategies. No prior experience necessary. Loose clothing is recommended.