Sports & Play

Teen Center 1Team sports at the Y build character and self-esteem. Participants cultivate values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Kids will not only learn the fundamentals and how to work together on a team, but also who they are and what they can achieve.

Our programs include parent child, pre-school, youth, special needs and teen enrichment programs.  We offer dance, music, a sports sampler, tennis, basketball, softball, soccer, theatre, crafting, and more.  We also offer more advanced classes for children who have taken our sports classes before.

Visit our schedules page and download our current program guide for a full list of programs.

Hit the Slopes With Friends

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Join us for eight weeks of fun in our ski program at Mt. Southington!  Choose one trip or all eight, whether it’s your first time on the slopes or you’re a frequent visitor to the mountains. We have many options to fit your needs.

Grades: 5th – 10th

When: Fridays – 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24. Bus leaves Walsh Intermediate School at 3:05pm. Busses return to Walsh Intermediate School at 8:45pm.

Where: Mount Southington

Contact: Katelyn Tortora 203 481 9622  x3218

Sign up early to guarantee your spot! Click for Registration Materials for Ski Club 2016-2017

Links for Mt. Southington Forms:  Mount Southington Family Release Waiver / Mount Southington Responsibility Code Waiver / Ski Rental Form / Snowboard Rental Form

Y Stands For Youth

Youth in our Branch Wellness Center


Our Youth Wellness Orientation Bracelet Program is  designed for youth members ages 10-13 who would like to use our Wellness Center while their parent is in the room.  Youth will be given FREE trainings with one of our Wellness Coaches to learn about each aspect of the Wellness Center.  Youth members will learn proper technique, safety and etiquette of gym fitness.  Schedule your appointment today at the Member Welcome Center.

Wellness Center:  Yellow Bracelet

Youth members 10-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the cardiovascular equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a yellow wristband when working out in the Branch.

Wellness Center:  Blue Bracelet

Youth members 12-13 years of age are permitted to exercise on the strength equipment with a parent after completing a free orientation with a Wellness Coach.  The youth member must wear a blue wristband when working out in the Branch.  Prerequisite:  Must have completed yellow bracelet training.

For more information:  Please speak with our Member Service Team or Wellness Director.


Ever make gooey slime or your own bubbles?  Come perform fun science experiments from explosions of volcanoes to making your own ice cream and so much more! Through projects and experiments, participants will learn that science is fun!  Instructor: Laura  Location: Program Room

Ages: 7-12


The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans, where they can play it loud and rock with friends to their own rules! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching!  Instructor: Martha     Location: Multipurpose Room

Ages:  7-11


Zumba® Kids Jr. classes are a dance ‘n’ play party for lil’ feet where pint-sized party animals get silly, dream big and begin their journey to a healthy future. This program is where 4 to 6 year-olds just let loose and be themselves – little bundles of natural energy that are endlessly curious about new sounds and experiences! Here they can socialize, move to age-appropriate music and play games with other kids.  Location: Multipurpose Room  Instructor: Martha

Ages:  4-6


Learn the basics of soccer while having fun and practicing with friends! Each week will be dedicated to learning a different skill and each session will conclude with a game. Your child will have fun mastering old skills and learning new ones. Every participant will get a Y ball!

Ages:  3-5


Bring your ballet slippers and get ready to move your feet! Learn the basics of ballet,  acro, and an understanding of the art of dance.  A recital will be held at the end of each session to show off what participants have learned. Location: Multipurpose Room Instructor: Lisa

Ages:  3-5 years old

When:  Saturday 1:30-2:15pm

Fees:  Member: $94   Community Member: $188


Martial Arts

A fun way to develop respect for yourself and for others. Traditional teaching methods of martial arts will help to increase flexibility, control weight, and enhance fitness.  This class explores fundamentals of Judo and self-defense basics. Exercise your mind and body.

Birthday Parties

Ages: Parties for ages 2 and older

Our specialty parties are designed to make your child’s party the BEST EVER! We offer party packages to fit everyone’s needs. Our parties provide you with an hour of a specialty activity and an hour in our party room. A host is provided to help make your party run smoothly. Parties offered on Saturday and Sundays. Please contact at Katelyn Tortora 203 481 9622 for more details. Birthday Party Contract