Sports & Play

Team 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, wall climbing, low ropes courses, soccer, basketball, fitness classes, archery, sports sampler, sailing, floor hockey, t-ball, flag football, dodgeball, tennis 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.

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.

Zumba® Kids

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for kids where they can play it loud and rock with friends! 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. Preregistration is required.

AGES: 5 – 8

FEES: Members $40/Community $80

WHEN:  Fridays, 5:00-5:45pm


Birthday Pool Parties

Have a Splash on Your Birthday!

Stratford Y Pool Parties for ages 2 and older

DETAILS:   All parties are scheduled for two hours. Each party consists of one hour in the pool followed by one hour in the party room.  A lifeguard will swim test and monitor the kids in the pool.  Party can bring their own food, paper goods, and decorations.  Air-inflatables are not allowed in the pool.  Alcohol and glass are not permitted in the building.  Party shares the pool during family swim.  Party is limited to 15 swimmers and no more than 30 guests.  Available on Saturdays from 1:00-4:30 pm and on Sundays from 12:00-3:30 pm.  With Deluxe Parties, the birthday child receives a YMCA Happy Birthday t-shirt!  Balloons and tableware are provided based on one of our many party themes:  Pirates; Fairies; Luau; Dinosaurs; Disney.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Please call the Y.  Stratford Y Pool Party Agreement  Pool Party Flyer