Youth Sports: Recreation Classes

Last updated: November 17, 2018, at 7:50 p.m. PT

Originally published: March 5, 2018, at 2:22 p.m. PT

When kids play sports, the physical health benefits are obvious, but did you know that playing sports can help social development and academic success? Kids that grow up playing sports tend to do up to 40% better on tests and are 15% more likely to go to college than their non-sporting peers. 

The Y is the place that helps all kids grow in mind, body, and spirit. Our wide variety of recreation Y sports means there's a sport for every kid – including but not limited to, martial arts, gymnastics and even dance. The Y is the hub for youth sports for kids, no matter where their interests lie.

Recreation sports are the unsung heroes of Y youth sports. 

Gymnastics and Tumbling

Kids take it to the mats working on the fundamentals of movement while building strength and flexibility. 

Martial Arts

To begin the study of martial arts is to begin the journey of self-discovery. Our students learn self-discipline, self-confidence, and self-defense. Martial Arts is offered in a variety of forms such as Tae Kwon Do, Seido Karate, and Tang Soo Do. 


Learn the skills pros use in the YouTube videos but in a safe and supportive environment. 


Badminton is fast-paced and really fun. Don't think of backyard family games, think of moving at lightning speed on the court to make solid returns.


Ballet, Jazz or Hip Hop. Learn the moves to your favorite song on the radio, while practicing technique and choreography.