Youth Sports: Recreation Classes

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. Here's what's coming up this spring:. 

Gymnastics and Tumbling

Kids take it to the mats working on the fundamentals of movement while building strength and flexibility. Check out upcoming classes at the Dale Turner Family YMCA in Shoreline and the Bellevue Family YMCA.

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 more about classes at the Auburn Valley YMCA, Dale Turner Family YMCA in Shoreline,  Matt Griffin YMCA in SeaTac, Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA in central Seattle,  Northshore YMCA in Bothell and the West Seattle Family YMCA.


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


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. Badminton 101 and 201 are offered at the Sammamish Community YMCA


Ballet, Jazz or Hip Hop. Learn the moves to your favorite song on the radio, while practicing technique and choreography. Find your class at the Auburn Valley YMCA or Northshore YMCA in Bothell. 

GaGa Ball

GaGa Ball is a relatively new game in the US. It’s kind of like dodgeball, but only takes place below the knees. It’s super fun, fast-paced and perfect for every fitness level. Check out the next session at the Coal Creek Family YMCA


Category: Youth Programs