Youth Registered Programs (Gr. 1-8)

Welcome to the YMCA Youth Programs. We offer a variety of programs for your children to enjoy! All YMCA Youth Programs are focused on developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy for all children through sport, friendships, and fun!

With a YMCA membership, children register in any TWO programs to take part in! This can include one aquatics program per child, per term.

Basketball

The YMCA of Fredericton offers Jr. NBA Basketball. This is a developmental youth basketball program that is offered in conjunction with Canada Basketball and the NBA.

Want to learn basketball skills like your favourite NBA player? The YMCA of Fredericton offers a Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced Jr. NBA program. This is a developmental youth basketball program, offered in conjunction with Canada Basketball and the NBA. Youth will participate in age appropriate basketball development, which will include learning the rules of the game, skill work and team work, all while having fun!

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Dance

Dance is a great opportunity to introduce your child to many fundamental movement skills and the Y Dance program will help to continue to grow your child’s dance skills. Our YMCA instructors will keep your child on their toes and having fun!

Ballet

Learn basic ballet positions and classical movements along with barre work, strength and grace. *Please note that an additional program fee is required.

Tap

Learn a group dance using common tap steps such as the shuffle, shuffle ball change, double shuffle, hop shuffle, flap, flap ball change, running flaps, flap heel and buffalo. for students who want to be challenged in tap. *Please note an additional program fee is required.

Jazz

Join us for our fun filled Jazz classes where Jazz is not the only dance style learned! Choose from:
Jazz/Hip-Hop – This form of Jazz is the more popular commercial Jazz which combines Hip-Hop and Jazz and is often performed to pop music. * Please note an additional program fee is required.
Jazz/Lyrical – A mix of jazz and ballet, tell a story through dance, lyrics and feelings. Work on technique for turns, leaps and flexibility. * Please note an additional program fee is required.

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Fencing

New and returning fencers can participate in this physical program built around the sport of fencing.
Members can enroll in one of 4 levels offered in this program.

Youth Fencing I & II

8 – 12 Years Old

Youth Fencing I and II are introductory programs for members Gr 3-Gr 8. The basics of the sport will be taught using the full steel and protective gear. No prior experience is expected. All equipment is provided as well as a membership with the provincial sports organization (FENB)

Both programs are held off-site at the Capital Y Fencing Club – 512 George Street.

Youth Mini Fencing

Grades 1 – 3

Children in this program will progressively learn the fundamental skills of the sport of fencing. Young fencers will improve their physical literacy and fitness, engage in brief sport-specific drills, and play games that use the same strategies as real fencers. This activity is held at the YMCA of Fredericton.

Youth Fencing (Returning)

Grades 3 – 8

This program will expand on the basics of the sport taught in the first youth programs. Fencers will refine their skills and get more involved in the bouting using the full steel and protective gear. Fencers must have completed Youth Fencing I or II before registering in this program. Youth Fencing II (returning) has 2 classes per week, helping retain more and progress their skills more quickly.

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Gymnastics

Gymnastics is the perfect activity for the development of Physical Literacy – the fundamentals of moving the body and moving objects. Developing physical literacy through gymnastics enables children of all ages to move confidently and efficiently in any environment. Recreational Gymnastics here at the YMCA is a great opportunity for children to develop these crucial skills.

Beginner Gymnastics

Grades 1 – 4

In this program, youth will be introduced to a variety of skills on the floor, low and high beams, bars, vaults and mini-trampoline. Progress reports will be provided at the end of each term and badges will be awarded at the completion of each level.

Intermediate Gymnastics

Grades 2+

Youth will train for 2 hours a week while continuing to develop a variety of skills on all events. Progress reports will be provided at the end of each term and badges will be awarded at the completion of each level.

Advanced Gymnastics

Grades 3+

In this program, youth will have the opportunity to train more throughout the week while they enjoy a fun recreational setting (3 hours). Gymnasts will continue to work through a variety of skills on all events. Progress reports will be provided at the end of each term and badges will be awarded at the completion of each level.

Tumbling

Grades 1+

Acrobatic tumbling is centred on fundamental acrobatic technique to increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, timing, body awareness and confidence. Progress reports will be provided at the end of each term and badges will be awarded at the completion of each level. Beginner/Intermediate/ Advanced

Program Guide
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Karate

The YMCA Karate program begins by introducing members to the basics of Shotokan and allows the opportunity for progression from beginner to advanced.

Intro to Karate

Grades 1 – 6

This program will introduce students to the basics of traditional Shotokan while improving physical capacity. It is the prerequisite to all levels of karate.

* Please note an additional program fee is required to offset costs associated with this program.
* All karate classes require a uniform ($45 – available for order from head instructor)

Karate (Beg./Int./Adv.)

Grades 2+

Learn about traditional Shotokan while improving your concentration, discipline, respect, control, physical fitness, self-esteem and confidence.

Prereq: Intro to Karate (yellow belt).

* Please note an additional program fee is required to offset costs associated with this program.
** All karate students must have a karate suit Suits can be purchased through head karate.

Practicing twice a week, youth will continue to develop the basics of traditional Shotokan.

Karate for Adults and Teens

Grades 8+

Learn about traditional Shotokan while improving your concentration, discipline, respect, control, physical fitness, self-esteem and confidence.

Prereq: Intro to Karate (yellow belt).

* Please note an additional program fee is required to offset costs associated with this program.
* All karate classes require a uniform ($50 – available for order from head instructor)

Program Guide
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Movin’ and Groovin’

Grades 1 – 6

Movin’ and Groovin’ is a fun-filled creative movement dance class to learn how to move to the beat and have fun.

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Learn to Play: Racquet Sports

The YMCA offers members from Grades 1 – 8 the opportunity to participate in any of our racquet sport options, including Badminton, Squash, Tennis and Learn to Play Racquet Sports.

Badminton Instruction

Grades 2+ – Beginner/Intermediate
Grades 5 – 8 – Advanced

Learn about physical fitness, rules of the game, singles/doubles games and basic/technical skills. Develop your grip, ready position, footwork, high/low serves, drop shots, smashes, singles/doubles strategies and placement of the shuttle.

Junior Squash

Grades 3+

Develop your squash skills in this fun and fast paced sport. Learn the skills of squash through drills and gameplay. Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced

Racquet Sports

Grades 1 – 4

This program will introduce youth to three different racquet sports: Badminton, Tennis and Squash. Through drills and game play, youth will learn the basic skills of racquet sports.

Tennis Instruction

Grades 2+

Tennis Instruction is offered by trained instructors and is designed for young players with no previous tennis experience. The program focuses on learning tennis through play, rather than the traditional lesson based model. Intermediate/Advanced

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Volleyball

Volleyball instruction at the YMCA is offered for youth, grades 3-8.

Beginner Volleyball Instruction

Grades 3 – 5

Learn the basic skills of volleyball through skills and drills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Intermediate/Advanced Volleyball Instruction

Grades 3 – 8

Take the skills learned in beginner volleyball to the next level. Strengthen your serve and perfect your spike.

Program Guide
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For up-to-date details and schedules, please refer to our Program Guide

Program Guide