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.

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


Children holding basketballBasketball Class

Designed for a child who has never played basketball before or who is still learning the game. Your child will learn the basics of dribbling, passing, and shooting from caring and professional staff in a safe environment.

WHEN & TIME: Mondays at 4:30 pm-6 pm and Saturdays at 9 am-10:30 am

FEE: Member $45 / Community Member price $70

CONTACT: Ryan Leworthy, Operations Director, E

Multi-Sports Class

multi-sport-ballsBasketball, T-Ball, Soccer, and Kick Ball

AGES:  3-5 years old children

Participants will be challenged to learn quickly as they explore Basketball, T-Ball, Soccer, and Kick Ball which rotate weekly. A great class to help your child see which sports they truly excel in!

WHEN: Tuesdays

TIME: 5-6 pm

FEE: Member $50 / Community Member $100

CONTACT: Ryan Leworthy, Operations Director, E

Compete In The Fast Lane


Swim Team is open to all boys and girls interested in individual and team competition. Everyone participates and acquires a sense of achievement. The Valley YMCA competes in the Yankee Cluster Swimming League. Individuals will be placed into practice groups according to ability and age with the potential to advance into the next group should their performance indicate such. During meets, individuals will compete by age groups. All swimmers must be facility members.

The Yankee Cluster League, which is a subdivision of the Northeast Region of the National Council of YMCAs. Any boy or girl, 5 through 18 years of age is eligible to join. Join us to try it out and at no cost to you!

The Sprinters compete against other YMCA teams from Brookfield, Meriden, Middletown, Plainville, Southington, Torrington, Wallingford, Waterbury, Hamden, Mystic and Fairfield.

Interested persons can visit the Valley YMCA or contact Head Coach Jenna Manion at P 203 736 9622 or E or our Aquatics Coordinator, Chris Fracker at P 203 736 9622 or E

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 training 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.

CONTACT: Member Service Team or Wellness Director.

Fun Fitness!


Benefits of Martial Arts Training are numerous:

  • Focus
  • Confidence
  • Discipline
  • Coordination
  • Flexibility
  • Self-Control
  • Respect
  • Fun!

With the main focus being each student’s individual progress.

Professional and Experienced Instructors: Gilberto Acevedo

WHEN: Wednesday and Friday

TIME: 6 pm -7 pm

Celebration Parties

Enjoy your child’s birthday party and other celebrations with the Valley Y’s 6-lane, 25-yard pool or 6 hoop basketball court. Please call in advance to schedule a date.  Full payment must be made to confirm the celebration date.

On Saturdays and Sundays, our pool or gym can be rented for one hour between the hours of 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (1st-hour pool or gym, 2nd hours in our party room.)

FEE: Based on a two-hour time slot, Members $100.00 for 10 participants maximum; $8.00 each additional person / Community Members $130.00 for 10 participants maximum; $10 each additional person

CONTACT: the Y P 203 736 9622