Extra-curricular activities have many benefits for kids, and it’s never too early to get them involved.
Give kids the chance to develop their talent or find it! Nurture their potential in sports and arts, or new skills like swimming, cooking or music. Where else but the Y can you go straight from art class to lacrosse practice, or hop in the pool in-between? We offer a variety of recreational and sport opportunities, all in one place, so kids can discover what they love most and have the best chance to reach their potential! Our plentiful extra-curricular activities help kids broaden and build their skills, set goals, and create a healthy balance between school and play.
Studies show that kids who are involved in activities outside of school actually perform better academically than kids who do not. Moreover, kids who are exposed to a variety of activities have the opportunity to meet, work with and learn from people from different backgrounds, perspectives and abilities which fosters respect and acceptance. They will also develop life skills such as individual responsibility, team work and perseverance.
How can we help? Our sports classes are for all ages…try our new lacrosse, baseball, flag football, soccer, and speed and agility classes on our brand new turf fields! We also have sports leagues where your kids will be taught and coached by the Y’s professional sports staff. We put a strong focus on skill instruction, along with teaching the concepts of team play, developing athleticism and sportsmanship.
Our kids’ programs for infants through grade 6 allow kids to play, learn, grow and explore. Activities include music, dance, art, cooking, reading, science, computers and more! Don’t forget that spring is the perfect time to prepare your kids for summer fun in the water. Our aquatics instructional program lays a foundation of water skills and safety so kids can enjoy a lifetime of safe, healthy, aquatic activities. Our popular dance program includes everything from ballet and jazz, to modern, Irish step and tap; kids will learn the beauty and expressive qualities of movement, and the value of self-worth in a non-competitive environment.
Everything from youth sports programs, swim lessons, dance and art…we have it all! What can your kids do? Anything. From building self-confidence and self-concept, to giving kids the skills, confidence and desire to succeed, you can always rely on Y programs to help them reach their potential. Register on http://www.wyckoffymca.org/