There’s something for every kid at the Y. They can meet new friends, build skills, develop interests and try new things in a supportive environment with caring adults. Our sports programs emphasize values, sportsmanship, friendship and most of all, fun!

Parkour Kids

Ages: 5-14

Do you have a child who is always moving and likes to take flying leaps from the furniture? If so, come join us in our new parkour program! This program will teach proper safety technique, jumping, balance, acrobatics, and more with the safety of a gymnastics gym. Parkour is the sport/art of movement, which includes aspects of freerunning, tumbling, breakdancing, martial arts, and more. The goal is to utilize one’s environment to overcome obstacles through athletic ability, commitment, and confidence. For more information, contact Amanda Cyr at or 508-409-0735.

Next session: Feb 23-Mar 29 (6 weeks)

Location: Pleasant Street Branch Gymnastics

SUN 10:00-10:45 a.m.
Y Members: $61 / Non-Members: $92

SUN 10:55 a.m.-12:25 p.m.
Y Members: $84 / Non-Members: $125

Registration: Now open for both Members and Non-Members. Call (508) 226-7700 or register online.

Preschool Sports

Ages: 3-5

This class introduces children to a wide range of sports with a new sport to discover each week. Class will consist of age-appropriate drills and skills followed by a scrimmage. Sports include basketball, soccer, kickball, and more!

For more information, contact Leigh Fontes at

> Schedules, locations, fees, and registration

Youth Instructional Basketball

Ages: 5-11

This class introduces participants to the basics of basketball, including dribbling, shooting, and passing as well as basic game rules. Class time will be divided between drills and skills and a scrimmage.

For more information, contact Leigh Fontes at

> Schedules, locations, fees, and registration

Youth Karate

Ages: 4.5-18

The Y’s “Eclectic Karate” program combines the strengths of various disciplines to emphasize self-defense, control, positive attitude and spirit. Year-round program.

Ages: 4.5 – 6
TUE & FRI 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Pleasant Street
Fee: Y Member: $56/month, Non-member: $71/month

Grades: 1 & up
White – Purple belts: TUE & FRI 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Purple-Brown belts: TUE & FRI 5:45-6:30 p.m.
Location: Pleasant Street
Fee: Y Member: $72/month, Non-member: $88/month

Teen Combination & Junior Black Belt Class
Schedule:TUE & FRI 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pleasant Street
Fee: Y Member: $88/month, Non-member: $104/month

> Register online or stop by the Y to register today!

Drop-In Floor Hockey

Ages: 6-10

Join us once a week to play in a recreational game of floor hockey. The staff will help break the kids up into teams for fair and fun play. Play one week. Skip the next. Come and play when you can!

Staff will provide all equipment necessary.

For more information, contact Leigh Fontes at

Schedule: Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm

Location: Downtown Branch

Fee: Free for Y Members. $5 per class for Non-Members.

Jaguars Youth Track & Field Program

Ages: 6-18

Under the direction of the Jaguars coaching staff, youth athletes participate in running, shot put, javelin, long jump, high jump, and Cross Country. The program offers both parent and child fitness activities, including weekly fitness runs and walks. No mandatory practices or events. Come when you can!

2019-2020 Indoor Season

Indoor Season dates: October 29-April 14
Athletes stay active throughout the winter months with running events, shot put, and high jump. Indoor season practices take place on Tuesday evenings at 5:00 p.m. at the Downtown Branch. Athletes also have the option of competing in indoor meets through the winter.

Member Fee: $35 per season
Non-Member Fee: $50 per season

> Register for the Jaguars Indoor Season online.

Upcoming Track Events

Youth Indoor Track Meets: February 8th & 15th

All youth athletes are invited to run at this open track event that encourages kids to stay active and enjoy some healthy competition.

Moses Brown Waughtel-Howe Field House
250 Lloyd Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

12:00-12:25 pm – Registration
12:30 pm – Running events 800 meter, 45 meter, 400 meter, 200 meter, 4×150 meter relay

Ribbons for top three finishers in each age group: 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17.
Merchandise awards for exceptional sportsmanship and performances.

$5 entry fee includes participation in all events