Youth Sports Programs

X-Factor Training Camp for Children
(Ages 7-14) 
Improve physical health and well being in an all inclusive, non-competitive camp. Utilize speed, quickness and agility drills to get active and improve performance.  Non-competitive games and training exercises create a dynamic workout. Instructed by personal trainers with experience working with youth. 

Fitness for Kids
X-Factor Spring         412202-SX

Fee:                 $80/person
Meets:            Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Spring:            April 21-May 21 (No Class 5/5, 5/7)
Location:         Buttonball Gym
Instructor:       Coach Kavin Banks, Jr.

Youth Jukido
(Ages 6 & up by start of session)
Discover authentic martial arts. Jukido is based on centuries old Japanese Jujitsu and is a fun and safe way to learn to defend yourself. Parents who wish to participate with their child may also register.

Jukido Spring
Jukido Spring 6:15         412105-01

Fee:            $52/Person (Winter); $50/Person (Spring)
Meets:        Monday 6:15-7:15
Location:    Gideon Welles Aux. Gym
Spring:       6 Weeks March 30-June 1
Instructor:  Rich Webster

Skyhawks Volleyball Clinic
(Boys & Girls Grades 6-8) 
All aspects of the game will be taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting, defense, offense and serving. Learn not only the core volleyball skills but also teamwork and sportsmanship.  Skyhawks’ staff will assist each athlete in developing fundamental skills of the game through game-speed drills and scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Players will be grouped by age and ability.

Skyhawks Sports Programs
Spring Volleyball                    304109-VB

Fee:            $109
Meets:         Tuesdays 5:15-7:15 p.m.
Dates:          March 31-May 12 (No Class 4/14)
Location:      Smith Middle School Auxiliary Gym

Girls in Stride Running 
(Girls Grades 1-8) 
Imagine the thrill your daughter will feel as she crosses the finish line in her first race. This dynamite training program will prepare your daughter for the Celebrate West Hartford 5K on June 7th. Focus will be on using games and drills that make running fun, while also improving athletic performance for those who play other sports. Help your daughter gain confidence, build self-esteem, and lead her to a path of health and fitness. This non-competitive training program is offered for all levels of runners. As part of the program, the girls will be exposed to goal setting, journaling of training, nutrition, and mental preparation. Fee includes a t-shirt and training journal. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Academy Building.  Race registration is not included in the program fee. 
Running Programs       
Spring GIS (1-8)        203105-GS
Fee:               $79/Person (Does not Include Race Registration Fee)
Meets:           Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location:        Riverfront Park Gazebo
Dates:            April 22-June 3 

Spring Children’s Tennis
(Ages 7-17)
Lessons are broken into groups allowing instructors to provide emphasis on specific skills. Must provide your own racquet. Level 1 for those with little or no tennis experience. Level 2 for those who hold a racquet properly, understand the basics of forehand and backhand and hit at least 3 times from the center service line. Level 3 for those who understand the basics of rallying, hit forehand and backhand at least 3 times from the baseline with both, perform the basics of a serve and know how to keep score. Level 4 for those who consistently rally forehand and backhand 4-6 times from the baseline, serve, hit overhead and approach shots, and understand rules and tennis etiquette. Students will be divided according to skill. 

Spring Child Tennis Lessons
Level                     9:00 a.m.            10:00 a.m.
Level 1, 2, 3          423281-AA
Level 2, 3, 4                                     423281-BB

Fee:                   $29/Session
Meets:               Saturday 9:00-9:55 a.m.;10:00-10:55 a.m.
Location:           GHS Tennis Courts
Dates:                April 25-May 30 (No Class 5/23)

QuickStart Red Ball Tennis 
(Ages 5-7)
This program is geared to help younger children learn the game of tennis. Low compression balls are used to help the younger children lean to play. Bring a junior racquet and water bottle. 

Spring Child Tennis Lessons  
Quick Start             423281-QS

Fee:             $29/Session
Meets:         Saturday 8:00-8:55 a.m. 
Location:     GHS Tennis Courts
Dates:          April 25-May 30 (No Class 5/23)

Skyhawks Tiny Hawks - Summer
(Ages 3-4) 
Help children fine-tune their motor skills in soccer and basketball.  Parents are encouraged to stay and participate and are required to stay if children are not ready to participate alone. Must be toilet trained. Week of June 29th, no basketball. 

Tiny Hawk-June            104109-TH
Tiny Hawk-Aug              104109-T2

FEE:                $69/June Session; $85/August Session
JUNE:              June 29-July 2 12:15-1:00 p.m. @ Academy Building
AUGUST:        August 3-7 12:15-1:00 p.m. @ Hebron Avenue School

Skyhawks Mini Hawk Sports Program
(Boys & Girls ages 4-7 by the start of the session)
Promotes a philosophy of fun while teaching soccer, baseball and basketball. Non-competitive atmosphere provides individual attention while teaching basic skills and team strategies. Week of June 29th, no basketball.

Mini-Hawk 1          104109-A1
Mini-Hawk 2          104109-A2
Mini-Hawk 3          104109-A3
Mini-Hawk 4           104109-A4

FEE:                  $99/Session 1,2; $139/Session 3,4
MEETS:            Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-Noon
SESSION 1:     June 16-19 @ Gideon Welles School
SESSION 2:     June 29-July 2 @ Academy Building
SESSION 3:     July 20-24 @ Hebron Avenue School
SESSION 4:     August 3-7 @ Hebron Avenue School

Skyhawks Sports & Games
(Boys and Girls ages 7-12)
Staff use a variety of skill-building games and activities to give each athlete a complete understanding and overview of many different popular sports and games including capture the flag, soccer, ultimate frisbee, basketball, kickball, baseball, 4 square, flag football, team handball and many more. Kids will play 2-4 different games/sports each day.

Sports & Games 1          104109-SF
Sports & Games 2          104109-SG

FEE:                 $145/Session 1; $159/Session 2
MEETS:            Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
SESSION 1:     June 16-19 @ Gideon Welles School
SESSION 2:     August 3-7 @ Hebron Avenue School

Skyhawks Track & Field Program
(Youth ages 7-14) 
Combines technical development, fundamental techniques, and fun to introduce athletes to Olympic style events. Exercises and drills are designed to prepare athletes for a future in cross country, track & field, distance running and being active. Teaches body positioning, stride, proper stretching and cool-down techniques. Features a track meet at the end!

Skyhawks Track          104109-TF

FEE:                $139/Person
MEETS:           Monday-Friday
                        9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
DATES:           June 22-26
LOCATION:     Glastonbury High School Track

Skyhawks Multi Sport
(Youth Ages 7-14) 
Designed to introduce young athletes to soccer, baseball, basketball and flag football in one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages with a focus on respect, teamwork, and self-discipline. 

Multi-Sport June             104109-B1
Multi-Sport July 1           104109-B2
Multi-Sport July 2           104109-B3

FEE:                      $159/Person
MEETS:                Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
SESSION 1:         June 22-26 (Ages 7-12) @GHS Baseball Field/Gym
SESSION 2:         July 20-24 (Ages 10-14) @Hebron Avenue School
SESSION 3:         July 27-31 (Ages 7-10) @Hebron Avenue School

Skyhawks Flag Football 
(Youth ages 7-10 or 10-14)
Athletes will get a rich introduction to all positions on offense and defense, preparing them to be true champions on the gridiron. Program introduces core skills of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning in a fun and invigorating training environment. Week ends with the Skyhawks Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase skills!

Flag Football 7-10            104109-FY
Flag Football 10-14          104109-FO

FEE:                $139/Person
MEETS:          Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
AGES 7-10:    July 13-17 @ Gideon Welles School
AGES 10-14:  July 27-31 @ GHS

Volleyball Clinic-Skyhawks
(Youth ages 10-16)
Learn all aspects of the game through drills that focus on passing, setting, hitting, defense, offense and serving. Game-speed drills and daily scrimmages are aimed at developing the whole player, teamwork and sportsmanship. Players grouped by age and ability. 

Volleyball AM          104109-VA
Volleyball HS          104109-VP

FEE:                     $139/AM Session; $95/PM Session
AM SESSION:      August 3-7 (Ages 10-14)
                             Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
PM SESSION:    June 22-25 (Ages 11-16)
                            Monday-Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
LOCATION:         Glastonbury High School

Elementary Bike Day - NEW
(Grades 3-5)
Learn the basics of riding your bicycle safely and confidently! Bike Walk Connecticut, Bike Walk Glastonbury, Glastonbury Health & Physical Education and Glastonbury Parks and Recreation are teaming up to offer this gymnasium-style bicycle safety workshop. Instructors are League Cycling Instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists. Includes a safety demonstration plus interactive stations including:

  • Bike helmet safety and proper fit
  • Importance of lights, reflectors & bright clothes
  • ABC Quick Check- Is your bike ready to ride
  • Knowing your bike parts
  • Gearing on a bike and how it works
  • Hand signals & scanning
  • How to start and stop a bike safely and confidently

Elementary Bike Day            410028-EB 

FEE:                  FREE (Pre-Registration Required)
MEETS:            1:30-3:30 p.m. 
LOCATION:       Academy Cafeteria
DATE:               Wednesday, April 29

Minnechaug Junior Golf Camp
(Ages 10+)
Includes Golf Clinic with Kurt Wyberanec, Practice Skills, Skills Competitions, Golf Relay, Spin the Wheel Relay, up to 9 Holes on course. Contact Minnechaug for registration information and details about spring programs at (860)432-4334.

FEE:               $399/Session(Family Discount Available) 
MEETS:         Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
DATES:          July 13-17; August 3-7

Kurt Wyberanec Golf Boot Camp 
(Ages 13-17 )
Designed for the serious junior golfer who wants to keep their game sharp. Perfect for high schoolers looking to make their team. Play up to 18 holes each day after intense instruction. Limited to 4-8 golfers. Contact Minnechaug for registration information and details about spring programs at (860)432-4334.

FEE:           $349/person 
MEETS:     8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 
DATES:     June 30, July 1, July 2