Youth Sports Programs

X-Factor Training Camp for Children
(Ages 7-14) 
Improve children’s physical health and well being in an all inclusive, non-competitive fitness camp. Campers will utilize speed, quickness and agility drills to get active and improve performance. Class is instructed by personal trainers with experience working with youth.

Fitness for Kids
X-Factor Fall                          212201-XF

FEE:                  $79
MEETS:            Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-7:45 p.m.
DATES:             October 1-October 24
LOCATION:       Buttonball Gym
INSTRUCTOR:  Kavin Banks

ZUMBATOMIC®
(Ages 6-12)
Hey Kids! Don’t hang around the house, come have a blast at Zumbatomic® fitness program.  This class is a fusion of Zumba moves such as the salsa, merengue, cumbia, cha-cha and more.  This is a high octane workout designed for kids ages 8-12 that’s safe and effective. Zumbatomic is a great way to get kids active and improve their health. 

Fitness for Kids
Zumba Kids                     212201-ZK

FEE:                   $52
MEETS:              Monday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
DATES:              September 16-October 28
                           No Class 10/14
LOCATION:        Academy Multi-Purpose Room
INSTRUCTOR:   Eliza’s Energy Source

Girls in Stride Running 

(Girls Grades 1-8) 
Imagine the thrill your daughter will feel as she crosses the finish line! Focus is on 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. Girls will be exposed to goal setting, journaling, nutrition, and mental preparation. In case of inclement weather, program will be held in the Academy Cafeteria. Elementary and Middle school ages will have separate coaches. The program will culminate with Santa’s Run 3.5 mile race on December 2. Registration fee includes a t-shirt, training journal Santa’s Run registration. For more information, visit www.girlsinstride.com.
  
Running Programs       
Spring Girls in Stride (1-5)        203105-SP
Spring Girls in Stride (6-8)        203105-68
 
FEE:                       $89/Person (Includes Registration in the Santa’s 3.5 Mile Run)
MEETS:                 Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
LOCATION:           Riverfront Park Gazebo
DATES:                  October 16-December 4
                               No Program 11/27

Fall Children’s Tennis 
(Ages 7-17)
Tennis Lessons are broken into lesson groups. This allows instructors to give more emphasis on specific skills within those groups. All lessons are taught at the Glastonbury High School Tennis Courts. All students must provide their own racquet.
Level 1 is for those with little or no tennis experience. Level 2 is for those who can hold a racquet properly, understand the basics of forehand and backhand groundstrokes and can hit at least 3 times from the center service line. Level 3 is for those who understand the basics of rallying, can hit forehand and backhand groundstrokes at least 3 times from the baseline with both, can perform the basics of a serve and know how to keep score. Level 4 is for those who consistently rally forehand and backhand 4-6 times from the baseline, can serve, can hit overhead and approach shots, and understand the rules of the game and proper tennis etiquette. Instructors will place participants in appropriate level.

Fall Child Tennis Lessons
Level                  9:00 a.m.                10:00 a.m.
Level 1, 2, 3       223281-AA
Level 2, 3, 4                                      223281-BB

FEE:                   $29/Session
MEETS:              Saturday 9:00-9:55 a.m. or 10:00-10:55 a.m.
LOCATION:        GHS Tennis Courts
DATES:               September 14-October 19
                            No Class 10/12

Quick Start 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. 

Fall Child Tennis Lessons 
Quick Start                    223281-QS

FEE:                  $29/Session
MEETS:            Saturday 8:00-8:55 a.m. 
LOCATION:       GHS Tennis Courts
DATES:              September 14-October 19
                           No Class 10/12

Youth Open Gym
(Ages 18 and under and in High School)
Activities include basketball.  Children under grade 7 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian.  
 
FEE:                   Free for Kids
MEETS:             Wednesday 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:00-6:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:        Saturday & Sunday @ GHS
                           Wednesday @ Smith Middle School
DATES:               Wednesdays October 16-June 3
                            Saturdays & Sundays November 2-April 26

Youth Jukido
(Age 6 & up by the start of the session)
Discover authentic martial arts based on centuries old Japanese Jujitsu. A fun and safe way to learn to defend yourself. Instill a true feeling of self confidence! Parents who wish to participate with their child may also register.

Jukido
Jukido Fall                 212105-01
Jukido Winter            312105-02

FEE:                         $52/child; $52/parent
MEETS:                    Mondays 6:15-7:15
LOCATION:               Gideon Welles Auxiliary Gym
SESSION 1:              8 Weeks September 9-November 11
SESSION 2:              8 Weeks December 2-February 24
INSTRUCTOR:          Rich Webster

Glastonbury Basketball Association (GBA)
(Boys & Girls ages 8-18 as of Dec. 31, 2019)
Separate leagues for boys & girls, with special training leagues for 8&9 year olds. No previous experience is necessary.  Season runs November- March. Day, time and playing locations vary for each league.  Players may opt to play with peers according to age or school grade. Registration will take place online at the GBA website www.gbahoops.org. Check the website or contact GBAHoops@aol.com.

Glastonbury Basketball Association (GBA) Travel Division
(Boys & Girls grades 5-8)
Online registrations for the Travel program are now being accepted at www.gbahoops.org. Players will be notified of the tryout dates to be held in September/October.  For information, contact GBATravelHoops@aol.com or visit their website.

Family Strength  - New!
(All Ages)
Provides a complete workout that will help tone your whole body using light weights, bands, bars, your own body weight, standing and floor work, balance, and core exercises to activate all your muscles! Bring mat, water, 5-8 lb. hand weights, and sneakers. This class will be fun for adults and children alike. Individuals or families of all ages are welcome. Must be able to get up and down off the floor. Parents will help guide children under 8. Children under 12 must have an adult registered with them to participate. 

Fitness Fall
Family Strength              207206-FT

FEE:                     $35/Person
MEETS:                Thursdays, 5:10-5:55
Dates:                   September 26-November 14 
                             (No Class 10/31)
LOCATION:          Academy Multi Purpose Room #2
INSTRUCTOR:     Personal Euphoria

Family Yoga
Create awareness of the body and breath, combining functional movement with mindfulness. Class includes warm up and centering, physical movement and yoga flow, followed by cool down and relaxation. Fun for adults and children alike! Parents will help guide children under 8. Bring a yoga mat, water and any props that help you in yoga. Children under 12 must have an adult registered with them to participate.  

Fitness Fall
Family Yoga-1            207211-FT
Family Yoga-2            2017211-F2

FAMILY MEMBER FEE:            $35/Session 1; $27/Session 2
MEETS:                                     Thursdays, 5:15-6:00 p.m.
SESSION 1:                               September 12-October 24
SESSION 2:                               November 7-December 12
LOCATION:                                RCC Exercise Room
INSTRUCTOR:                           Personal Euphoria