Youth Sports Programs

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Zumba® Kids
Perfect for Zumba® fans ages 7-11 years old who would like be active and jam out to their favorite music. Zumba® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps and add games into the class structure. This class will help develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives by making fitness fun. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements like leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination, cultural awareness.

Fitness for Kids
Zumba Teen                 212201-ZK

FEE:                    $38
MEETS:              Wednesday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
DATES:               October 4-November 8
LOCATION:        Academy Multi-Purpose Room
INSTRUCTOR:   Eliza’s Energy Source

X-Factor Training Camp for Children
(Ages 7-14)
Whether your child is an athlete getting ready for their next season or they just want to get active and have fun this is for them! 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. The class is instructed by personal trainers with experience working with youth.

X-Factor Training Camp
X-Factor Fall                 212201-XF

FEE:                   $79
MEETS:              Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-7:45 p.m.
DATES:              September 26-October 19
LOCATION:        Buttonball Gym
INSTRUCTOR:   Kavin Banks

Field Hockey Clinic
(Girls grades 5-8)
New players will learn the basics of field hockey and begin working on developing dribbling, passing, shooting and game strategy skills. Experienced players will continue to develop their skills with an emphasis on execution and game situations. Each session will consist of 45 minutes of skill development and 45 minutes of small games and scrimmages. Players must provide their own field hockey stick, protective eye wear, shin guards, mouth guard, water, and cleats.

Field Hockey Clinic
Field Hockey                    219127-AA

FEE:                $49
MEETS:          Wednesdays 6:15-7:30 p.m.
LOCATION:    GHS Turf Field
DATES:          September 6-October 25

Girls in Stride Running
(Girls Grades K-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 3. Registration fee includes a t-shirt, training journal Santa’s Run registration. For more information, visit

Running Programs
Spring Girls in Stride (K-5)          203105-SP
Spring Girls in Stride (6-8)          203105-68

FEE:                   $89/Person (Includes Registration in the Santa’s 3.5 Mile Run - a $10 Value!)
MEETS:             Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
LOCATION:       Riverfront Park Gazebo
DATES:             October 4-November 29
                          No Program 11/22

MPower Boys Running - NEW!
(Boys Ages 6-14)
Finishing a 5K is an impressive achievement at any age. Imagine the sense of accomplishment and pride your son will feel when he crosses the finish line of the Santa’s Run 5K on December 3rd! MPower Boys Running will prepare him to do just that. Modeled after popular Couch-to-5K plans, MPower’s training program is designed for all levels of runners: from very beginners to experienced racers. We will concentrate on proper form and pacing while we build endurance over the weeks through a combination of running drills, games and core strength exercises. For more information, please visit: Program fee includes a t-shirt (please indicate your son’s t-shirt size when registering). In the case of rain, the program will take place at the Academy Cafeteria.

Running Programs
MPower Boys Running                203105-MP

FEE:                     $89/Person (Includes Registration in the Santa’s 3.5 Mile Run - a $10 Value!)
MEETS:                Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:          Riverfront Park Gazebo
DATES:                October 5-November 30
                             No Program 11/23

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:                        $27/Session
MEETS:                  Saturday 9:00-9:55 a.m. or 10:00-10:55 a.m.
LOCATION:            GHS Tennis Courts
DATES:                   September 16-October 21
                                No Class 10/7

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:                 $27/Session
MEETS:           Saturday 8:00-8:55 a.m.
LOCATION:     GHS Tennis Courts
DATES:            September 16-October 21
                         No Class 10/7

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 1 6:15             212105-01
Jukido 2 6:15             212105-02

SESSION 1:           $46/child; $46/parent
SESSION 2:           $44/child; $44/parent
MEETS:                 Mondays 6:15-7:15
LOCATION:           Gideon Welles Auxiliary Gym
SESSION 1:           8 Weeks September 11-November 6
SESSION 2:           6 Weeks November 20-January 22
INSTRUCTOR:      Rich Webster

Glastonbury Basketball Association (GBA)
(Boys & Girls ages 8-18 as of Dec. 31, 2017)
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 Check the website or contact

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

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 11-June 6
                          Saturdays & Sundays
                          November 4-April 28

High School Open Gym
(Grades 9-12)
Activities include pickup basketball. Students must bring their school ID to check in.

FEE:                   FREE
MEETS:             Monday 7:30-9:30 p.m.
LOCATION:       Glastonbury/East Hartford Elementary Magnet School
DATES:              November 6-December 4
                          January 29-March 26

Minnechaug Golf Course

A Town owned, 9 hole golf course located at 16 Fairway Crossing. It’s a family friendly course that offers a challenge for the experienced golfer but, with three par 3 holes, is a great learning environment for those new to the game of golf. The island green featured on the par 3, 126 yard 8th hole is one of the most exciting golf holes in the area. The course offers a variety of leagues, clinics, camps and lessons for youth and adults. For more information, contact Minnechaug Golf Course at (860)643-9914.

Giovanni’s Brick Oven Pizza at Minnechaug is now open for both dine in and take out. You don’t need to be a golfer to enjoy the restaurant! Mouth-watering specialty pizzas, wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads and more are sure to please! Large group reservations can be accommodated. For more information or to order, call (860)791-2132.