Program Offerings

Session Start Dates

  • Winter 1
    Week of January 3, 2022
  • Winter 2
    Week of February 21, 2022
  • Spring
    Week of April 28, 2022
  • Summer
    Week of June 11, 2022
  • Fall 1
    Week of September 6, 2022
  • Fall 2
    Week of October 24, 2022

Sports Classes

Program offerings vary each season. Please visit our Program Registration page to view our running classes.

Ages 9-12 years | 1 hour | Offered Spring, Summer, Fall

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Led by an archery enthusiast, learn the sport of archery from the ground up with focus on patience, discipline, and perseverance. Equipment provided (including bows).

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 3-5 years | 45 min | Offered Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, Grand Rapids
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville
  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Grand Rapids

Pass. Dribble. Shoot. Learn the fundamentals of basketball while strengthening coordination.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 3-5 years | 45 min | Offered Spring, Summer, Fall

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Catching, Throwing, Running. Learn the fundamentals of football while developing coordination.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

 

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Ages 3-5, 6-9 & 6-8 years | 1 hour | Offered Summer, Fall

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Birdie, Bunker, Fore! Expand your golf skills by improving your swing form and technique, while developing a full swing with fairway irons.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 5+ years | 45 minutes | Offered Summer

Locations Offered

  • YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin, Middleville

Private lessons will be available for beginner to experienced riders ages 5 and up. English and Western lessons are available on one of our trusted camp horses.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 3-5, 6-9 & 6-12 years | 45 min | Offered Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Rock Climbing

Experience the thrill of rock climbing by learning the basics through fun, challenging, safe, climbing activities.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 3-5 years | 45 min | Offered Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, Grand Rapids
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville
  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Grand Rapids

Pass. Shoot. Learn the fundamentals of soccer while building coordination.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 10-17 years | 1 hour | Offered Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter

Focus on sports-specific speed and agility as well as advanced training techniques. Taught by a certified fitness instructor.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 3-5 years | 45 min | Offered Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, Grand Rapids
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville
  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Grand Rapids

Learn the elements that are needed to build a foundation for soccer, basketball, t-ball, and more with a different sport spotlighted each week.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Reg Red3

Ages 2-3 & 6-8 years | 30 min | Offered Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter

Locations Offered

  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Learn the elements that are needed to build a foundation for soccer, basketball, t-ball, and more with a different sport spotlighted each week. Parent participation required.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 4-6, 7-14, and 15+ years | 1 hour | Offered Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville
  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Downtown Grand Rapids
  • Lowell YMCA, Lowell

Experience Martial Arts taught by certified instructors. You will increase self-confidence by learning to apply defensive & offensive techniques, physical & mental skill sets.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Reg Red3

Ages 3-5 years | 45 minutes | Offered Summer & Spring

Locations Offered

  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville
  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Downtown Grand Rapids

Explore the basics of t-ball through drills that teach proper throwing technique, fielding positions, the difference between bases, as well as proper hitting stance. Glove required.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12 years | 45 minutes | Offered Fall, Summer & Spring

Locations Offered

  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids

Experience tennis and learn basic tennis strokes while strengthening hand-eye coordination through fun games and instructional drills.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 18mo-3 years | 30 minutes | Offered Winter, Fall, Summer & Spring

Bond, laugh, and play through creative activities that strengthen your child’s balance and build fundamental movements needed in tumbling. Either a leotard or long shirt required. Shorts, capri pants, or sweatpants required.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

 

Ages 3-5 years | 45 minutes | Offered Winter, Fall, Summer & Spring

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Increase strength, balance, and coordination in tumbling through games with balloons, hula hoops, bean bags, and music. Either a leotard or long shirt required. Shorts, capri pants, or sweatpants required.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Reg Red3

Ages 3-5, 6-8 years | 45 minutes | Offered Fall & Winter

Locations Offered

  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids

Discover a love for track and field through relays, sprints, hurdles, high jump, and shot put.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 6-12 years | 1 hour | Offered Spring & Winter

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Bump. Set. Spike. Learn the fundamentals of volleyball while increasing strength, endurance, and skill in a team atmosphere.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Sports Clinics

Get ready for upcoming seasons at the Y with our summer and fall clinics. Build and refine skills through games, drills, and activities in a fun and energizing atmosphere for two hours every Monday – Thursday. Program offerings vary each season. Please visit our Program Registration page to view our current offerings. 

Ages 9-12

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Learn the sport of archery from the ground up, focusing on safety, patience, discipline, and perseverance. Kids will get an opportunity to shoot at a 3D target range.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 6-8, and 9-12

Locations Offered

  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Downtown Grand Rapids
  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids

Build and refine core skills such as ball handling, defense, offense, rebounding, shooting, conditioning and more. Taught by professionally-trained coaches. All levels are welcome and will be separated by age and skill level.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 3-5, 5-7 & 7-12

Our dance clinics offer a safe and nurturing environment for participants to creatively express themselves. While engaged in the program, participants will get to explore different styles and techniques of dance. Some styles may include, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, tumbling and more.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 6-8, and 9-12

Catching, throwing, running, and defense will be taught, along with basic plays that will strengthen coordination and build self confidence.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 6-8, and 9-12

This clinic is designed so that participants will learn the game of lacrosse focusing on the fundamentals, while continuing to learn more about our core values, sportsmanship and teamwork. Participants will practice different positions and learn new skills.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 9-12

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Develop and refine core skills such as dribbling, defense, scoring, goal keeping, passing, conditioning and more. Taught by professionally-trained coaches. All levels are welcome and will be separated by age and skill level.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 6-8, and 9-12

This clinic is designed to introduce and further develop the game of tennis. An emphasis will be placed on the technique of each stroke. Children will learn basic tennis strokes, hand-eye coordination, and other skills.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 9-12

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Learn the game of volleyball focusing on the fundamentals, while practicing different positions, volleys, serving, bumping, spiking and more!

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Youth Leagues

For all leagues: gym shoes and sports attire are required. Equipment is provided unless otherwise stated. Practice times and game times are determined after registration. Team attire can be purchased at your branch’s front desk. Program offerings vary each season. Please visit our Program Registration page to view our running classes.

Seasons Played

  • Spring
  • Summer

Locations Offered

  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids
  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Ages

  • Pre K-Kindergarten | 30 Min Practice/30 Min Game
    Get in the game in the Y’s T-ball League, where every player receives equal play time. Through positive coaching, practices and games, our young athletes build and refine skills while gaining self-confidence, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

Wheelchair Adaptive

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Seasons Played

  • Spring
  • Summer

Locations Offered

  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids
  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Ages

  • Grades 1st – 4th | 30 Min Practice/30 Min Game
    Hit a home run while strengthening batting, fielding, and teamwork in an energizing atmosphere. Two (home and away) baseball jerseys and hat additional cost.
  • Boys & Girls Grades 5th –8th | 60 Min Practice/60 Min Game Learn and refine skills and build teamwork, leadership, and confidence in a team atmosphere where fun is a top priority. Equal play time. Gym shoes and sports attire required.
  • Ted Rasberry Youth League | 1st – 6th Grade

    For over 25 years, the Ted Rasberry Youth League has provided students of Grand Rapids Public Schools with a summer baseball and softball experience.  Through our partnership with the Whitecaps Community Foundation, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Meijer, and Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, the YMCA is able to provide this league at no cost to participants and include equipment, jersey, and a nutritious meal at each practice.  Register Your Student or Volunteer to Coach

Wheelchair Adaptive

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Seasons Played

  • Winter
  • Fall

Locations

  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Downtown Grand Rapids
  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville
  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Ages

Wheelchair Adaptive

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Seasons Played

  • Fall

Locations

  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids
  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Ages

Wheelchair Adaptive

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Seasons Played

  • Spring
  • Fall

Locations

  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids
  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville
  • Lowell YMCA, Lowell

Ages

Wheelchair Adaptive

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Dance Classes

Dance classes are offered year round at various branch locations and various dates. To perform in the Spring Recital, dancers must participate in both Winter 2 and Spring Sessions. Costumes, recital ticket prices, and photos vary by location. Winter 1 session is a non-recital class. Program offerings vary each season. Please visit our Program Registration page to view our current offerings. 

Ages 3-5, 5-7, and 7-12 years | 45 min

Locations Offered

  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Downtown Grand Rapids
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Plié. Pirouette. Relevé. Discover the basics of ballet in a safe, fun, and
social atmosphere.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 2-3 years | 45 min

Locations Offered

  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Downtown Grand Rapids

Parents join in the fun as children learn creative movement and explore music while setting the groundwork for the fundamentals of ballet under the directions of an instructor. Parent participation is required.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 3-5, 5-7, and 7-12 years | 45 min

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Discover the basics of ballet and tap in a fun and social atmosphere while gaining self confidence. Leather ballet shoes required. Tap shoes or shoes that make noise when you walk required.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Reg purple

Ages 5-7, and 7-12 years | 45 min

Work on top rock, drops/ go downs, footwork, R.A.P. System (rhythm, anticipation, and pattern), power and freezes in this high energy atmosphere.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 3-5 years | 45 min

Locations Offered

  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Create rhythmic patterns and timely beats while learning basic combinations and movements of tap. Tap shoes or shoes that make noise when you walk required.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 5-7, and 7-12 years | 45 min

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Master basic movements and gain confidence as you learn combinations, eight counts, and express your inner creativity through freestyle.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 3-5, 5-7, and 7-12 years | 45 min

Locations Offered

  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming

This class teaches a classical form of Broadway jazz. Students will learn stretching, isolations, musicality and are encouraged through a noncompetitive atmosphere.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 5-7, and 7-12 years | 45 min

Explore the energetic and exciting steps of jazz composed of classical ballet moves mixed with steps from American pop culture. Tap shoes or shoes that make noise when you walk required.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 18 mo-3 yr, and 3-5 years | 45 min

Explore rhythm, singing, and movement while improving coordination. Comfy clothes/ sports attire recommended.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 5-7, and 7-12 years | 45 min

Locations Offered

  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Discover the basics of Tap in a fun and social atmosphere while gaining self confidence. Students will learn stretching, isolations, musicality and are encouraged through a noncompetitive atmosphere.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Reg purple

Ages 18+ | 45 min

Learn the fundamentals of classical ballet in a fun, noncompetitive environment. Improve flexibility, strength, posture, and agility through exercises designed for all. Class is taught by an experienced dancer.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 18+ | 45 min

Master basic movements and gain confidence as you learn fundamentals, choreography, and express your inner creativity through freestyle.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 13+ | 45 min

Elements from Ballet, Modern, Lyrical and Jazz. An experienced dancer will teach you how to express yourself though freestyle movement. Attire: Ballet shoes/jazz shoes/modern shoes/socks recommended.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 18+ | 45 min

This program teaches the essentials of tap dance including the basic steps, vocabulary, and combinations in place and across the floor. Participant provides own tap shoes.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Adult Programs

Program offerings vary each season. Please visit our Program Registration page to view our current offerings. 

Ages 18+ | returning team/new team | Offered Summer, Fall, Winter

Locations

  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Downtown Grand Rapids
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Teams consist of 7-10 players and play full court with two twenty minute halves. 6-game season, officiated with weekly standings and championship tournament. Teams consist of 7-10 players and play full court with two twenty minute halves. Jerseys included in price (new teams only).

Wheelchair Adaptive

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Please visit the front desk to register for an Adult Basketball League.

AGES 18+

Burn more calories and achieve your fitness goals with ease in a fun, high
energy atmosphere that combines tennis with a full body, calorie burning
workout. Racquet not provided.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

18+
This competitive, round-robin league is fun for all ages. Participants get a great work out in a friendly atmosphere. 7 weeks of play. Beginners welcome.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

Ages 13+ | 45 min

Learn the basic skills, different holds, and grips hands-on through
challenging, safe climbing activities.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

18+ / 4 Hours | Offered Winter, Fall

Locations

  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Downtown Grand Rapids

This competitive, round-robin league is fun for all ages. Participants get a great work out in a friendly atmosphere. 7 weeks of play. Beginners welcome.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 13+ | 1 hour
Increase your functional strength through total body workouts that combine strength, flexibility, and cardio training in a small group of four to six people. Taught by certified instructors.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 15+

Locations Offered

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • SpartanNash YMCA, Wyoming
  • Visser Family YMCA, Grandville

Experience the Korean form of Martial Arts taught by certified instructors at the Y. These instructors will teach students to apply defensive and offensive Tae Kwon Do techniques and physical and mental skill sets, all while increasing self-confidence.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Ages 18+ | 4’s team and 6’s team | Offered Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Locations

  • Mary Free Bed YMCA, SE Grand Rapids
  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont
  • David D. Hunting YMCA, Downtown Grand Rapids

Spike it! Enjoy great volleys while increasing skill and gaining new friendships. Co-ed teams of 4 – recreational and competitive leagues have 12 matches in 6 weeks and a playoff night in week 7. Recreational league is not officiated. Co-ed and women’s teams of 6 – recreational and competitive leagues have 8 officiated matches including playoffs.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season.

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Snow Sports Classes

For all snow sports: Only held during winter programming. A one-hour lift ticket is included at Cannonsburg Ski Area. Cold weather attire is required (equipment is provided if needed). Classes are taught in a group setting by experienced instructors. Classes only held during safe weather and favorable slope conditions. Weekly instruction ends once four 60-minute classes have been achieved. Program offerings vary each season. Please visit our Program Registration page to view our running classes.

Ages 4-5 years | 1 hour 

Locations

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Discovery:
For Kindergartners that have never been on skis before or need a refresher! Learn to ski through fun interactive games and instruction with activities geared to strengthen balance, control, moving, sliding, and more on beginner terrain.

Adventure:
For Kindergartners that have been on skis before at least 2-3 times and/or have taken a formal ski class at least once before! Refine skills through fun interactive games and instruction with activities geared to strengthen balance, control, moving, sliding, and more on beginner terrain.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season. Snow Sports only available during winter session.

Ages 6-8, and 9-12 years | 1 hour 

Locations

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Discover the fundamentals of skiing, while learning to control balance, as well as snow plow stops and turning skills on the beginner level terrain.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season. Snow Sports only available during winter session.

Ages 6-8, and 9-12 years | 1 hour 

Locations

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

For those who have completed the beginner ski class or meet the criteria for intermediate (can stop and turn consistently). Experience the slopes to your fullest potential. Improve upon the fundamentals and gain comfort in a fun-focused environment with an emphasis on getting parallel, and more on difficult terrain.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season. Snow Sports only available during winter session.

Ages 6-8, and 9-12 years | 1 hour 

Locations

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

Explore the wonders of winter hands-on while learning the basics of snowboarding including stops and turns in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season. Snow Sports only available during winter session.

Ages 6-8, and 9-12 years | 1 hour 

Locations

  • Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA, Belmont

For those who have completed the beginner snowboarding class or meet the criteria for intermediate (can stop and turn consistently). Elevate to the next level and gain comfort, while strengthening turning and control skills with an emphasis on carving, and more on a difficult terrain.

*Program locations, dates, and availability vary by season. Snow Sports only available during winter session.

Program Cancellation Policy: All programs have a minimum number of participants in order to begin. If registration falls short of this minimum, the class will be canceled and a credit will be applied to your account for the canceled program. Prorated fees will not be granted for any participant who joins a program session after the starting date or who leaves the program session before the end date.

Inclement Weather Policy: Program fees are not refundable. All efforts will be made to create a makeup class if it is canceled due to inclement weather or causes beyond our control. Partial refunds will not be given. For weather related cancellations call 616.855.9622.