Each weekly sports clinic at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will run Monday-Friday for 45 minutes each day, and clinics will be divided into age groups. Photo courtesy of Scott Cook Photography

This summer, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is excited to offer weekly sports clinics for kids ages 5-14. Each clinic will run Monday-Friday for 45 minutes each day, and clinics will be divided into age groups. Participate in one or more weeks and build and hone your sports skills.

“Sports at the Y is all about building skills and teamwork, increasing confidence and self-esteem, making friends and having fun,” said Jennifer Glander, director of Sports & Fine Arts at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. “Our weekly clinics give kids a chance to try different sports over the summer and see what sparks their interest.”

Youth Pickleball: Look out, there’s a new ball game in town. A paddle sport created for all skill levels. It combines elements of tennis, Ping-Pong and badminton. The rules are simple and the game is easy to learn. Equipment is provided.

Youth Basketball: Hit the hardwood with the ones who invented the game of basketball — the YMCA. Jam packed with fun, your child will participate in basic games and fun drills, learn teamwork and fair play and develop their skills.

Y Sports Challenge: This new obstacle program will combine agility, skill and confidence in your sports star. Challenge yourself and improve your strength, speed and sportsmanship, while having fun. We will take four to six sports and time you to complete the challenge.

Ultimate Frisbee: An exciting non-contact sport played with a disc you throw by hand. It combines the best elements of soccer, football and basketball as you try to move the disc down the court and score. Ultimate Frisbee stresses sportsmanship and fair play.

Registration is open to active FSPY members at fspymca.org/register.

Not a Y member? Join the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA today at fspymca.org/join-the-Y

Clinics are $85 per week per child. For questions, contact Jennifer Glander at [email protected] or 908-889-8880 ext. 119.

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the individuals, families and communities it serves through programs and services that build wholeness of spirit, mind and body. The YMCA is a not-for-profit organization founded on Christian principles, serving people of all ages, races, faith, cultures and socio-economic conditions.

For information, call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at 908-889-8880 or visit https://fspymca.org. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is 501(c)3 organization with a GuideStar 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency and a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator.