Youth Sports

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JUDO for ages 6 - adult

Everyone from kindergarten through adult is invited to learn the Japanese self-defense sport of Judo. Beginner, intermediate and advanced are welcome to come learn basic holds, throws, break falls, safe falls, injury prevention and balance. There are tournament opportunities as students progress.

Class meets on Saturdays:
8:00 - 10:30am 16 years old and up
10:30am – Noon 6 years -15 years old

Fall 2018
Session I: September 8 - October 13
Session II: October 20 - December 1

Location: Itasca County Family YMCA

Fee: YMCA members free; Community members 15 & under $25/session, 16 & up $35/session

Register at the Itasca County Family YMCA or call 218-327-1161

Summer Karate 2018 - Intermediate and Advanced

Kids 8 years and up along with adults can learn some self-defense, get physically fit and gain confidence by joining in this traditional Japanese Karate class. Wear comfortable clothing or purchase a uniform.

May 8 - August 14
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Itasca County Family YMCA - Studio B

Fee: YMCA members free; Community members $54/session

Register at the Itasca County Family YMCA or call 218-327-1161

Youth Fall Soccer 2018

The YMCA and the City of Grand Rapids have teamed up to provide 2018 Fall Youth Soccer. Youth Soccer is designed to introduce students to the sport. Practices and small side games will be used to develop skills. All soccer teams will play at the Sports Complex. Each week teams will practice on Monday and Tuesday and play a game on Thursday. Participants must supply their own ball (see size below) and shin guards are recommended.

When registering, please indicate one of the following:

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade: 5:00-5:45pm, Soccer ball size 3
  • 2nd and 3rd grade: 6:00-7:00pm, Soccer ball size 4
  • 4th and 5th grade:6:00-7:00pm, Soccer ball size 4


Dates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday September 10th- October 25th
Cost: $65 (Financial assistance available-inquire at the YMCA Membership Desk)

Online Registration - available starting August 17th at
In person registration - can be done at the YMCA Membership Desk
All Registration must be done by September 3rd, 2018

Contact Amanda at 218.327.8818 for any questions.

Youth Fall Flag Football

The YMCA and City of Grand Rapids have teamed up to provide 2018 Flag Football. This program is designed for 2nd and 3rd grade participants to have a great time learning the fundamental skills of football in an enthusiastic minimal contact environment. Skills and drills on Mondays with games on Wednesdays.

Register at the YMCA or online starting August 17th at
Call Amanda at 327-1161 with any questions.

Who: 2nd and 3rd Graders

Where: Grand Rapids Sports Complex

When: September 10th- October 10th 5:00-6:00

Cost: $45.00(Financial Assistance available – Must see Y Membership Desk