Youth Health & Fitness - YWCA - Greenwich
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Youth Health & Fitness


Youth Health & Fitness

Serving the community of Greenwich, YWCA Greenwich is proud to offer a variety of youth aquatics, sport and fitness programs for children from 16 months old to early teens, and older. YWCA Greenwich provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for families and parents to watch their children grow as they develop new skills through a wide range of fun physical activities.

Whether your child enjoys a certain sport or is excited about trying something new, at YWCA Greenwich, we have something for everyone.

Things To Know

  • Financial Aid is available for all qualifying applicants
  • YWCA membership is required for all programs.
  • For additional program information and questions, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or email to


Our Gymnastics program offers everything from basic balance and tumbling classes for infants and toddlers, as well as Gymnastics level classes I-V for more advanced middle school-aged participants. Sign up your child to enhance their fine motor skills, coordination, and improve their discipline, flexibility, and strength in a warm and encouraging environment. From basic balance and tumbling classes for parents and toddlers to beginner and advanced programs for adolescents and early teens, our gymnastics program helps students enhance and improve their flexibility and strength. For class attire, a leotard is preferred but gym clothes are acceptable. Children should wear comfortable clothes with no buttons, zippers or snaps. Hair must be tied back with an elastic band. No skirts, jeans, barrettes, headbands, or jewelry.

Meet Sue Knight, Our Famed Instructor

Sue Knight, Varsity Head Coach of the Greenwich High School Gymnastics Team -- which claimed both the Fairfield County and Connecticut State Interscholastic Athletic Conferences in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 -- has headed the gymnastics program at the YWCA for 30 years. She is a Connecticut state certified interscholastic/intramural coach and has received USA Gymnastics certifications for safety and risk management, safe sport training, and is a safe sport instructor. Sue is also certified in CPR and First Aid.

Sue has dedicated her career to teaching children of all levels and ages from the fundamentals to advanced gymnastic skills. She is committed to creating an environment that is always safe, welcoming and inclusive.

Gymnastics 1 (3-4 years old): Tuesdays 1:30 pm & Wednesdays 1:30 pm

Gymnastics 2 (4-5 years old): Tuesdays 2:30 pm & Wednesdays 2:30 pm

Gymnastics 3 (5-6 years old): Tuesdays 3:15 & 3:45 pm, Wednesdays 3:15 & 3:45 pm, Thursdays 3:15 pm

Gymnastics 4 (7-8 years old): Tuesdays 4:30 pm & Wednesdays 4:30 pm

Gymnastics 5 Advanced (9-12): Tuesdays 5:15 pm & Wednesdays 5:15

For program information and registration, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or email to


YWCA Greenwich Junior Golf

YWCA Greenwich offers indoor golf lessons during the fall and winter months to help students get ready to hit the course by spring. With our Junior Golf program, your child will learn to improve both their fundamental skills as well as their understanding of academic concepts through a program that lets them progress at their own pace.

YWCA Greenwich's Junior Golf Program teaches more than just the game. Lead instructor, Tom Blumenthal, learned to love the game as a child and has spent his career in the business of golf. No matter what level, this specialized golf instruction will help your child improve their game.

  • Students are led through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, putting, chipping, and full-swing
  • Students participate in STEAM labs that allow them to explore academic concepts like gravity, force, and spin through the game
  • Each player progresses through a five-level program at their own pace

Saturdays September 11 and run through October 30, 2021 (we will run as many classes as possible outside until the weather is too cold.)

9:00 am &10:00 am; Ages 5-12.

For program information and registration, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or email to


Baseball & Softball

At YWCA Greenwich, we offer baseball and softball programs for boys and girls, ages 8 to 18, which feature individual lessons, team workouts, and advanced hitting clinics. Sign up your child for our exclusive Baseball & Softball Coaching Clinics and Training Program. Led by former St. Louis Cardinals' pitcher Mike Parisi, your son or daughter will learn how to pitch, run, and catch like the pros. Instruction includes training and use of our professional batting cage and pitching machine.

YWCA Greenwich also offers customized team workouts for five or more--a great way to take advantage of Mike Parisi Coaching Clinics in a more focused setting. Improve offensive and defensive skills. Build strength and conditioning. Take advantage of Mike Parisi Coaching Clinics.

Interested in our batting cage and pitching machine specs? Here you go:

  • Batting Cage: 60' long, 18' wide, 15' high.
  • Pitching Machine: Features speeds up to 95 mph with a hopper that holds up to 20 balls and throws fastballs, curves, sliders, change-ups, sinkers and practice ground balls.
  • For program information and registration, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or email to


    Greenwich Junior Babe Ruth Baseball

    August 28 - October 24, 2021
    Ages: 13 & up

    Kyle Wirtz, YWCA Greenwich Director of Health and Fitness manages all aspects of the Greenwich Junior Babe Ruth Baseball League. We have everything you need to win: a great coaching staff led by Chief Instructor Mike Parisi, former St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher indoor/outdoor pitching machine and batting cage system...a pitching mound...bats, balls and helmets...and an available strength and conditioning center.

    Also, Garrett Withiam, Assistant Director of Health and Fitness for YWCA Greenwich develops the workout protocols/progressions and runs the strength and conditioning portion of the baseball program. Garrett trains and coaches athletes from grade school to high school ranging from beginner level to college recruits.

    For Fall program information and registration, contact Kyle Wirtz at 203-869-6501, ext. 131 or email to


    Adaptive Dance & Ballet

    14-18 years: 10:00-11:00 am

    5-8 years: 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

    9-13 years: 12:00-1:00 pm

    Saturday mornings at YWCA Greenwich

    Ballet & Dance program for children with Down Syndrome, Autism and other disabilities. We also offer traditional ballet classes, creative movement, and private lessons.

    For program information and registration, email

    Beginner Ballet

    6-8 year olds

    Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm

    Children ages 6-8 years old begin to learn the technical skills and fundamental elements required for classical ballet in a positive and encouraging atmos­phere. Emphasis is on balance, posture, flexibility, strength, and musicality. Fall Schedule:10 weeks October 7th - December 16th, no class Thanksgiving Day. All classes are taught by Natalie Gasparini.

    For program information and registration, email


    Creative Movement

    3-5 year olds

    Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

    Creative Movement classes focus on the joy of movement with age-appropriate exercises for children 3-5 years old. Children learn to move through space, develop motor and listening skills, rhythm, and qualities of movement through music, imagination, and free dance opportunities. All classes are taught by Natalie Gasparini.

    For program information and registration, email

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