We want kids to learn, grow, and succeed!

And at the Oakland Y, our youth programs aim to do just that! Learn more about our Winter Youth Programs here!

Teen Zone (ages 12-17)

Join us for Game Nights where we'll be hosting an NBA 2K19 tournament and Pick-Up Basketball where we'll be playing refereed pick-up basketball games!  Free of charge for teens aged 12-17 with a membership!

Game Nights

Game nights will be hosted every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 5:00 - 7:30pm. Snacks will be provided.

Teen Pick-Up Basketball

Teen Pick-Up Basketball will be hosted every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30-9:30pm (starting March 1).

Learn more!

Youth Basketball (ages 3-13)

Youth basketball at Downtown Oakland YMCA is a fun and exciting way for kids ages 3-13 to make new friends and stay active. Designed to teach individual skill development and teamwork, players are encouraged to improve their skills through in-house scrimmages and games with other local YMCAs. Registration now open!

Spring Session: March 16 - May 4

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Youth Dance (ages 3-8)

Ballet (ages 5-8)

Our Ballet class is designed to inspire and encourage your child while instructing them in essential ballet positions, such as foot and posture alignment, working at the barre, executing floor exercises, turns, leaps and more.

Pre-Ballet (ages 3-5)

Our instructors lead participants in an introduction to ballet basics. Children will enhance balance, coordination, rhythm, and dance skill in a nurturing environment. We invite family and friends to join us the end of each session for a dance performance!

Hip-Hop/Jazz (ages 5-8)

This high-energy, fun-filled class will teach basic beginner hip hop/jazz moves. Students will enhance coordination, work on rhythm, musicality, and isolations through fun dances and dance games.

Dance 101 (ages 3-5)

Explore many different styles of dance while improving balance, coordination, and motor skills. Students will be introduced to basic techniques from ballet, modern, hip hop, and world dance in a fun and playful class.

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STEM Fundamentals using LEGO (ages 5-9)

Gear up your engineering skills with Play-Well Technologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects like Houseboats and Mini Golf Courses. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.

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Messy Play (ages 3-7)

Age-appropriate, carefully supervised, and messier than a mob of monkeys in an art supply store, these classes offer a structured environment for kids to get their hands dirty while making new friends and wild creations. We'll make projects using everything from bubbles, paint, mud, shaving cream and more.

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Tennis H.I.T.S. (ages 7-10)

H.I.T.S. is an educational enrichment program focused on growing a child’s core values while having fun and learning the fundamentals of tennis. H.I.T.S. is a tennis program for kids that incorporates the fundamentals of a team sport with life skills enrichment. H.I.T.S. stands for Honesty, Integrity, Teamwork, Sportsmanship and uses the “right-sized” equipment to allow young players to learn and play more effectively. It is a fun and easy program supported by United States Tennis Association of Northern California’s training and resources.

Spring Session: March 16 - May 4

Registration opening February 15!

Questions? Contact Ryan Babbitt, Youth and Family Director
510-318-7666 or Rbabbitt@ymcaeastbay.org