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The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active and developing healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it's gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out.

Play a crucial part of the Northfield Area Family YMCA community by filling out the youth sports questionnaire. We value your opinions and preferences and appreciate your feedback!

Youth Sports Questionnaire


Kids Karate

This 6-week session will introduce your child to Shotokan Style Karate. They will learn confidence, self-defense, and self-discipline in fun, non-contact classes. Previous experience or not, this is a great program for everyone!

Next session dates coming soon!

Northfield Y Members: $40.00 and All Others: $60.00

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Y Kids Tri

The Y Kids Tri is back this year!

Save the date: June 25th, 2022!

Registration opens on May 1st!


The Y Kids Tri is a triathlon for kids (swim, bike, & run)! No experience is necessary and it’s a non-competitive event that’s all about having FUN and feeling GREAT about crossing the finish line! 

Ages 6-7: swim 50 meters (zero depth entry), bike 1.25 miles, run 1/4 mile.
Ages 8-10: swim 50 meters, bike 2.5 miles, run 1/2 mile.
Ages 11-14: swim 100 meters (one lap), bike 5 miles, run 1 mile.

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Swimming Lessons

Teaching youth how to swim early builds confidence. 
YUSA curriculum small group lessons are a great way to do that!

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