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Sports Leagues & Lessons

Are you looking for the best sports team or lesson for your little one? We’ve compiled a complete list of sports teams and lessons for kids in the Greenville area. Whether your child wants to try soccer, volleyball or another sport our list can help!

Looking for more classes & activities for kids? Check out our Class & Activities Guide to Greenville. You’ll find everything from dance classes to horseback riding to art classes and more!

XP League

SPONSORED 864-365-2137 | 721 Cleveland St, Greenville, SC

XP League C&A Guide 2023

XP League Greenville, in partnership with YMCA of Greenville, offers an esports league modeled after classic youth sports organizations, making our programming easy for parents to understand and kids to participate in.

  • Players ages 7-17 have the opportunity to play in a premier youth esports league against other locations throughout North America
  • Players choose which game they will play and come onsite with their team for two sessions weekly
  • Offered at the Caine Halter YMCA in Greenville or the YMCA Program Center in Simpsonville – games offered vary by location and demand

We provide a professional-level experience that is unmatched. Our players dress, prepare and play just like the pros competing in the same popular, age-appropriate video games. Through coach and player training that is custom-tailored with our league partners, we incorporate teaching sportsmanship, teamwork, and positive behavior into our programs’ DNA and reward players each week for displaying one of our core values with our STEM.org Accredited Educational Program. Our diverse range of players vary in age and skill levels from the most experienced hardcore players to beginners looking to make new friends.

Kidokinetics

SPONSORED 864.432.5436 | Multiple Locations, Upstate, SC

Kidokinetics
Kidokinetics is an all-around sports fitness program for kids 6 months to 12 years of age that comes to your preschool, elementary school, local park, or community center.  We partner with children to develop coordination, self-confidence, teamwork, and a lifelong love of physical fitness.  Our program teaches foundational skills for a variety of sports in a safe, non-competitive, and FUN environment.

10 examples of how Kidokinetics is set apart:

  1. Plug & play fitness/sports enrichment programming, we listen and accommodate your schedule!
  2. We bring our elite education program on-time to your school, along with all the sports equipment needed!
  3. We make real exercise – really FUN!
  4. F.U.N. Factor: Fundamental, Understandable, Noncompetitive!
  5. 20+ different sports and activities – 48 individual lesson plans!
  6. Ages 3 and up are introduced to a new bone or muscle each class!
  7. Strength, coordination, balance, self confidence, teamwork, fine and gross motor skill development = intentional teaching!
  8. Spontaneous movement for the whole body!
  9. Friendly registration with a unique QR code!
  10. Thoughtfully designed marketing to share with your school and parents!
It’s time to get moving! Ask your school director to schedule a free demo day and bring Kidokinetics P.E. and Enrichment to your kids!

YMCA of Greenville

SPONSORED | Various Locations, Upstate, SC

YMCA C&A 2023

KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Sports Programs
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Summer Camps
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites First Place: Childcare Center
2023 KABOOM Family Favorites First Pace: Afterschool Care


The YMCA of Greenville offers classes and activities for children throughout the year at six locations – Caine Halter Family YMCA (downtown Greenville), Eastside Family YMCA (Taylors), Prisma Health Family YMCA (Simpsonville), YMCA Program Center (Simpsonville), YMCA Judson and the George I. Theisen Family YMCA (Travelers Rest). Classes and sports leagues are available to members and non-members.

Homeschool PE: The Y’s Home School PE Program provides homeschooled children a place where they can exercise and participate in sports in an instructor-led setting. The program is designed to be sports-related, while showing children how much fun exercise can be. Homeschool PE is offered at the Y Program Center on Mondays and Prisma Health Family Y on Wednesdays for children ages 6-15.

Basketball: Did you know that basketball was invented at the YMCA? The love for basketball remains at the Y where each player is met at their skill level. Children, ages 4-14, can sign up for summer and winter basketball leagues or try it out for a week in out of our Summer Day Camps 

Soccer: Soccer’s simple rules are a great way to introduce children to sports. The YMCA of Greenville offers spring and fall soccer leagues or kids can try it out for a week in our of our Summer Day Camps. Teams are available for children ages 3-14.

Swim: The YMCA of Greenville offers swim lessons for anyone six months or older. Classes are progressive and build off each individual’s skills and are available throughout the day. For more advanced swimmers, the YMCA has Swim Academy, a specialized program that teaches the basics of swim team and competitive swimming and helps advanced swimmers hone their skills.

T Ball: The YMCA of Greenville’s T-ball program is designed to be a developmental league for the youngest players. Children ages 3-7 will learn the necessary skills they need to master before moving on to play coach’s pitch, travel baseball or travel softball.

Cross Country: Offered at Prisma Health Family YMCA/Y Program Center in Simpsonville, the Y is looking to introduce the sport to young athletes who are looking to be active, add conditioning, or even have plans to one day try out for their high school cross country team. The Cross Country program is open to children ages 5-14.

Flag Football: Spring and Fall Flag Football is open to children ages 4-14. Participants learn football fundamentals such as footwork, ball control, passing and teamwork.

Volleyball: Did you know that volleyball was also invented at the YMCA? This popular indoor sport is offered to ages 8-16 twice a year at select branches at the YMCA of Greenville. Kids can also try it out for a week in one of our Summer Day Camps.

Dance: The YMCA offers dance classes via Carolina Dance Collaborative throughout the year at several YMCA Greenville locations. Classes are offered in ballet, jazz/hip-hop and other options for young dancers. Classes are available for ages 2-12.

Golf: The YMCA Youth Golf Program is designed for children ages 5-14 that have varying levels of golf experience including beginners, intermediate and brand new to the game. 

Tennis: Tennis lessons are now available for youth ages 6-17, as well as for adults 18+! Join professional coaches Robert and Benjamin Fleming from Love Tennis to offer you quality instruction, and lots of chances to improve your game. Kids can also try it out for a week in one of our Summer Day Camps.

Adventure Guides and Trailblazers: Parent/Child pairs are grouped into circles of others and their surrounding community.  Circles meet on their own for different events and activities on a regular basis and the program as a whole offers events open to all circles throughout the season.  Events include two weekend camps out at YMCA Camp Greenville, pinewood derby race, a chili cook-off and a father-daughter semi-formal Valentines Dance.

Girls on the Run

SPONSORED 864.256.1002 | Various Locations, Upstate, SC

Girls on the Run C&A Guide

KABOOM First Place

2023 KABOOM Awards Family Favorites 1st Place: Sports Programs


Girls on the Run is a program that inspires girls to build confidence and make intentional decisions. Trained coaches use running and other physical activities to build social, emotional and physical skills in every girl while encouraging healthy habits for life.

Girls on the Run has two program seasons: Spring (February – April) and Fall (September – November). The program is available to girls in 3rd-8th grades and encourages girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths and celebrate connections with others.  Programs meet twice per week after school for 75 – 90 minutes. At the end of each season, the Girls on the Run teams come together for a celebratory 5K.

Many schools and community centers serve as program host sites including the Caine Halter YMCA and The Pavillion in Greenville and the Thomas Hannah YMCA in Spartanburg. Visit the Girls on the Run website to find a program near you.

Register for the Fall season now!

Kroc Center

864.527.5948 | 424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC

Kroc Center Greenville

Kroc Greenville offers a wide variety of youth and community based programs in the heart of downtown Greenville. Programs are available to both members and non-members.  Scholarships are also available upon request.

Youth Sports: Dynamic leagues led by experienced, caring staff.  All coaches and referees are knowledgeable and passionate about providing a positive experience for your child.

Homeschool: Kroc Greenville provides a variety of Homeschool elective experiences including Art, Music, Physical Education, and Group Swim Lessons. 

Swim Lessons: Group and Private swim lessons are offered for all ages (6 months+) and abilities. More advanced swimmers may desire to participate in our competitive, state-sanctioned Kroc Swim Academy.  All instructors are certified by the American Red Cross.

Kroc Kids: Our Kroc Kids area is open to children ages 3 months – 10 years while a guardian is on the property. Scheduled activities are provided each day to accelerate early childhood learning.

Community Art Nights: Children and their caregivers are invited to visit Kroc Greenville on the Third Thursday of each month to participate in a fun, family art project with a local artist. Enjoy a free slice of pizza and a drink while you create!

Camps: Full-day and half-day camps are available throughout the year. Themed camps include Art Camp and various Sports Camps.

Ice Skating Lessons at Greenville Rec

864.322.7529 | 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors, SC

Offers: Private and group ice skating lessons are available for ages 4 and up

Upstate Homeschool Physical Education

| Two Locations, Upstate, SC

PE classes give homeschoolers the opportunity to play organized games and sports, make friends, and stay active. Weekly class meets in Boiling Springs and Greer.

HappyFeet Greenville

864.884.2586

We hold FUN, creative weekday soccer classes at local daycares/ schools and weeknight and weekend leagues for boys and girls ages 2 and up! Email [email protected] for details.

US Kids Golf Greenville Seasonal Tours

864.449.3467

The US Kids Golf Greenville Tour welcomes children ages 5-18! From first tournament to qualifying for world championships, these are fun and family friendly events. Parent caddies are required for ages 8 and under, and optional for ages 9 and up. Age-appropriate yardages and tees. The Top 5 in each age group at each event earn medals! Register before deadline for each season.

 

Blue Ridge Council, Boy Scouts of America

864.233.8363 | 1 Park Plaza, Greenville, SC

Programs include Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Exploring.

Greenville Little League

864.505.1250

Offers: Fall and spring baseball leagues

First Tee of Greenville

864.395.0013 | Multiple locations throughout the Upstate, Greenville, SC

The First Tee Upstate South Carolina impacts lives of youth ages 7-17 by providing programs that build character, instill life enhancing values and healthy choices through the game of golf. Register at firstteeupstate.org

Roller Time

864.561.2172

Offers: Certified instructors provide roller skating lessons to teach or help improve skills of children starting at age 3. Skates may be provided and lessons take place in a variety of facilities around the Upstate.

MOTIVE School of Movement

864.775.4844 | 10 Webb Rd, Greenville, SC

Offers  ParkourNinja, and/or Trampoline classes. Students are paired with others in the same age range and skill level. Classes are regularly taught by the same coach so they can pay close attention to and really learn the needs of each student as they progress.

Upward Sports

864.949.5700 | 198 White Star Point, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading, Flag Football, Volley and Baseball/Softball

Greenville Rec

864.288.6470 | 4806 Old Spartanburg Road, Taylors, SC

Offers: Offers an incredibly wide variety of camps and events all summer long and rec classes throughout the year at multiple Greenville locations. Visit website for full details and to explore the many options.

Fall youth sports options include football, tennis (lessons and tournaments), ice hockey (with a variety of experience levels), ice skating, and whole lot more!

Greater Greenville Hockey Association

Offers: House, travel and high school hockey teams for youth in the Upstate

Fox Run

864.967.9505 | 215 Club Drive, Simpsonville, SC

Offers: Youth golf leagues

Northwood Little League

Offers: Fall and spring baseball

Panthers United Field Hockey Club - Greenville

| 420 Blacks Rd, Greenville, SC

Panthers United Field Hockey Club is open to girls of all skill levels as they’ll learn and compete together. They have gear to loan too! (Ages 5-19)

City of Greenville Parks and Recreation

864.232.2273

Offers: Youth programs for ages 5 and up including dance, soccer and day camps. There is also an after-school study buddy program from 2:30 – 6 pm.

Fall classes include youth soccer.


KABOOM finalist

2023 KABOOM Family Favorites Finalist: Sports Programs


Soccer Shots is a children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. A caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in- class coaching, communication and age appropriate curriculum.

i9 Sports

864.642.0209 | 1050 Edwards Road, Greenville, SC

Offers: Youth sports leagues, camps and clinics for flag football, soccer, basketball and baseball for kids ages 3 and up. Programs are offered at 3 locations: Edwards Road Baptist Church in Greenville and Devenger Road Field in Taylors.

Yoga 2 Go

864.300.2152 | Various locations, Greenville, SC

Offers:  A mobile yoga program with on-site group and private yoga therapy classes for children age 5 years old and up. Virtual classes available.