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!
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.
First Tee helps young people discover what’s inside of them, guides them to strengthen it, and mentors them to put it into action in everything they do. First Tee not only improves their young people’s golf game, but creates experiences that build game changers. Character is learned, cultivated and shared by our experiences. In a world where social pressures are always on, where calm and confidence are hard to access, First Tee kids are growing in new environments that are demanding more from them.
So, First Tee builds experiences that build character. Experiences are our greatest teacher. They believe in developing the ones that are just as fun as they are meaningful, where kids feel excited to grow, safe to fail and better equipped for whatever comes their way next. First Tee provides these experiences on a weekly basis at golf courses throughout the Upstate. Check out their website to find the one closest to you. Register now.
First Tee also offers Golf Passport Books with up to 66 rounds of discounted golf around the Upstate! The PAR-fect gift for your favorite golfer!! Visit https://firstteeupstate.
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.
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Offers: 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.
Offers: Private and group lessons are available for ages 4 and up. Classes are 30 minutes and run for 8 weeks. Costs begin at $100. (You can also just try out your ice skating skills at open times throughout the summer on your own.)
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.
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!
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.
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, Taylors First Baptist Church in Taylors, and Aldersgate Methodist in Greenville.
Offers: Basketball, Soccer, Cheerleading, Flag Football, Volley and Baseball/Softball
Offers: Fall and spring baseball
Offers: Fall and spring baseball leagues
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.
Offers: Youth golf leagues
Offers: House, travel and high school hockey teams for youth in the Upstate
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.
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, a drink, and swim time in our Recreational Pool!
Camps: Full-day and half-day camps are available throughout the year. Themed camps include Art Camp and various Sports Camps.
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.
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.
Programs include Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Exploring.