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Kids Sports

Kids Skill Development programs are designed to help kids & youth increase their knowledge about a specific activity while building on skills in a small group setting.  We offer a range of Kids Sport Programming that may include Rock Climbing, Learn to Skate & Wrestling which will be facilitated by University of Guelph students who excel in their sport and wish to assist kids & youth in their development.  For some sports, Varsity Coaches will be in attendance to help guide and facilitate programming as well.  These multi-week programs are a great opportunity for physical activity while the focus will be placed on strengthening skills to ensure each participant is challenged.  As participants' skills improve in a fun environment, they will begin to recognize their own personal growth as they work through weekly goals.

Winter Registration for Kids Programming will open November 28th @ 6:30am.  Program details below.

Below Activities require registration & fees apply.  Recreation Membership is not a pre-requisite to enroll in Kids Programming.

Stay tuned for Kids Fall Wrestling details.

Discover Rock Climbing | Ages 8-10

Rock Climbing offers a unique environment for children to explore and become more aware of how their bodies move on the rock wall as they progress through bouldering, harnessing, belaying, and then conquering top rope climbing. They will be inspired to set goals and develop teamwork skills as they learn proper safety & rock-climbing techniques. Participants will be grouped according to their climbing exposure and the program will culminate with a ‘friendly’ finale challenge to put new skills to the test. All equipment is provided. *Registration ends 2 days prior to the start date.

Activity Details

29590 - January 21, 2023 to February 18, 2023

Junior Rock Climbing Crew | Ages 9-14

Do you have previous experience with rock climbing? If so, the Junior Climbing Club is the perfect place to climb with other "like-minded" individuals. While Climbing coaches teach techniques, climbers will work at their own pace and begin to perfect their climbing skills. In a relaxed environment, fun competitions will strengthen abilities and further grow an individuals’ love for the sport. All equipment is provided. *Registration ends 2 days prior to the start date.

Activity Details

29589 - January 21, 2023 to February 18, 2023

Junior Wrestling | Ages 8-16

Beginner or advanced, all welcome! Whether your child is new to the sport or a seasoned veteran, this program is designed to develop your child’s wrestling techniques & improve their specific skill sets. Athletes will build body awareness & fitness levels as certified coaches share their knowledge gained from past provincial, national & world championship experiences. Members of the varsity wrestling team will also volunteer their time to help inspire & build community leaders. This program also includes a membership to the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association for insurance coverage, a clothing package and use of the university wrestling room for the times assigned. This program runs from November to April, please refer to your confirmation for dates that classes will not run. Times of the program are subject to change at coaches' discretion. For further program questions, please contact Cierra Carere, carerec@uoguelph.ca.

Activity Details

29278 - November 7, 2022 to April 5, 2023

  • Monday(s) from 6:30PM to 7:45PM
  • Wednesday(s) from 6:00PM to 7:30PM
  • Excluded Date(s)
    • Monday December 26, 2022
    • Wednesday December 28, 2022
    • Monday January 2, 2023
    • Wednesday January 4, 2023
    • Monday January 9, 2023
  • Fee: $500.00
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Learn to Skate | Ages 5-11 | Mondays

This program is specifically designed for participants that have taken skating lessons in the past or have had some previous exposure to skating. Children will be grouped based on their skating level, therefore attendance at the first lesson is very important. Through fun games and activities, qualified instructors will facilitate instruction in order to build your child’s confidence and skating skills. We recommend that participants practice between classes. Safety pads are recommended, and CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory. *Registration ends 2 days prior to the start date. 7 classes in total (2 classes will be removed due to Varsity Skating Competitions that will be determined at a later date).

Activity Details

29592 - January 16, 2023 to March 20, 2023

Learn to Skate | Ages 5-11 | Tuesdays

This program is specifically designed for participants that have taken skating lessons in the past or have had some previous exposure to skating. Children will be grouped based on their skating level, therefore attendance at the first lesson is very important. Through fun games and activities, qualified instructors will facilitate instruction in order to build your child’s confidence and skating skills. We recommend that participants practice between classes. Safety pads are recommended, and CSA approved hockey helmets are mandatory. 7 classes in total (2 classes will be removed due to Varsity Skating Competitions that will be determined at a later date). *Registration ends 2 days prior to the start date.

Activity Details

29591 - January 17, 2023 to March 21, 2023

Try it Out - Rock Climbing | Ages 7-9

This two-week program is a great opportunity to try Rock Climbing without the long commitment. Trained staff will teach bouldering and top rope climbing in a fun & safe environment. All equipment is provided. *Registration ends 2 days prior to the start date.

Activity Details

29585 - January 7, 2023 to January 14, 2023

Learn To Skate

Facilitated by members of our Varsity Figure Skating team, participants will be divided into small groups depending on skating ability in order to build confidence on the ice all through fun activities.  Learn to Skate is offered in Fall & Winter.  

Learn to Skate

Facilitated by members of our Varsity Figure Skating team, participants will be divided into small groups depending on skating ability in order to build confidence on the ice all through fun activities.  Learn to Skate is offered in Fall & Winter.  

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing offers kids & youth the opportunity to explore the rock wall & build skills in a relaxed, fun environment.  All equipment is provided.  Programming is generally offered in Fall & Winter, but may be offered in Summer.  

GIRLS AT BAT

This past summer, Gryphon Kids & Camps partnered with Jays Care Foundation to offer the Girls at Bat Program.  The 8-week program was designed to engage female-identifying girls new to baseball who most often sit on the sidelines.  We hope to have the privilege of offering this program again in the future.

Learn to Skate
Rock Climbing
GIRLS AT BAT

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