Comprehensive Guide to Youth Sports Organizations in Wichita

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One of the most common questions posted in our local neighborhood groups is from parents looking for seasonal sports organizations that specialize in programs for young children: soccer, t-ball/baseball, basketball, gymnastics/cheer, dance, swim lessons/teams, martial arts, tennis, & golf.

Below is a comprehensive list of sport organizations that Wichita moms have suggested time and time again!

**This article is geared towards young children, ages toddler through upper elementary.

COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS

YMCA OF WICHITA

YMCA offers a multitude of sports each season, with many being offered year round. This is a great (and cheap) way for beginners to be introduced into any sport. Once they develop a basic understanding of that sport, there are a number of organizations within the community that specialize in specific sports. 

Andover Branch
Downtown Branch
East Branch
North Branch
Northwest Branch
South Branch
West Branch

CITY RECREATIONAL CENTERS

The following rec centers offer multiple different sports as well, depending on the season.

Andover Park & Recreation
BelAire Park & Recreation
Derby Recreation Commission
Maize Park & Recreation
Wichita Park & Recreation

SPECIALTY ORGANIZATIONS

SOCCER

American Youth Soccer Associate (aka AYSO)
FC Wichita Academy
Footworx Academy
Happy Feet of Wichita (for the littles) / Wichita Legends Soccer Club (for the bigs)
Kansas Rush Wichita Junior Academy
Sporting Wichita (KC Sporting Affiliate)
Wichita Regional Soccer Association @ Stryker Sports

T-BALL & BASEBALL

316 Elite
Augusta Little League Baseball
Goddard Junior Ball League
League 42
Southwest Boys Club Derby
Westurban Baseball League
Wichita Sluggers Academy

BASKETBALL

FUNball of Wichita
Gregg Marshall Shocker Basketball Summer Camps
Kansas Defenders Basketball Program
Wichita Express Youth Basketball
Wichita Next Level Hoops Academy

GYMNASTICS & CHEER

Acrobatic Academy
Airstrike Cheer
JAG Gymnastics

My Gym Wichita (classes begin at age 6 weeks)
Wichita Gymnastics Club
ICT Cheer Legacy @ Wichita Sports Forum

DANCE

Andover Dance Academy
Kansas Dance Academy
Kelcy’s Dance Studio
Midwest Dance Mechanix
Wichita Children’s Theatre & Dance Center
Wichita School of Performing Arts

For a complete list of dance studios in the ICT Metro, check out Dance Studios in Wichita (adult & child classes)

SWIM

ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) Lessons @ Wichita Swim School
Derby Dolphins Swim Club
Wichita Swim School / Wichita Swim Club
Wichita Aqua Shocks @ WSU
Wichita Gymnastics Club

For more information regarding ISR, check out ISR Q&A

And also be sure to check out WM’s complete Guide to Wichita Swimming Pools here.

MARTIAL ARTS

Air Capital Taekwondo
Airstrike
Empower Martial Arts
Fox Fitness
Kim’s Academy of Taekwondo
Premier Martial Arts of Wichita
USA Martial Arts & Fitness
Valor Martial Arts

 

TENNIS

Genesis Health Clubs
ICTennis Club
Riverside Tennis Center
Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp @ WSU

GOLF

Junior Golf at Tallgrass CC (no membership needed)
The First Tee
Hook A Kid On Golf Program
TGA Premier Golf (offered at local elementary schools)
Wichita Junior Golf Foundation (Junior PGA Program)

For a complete list of golf options in Wichita (and how to get your child started), be sure to check out the post, Junior Golf in Wichita.

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