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.
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.
CITY RECREATIONAL CENTERS
The following rec centers offer multiple different sports as well, depending on the season.
American Youth Soccer Associate (aka AYSO)
FC Wichita 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
GYMNASTICS & CHEER
For a complete list of dance studios in the ICT Metro, check out Dance Studios in Wichita (adult & child classes).
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.
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.