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Hartford Youth Sport Collaborative

The Hartford Youth Sport Collaborative (HYSC)  is a collective of Hartford based youth-serving sport organizations who have come together to improve the quality and accessibility of organized sports and recreations programs across the city. We hope to build collaborations and partnerships that will have a city-wide impact in advancing and sustaining the sport-based youth development landscape in Hartford.

The HYSC consists of organizations that have been committed to providing Hartford youth with quality sport programing for many years. We hope and expect to bring more organizations to the table as we continue our work. If you or your organization are interested in joining the HYSC please contact us at [email protected]

WINTER SPORTS PROGRAMS (More Info Coming mid-December)

Winter Sports Programs will be posted in December. Programs to start in January.

Run a Winter Program

This is an open call for Hartford youth serving sport organizations that are interested in teaming up with Active City and the Hartford Youth Sport Collaborative (HYSC) to run free city-wide youth recreation programs for Hartford youth this Winter.

If you are interested please submit a proposal (RFP link) and reach out to [email protected] Please submit proposals by December 16th, 2022.

Fall Sports Programs (ONGOING - Registration OPEN)

 ProgramSport/Program Details Registration Link
Charter Oak Boxing Academy (COBA)Boxing

COBA is a comprehensive youth development program committed to nurturing inner-city Boys & Girls, ages 10 - 17, into "Champions of Life" by teaching them Olympic Amateur Boxing. No experience is necessary, and sparring / competition is not required to experience all of the "Wrap Around Services" that the Academy has to offer!!! (Skill Level: Beginner to Olympian)

Program runs 10/22 through 12/17
LOCATION: COBA (81 Pope Park Hwy)

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Ages 10-17
On-Site Orientation 10/22
CT Social ArchitectsBoxing

Entry level boxing program teaching youth the basic skills and also the necessary discipline for daily routines. Boys and girls ages 5-12

Program runs 10/28 through 12/9
LOCATION: Four Ropes Boxing Gym (394 Ledyard St)

4:00 - 5:00

Ages 5-12

Fall Sports Programs (COMPLETED - Registration CLOSED)

 ProgramSport/Program Details Registration Link
CT ScholarsBasketball 

Youth basketball program for boys and girls of all skill levels. Skills training and open runs. Children ages 8-16.

Program runs 9/10 through 10/29
LOCATION: Goodwin Park


Ages 8-10 | 9:00am
Ages 11-13 | 10:15am
Ages 14-16 | 11:30pm 
Hoopwave BasketballBasketball

Competitive rec basketball program for boys and girls. Children ages 8-14

Program runs 9/10 through 10/29
LOCATION: Cronin Park


Ages 8-10 | 9:00am
Ages 11-12 | 10:00am
Ages 13-14 | 11:00pm 
Spectrum SportsBasketball

Rec basketball program for high school aged youth who fall under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders. Youth ages 13-18. Email for more info: [email protected]

Program runs 9/14 - 10/26
LOCATION: Goodwin Park


Ages 13-18

[email protected]
JADHA Foundation Double Dutch & Single Skip Rope

Program designed to introduce youth ages 5 to 14 to the sport of double dutch/jump rope and develop skills and fitness.

Program runs 9/12 through 11/2
LOCATION: 49 Charter Oak Ave

Ages 5-9

Ages 10-14
Jump2UniteDouble Dutch

We are more than Double Dutch. Our program offers life skills, team building, healthy eating and physical fitness. Ages 5-14.

Program runs 9/12 through 11/4
LOCATION: Willie Ware Community Center (697 Windsor Street)

Mondays & Wednesdays 
Ages 5-14
Hartford's Proud Drill Drum and Dance CorpDrum & Dance

Hartford’s Proud Drill, Drum, and Dance Corp. Integrate sound, movement, and artistry in the overall development of youth. They work to expose youth to greater opportunities so that they excel academically, socially, and artistically throughout life. Ages 5-18

Program runs 9/10 through 11/10
LOCATION: 15 Tower Ave

Ages 5-18
Northeast Performance InstituteGolf

Program designed to introduce kids between 6 and 12 to the game of golf through structured weekly programming. (Clubs will be provided for participation)

Program runs 9/10 through 10/15
LOCATION: Keney Park Golf Course

1pm - 2pm

Ages 6 - 12
Hartbeat Track Club & 2-4-1 SportsRunning

Program designed to introduce kids to running in a fun and interactive way, build confidence and motivation to continue the sport of running, and support the development of running skills so kids can continue engaging in the activity over the course of their lives. Children ages 7-14.

Program runs 9/13 through 11/1
LOCATION: Bushnell Park

5:30 - 6:45

Ages 7-14 (Grades 3 - 8)
Hartford Soccer ClubSoccer

Soccer Basics (ages 3-4): emphasizes fun and play while learning the basic skills of soccer. *ONLY AT UCONN LAW*

Rec Soccer (ages 5-14): emphasizes fun while focusing on soccer skills, team work, and playing the game.

Program runs 9/10 through 10/29.
LOCATIONS: Colt Park & UConn Law School 

9am - 12pm

Ages 3* & 5-6 | 9am
Ages 4* & 7-9 | 10am
Ages 10-14 | 11am

*Only at UConn Law
Hartford Premier Development League

HPDL Fall Soccer Clinic. Kids ages 5 – 14 years old. Learn skills such as: Passing, dribbling and shooting.

Program runs 9/10 through 10/29
LOCATION: Cronin Park 


Ages 5-14

Capital City Track ClubTrack & Field

Track and Field Program for boys and girls of all skill levels. Program training is comprehensive, and targets measured improvements in running, jumping, and throwing. Children ages 9-14.

Program runs 9/13 through 10/27
LOCATION: Hartford High

Tuesdays & Thursdays
6pm - 8pm

Ages 9-14

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