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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, coaches, and community members 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]

Fall Sports Programs (Registration is OPEN)

 ProgramSport/Program Details Registration Link
CT ScholarsBasketball

Basketball drills and games. For kids at all levels . Children ages 10-13.

Program runs 9/9 through 11/5

LOCATION: Goodwin Park

Sat & Sun

Ages 10-17
GHPA YouthBasketball 

Players are trained based on their individual skill level. From very basic fundamentals as an introduction to the game to intermediate concepts of how to play, as well skills and drills for them to feel comfortable using as they develop.

Program runs 9/9 through 11/4
LOCATION: Rawson School


Ages 11-14
Hoopwave BasketballBasketball

Basketball Skills, Drills, and Life Coach for all levels. Children ages 8-14

Program runs 9/9 through 11/4. 
LOCATION: Cronin Park

Saturdays 10am-12pm

Ages 8-14
Developing the Future Autism SportsBasketball

Beginners recreational basketball for students on the Autism Spectrum. It will incorporate beginners basketball skills and provide an opportunity to acclimate themselves to socializing with other students on the spectrum. Youth ages 14-21. Email for more info:  [email protected]

Program runs 9/13 through 11/1


Ages 14-21
Terminaya FitnessBasketball Fitness

Terminaya Fitness is a 90 minute youth basketball conditioning program for boy's and girl's athletes; ages 11-16. Participants will go through a series of basic fitness exercises and basketball drills that will improve overall physical fitness, confidence on the court and enhance basketball fundamental skills.

Program will run 9/11 through 10/30



Ages 11-16
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 9/16 though 11/24
LOCATION: COBA (81 Pope Park Hwy)

Tues & Thurs

Ages 10-17
Orientation at COBA on 9/16 10am - Noon (Child & Guardian) 
CT Social ArchitectsBoxing (GIRLS)

Entry level boxing program teaching youth the basic skills and also the necessary discipline for daily routines. Girls ages 7-13

Program runs 9/14 through 11/2
LOCATION: Grace Academy


Ages 7-13
Breaking FundamentalsDance (Breakdance)

To educate the community about Hip Hop and breaking culture along with providing another positive outlet.

Program starts 9/22
LOCATION: Bushnell Park Pump House


Ages 8-17
CT Social ArchitectsDance (Contemporary, Hip Hop, Breakdance)

Entry level dance program covering multiple styles of dance and movement.

9/16/2023 to 11/4/2023
LOCATION: South Church (277 Main Street)

Ages 7-14
Hartford's Proud Drill Drum and Dance CorpDance (Drill, Drum & 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 9/12 through 11/7
LOCATION: 15 Tower Ave


Ages 5-18
CT Double Dutch Double Dutch & Single Skip Rope

Girls and boys program of all skill levels including boys and girls with special needs. We teach the fundamentals of competitive Double Dutch, train & condition, educate & spread awareness of holistic well being, learn to team build, participate in family oriented community engagement, travel in/out of state for competitions. COME TO THE PROGRAM WILLING TO LEARN AND HAVE FUN IN A BULLY FREE SAFE ENVIRONMENT.

Program runs 9/11 through 11/3

LOCATION: 49 Charter Oak Ave

Mon, Weds, Fri

Ages 5-18
Troop 10036Double Dutch

Double Dutch is more than just a game. Your child will learn how to jump, improve their self-esteem, learn problem solving techniques, make new friends and have fun in a safe environment. Children ages 5-18.

Program runs 9/4 through 11/1
LOCATION: Willie Ware Rec Center (697 Windsor St)

Mon, Wed, Fri

Ages 5-18
2-4-1 SportsFencing

2-4-1 Fencing is a low cost, low barrier introduction to an Olympic sport that kids absolutely love. Fencing is often cost-prohibitive or not readily available, so we created a model that allows kids to learn the sport at less than 2 percent of the regular cost. For children in grades 3 through 8.

Program runs 9/14 through 10/26

LOCATION: Bushnell Park

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Ages 8-13
Hartford WildcatsFlag Football

Flag Football for boys and girls ages 4-7. Program designed to introduce young people to the sport of football.

Program runs 9/2 through 10/14

10am - 11am

Ages 4 - 7

CT Latinas Golf TeamGolf (CO-ED)

The CTLGT will coach golf and life skills fundamentals for the short game and full swing to children ages 6-14 in a fun and supportive environment at Keney Park Golf Course. (Clubs can be provided for participation)

Program runs 9/9 through 10/28

LOCATION: Keney Park Golf Course

1pm - 2pm

Ages 6 - 14
Peaceful DragonMartial Arts

Introductory Martial Arts program designed to help participants learn the ancient art to creating a successful, physically fit, and healthy mind – building towards a successful life. Participants will learn how important it is to respect your mind, body, and soul, as well respect for other people.

Program runs 9/12 through 11/2
Location: Willie Ware Center

Tues & Thurs

Ages 7-18
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, teamwork, and playing the game.

Program runs 9/9 through 10/28.
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 Spring Soccer Clinic. Kids ages 4 – 16 years old. Learn skills such as: Passing, dribbling and shooting. 

Program runs 9/9 through 11/16
LOCATION: Cronin Park


Ages 4-16

CT Social Architects
Soccer (GIRLS)

Entry level soccer program for girls. Girls ages 7-13

Program runs 9/13 through 11/1
LOCATION: Grace Academy


Girls Ages 7-13
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 in a safe and fun environment.

Program runs 9/19 through 10/26
LOCATION: Weaver High School

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm

Ages 10-14
Hartbeat Track Club & 2-4-1 SportsTrack & Field (Running)

The 2-4-1 Hartbeat Run Club is a free program that introduces Hartford children (grades 2-8) to the joy or running. This play-based, non competitive program culminates with a final fun run on the last night of the program.

Program runs 9/12 through 10/24
LOCATION: Bushnell Park

6pm - 7pm

Ages 7-14
CT Scholars

Volleyball drills and games. For kids at all levels . Children ages 10-13.

Program runs 9/9 through 11/5
LOCATION: Goodwin Park

Sat & Sun

Ages 10-17
CT Social ArchitectsVolleyball (GIRLS)

Entry level volleyball program for girls. Girls ages 7-13

Program runs 9/11 through 10/30
LOCATION: Grace Academy


Girls Ages 7-13
Police Athletic LeagueMultiple Sports Programs (Basketball, Softball, Futsal, Volleyball, etc.)

Programs for boys and girls ages 9-17. Open to children of all skill levels. Program takes place in a safe and fun environment.

Programs run continuously.
LOCATION: 50 Williams St (Global)


Ages 9-17

Run a Spring 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 Fall.

If you are interested in running a program please submit a proposal (RFP link) and/or reach out to [email protected].

RFP documents will be available for winter and spring sessions soon.

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