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What are the youth and teen fitness options in the Santa Clarita Valley?

December 22nd, 2023 | 6 min. read

By Jen Azevedo

Having an active, healthy lifestyle is essential for people of all ages. Movement benefits our bodies, minds, and spirits. 

Parents need to make playing sports and being fit easy for children by providing equipment, signing them up for classes or sports teams, and taking them to playgrounds and other active destinations.

Do you know what the fitness options are for your child in the Santa Clarita Valley?

The SCV is full of dozens of classes and programs for kids of all ages. There are programs for beginners through advanced and competitive athletes in almost every activity.

The Paseo Club of Valencia is a family-centered social club that offers tennis and swim programs for kids of all ages. Teens ages 14 and older can join any of our 60+ fitness classes taught each week. 

We know there are several programs in Santa Clarita that your child may want to try. In this article, we will share all types of fitness and athletic activities your child can get involved in. 

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Whether your child wants to try creative movement like dance, a team sport such as soccer, or focus on the mind-body connection in martial arts, there are choices for them!

The programs are listed in alphabetical order.

 

Baseball

The youth of Santa Clarita have four options to choose from for playing baseball. Some programs are also geared towards girls' softball or younger players just learning the sport.

pexels-mandie-inman-896567The City of Santa Clarita provides a spring and fall baseball/softball program for children ages 4 through 10. 
  • Santa Clarita Youth Baseball has spring and fall leagues at Castaic Sports Complex for girls and boys ages 4-13.
  • Way2Go Sports has a tee ball and coach pitch for 4-7-year-olds. It is an 8-game spring season.
  • William S Hart Baseball and Softball is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Pony Baseball, USA, and USA Softball. They serve 4,000 boys & girls between the ages of 4 to 18 years of age every year.

Basketball

Whether your child is new to the sport or is looking to compete at an advanced level, there are great opportunities to play basketball in Santa Clarita. 

  • The City of Santa Clarita hosts winter and summer terms that last 10 weeks. The program is designed for youth ages 4-15.
  • Starting 5 provides both developmental training and league basketball. Leagues last seven weeks, and the training is month by month. 
  • Statham Academy was founded by pro player Taylor Statham. They have programs for kids in elementary through high school. Taylor has mentored kids in high school and college basketball and offers supplementary training programs for serious players. 
  • Way2Go Sports runs a basketball season in the spring. Teams are coed and for children 4-14. Games are played on Sundays at the Boys & Girls Club Gym in Newhall.

pexels-pixabay-159565Cheer

Cheer is a fast-growing sport that combines dance, tumbling, and raw athleticism.

  • SCV All-Stars helps kids get involved in competitive cheerleading. Their program has been active for 20 years and is nationally recognized. 
  • Santa Clarita Youth Sports Association is a nonprofit. They have tackle football and cheer programs for children ages 6-14.

Dance

The Santa Clarita Valley dance centers have dozens of different lessons for toddlers, youth, and teens.

  • Dance Studio 84 is a performance-focused dance center with classes for 2-year-olds through adults. 
  • L'amoré Dance Performing Arts Studio offers several group dance classes as well as private instruction. The instructors also offer voice lessons.
  • Shooting Stars Dance Studio is a dance program that has been active for over 20 years. Some classes they teach are ballet, lyrical, tap, and jazz.

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Does your kid want to learn how to safely work out in a gym? 

  • The Paseo Club offers fitness classes for youth so they can learn how to warm-up, train, and cool down safely and with proper technique. 

Football

Kids can play two seasons of football and choose between flag or tackle.

Golf

Golf is a game that helps get kids great exercise and teaches them about planning, strategy, and technique. 

pexels-lena-helfinger-3992594Gymnastics

Cartwheels, round-offs, and handsprings are just some of the amazing tricks your child can learn when they take gymnastics classes!

  • Gymnastics Olympica runs classes for preschoolers through competing teens — boys teams as well. 
  • Gymnastics Unlimited has served the SCV for 41 years. They teach classes for 3-18-year-olds in a 15,000-square-foot facility. 
  • Hugo's GymFitness is an award-winning gymnastics center that has been operating for 37 years. They hold classes for parkour, aerial silks, tumbling, and more!

Ice Hockey and Figure Skating

The SCV is lucky to have a world-class ice rink for recreation and competitive sports.

comp_IMG_3307Martial Arts

Martial arts is a wonderful way for your child to learn about respect, dignity, and self-discipline. There are several types of martial arts your child can learn.

51184a8f-8c55-4b5c-9c87-f5f3b5c88d14Pickleball

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the US. It is fun and easy to learn.

  • Coach Tyler at the Paseo Club will be offering youth pickleball classes at the Paseo Club in January.  

 

Soccer

Soccer is the sport of the world. When your child plays soccer, they learn about fitness, teamwork, and technique.

  • AYSO (American Youth Soccer Association) provides league and all-star teams for U10, U12, U14, U16, and U19 Divisions.
  • Santa Clarita Soccer Center teaches how to play soccer to 18-month-old toddlers through 12-year-old children. 
  • Santa Clarita Sports Center is another soccer training program for younger children ages 18 months-9 years of age.

90049973_2602896896481244_7283357131980406784_nSwim

The Santa Clarita Valley is one of the best communities for getting involved in competitive swimming. There are three great choices. 

  • The City of Santa Clarita has a summer swim team and a dive team for 6-16 year olds. These classes are available only during June and July. 
  • Canyons Aquatic Club has provided swim programs to the SCV community since 1978. Their competitive swim team program is for 5-18 year olds.  
  • The Paseo Club swim team is overseen by Paseo Aquatics. It has been in operation since 2010. The swim team is for kids 6-18. 

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Tennis is a sport that can last a lifetime. The Paseo Club teaches kids of all ages and abilities. Summer and winter camps mean your child can practice year-round!

  • Paseo Club Junior Tennis is a comprehensive program for kids of all ages (3-18). They teach new players to competitive players, and everyone in between. 

Track

If your child has a need for speed, they can try out these track and field and/or cross country programs. Many of these organizations have been active for decades and mentored hundreds of local kids.

  • The City of Santa Clarita has cross country (fall) and track and field (spring) clinics where kids are introduced to these sports. Clinics meet twice per week.
  • Storm Track Club has track and field and cross-country programs. Practice is four times per week. They are a volunteer-run organization.
  • SCV Warriors Running runs cross country and track and field training for kids 5-17. They are the longest-running youth program in the Santa Clarita Valley. Practice is three times per week.

pexels-pavel-danilyuk-6203521Volleyball

Your child can learn how to serve, spike, and set with these Santa Clarita volleyball programs. 

  • The City of Santa Clarita has a recreational volleyball league for kids 6-17. The leagues are during spring and fall. They have a motto of fun first!
  • Legacy Volleyball holds leagues for boys and girls. They have clinics, teams, and tournaments.

IMG_3862 (1)Finding the right fitness program for your youth or teen

It can take many attempts for your child to find the sport or movement they like the most. Expose them to many choices so they can find the coach, the teammates or classmates, and the activity that is the best fit for them.

Being physically active improves your child’s academic performance and self-esteem and helps them feel happier overall

The Paseo Club supports people of all ages in meeting their fitness goals — while having fun. We offer programs in weight training, cardio, swimming, tennis, and pickleball. We offer both junior and family memberships. Everyone is welcome at the Paseo Club!

When members aren’t busy training, you can find them dining at the cafe, relaxing at the spa with a massage, or attending one of our monthly social activities. 

If you would like to check out the Paseo Club for your family, schedule a tour today. See all eight acres of our facilities and meet members and staff!

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Jen Azevedo

Jen Azevedo is a tennis professional, pickleball professional, personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and the general manager of the Paseo Club. She loves the community at the Paseo Club and that it is also a safe and fun place for her daughter. Jen’s favorite activities are joining her tribe for trail races or her partners for tennis matches. Occasionally Jen slows down to relax with a book — she reads over 100 a year!