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Rookie Sports


Geelong YMCA “Rookie Sports is a multi-sport program designed for 1.5-6 year olds. We offer two classes- Junior Rookie Sports (1.5-3 years) and Senior Rookie Sports (3.5-6 years). Our program is term based focusing on a different sport every two weeks. The children learn basic skills of the sport through team interaction, playing games & in some cases parent involvement.

The sports offered include development in the following skills:

  • AFL – Catching (Hand Eye), jumping, agility, basic technique of kicking/handballing, team work
  • Soccer (Futsal) – Foot eye coordination, basics dribbling/shooting technique, teamwork, agility, speed, balance, body control
  • Cricket – Running, catching (hand eye), basic passing and bowling, agility, team work
  • Basketball – Balance, agility, basic dribbling/shooting/passing technique, team work.
  • Various other sports are also incorporated throughout the term to keep classes fun and challenging depending on children’s age and ability.

Junior Rookie- (1.5 - 3 years)

Our focus in junior rookie is to create an encouraging and exciting atmosphere. We aim to develop children’s confidence in group environments. During your class you will find many different activities’s including nursery rhymes and group singing. Parent assistance in this class in necessary to help us deliver the best program we can to your child.

Senior Rookie (3.5 - 6 years)

In senior rookie we want to create a fun learning environment for your child. We aim to help prepare them in the journey to starting school. We will focus on team work and following instructions. Parent assistance is encouraged but is not necessary.

For more information on available days/times please call 5223 2714 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Us

Newtown Stadium
25 Riversdale Road
Newtown, 3220
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

North Geelong
Victoria St (Arena Complex)
North Geelong, 3218
Phone: (03) 5223 2714

Camp Wyuna
71 Flinders St
Queenscliff, 3225
Phone: (03) 5258 1656

YMCA Bannockburn
132 Milton Street
Bannockburn, 3331
Phone: (03) 5281 2316

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