Youth Programs

Youth Aikido

Aikido

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial arts training that focuses on the power of body movements and momentum. Rather than punches and kicks, students learn blocking, rolling, locking, and throwing movements to control the force of an opponent. It’s a great way for children and teens to gain confidence, practice focus and concentration, and learn non-violent strategies for self-defense.

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Aquatics

Swimming is an essential skill for individuals of all ages! It’s never too early to start—we offer classes for babies and toddlers, including parent-child classes so your child can learn the fundamentals in a comforting environment. Group swim classes are available in six progressive levels, including introductory, fundamental, stroke development, refinement, improvement and fitness swimming. Private and semi-private lessons are another convenient option for children of all ages. There are also lifeguard training classes available to participants that are age 15 and older and meet specific swimming requirements. Interested in training to be a lifeguard or water safety instructor? Michigan Tech HuskiesFit Programs periodically offers Red Cross certification classes in both Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instruction.

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Hockey Skills and Drills

Ice Hockey

Shoot, score, goal! with Michigan Tech youth hockey programs. With a wide variety of classes and clinics for boys and girls, Michigan Tech has a program for you. Check us out on the ice today!

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Ice Skating

MTU's Learn to Skate program, Summer Figure Skating Ice, and the annual Figure Skating School take place in the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena on the campus of Michigan Tech. The Skate Rental Center is now open and renting equipment during certain program operating hours.

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Kayak Safety Clinics

Join the OAP in the SDC pool for Kayak Safety and Practice Sessions! No kayaking experience necessary. Participants must be at least 8 years old and able to swim at least 15 yards unassisted.

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Open Log Rolling

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program as they teach the basics of log rolling to youth ages 5 and up. Class size is limited.

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Rock Climbing

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program as they teach the basics of rock climbing to youth ages 5 and up. Class size is limited.

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Tennis

Tennis is often called a “lifetime” sport—once you learn, you can play for life. So start early! Programs for children ten and under follow the US Tennis Association’s QuickStart format, meant to introduce young new players to the game, equipment, and scoring. For older kids, there are group classes focused on beginner playing techniques, drill clinics, cardio tennis, and more. Private lessons are also available. Grab a racket and get into the game.

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