Get off the couch! Sports programs for kids

This summer, trade in long days of TV and video games for activities that will get your children moving. Here are some of the best places for kids sports programs in Montreal, guaranteed to help your children have an active summer.  [Image credit: iStockphoto.com/ Christopher Futcher]

Sportball Quebec

QC

This program offers a wide range of activities for children of all ages. You can enrol children as young as 16 months old in parent-child classes, or older kids in sports like ball hockey and soccer. You can even opt for multi-sport programs, which will give your child the chance to try several different sports throughout the summer.

Sports Montréal Inc

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1000, av Émile-Journault, Montréal, QC H2M 2E7

Baseball, basketball, golf, skateboarding, cheerleading, dance – this sports centre offers it all. You can find a program to help your child enjoy their favourite sport at any age. They can even join a summer day camp program or a multisport class to harness their skills in more than one area.

Pointe-Claire Aquatic Centre

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60, av Maywood, Pointe Claire, QC H9R 0A7

In addition to several swimming and fitness programs for children of all ages, this West Island swimming centre offers adapted courses for special needs children. All children, regardless of ability, can benefit from physical activity. The trained and experienced staff make the adapted programs a success.

Club de Gymnastique Artistique Gadbois

QC

Gymnastics is a great way for kids to exercise and have fun at the same time. This gymnastics centre offers courses for children as young as 18 months of age. Whether your child is a beginner or an expert, this is a good place to start if you want them to keep moving this summer.

Aikido de la Montagne

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3724, av du parc, Montréal, QC H2X 2J1

For over 20 years, this martial arts school has offered youth programs that not only focus on physical benefits, but social and emotional benefits, as well. Kids as young as 4 years old can start learning martial arts in a calm atmosphere with experienced instructors. With a focus on patience and etiquette, students will learn much more than how to stay fit.

Danse Nanci Moretti

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395 Elm Ave, Westmount, QC H3Z 1Z4

If your little one loves to dance, then signing them up for jazz, hip-hop, ballet, or even tap dance lessons might be the perfect summer activity. There are even classes available for Mom & Tots, suitable for children as young as two years of age. Your child will have loads of fun, stay super active, and maybe even discover a new lifelong passion.

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