The Ultimate Guide to Fall Athletic Programs for Kids in Halifax

The ultimate guide to fall athletic programs in Halifax

Back to school means back to fall athletic classes, and registration has already started for most fall programs in the Halifax area. This ultimate guide to fall athletic programs for kids in Halifax provides you with a guide to the best programs and clubs in Halifax for Tennis, Soccer, Basketball, Gymnastics and Swimming.


tennis in Halifax

Tennis is a great game, and easy to learn, if you’ve got the right coach.

Daniel Nestor Tennis Centre
Daniel Nestor Tennis Centre in Bedford teaches the “Progressive Tennis” system of modified courts and coloured balls designed by Tennis Canada. Check their website for back to school programs this fall.

Head Start Tennis
Based out of Northcliffe Tennis Club, Head Start Tennis offers two streams: recreational and competitive. The fall session offers lessons are twice weekly at the Northcliffe Tennis Centre.

Halifax Recreation Tennis
Halifax Recreation offers tennis in two locations: the Wilson Community Gym and the Northcliffe Tennis Club. Register through RecConnect.


Halifax soccer leagues

The two main soccer clubs are Dunbrack and Halifax City

Dunbrack Soccer
Halifax Dunbrack Soccer Club might be right for your family if you live around the Clayton Park or Fairview area. Check their website too see which division best suits your child.

Halifax City Soccer
The Halifax City Soccer Club was established in 2006 as the result of the merger between Halifax City Wanderers & Halifax Celtic Soccer Clubs. There are no tryouts for the foundation level.

Halifax Recreation Soccer
Halifax Rec offers recreational soccer for all ages, including some classes for parents and tots. Check the Fall and Winter Catalogue (click below) for classes in your area. Register through RecConnect.

Martial Arts

Yang’s Martial Arts
Yang’s Martial Arts is our editor’s pick for the best Tae Kwon Do class for kids. Self discipline, fitness and self-defence = confidence! Yang’s is located on the corner of Quinpool and Robie. Contact Yang’s for a free trial.


The Ultimate Guide to Fall Athletic Programs for Kids in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Basketball requires minimal equipment and can be played almost anywhere

Metro Basketball Association
The Metro Basketball Association is comprised of 23 teams in the Halifax Regional Municipality, including the Community YMCA Panthers, The West End Steelers and the Halifax Hurricanes. Check the MBA club contacts for the team closest to your home.

Gymnastics Clubs

gymnastics clubs in Halifax Nova Scotia

Gymnastics can improve agility and strength – that means more fun on the playground!

The Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club is proud of its elite students, such as Olympic Champion, Ellie Black. Alta offers both recreational and competitive streams.

The Titans
The Titans are Nova Scotia’s largest recreational gymnastics program, offering classes from pre-school to adult. Classes include gymnastics, trampoline, and tumbling at the recreational level.

TAISO Gymnastics Training Centre  based in Sackville,  is a non-profit amateur sports organization run by a volunteer board of directors. Their philosophy is that gymnastics is for everyone, recreational or competitive.

Other gymnastic classes can be found at the Canada Games Centre, Sportsplex, The Little Gym and through Halifax Rec.

Swim Teams

The Ultimate Guide to Fall Athletic Programs for Kids in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Swim teams are a great way to have fun and build sportsmanship

Halifax Trojans
The Halifax Trojans Aquatic Club is the oldest aquatic club in Atlantic Canada, with practice sessions at Dalplex, Centennial Pool and the Canada Games Centre.

Dartmouth Crusaders
The Dartmouth Crusaders have been long-time rivals of the Trojans, offering experienced and new swimmers the skills and training to reach their goals. Tryouts are usually in early September.

Halifax Wavecutters
The Halifax Wavecutters Aquatic Club offers competitive swimming, water polo, and stroke improvement classes.

Stay active and have fun!

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