Olive Branch Family YMCA

Youth Programs

Shorin-Ryu Karate Classes

Confidence, Respect, & Self-Esteem

Our karate focuses on personal growth through individual and group training in a supportive, cooperative, and family environment. This is traditional Okinawan karate taught at the student’s own pace. If you want a unique exercise routine, practical method of self-defense, or to earn a black belt in karate through discipline and self-respect this is for you. A class for the entire family.

Age: 7 and 12
Thursdays 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Age: 13 and up
Thursdays 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Attire: Athletic Wear Required, Uniform not included

Members: $45/month, 4 Classes
Non-Members: $60/month, 4 Classes

Contact: Jeff Crook, Instructor at 4kmartialarts@gmail.com

Visit Welcome Center for family pricing!

Register online

Download Registration Form



Get up and get moving!

Your children will love kids fit classes! Let your kids have fun while exercising at the same time. An instructor will lead the participants from the Youth Center into the gym for this half hour class and play a sport related activity.

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. **NEW!**


  • Must check your child into Youth Center before the start of class to participate
  • Need comfortable clothing to move freely; tennis shoes preferred
  • Follows rules and guidelines from YMCA Staff

Contact: Amber Keel akeel@ymcamemphis.org


Middle School Afterschool Program

It can be hard to figure out your place in the world. As a young person, having the right guidance and support can make a real difference in figuring out who you are and what you can achieve. The Y is committed to nurturing children and teens for their success.

The Olive Branch Family YMCA is proud to partner with:

  • DeSoto Central Middle School
  • Olive Branch Middle School

Bus transportation picks up at these schools and brings them to the Olive Branch Family YMCA.

6th- 8th grade

Hours of Operation:
After School – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

$60 per week


Mandy Smith
Associate Childcare Director serving DeSoto County, MS



We provide a nurturing environment where children can learn to appreciate dance as a lifelong activity for self-expression, grace, strength, agility, creativity, & balance. In our classes, your child will learn the basics while working toward our Christmas performance and Spring Recital.

Dates: Classes will begin September 9th and last until May 15th

Ages: 3 and up. 3-year-olds must be potty trained

Attire: Participants can wear a pink or black leotard, pink, white, or tan tights

A costume fee is included in your full program or installment fees

Shoe fitting: August 19th and August 21st   

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (For both days)

You must register and attend one of these sessions to have your footwear ordered and arrive before classes start. Shoe cost is included in your full program cost or installment fees. 

Contact: Jessica Lloyd  jlloyd@ymcamemphis.org