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!

Youth Online Registration

Adult Online Registration


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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


Teen Leaders

Somewhere between becoming an adult and being a kid, a teen is discovering who they are and who they want to be. Often misunderstood, teens want us to know that they are growing up. At the Y, we know that teenagers will rise to meet expectations set for them, so we set our expectations high. Mentors, staff and other role models value our teens’ individuality and guide them toward becoming responsible and engaged adults. We believe that every teen deserves a successful future and has the responsibility to be a positive force in their community.

Who: For 13 – 18 year olds, the members of this club will have opportunities that strengthen their leadership and social skills through their own personal development and service to others.


  • Bi-Weekly Meetings (August – May) currently on Monday nights, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Quarterly Service Projects and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Summer Social Outings

Additional Info: The members of this club have a strong desire to make a difference at their YMCA and in their community. In addition to emphasis on personal growth and service work, we will also focus on physical fitness, working out as a group and learning the importance of healthy habits.