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2020 Family Favorites: Sports & Fitness

Whether you’re raising the next Olympic swimmer or major-league star, these programs make fitness fun for even the tiniest athletes. Your child will never forget the memories they make in one of these sports.

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Martial Arts Studio

Top Three


Tiger Kim’s Academy

Kids learn the importance of dedication and discipline in a fun yet challenging environment at this Denver academy. Classes are available to children as young as three-and-a-half years old, but Tiger Kim’s also offers mixed classes in which families can learn tae kwon do together. Other programs include kickboxing, self-defense, and a variety of martial arts.

Swim Lessons

Top Three


Goldfish Swim School Stapleton

The go-to spot for all things swimming, you can sign your child up for group lessons, take a dip as a family, or host a birthday party in the 90-degree pool at Goldfish Swim School. Parents love the adorable, kid-friendly facility and appreciate that safety and cleanliness are top priorities.

Rapids Youth Soccer
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Soccer Program

Top Three


Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer

Offering a variety of camps and clubs along the Front Range, Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer strives to provide a meaningful experience for young players with diverse backgrounds. Giving an opportunity to all athletic levels, parents can select from recreational and competitive programs for kids ages three and up.

Baseball or T-ball Program

Top Three


Littleton Youth Sports Thunder Baseball

With a focus on teaching teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership, Littleton Youth Sports provides a well-rounded physical experience for kids. The organization offers competitive play for sports fanatics ages six to 14.

Tumbling or Gymnastics Program

Top Three


TIGAR Gymnastics and Cheer

TIGAR Gymnastics and Cheer has programs that every child can benefit from, including toddler and preschool classes, competitive teams, cheerleading and tumbling lessons, and ninja training. With a focus on fun and safety, their trainers are known for being exceptionally caring and supportive.

girl playing basketball
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Basketball Program

Top Three


YMCA Youth Basketball

Kids looking to sharpen their dribbling and shooting skills will make great strides (and new friends) through one of the YMCA basketball programs. Parents appreciate the affordable year-round programs available to choose from.

Ski Lessons for Kids

Top Three*


Breckenridge Ski & Snowboard Lessons

At Breckenridge, experienced pros are passionate about teaching kids skills that are important both on and off the slopes. Visitors appreciate the emphasis on having a memorable family experience, rather than getting every move perfect.

Other Sports Program

Top Three


Littleton Youth Hockey Association

Littleton Youth Hockey Association is the ideal place for aspiring hockey players to develop and master their skills on the ice. Instructors teach kids everything from the basics of ice skating to the importance of self-discipline, all while keeping an emphasis on positive reinforcement.

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