With such a wide range of activities available for your kids to choose from, it can be a challenge juggling their schedules and the associated costs. To make life a little easier, we've researched a wide range of different activities available on-Island.

Athletics

There are quite a few athletics clubs that your child can join and they meet almost every afternoon at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex (TBSC) for after school training. You can try the following clubs: 345 Athletics Club on (345) 925 2865, Coach Porter at Speed Athletics on (345) 525 2793, Falcon Athletics, the Hy-Tech Tigers and the Mustang Track Club. The Special Olympics Cayman Islands offers a variety of sports training for children and adults ages 8+ with intellectual disabilities.

Basketball

ACX Basketball offers co-ed coaching for kids age 6 years to 15 years. Practice is open to all levels and kids will learn ball mastery and control – in a safe and positive learning environment. They use small balls and lower-height hoops to make the game accessible to kids. The older children, age 13-15 years, also learn about technique and tactics, and play competitively against each other. Training is held at Cayman International School and the cost CI$20 per session. Contact ACX Basketball for more information. After-school basketball training is also available with the Cayman Islands Basketball Association for students up to 16 years. Practice takes place on Thursdays and Fridays from 3.30pm-5.30pm and costs CI$10 a month. Tel: (345) 916 5083, or email: info@caymanbasketball.org.

Cricket

Coach Connor runs an ongoing cricket programme at King's Sports Centre on Thursday nights for under-10 (5.30pm-6.30pm) and under-14 (6.30pm-7.30pm). The cost is CI$15 per session. Matches are held on Sundays. Call Coach Connor on (345) 922 3080 or email: connor.patterson001@gmail.com for enrolment details. Cayman Cricket hosts Saturday morning sessions at the Cricket Pitch from 8.30am-10.30am for all under-15, plus they organise competitions for primary and secondary schools (May to June) and a summer camp in July. Call Courtney Myles on (345) 326 1642 or email: president@caymancricket.ky.

Crossfit

Crossfit Cayman, located in Camana Bay offers teen classes for 12-16 year olds on Mondays and Fridays from 3.45pm-4.30pm and ages 8-11 on Tuesdays from 3.45pm-4.30pm. Email Tarasa at info@crossfitcayman.com for pricing and enrolment details. 7 Mile Strength & Fitness offers classes for 8-11 year olds on Thursdays from 3.30pm-4.15pm and for 12-17 year olds on Thursdays from 4.15pm-5pm. The cost is CI$200 for one session a week for a 10 week programme. They are located in Cannon Place, Industrial Park and can be contacted on (345) 925 1456 or by email at info@7mile.life. School of Fitness, in the Cayman Technology Centre, also runs a kids CrossFit camp on Saturdays at 12pm. Call (345) 916 0171 for more information.

Dance

Centre Pointe Dance Studio offers dance lessons in a variety of genres including ballet, tap, showbiz, contemporary and jazz. They also have drama, theatre, singing and ballet fitness. Classes start at the age of two and go up to adult, plus there are classes just for boys. For a full list of classes, call Miss Anita on (345) 926 9603. KRI Performing Arts School, run by Kirk Rowe, has dance classes in salsa, jazz, modern, hip-hop, contemporary, belly-dancing, Afro-Caribbean and reggae. Contact Kirk on (345) 924 4089. The Radiance Dance Studio, located in Countryside Shopping Village, offers a variety of dance classes for children from ages 3-16 years. Dancers can learn modern contemporary, ballet foundations, creative movement, hip-hop, jazz fusion, and Caribbean rhythms. Email: info@radiance.ky or call (345) 916 0146. Spark! also offers Afro-Caribbean and modern fusion dance classes as well as music lessons. For more information, call (345) 929 2190.

Drama Training

The Cayman Drama Society, Musicians Ltd, Centre Pointe Dance Studio and Spark! all offer acting and drama classes for children of all ages and levels of experience.

Football/Soccer

Football is an incredibly popular sport in the Cayman Islands and there are numerous groups who run excellent youth football development programmes with lessons once or twice a week and matches on the weekend. The Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth season runs from September to May. Teams are friendly and welcoming to new players. Leagues include under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, under-16 and under-18. For further information, contact the CIFA office on (345) 749 5775 or email: secretariat@cifa.ky. Excel Sports Management is a leading youth football development programme on Island. Their EUFA qualified coaches hold afterschool coaching sessions designed to increase individual players’ confidence and skill. In addition, they also offer camps, overseas tours and trial opportunities for players identified as ‘talented’. For more information, call (345) 925 4347. Contact Academy Sports Club on (345) 929 2257 or email: admin@academysportsclub.ky who run a junior football programme for boys and girls from 4-19 years old. The club has football activities all year round and their goal is the development of excellence in football, while fostering personal integrity, leadership skills, community awareness and commitment to academic success. Sunset Football Club provides football for all ages. Coaching sessions for 5-10 year old boys are held on Sunday mornings 8am-10.30am and Saturday mornings for girls aged 4-10 from 8.30am-9.30am both at the Camana Bay Sports Complex. There is also midweek training for boys and girls under-8 to under-18 as well as men’s and women’s teams. Contact either Paul Macey on pmacey@usarisk.ky or Gareth Thacker at garethjthacker@gmail.com. For any of the girls' programmes, please contact Gisela Gamba at gisela.gamba@gmail.com. Established in 2017, Total Soccer's programmes are inspired by the Dutch Football Vision and their goal is to help children become skilled and creative decision makers on the field.

Girlguides

Girlguiding helps girls acquire skills for life while participating in fun activities and making friends. Girls can begin their Girlguiding journey from age 5 within the Rainbow section and move up through Brownies, Guides, Rangers and on to become young leaders. Prices vary depending on uniform and membership, but Girlguides work hard to keep costs affordable and inclusive for all of the community.

Golf

Cayman Golf Lab offers after-school and weekend junior golf classes for up to four students per class. They play fun and entertaining games to build up interest and a love for the sport. Each junior golfer will have access to world class knowledge and technology to help them create a golf swing that is best for them. The cost is CI$120 per month for a total of four hours of golf lessons. Suitable for ages 5-14. Call (345) 917 2444 or email: brad@caymangolflab.com for more information or to register. The North Sound Golf Club offers year-round junior camps and after-school programmes for junior golfers aged 6-16 years. For the more advanced junior golfer, there are private lessons with PGA professionals. Call (345) 947 4653.

Gymnastics

Group gymnastics classes at Motions Unlimited range from CI$312-CI$476 for one session a week per term, dependent upon age and skillset. Toddler Play Days are CI$150 for 10 visits and you get your 11th visit free. All participants must be registered members in Motions Jackrabbit parent portal and all payments must be made in advance online through Butterfield.

Horseback Riding

Cayman Riding School located in Savannah offers English riding lessons from total beginner to Advanced. They specialise in Dressage, Jumping, Vaulting and Cross Country for children and adults. Contact Cayman Riding School at (345) 926 7669 or email: caymanridingschool@gmail.com. The Equestrian Center also offers lessons and afterschool riding programmes for children from ages five and up. Call (345) 516 1751/526 1010 or email: equestriancentercayman@gmail.com. They both charge in the region of CI$55 per hour for group lessons.

Inline/Roller Hockey

Learn-to-skate sessions are held at 8am on Saturdays at King's Sport Centre and cost CI$10 per class. Participation on a team varies from CI$200-CI$350 per season.

Karate

Many different types of karate classes are offered in Cayman for children as young as four up to adults. Classes are run by the month and range from CI$75-CI$200. Krav Maga training and other karate programmes are run by The Academy Grand Cayman. Call (345) 323 9778 for details. For traditional karate lessons, contact Cayman Associated School of Karate at (345) 925 3367 or Purple Dragon Cayman Islands at (345) 946 1241.

Music & Singing Lessons

Lessons cost CI$40 for a 30-minute private lesson, CI$70 for an hour or about CI$180-CI$260 per term for a group session. Musical theatre lessons are usually an hour long and cost CI$350 per term. There are numerous places on Island that offer lessons either in your home or in a music studio. The options include: Cayman Music School, JukeBox, Musicians Ltd, Nicole Bodden, Spark! and The Music Studio. There is also the Cayman Youth Choir which has three age-group choirs who meet at John Gray High School on Monday afternoon. Tiddly-Winks (age 4-6) from 3.30pm-4pm, Tiddly-Pops (age 7-10) from 4pm-4.30pm, and the Senior Choir (age 11+) from 4.30pm-5.45pm.

Robotics

345 Robotics offers Sunday classes for kids age 8-10 and 11-13 in George Town. They will get an introductory VexIQ robotics: Build, use sensors, learn basic robot programming with VexCode IQ, game strategy and competition. Visit http://robotics.ky/ for more information.

Rugby

The Maples Group Community Junior Rugby season runs from October to May. Programmes are available for under-6, under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, under-16 and under-19. Annual Membership is CI$100.

Scouts

The Scouts Association is a non-formal educational programme which encourages the holistic development of boys through outdoor activities. From the Beaver-Scout programme (6-8 years) to the Cub Scouts (8-11 years) to the Scouts (11-19 years) boys will develop vital skills and earn badges. Groups meet weekly. Call (345) 949 1515.

Sailing

The Sailing Club runs an after-school sailing programme for kids aged 6+ from Wednesday to Friday and at the weekends during the school term. The club also hosts popular day camps during school holidays and teenagers who are competent sailors and good with youngsters, can find jobs interning as assistants at these camps.

Skateboarding

Membership at the Black Pearl Skate Park ranges from CI$45 per month to CI$300 for a yearly membership. The drop-in rate is CI$7. Skateboards, scooters, basketballs and a wide assortment of other sports equipment are available for rent at the park, ranging from CI$4-CI$14 an hour.

Swimming

Semi-private and private lessons start at CI$50 for a half-hour session. Fitness Connection offers mobile swimming lessons for children and adults of all ages and tailor each session to the individual’s needs. For a full listing of qualified swim teachers/schools and clubs, please visit the Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association.

Tennis

The Tennis Federation of the Cayman Islands runs the PwC junior tennis circuit and organises a series of tennis tournaments every year for children 18 and under. Email: info@tfci.ky. For group or private tennis lessons, contact the Cayman Islands Tennis Club; The Courts at the Ritz-Carlton and Cayman Tennis Academy. Group lessons can range from CI$20-CI$35 per individual per lesson, private lessons range from CI$70-CI$90 per hour.

Yoga

There are several excellent yoga teachers on-Island specialising in kid's yoga. Popular choices are Yoga Sprouts and Kula Kids. Group and semi-private lessons range from CI$120-CI$180 per term (CI$16-CI$25 per class depending on location, age and duration). Many private schools also offer yoga as an afterschool club.

Inclusion Cayman

Inclusion Cayman is a non-profit organisation supporting individuals with disabilities in their vision of accessing inclusive education, recreation/community, and employment. Please contact them if you need assistance with inclusive recreation, or if support is required for you/your family to participate meaningfully.