Sport groups and teams are also a wonderful way of making new friends and invariably have vibrant social scenes attached to them.
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- Beach Volleyball
- Flag Football
- Fountain Play
- Hockey (Inline Roller Hockey)
- Horseback Riding
- Martial Arts
- Roller & Inline Skating
- SNUBA & Underwater Helmet Diving Tours
- Special Needs
- Ten Pin Bowling
- Yoga & Relaxation
As you can see from this comprehensive list, there is a diverse range of sport offerings on-Island whether your child wants to be a hardcore athlete or simply part of a team. You will definitely be able to find a sport that suits every skill level and interest.
Cayman has a vibrant athletics community with events held throughout the year. The Cayman Islands Athletics Association (CIAA) runs programmes focused on the long-term development of children, from nine years of age through to college level, with a view to participating in Cayman’s national teams. Training sessions are held several times a week in the afternoons after school and various groups meet at the Truman Bodden track. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The 345 Athletics Club has a great middle-distance team and are looking to add more runners and field event athletes to the programme. All ages and abilities are welcome. They meet at the Truman Bodden track on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4pm, Saturdays from 8am and Sundays from 6.30am. To join the club, email: email@example.com. Mustang Track Club is open for ages five and up. They train Monday-Thursday from 3.30pm-5.30pm. Call (345) 925 6917. Finally, there is the Falcon Athletics track and field club for 9-20 year olds. To join and find out meet times, visit www.falconathletics.ky.
Located on the corner of Aspiration Drive and Fairbanks Road, the Cayman Islands Little League Field of Dreams is the largest facility of its kind in the Caribbean with four floodlit artificial turf fields on a 15-acre complex. Programmes and divisions are organised and managed by the YMCA and available for children from 5-17 years of age – all of them free! Volunteers are always needed for the recreational league teams for coaches, assistants, umpires and canteen helpers. For more information call (345) 916 5643, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/littleleague.ky.
The Cayman Islands Basketball Association’s programme participates in international competitions and currently has four leagues: under-12, under-14, under-16 and under-19, separated by gender. They also host annual basketball clinics that focus on team work and developing your skills, as well as a Basketball Academy on Saturday mornings during the school period. For information call Coach Voot O’Garro on (345) 916 5083 or email: email@example.com.
The Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation (CIVF) has made significant strides in promoting volleyball in Grand Cayman. CIVF has hosted the annual NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit on Seven Mile Beach for the past ten years, which welcomes over 30 teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The event gives competitors the opportunity to compete for prize money and Olympic qualifying points. Locally, there is a social league that plays on Sunday afternoons. The youth development programmes include school leagues and tournaments, summer camps, and clinics with international and local instructors. For more information on current programmes, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.civf.ky or www.facebook.com/caymanisvolleyball.
In collaboration with YMCA, The Cayman Islands Boxing Association runs an afterschool amateur boxing programme for children of all ages and sizes at the D. Dalmain Ebanks boxing gym at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. On weekdays from 3.30pm-5pm, kids can use the facilities while being coached. The coaches keep kids active whilst maintaining their fitness and discipline. Call (345) 325 0006, email: email@example.com or visit their Facebook page for more information.
Cricket is a very popular sport in the Caribbean and the Cayman Cricket group organises competitions for primary and secondary schools (May to June) and summer camps in July. Cricket practice for all under-15s is held Saturday mornings during the school year. For information call (345) 945 6447 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to senior teams, the Village Greenies also run a ‘Kwik Cricket’ programme aimed at boys and girls aged between four and ten years old. The programme costs CI$25 and includes a T-shirt and water at practice. Email: email@example.com, visit www.villagegreenies.com or their Facebook page.
7 Mile Strength & Fitness has been working with PE teachers and sports groups to incorporate CrossFit (constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement) into their programmes. They also offer classes at the studio where kids are taught basic functional movement. Private group lessons can be arranged for ages 8-17 years and usually comprise 6-15 children per lesson. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details or call (345) 925 1456.
Dance is offered in many local studios. Centre Pointe Dance Studio (CPDS) teaches classes for two year olds through to adults in their studios in Alissta Towers on North Sound Road. Classes include jazz, tap, freestyle, musical theatre and hip-hop, Acrobatic Dance and CPDS’s very own Pre-school dance program Wiggle Giggle Dance With Us! The CPDS Performance School provides a comprehensive musical theatre training program which offers private singing and drama specific classes. External examinations are an integral part of the training at CPDS, students take International Dance Acclaim Performance Awards in Ballet and Tap and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art examinations in Acting, Shakespeare, Verse and Prose and Musical Theatre. Email: email@example.com, call (345) 926 5889 or (345) 926 9603. Miss Jackie’s School of Dance, located in Pasadora Place off Smith Road, teaches a variety of disciplines including classical ballet, creative, freestyle, jazz, lyrical, tap, Broadway and modern styles. They also offer private lessons and choreography. Students are accepted from the age of four. Call (345) 936 6807 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. KRI Performing Arts School, run by Kirk Rowe at 99 Shedden Road, has classes for kids, juniors, teens and adults. Dances include salsa, jazz, modern, hip-hop, contemporary, flamingo, belly-dancing, Afro-Caribbean and reggae. Contact Kirk on (345) 924 4089. The Radiance Dance Studio teaches children from three years of age in ballet and creative movement, Zumba and modern contemporary, as well as combining modern, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, reggae and reggaeton, hip-hop, lyrical and jazz styles. Email: email@example.com or call (345) 916 0146. Dance classes are also offered by Mrs. Mann on Tuesdays at 3.15pm-4pm for kids aged 4-6 years old and on Wednesdays from 4pm-4.45pm for those aged 6-11 years old. To reserve a space or to find out more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (345) 926 5755.
Local dive centres offer a Junior Open Water Diver certification as early as 10 years old. At Red Sail Sports children aged 5-7 years may join their daily SASY (Supplied Air Snorkelling for Youth) programme which is for snorkelling only, but participants wear buoyancy jackets and regulators so they can feel what it might be like to use dive gear. Children aged 8-9 years can participate in the Bubblemaker Course. Resident discounts are available. Call (345) 623 9565. Don Foster’s offers a Discover Scuba course which is recommended to all potential divers, aged 10 and up. Call (345) 949 5679. Divetech offers SCUBA diving activities for kids aged 5-9 and certifications for kids aged 10 years and up. For more information call (345) 946 5658, email: email@example.com or visit www.divetech.com. Fitness Connection runs courses for children through PADI, including the Seals programme, Junior Open Water Diver and scuba. Private courses can be arranged. Call (345) 949 8485, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fitness.ky.
Academy Sports Club runs a junior football programme for boys and girls aged 4-8 years old on Saturday mornings 8.30am-10am from September-December and January- April. The club also has under-11, under-13, under-15 and under-17 teams. Located at the Academy Sports Club, Outpost Street, George Town. Email: email@example.com or visit their Facebook page for more information. Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) youth season runs from September to May. Teams are friendly and welcoming to new players. Leagues include under-11, under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-21. The CIFA ‘Grassroots Programme’ is an opportunity for children aged 5-12 years old and they train twice a week. This is a FIFA approved programme with qualified coaches and twice weekly training sessions. For further information contact the CIFA office on (345) 749 5775 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunset Football Club provides football for all ages. Coaching sessions for 5-11 year old boys are held on Sunday mornings 8.30am-10.30am and Saturday mornings for girls 8.30am-9.30am both at the Camana Bay Sports Complex. Threre is also midweek training and matches for boys under-11, 13, 15 and 17 and for girls, under-11, 13, 15 and 18, as well as senior men’s and women’s teams. Contact Paul Macey on (345) 525 0822, visit www.facebook.com/sunsetfccayman or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Excel Sports Management is a leading youth football development programme on Island. Their EUFA qualified coached offers after-school coaching groups 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 visit www.esmcayman.ky or call (345) 924 8797.
Flag football is gaining popularity on the Island and follows the basic rules of American or Canadian football. The Cayman Islands Flag Football Association (CIFFA) runs a popular Youth Flag Football League for boys and girls aged 7-17. During the season, which runs from March-May, games are played every Saturday on the Camana Bay sports field. For more information email email@example.com or visit www.ciffayouth.com.
Camana Bay has two wonderful fountains that children love: one for toddlers that is shaded, quite gentle and can be found next to the cinema. The other one is on The Crescent and has powerful and exciting jets that come to life in a big way every ten minutes. Every Tuesday and Saturday an Imagination Playground is set up in the big fountain which basically consists of dozens of giant foam blocks (of varying shapes and sizes) which children love to build into boats, houses and anything they can imagine. Starfish Cay Water Park, located on the resort side of The Ritz-Carlton, consists of slides, fountains and a giant water bucket. All children under ten years of age must be accompanied by an adult and must be supervised at all times. The play area is open to locals and residents by purchasing a day pass (US$50 for kids under 18 and US$25 for adults 18 and up) at The Heritage House of Ambassadors of the Environment in the resort. Private birthday party bookings are also available. Sometimes the park may close due to bad weather conditions. For more information call (345) 943 9000.
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. Visit www.northsoundclub.com or call (345) 947 4653. Cayman Golf Lab is Cayman first fully loaded indoor golf facility. They offer two HD golf simulators and 300sq ft of putting green, as well as golf lessons. Call (345) 917 2444 or visit www.caymangolflab.com.
The Cayman Islands is a member of the International Gymnastics Federation, the international governing body for gymnastics. This allows for local gymnasts to represent Cayman internationally at events, such as the Youth Olympics and Pan American Games. Motions Unlimited has experienced coaches and state-of-the-art gymnastics equipment for children including a trampoline, zip line and a 40 ft long tumble track. See the Having a Baby section for details on Open Gym and Toddler Play Days. For information call (345) 749 8365 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Quinntessential Movement (Tel: (345) 925 8973) offers kids and youth aerial class that helps with strength, balance, coordination, focus and control.
Hockey (Inline Roller Hockey)
King’s Sports Centre offers a diverse hockey programme for children ages 6-14 years old. Kids are taught to skate with fun skating drills and games. They are also given free time to skate around with new friends. Kids should have their own roller blades, helmets, and other protective equipment such as elbow and knee pads. King’s often has new and used skates for sale. Skating camps are also held during school holidays. For information call (345) 946 5464 or email: email@example.com.
Traditional English-style riding, vaulting and grooming lessons are available for children (and adults) at the Cayman Riding School in Savannah, Newlands. The school boasts a GGT jumping arena, cross country course, BHS/FEI qualified instructors and a miniature children’s farm for birthday parties. Call (345) 926 7669 or email: CaymanRidingSchool@gmail.com. The Equestrian Center (Tel: (345) 516 1751 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org) located just off the Linford Pierson Highway, is a registered overseas centre with the UK Pony Club and members are able to start from four years old. They offer riding and vaulting lessons and advanced instruction in dressage and show jumping, as well as a “Pony Park” every Saturday morning from 9am-10.30am in the upper field where children can have pony rides for CI$5 and also meet the goats, the miniature donkey and horse. Cowboy Town Stables in Lower Valley offers general horsemanship and riding along with therapeutic horsemanship and adaptive riding programmes. Their PATH certified instructors specialise in teaching developing riders as well as those with physical, mental, social and emotional disabilities/disorders. Call (345) 916 8571 or email: email@example.com. Spirit of the West (Tel: (345) 916 6488) offers organised private and group horseback beach rides along Barkers Beach, as well as longer “ride and swim” expeditions. Resident rates are available.
The popularity of kiteboarding among adults and teens has grown rapidly on the Island. Children must be 10 years of age or older. To get more information on private and group lessons contact Kitesurf Cayman.
The Purple Dragon School of Martial Arts (PDSMA) is located on the 2nd Floor of the Reliable Building, 313 Compass Drive. They offer afternoon and weekend classes for children aged four and older. Purple Dragon teaches the martial arts system called Don Jitsu Ryu and offers a free introductory lesson. Call (345) 946 1241 for more information. Cayman Associated Schools of Karate (CASK) works out of the King’s Sports Centre in Red Bay and offer youth (ages 4-12 years old), co-ed adult and women-only classes, in traditional wado style karate, as well as a Tai Chi programme. For more information or a free trial call (345) 925 3367 or visit www.caskcayman.com. Finally, there is Bob Daigle’s Cayman Karate Academy located in Cannon Place in the Industrial Park. Call (345) 623 5425 or visit www.caymankarateacademy.com for details.
Located next to Deckers Restaurant on Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Crazy Golf is an entertaining 18 hole mini-golf facility that’s great fun for all the family. Adults and children are both charged $5 per round. It is open from 5pm-10pm daily. Children’s birthday parties and corporate fun events can also be arranged. Contact (345) 945 6600 for more information.
Turtle Netters sessions for children ages 4-10 years are held every Saturday morning 8am-9am at Truman Bodden Sports Complex. New members are always welcome. For information on junior clubs for under 12’s or under 14’s, contact Lucille Seymour on (345) 1944 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parkour is a training discipline using movement that developed from military obstacle course training. Motions Unlimited offers this programme to experienced participants aged eight years and older on Mondays from 6pm-7pm and new participants are welcomed on Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm. Registration is required to join. Visit www.motionsunlimited.com to register.
Roller & Inline Skating
Old-fashioned roller skating is great fun and can be done alongside inline skaters at King’s Sport Centre every weekend. Family skating is on Saturdays 4.30pm-7pm for CI$8 and Teen Jam Skate nights also run on Saturdays from 7pm-10pm for CI$10. On Sundays skating from 1pm-4pm costs CI$8, if you don’t have your own skates, but is reduced to CI$5 if you do bring your own. Make sure you don’t forget your socks! For information call (345) 946 5464.
The Rugby Club in South Sound holds the Maples Group Junior Rugby Community Programme for children aged 3-16 years old on Saturdays 8am-11.30pm from October-May. National age/grade academies for U10, U12, U14 and U16 are held on Monday-Thursday 3.30pm-4.30pm from September to June. For information about these or U19 training sessions contact Caroline Deegan at email@example.com, call (345) 525 6743 or visit www.caymanrugby.com.
The Cayman Islands Sailing Club runs various sailing training programmes from ages six and up. Programmes run after school from 3.30pm-5.30pm and during the school term. The club also hosts popular all day camps during every school holiday with exciting sailing away days. For enrolment in camps and lessons, or if you are interested in membership, email the coaches at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page.
Cayman is a great place for snorkelling with many pristine locations around the Islands teeming with ocean life! Popular spots include Smith Barcadere (formerly Smith’s Cove), Cemetery Beach and Rum Point. Refer to the Diving section for more snorkelling spots to explore.
SNUBA & Underwater Helmet Diving Tours
Discover the underwater world using the SNUBA system, a 20ft airline which is connected to a standard scuba tank. Sea Voyages also offers a fully guided underwater sea tour using the Sea Trek helmet diving system. No scuba diving skills are needed but participants must be at least eight years old. For more information call (345) 926 0008 or email: email@example.com.
Football4All is a free football programme for children with special needs. It is a sponsored in partnership by The Wellness Centre and Academy Sports Club and takes place at Academy Field, Outpost Street. To register or for more information contact Shannon Seymour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Squash Club has a thriving junior section from beginners to top team players. Junior coaching is available (for kids from the age of five and up) at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Call (345) 526 5052, email: email@example.com and refer to the Sports & Fitness section for more details.
The Cayman Islands Aquatic Sports Association (CIASA) is dedicated to the promotion and development of aquatic sports in Cayman. Membership of CIASA links you to an active open water and pool swimming community. For more information, please visit www.ciasa.ky or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Laura Ribbins and the Fitness Connection team are celebrating 30 years of being a swim school in Cayman. They offer a variety of programmes for all ages and abilities with both on site and mobile instruction. Private lessons, group classes, intensive ‘Learn to Swim’ programmes and synchronised swimming classes are available. For more information call (345) 949 8485, email: email@example.com or visit www.fitness.ky. Sky Blue Aquatics offers swimming lessons from infant to adult at the Lions Aquatic Centre or in the comfort and convenience of your pool. Whether it be a house, hotel or condo, they come to you. Their certified instructors specialise in customising lessons and focus heavily on water safety. Private, semi-private and small group lessons provide a great learning environment. Call (345) 916 0054 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Camana Bay Aquatic Club (CBAC) is a year-round competitive swim club, offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for swimmers 5-18 years old of all abilities and commitment levels. CBAC also offers a children’s swim school with classes starting at 18 months of age up to 10 years old as well as a synchronised swimming programme for ages 6-17 years old and twice weekly masters swimming sessions for adults of all abilities. For more information email: email@example.com or visit www.camanabayaquaticclub.com. Stingray Swim Club is a competitive swimming team for ages 6 and up. They meet at the Lions Aquatic Centre, which houses a 25M pool situated on Olympic Way near UCCI in George Town. The club’s swimming programmes are developed and delivered by the club’s Head Coach David Pursley. For more information email Coach David Pursley on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.caymanswimming.com. Thrive Fit (Tel: (345) 938 1113) offers mobile swimming and yoga classes for children aged six months and upwards. They teach water safety, skill development and stroke improvement. Caymanite Synchro is Cayman’s first competitive synchronised swimming team. Ages 6-17 years are welcome, however swimmers must be confident treading in deep water before joining the team. For information email: email@example.com or call (345) 325 7905.
The Cayman Islands Tennis Club (CITC) has a number of membership options and professionals who provide lessons for all ages. CITC offers an after-school programme from September-June and Junior Tennis Camps over the school breaks. For information call Rob Seward on (345) 949 9464, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.tennis.ky. Tennis Academy offers lessons to kids aged 3-14 at their courts located at 1960 West Bay Road. They offer lessons every weekday afternoons from 2.30pm. Their courses run for the duration of the school term and cost between CI$20 and CI$25 per class depending on the child’s age. They also offer private lessons to older children and adults. Tennis camps are held during school midterms, Easter, Christmas and summer holidays. Contact Noel Watkins at email@example.com or call (345) 547 6257 for more information. You can also check their Facebook page or their website www.caymantennisacademy.com for regular updates on classes, as well as our Sports & Fitness Summer Camps page. At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, professionally coached, private or semi-private lessons are offered by The Courts tennis centre. Programmes include after-school Tiger Tennis (three year olds), High Fives (ages 4-6) and Junior Tennis (ages 6-16). They run Easter, spring break, midterm and summer camps, junior tournaments and fun day, and are also home to the only Pickleball courts on the Island. For more information about The Courts, call (345) 323 0049 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cayman Sports provides coaching services for those willing to learn, for more information call ex-Wimbledon coach Warren Urquhart on (345) 926 2776 or visit www.caymansports.net. Mica Koll from Cayman Performance Tennis teaches private and group tennis lessons for all ages. Call (345) 927 8690 or email: email@example.com. For more information visit www.caymanperformancetennis.com.
Ten Pin Bowling
Cayman’s only ten-pin bowling alley at King’s Sports Centre on Crewe Road has four bowling lanes (accommodating up to 24 bowlers in total) as well as a lounge and bar area. Lanes can be reserved for parties and birthday packages are available. For more information call (345) 946 5464 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recent years the sport of triathlon, which combines swimming, cycling and running, has flourished in Cayman and the inclusion of children has also made it a family sport. The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association organises a number of events throughout the year, including the ‘Try-This-Tri’ Triathlon, the ‘Stroke and Stride’ race series and the popular Cayman Islands Triathlon every November. Visit www.triathlon.ky for more information on upcoming events.
Yoga & Relaxation
Yoga Sprouts specialises exclusively in yoga classes for children, toddlers and babies. These interactive and well planned classes are extremely popular. Birthday parties and special events such as Girls’ Nights Out are also available. For more information visit www.yogasproutscayman.com or call Sarah on (345) 326 9876. Kula Kids Yoga (Tel: (345) 916 3007) offers prenatal, baby, toddler, children and teen yoga classes. The Pilates Studio, located in Governors Square, offers various teen programmes, as well as group mat, reformer/tower, private/partner training and golf conditioning. Email: email@example.com or visit www.pilates.ky.