Aikido is a modern Japanese martial arts training that focuses on the power of body movements and momentum. Rather than punches and kicks, students learn blocking, rolling, locking, and throwing movements to control the force of an opponent. It’s a great way for children and teens to gain confidence, practice focus and concentration, and learn non-violent strategies for self-defense.
Step off the sidelines and into the game with Michigan Tech Youth Football. We pack a lot of action (and fun!) into the day—field practice with group instruction and time spent with the Huskies coaching staff and current players. Participants will come away with a better understanding of passing, receiving, blocking, footwork, and defensive skills. Fun and competitive play await you on Sherman Field.Learn More
The Outdoor Adventure Program (OAP) offers a wide variety of programs and classes, so it can be tough to choose. We get it. And now we have something to make it easier. The OAP After School Adventure will provide 4 different activities including: Rock Climbing, Canoe Battleship, Log Rolling and the High Ropes Course. Participants will get a chance to try each activity, and with a smaller group size, they will get lots of time to play and practice. Class size is limited.
Master self-defense tactics and safety techniques through Michigan Tech’s Self Defense (RAD) program, a comprehensive course designed specifically for ages twelve and up. It begins with a focus on awareness, prevention, and risk reduction/avoidance, and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. Separate class for men and women.Learn More
Knowing how to swim is an essential safety skill for kids of all ages, especially with all the lakes around here. It’s never too early to start—we offer classes for babies and toddlers, including parent-child classes so your child can learn the fundamentals in a comforting environment. Group swim classes are available in six levels, ranging from introductory, fundamental, and stroke development to refinement and fitness swimming. Private and semi-private lessons are another convenient option for children of all ages. There are also lifeguard training classes availalble to participants that are age 15 and older and meet specific swimming requirements. Interested in training to be a lifeguard or water safety instructor? Michigan Tech HuskiesFit Programs periodically offers Red Cross certification classes in both Lifeguard Training and Water Safety Instruction.Learn More
Tennis is often called a “lifetime” sport—once you learn, you can play for life. So start early! Programs for children ten and under follow the US Tennis Association’s QuickStart format, meant to introduce young new players to the game, equipment, and scoring. For older kids, there are group classes focused on beginner playing techniques, drill clinics, cardio tennis, and more. Grab a racket and get into the game.Learn More