Athletics

From the day we first opened our doors 65 years ago, athletics have been an important part of who we are as a Club. Many of our alumni have gone on to excel at the high school and college level in sports they first learned to play here. Athletics remain an important component of who we are today. Keeping kids active and occupied with athletics teaches discipline and develops leadership skills while encouraging physical fitness and teamwork.

All our athletic programs are designed to accommodate the beginner as well as the experienced athlete. The overall emphasis is on sportsmanship, health and having fun. Our facilities include two full sized gymnasiums, a soccer field and two baseball diamonds. Our professional staff and our volunteer coaches stress participation first, teaching our youngsters the joy of the game.

If you have any question about our Athletics programs, please contact

Marc Bilbrey, Associate Director,
at 516-676-1460 Ext. 18 or mbilbrey@gbbgc.org

Basketball     Gymnastics and Tumble     Co-Ed- Soccer     Taekwondo     Friday Fitness Challenge     Cheerleading     Triple Play

Baseball     Softball     Golf     USTA Tennis

Basketball – K – 12th grade. Basketball – Winter, Practice and Game Schedules to be announced. As the single most popular program, members learn the fundamentals of basketball while playing with their friends. With two gymnasiums available, the Club provides an excellent venue for both practice and games. While stressing healthy competition, our Basketball program serves every skill level. Teams are formed by Athletic staff who evaluate players at a preseason workout, utilizing such factors as skill, speed, size and experience.(Grades K-2 program is included in the membership fee, but members must register.)

Gymnastics and Tumble – K – 12th grade. This class help gain most needed skills for any cheer squad. This class will focus on drills and strength building to learn a back handspring and other tumbling skills on the floor.

Dance-Nastics: K – 12th grade. Class focuses on the tumbling and acrobatic skills used in dance. In this class students will learn walkovers, aerials, handsprings and much more. Emphasis on core strength and flexibility!

Pilates: K – 5th grade. Our Pilates classes are designed to teach our kids how to maintain and to coordinate breathing in conjunction with each exercise. Kids will also learn to concentrate on their muscles and to focus on each movement. The goal of Pilates is to unite the mind and body to relieve stress and anxiety.

Co-Ed Soccer – Fall, Instructional Soccer Grades K-2, Junior Soccer Grades 3-5
This program will teach your child the rules and positions of soccer so they can appreciate one of the most popular sports in the world. If your child gets a kick out of soccer and enjoys participating in fun competitive games then this is the perfect fit.

Ballet: The foundation of all dance forms and will maximize technique and longevity in a career of dance. It provides grace, poise, and technique needed to be proficient in all other areas of dance. Ballet classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline, and self-confidence.

Hip Hop & Jazz: K – 12th grade. Combination of Hip Hop & Jazz in one class.  Come join us in this high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements. This class helps develop a well rounded dancer.

Dance Club: K – 5th grade. This a program that allows it members to experience the wonder of dance and the joy of performing. Students are exposed to different styles of dance from ballet to theater, modern, hip hop, tap and jazz. They learn to see dance as an art and a way of expression.

Friday Fitness Challenge – Fall, Fridays, Grades 5-6 (6-7 pm), 7-8 (5-6 pm)
Members compete in fitness challenges that include push-ups, sit-ups, running, sprinting, and many other exercises and calisthenics, keeping a weekly log to measure progress. The lifelong health benefits of fitness are the focus of this fun program.

Kickline: K – 5th grade. This dance team incorporates the styles of jazz, pom, and sequences of high-kicks. The team can be seen as similar to the Radio City Rockettes. Throughout the year, the team performs at basketball games, and other club events.

Baseball  – Spring, Grades 1-7
Learn the pleasures of America’s pastime! Participants are taught the core fundamentals of baseball, including hitting, pitching, base running, catching and throwing. Our Instructional (grades 1-2), Minor (grades 3-4) and Major (grades 5-7) leagues include both practices and games. Along with staff, our volunteer coaches are key to our Baseball program’s success.  Check our Events page in season for a full schedule.

Softball  – Spring, Grades 1-7
Members learn the basic skills of softball in a healthy, child-friendly environment. Our Instructional (grades 1-2), Minor (grades 3-4) and Major (grades 5-7) leagues include practices and games that teach the children how to swing a bat, to run the bases, and to play each position.  Along with staff, our volunteer coaches are key to our Softball program’s success.  Check our Events page in season for a full schedule.

Golf  – Spring, Fridays, Grades 3-8
Taught by the pros at the Glen Cove Golf Course, our young golfers drive and chip on the range, practicing their strokes and focusing on the development of accuracy and consistency during play. On the putting green, they learn to read the greens and gain the skills needed to putt effectively and consistently.