Athletics and Fitness

The Lenfest Center believes that athletics and fitness can have a tremendous impact on the physical, emotional and mental well-being of a child. To accomplish this we offer a variety of structured and unstructured athletic and fitness opportunities for young people in grades K-12. Our focus is on developing a sound mental approach to physical competition, whether it be learning the fundamental skills of basketball, building the self-confidence needed to perform a dance routine in front of an audience, or learning how to win and lose gracefully in an after-school game of kickball.


If a student has the basic skills and confidence necessary to participate in a sport, he or she is more likely to enjoy the experience and embrace physical activity as a positive part of life. We strive to make the Lenfest Center a safe, challenging pace for youth to explore athletic and fitness options and develop healthy habits that can benefit them well into adulthood.

All programs are free of charge however consistent attendance is required in order to keep your child’s spot on the roster.
To register for a program, contact Program Coordinator India Blunt at 267.314.7402 or


Current Athletic and Fitness Programs Include:

20150202_183909KARATE CLUB

Karate Club is open to boys and girls in grades K-5. Martial arts help youth develop strong self-discipline and socialization skills and is a great exercise in setting and achieving goals.


Grades: K-5th

Days/Times: Monday 6-7:30PM



Stepping is a rising art form and an important part of America’s artistic and cultural heritage. In stepping, the body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and the spoken word.

Grades: K-5th

Days/Times: Monday 6-7:30PM


doubledutchDOUBLE DUTCH

Participants learn how to jump Double Dutch and work as a team. Professional instruction provided by Cassandra Lee of The Philly Jumping Jems All Cities Double Dutch League. Coach Lee places an emphasis on discipline, teamwork and developing self-confidence. The team participates in local competitions and performs at events throughout the Philadelphia area.

Grades: 1st-12th

Days/Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15-7:30PM



Soccer starts in the head (perception and decision making), flows through the heart, (passion for the game) and ends in the feet (the execution or technique).  Youth that are learning the game with Coach Cortes see growth in both their character and soccer skills in a fun and competitive environment.

Grades: 2nd-5th

Days/Times: Thursdays 6:00-7:30PM



In the Lenfest Junior Basketball League, students improve on the fundamentals of basketball while having lots of fun!  Junior Basketball helps 2nd through 5th graders work on basketball skills and learn valuable lessons about teamwork and persistence.

Grades: 2nd-5th

Days/Times: Fridays 4:00-5:30



The purpose of Girls Open Gym is to give young ladies a safe space to play sports and learn about the fundamentals of teamwork. Activities range from Volleyball to Basketball to Soccer and more!

Grades: K-8th

Days/Times: Mondays 6:00-7:30PM