YCOA About Us

Why Young Champions

Young Champions of America is committed to making the difference in the lives of children by providing youth programs, which develop skills for life!

Young Champions take pride in offering the highest quality youth programs at the lowest possible cost while giving back to our communities, nationwide.

Our programs are taught by skilled professionals with a strong knowledge and expierience in their respective sports. Our instructors are highly qualified teachers dedicated to bringing out the best in their students through dynamic and exciting programs which inspire youth and provide enduring life skills.

Young Champions' programs also offer competition opportunities at regional, state, national and in some sports international levels, all intended to forge experienced competitors and create lifetime memories. Through these events, students can gain valuable experiences focused on the positive elements of teamwork, performance, determination and self growth.


About Young Champions

Young Champions is committed to the instruction and training of art, cheerleading, karate, hip hop, soccer and other sports for the youth of America. In the 1950's - Bonnie Hood had a dream to offer quality and accessible youth programs for young Americans. Unaware at the time, when Mrs. Hood began teaching baton classes to school age boys and girls, she started a family tradition. As she continued to teach, her quality instruction produced outstanding students and soon gained interest from other children, including her own children. Mrs. Hood's class enrollment grew rapidly and sculpted the foundation of our organization. Currently, Mrs. Hood's children are carrying her tradition throughout the United States.

Young Champions is engaged in offering the highest quality youth programs in America. Our unique operations and teaching methods have established the organization as one of America’s leaders in youth-oriented instruction. As we expand our programs and geographic footprint, we will continue to deliver the highest quality instruction possible.

Young Champions' programs also offer competition and performace op­portunities at regional, state, national and in some sports international levels, all intended to forge experienced competitiors and create lifetime memories. 

Our Philosophy

Young Champions of America is a youth-oriented company that strives to offer the highest quality programs at a cost that most families can afford. Young Champions believes that by maintaining affordable classes more children and families will have the opportunity to enrich their lives through recreation. 

Young Champions' quality is a direct reflection of our instructors; who are selected not only for their outstanding background qualifications and experience, but for many other strengths as well . Prior success in working with and inspiring children is very important.  All instructors are fingerprinted and screened using extensive background and reference checks. All instructors are certified in Young Champions' safety procedures, rules and regulations, teaching techniques and curriculum. Young Champions strives to continually improve the quality of our instructors by developing and refining innovative teaching concepts and learning methods. We actively participate in our communities nationwide, based on our commitment to enriching the lives of the children we teach.  We make a difference!




Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find classes near me? 

Just choose your state from the drop-down menu.  Once you select your state, search for  classes under "registration".


How much are the classes?

Depending on your state, beginning classes usually cost  $6.00 - $7.00 per lesson.  We also offer intermediate and advanced classes that vary by sport and region as students advance through our programs.


Can I pay weekly?

Parents can either choose to pay weekly or prepay for classes.  If parents decide to prepay, they will pay for the entire session at the beginning of the semester. 


Is there a registration fee?

Yes, there is a nominal registration fee for each session per sport.  The exact amount depends on your state. 


Do I have to sign a contract?

No, there are no contracts or hidden fees. We are committed to providing high quality programs without the burden of contracts. 


What programs do you offer?

We are always implementing new programs nationwide.  Please select your state to find which programs are offered in your area.

Our core programs are:

Martial Arts/Karate


Hip Hop