The Stokes Family YMCA is constantly growing and expanding the youth and adult sports program. The program hosts a variety of sports for all ages. All youth leagues focus on teaching youth teamwork, friendships, skills and respect for coaches, players and self. If you are interested in a particular sport please note the registration and season dates on our website. You can also call the front desk for further details.
Parents must sign a code of conduct prior to their child being allowed to play in sports.
Our winter basketball program allows participants to learn from our dedicated volunteers the fundamental skills such as dribbling, shooting, and defense as well as focus on character development to build self-confidence, teamwork, and life-long healthy habits.
5-6 Boys, 7-8 Boys, 9-10 Boys, 11-13 Boys, 14-18 Boys
5-7 Girls, 8-9 Girls, 10-13 Girls
Age groups are subject to change depending on registration numbers. League will be coed if we do not have enough teams for separate boys and girls divisions.
September 21-October 21: Online Registration Period
October 4, 10, 22: Register at the YMCA
November 14: Receive Team Information
November 16: First Possible Practice Night
December 12: Games Begin
All players must be evaluated prior to the season. Players must attend only ONE date in order to be placed on a team.
You may register at the branch on these days ONLY for a one-stop registration and skills evaluations.
Sunday, October 4 from 2:00-4:30pm (ages 5-8 from 2:00-3:00pm; ages 9-18 from 3:15-4:30pm)
Saturday, October 10 from 2:00-4:30pm (ages 5-8 from 2:00-3:00pm; ages 9-18 from 3:15-4:30pm)
Thursday, October 22 from 6:00-8:30pm (ages 5-8 from 6:00-7:00pm; ages 9-18 from 7:15-8:30pm)
Practice and Game Information
Practices will be held once a week on weeknights. 5-8 boys & 5-9 girls will have practice at the Stokes Family YMCA.
All other age divisions will have practices at Poplar Spring Elementary.
Games will be played at the Y on Saturdays and the week of 1/19-1/23. There will be at least 10 games played per team.
Required equipment: Jersey, provided by the YMCA
September 21-October 21 or at the Y on October 4, 10 and 22
$57 Members; $77 Potential Members (for one child)
$104 Members; $144 Potential Members (for two children)
$156 Members; $206 Potential Members (for three children)
YMCA youth sports is a volunteer-based program. Coaches are necessary to the success of our leagues. Please consider coaching this season! Circle Coach or Asst. Coach in the Willingness to Volunteer Section. All coaches must fill out a volunteer form and turn in before coaches meeting. Coach’s Meeting and Draft: Monday, November 2 (ages 5-8) or Thursday, November 5 (ages 9-18) at 6:30pm.
We will do our best to accommodate any requests regarding practice night, but we cannot guarantee that a request for teammate, coach, jersey number, etc. can be honored. In order to maintain a fair and fun experience for all kids involved, the YMCA will do everything we can to ensure even teams heading into the season, therefore NO refunds will be given for participants who withdraw due to unmet requests.
Patrick Whitbred, Sports Program Manager at 336.985.9622 x 6642 or email@example.com
Competitive League Basketball
A competitive designed basketball league program between different YMCAs among YMCA of NWNC teams. Teams in the program will be kept together to allow for better mentoring by volunteer coaches. This program will allow players to experience a more competitive brand of basketball in preparation for Middle School and High School basketball. Teams will be allowed to practice twice a week. Practice days/times are determined by the coaches. Teams will work with their local branch’s Sports Director to determine practice times and locations.
5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th-10th grade, 11th-12th grade
November 4 from 6:00-7:00pm at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA in the West End room
December 12, December 19, January 9, January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6, Playoffs week of February 8
September 1-October 23: $1300 team fee for games and practice twice a week. Teams must register at the branch.
Late Registration (after October 23): $1500 team fee for games and practice twice a week
Joel “Badger” Zendel, Senior Program Director – Youth Programming, firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.721.2100 ext. 6271
Shannon Crawford, Sports Director, email@example.com or 336.721.2100 ext. 6273
Taught by YMCA staff in a clinic-style format, players are taught the basics of basketball such as dribbling, passing, shooting, defending and rebounding.
3-4 years old coed
Age groups are subject to change depending on registration numbers.
First practice will be November 30. First scrimmage will be February 1. Little Dribblers will include 8 sessions: 6 practices, and the last 2 sessions will be scrimmages. No sessions will be held on December 21, December 28 and January 18.
Sessions will be held on Mondays from 6:00-6:45pm. An awards party will be held on February 8, following the last scrimmage.
Stokes Family YMCA
October 1-November 12: $57 Members; $77 Potential members
After November 12: $82 Members; $102 Potential members
Players need to wear tennis shoes, not provided by the YMCA. Players will receive a t-shirt for participating.
Parents are encouraged and welcome to come out and help their player with drills. Parents may also volunteer to help lead drills in order to reduce waiting time for players. Any parent wanting to get involved may arrive a few minutes early and ask Patrick how they can help.
Patrick Whitbred, Associate Sports Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-9622 ext. 6642
Keeping Kids Active: Homeschool P.E.
The Stokes Family YMCA provides your child with a healthy fun-filled P.E. class for an hour and a half, once a week. We will include many spectacular activities from the National Youth Fitness test, basketball, soccer, group games, water safety, and most importantly, nutrition. We will also host Field Day at the end of the year. Give your children the opportunity to socialize and interact with many other children their age and meet new friends!!!
2015-2016 School Year – 8 week semester with class on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:30pm
First Semester: September 8-October 27
Second Semester: November 3-December 22 (break on 12/29)
Third Semester: January 12-March 1 (break on 1/5)
Fourth Semester: March 15-May 10 (break on 3/8 and 3/29)
Christmas Break: December 29 and January 5
Easter Break: March 29
Just in case we need a snow make up date, it will be March 8
$25 for Members per child; $60 max for 4 children; $75 max for 6 children
$30 for Potential Members per child; $75 max for 4 children; $90 max for 6 children
$5 for Members & Potential Members per child drop in fee for those not registered for the program
Register online by clicking below. If you have trouble following the prompts, give us a call and speak with a Membership Specialist and they will walk you through the steps.
Contact Misty Cummings at (336) 985-9622 or by email at email@example.com
Youth & Adults
Fall Sports Rules & Schedules
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping pong and racquetball, and also one the fastest growing sports in America. It may be a silly name, but it’s a serious sport!
Good for all ages…come see what the excitement is all about!!
Where: North Gym
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am
Church League Basketball
Church League Basketball offers a fun and exciting atmosphere with friends from church. It is also a great way to meet new people and make new friends from other area churches. Players must sign up as a team and designate a captain. Each team is guaranteed 10 games. A tournament will be held at the end of the season (all teams WILL qualify).
16 and up
Season begins December 1. Games will be played on weeknights. Captain’s Meeting is November 23 at 7:15pm. Latest date season could end is February 25.
Stokes Family YMCA
October 1-November 23
$499 a team; 15 player roster limit
Team Sign Ups
Only a complete team will be allowed to sign up. A team must have a minimum of 5 players and no more than 15. Players may not sign up individually. Games will be a 5 on 5 format.
All captains must attend the Captain’s Meeting on Monday, November 23 or send a representative in their place.
Patrick Whitbred, Sports Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-985-9622 ext. 6642
Industrial League offers a fun and exciting atmosphere with friends, co-workers, or family. It is also a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Players must sign up as a team and designate a captain. Teams may be sponsored by a company or can just be a group of friends. Each team is guaranteed 10 games. A tournament will be held at the end of the season (all teams qualify).
18 and up
Captains Meeting is Monday, November 23 at 6:30pm.
Season begins December 6. Games are played on Sundays. March 6 is the latest date the season could end.
Stokes Family YMCA
October 1 through November 23
$499 per team; 15 player roster limit
The league will consist of a 5 v 5 format. Roster limit is 15.
Each captain must attend a Captains Meeting on Thursday, November 20 at 6:30pm If a captain cannot attend, please send a representative to take your place.
Team Sign Ups
Only a complete team will be allowed to sign up. A team must have a minimum of 5 players and no more than 15. Players may not sign up individually.
Patrick Whitbred, Sports Program Manager, 336.985.9622 ext. 6642 or email@example.com
The YMCA Sports program is always looking for great volunteers please read the Volunteers Coach’s Creed below and our current coaching needs and let us know if you are interested in making a difference in a child’s life.
- Tiny Tots Assistants
YMCA Coach’s Creed
- I pledge myself to uphold the mission of the YMCA in my association with team members, coaches, spectators, and opposing teams.
- I will exemplify all the principles of good sportsmanship and instill them in the youth under my care.
- I will not permit any unsportsmanlike conduct from players or spectators representing the team I am coaching.
- I will, by personal example, display the qualities of leadership, which will inspire youth to strive toward the goal of good leadership and sportsmanship.
- In accordance with the YMCA principles, I shall make fair play and good sportsmanship the primary objective of all competition.
- My primary aim as a YMCA coach shall be the development of youth spiritually, mentally, and physically.
- I will abide by and uphold the rules and regulations governing athletic contests, as established by the YMCA.
- I will, at the conclusion of each game, line up my team facing our opposition and lead them in shaking hands with each member and coach of the opposing team.
The YMCA is looking for volunteer coaches. If you want to put kids first, please fill out a volunteer application and check the coaches box on the registration form and contact Misty Cummings at 336-985-9622 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the fun of a tailgate favorite while spending time with family and friends. Fun-spirited atmosphere where new friendships can be made and memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you are competitive, play for fun, or a beginner, this is the place for you!
Every Tuesday in the community room, 3:30-5:30pm (unless we close early).
Questions? Contact Misty Cummings at email@example.com or 985-9622 or ask at the Membership Desk for more details.