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.
November 14: Receive Team Information
November 16: First Possible Practice Night
December 12: Games Begin
Remaining Skills Evaluation
All players must be evaluated prior to the season. Players must attend in order to be placed on a team.
Friday, October 30 from 6:00-7:30pm (ages 5-8 from 6:00-6:30, ages 9-18 from 6:45-7:30)
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
Registration is below, please scroll down.
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
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; email@example.com 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 Monday, November 23 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-9622 or ask at the Membership Desk for more details.