Stokes Family YMCA

Sports

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.

 Youth Sports

  • Youth Basketball (Ages 5-15)
  • Summer Basketball (Age 5-15)
  • Little Dribblers (Ages 3-5)
  • Spring/Fall Soccer (Ages 4-13)
  • Kiddie Kickers (Ages 3-5)
  • Tiny Tots Teeball (Ages 3-5)

Parents must sign a code of conduct prior to their child being allowed to play in sports.

Adult Sports

  • Co-ed Volleyball (Age 16 and up)
  • Co-ed Soccer (Ages 16 and up)
  • Co-ed Kickball (Ages 16 and up)
  • Dodgeball Tournament (Age 16 and up)
  • Co-ed Flag Football (Age 16 and up)
  • Adult Co-ed Basketball Leagues (Age 18 and up)
  • Basketball League (Church and Industrial)
  • 3 on 3 Tournaments

Click here to view our Gym Schedule


Fall Sports Rules & Schedules

Tiny Tots Teeball Schedule

Outdoor Soccer Schedules:

Kiddie Kickers
U6
U9
U12
U15

Outdoor Soccer Rules

Directions to away sites


Youth Basketball

Our youth 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, sportsmanship and life-long healthy habits.

Ages

Girls: 5-7, 8-9, 10-13

Boys: 5-6, 7, 8, 9-10, 11-13, 14-18

Age groups are subject to change depending on registration numbers. League will only be coed if we do not have enough teams for separate boys and girls divisions.

Important Dates

November 14: Receive team information
November 17: First possible practice night
December 13: Games begin

Skills Evaluations:

All players must be evaluated prior to the season. Players must attend ONE date in order to be placed on a team. Saturday, October 25 (ages 5-8 at 2pm, ages 9-13 at 3pm, ages 14-18 at 4pm) or Monday, November 3 (ages 5-8 at 6pm, ages 9-13 at 7pm, ages 14-18 at 8pm)

Coaches Meeting and Draft Day:
Ages 5-8 – Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30pm
Ages 9-18 – Thursday, November 6 at 6:30pm

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 or possibly Poplar Springs Church of Christ. 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.

Registration

Now through October 24: $55 Members/$75 Potential Members (for one child)*
$100 Members/$135 Potential Members (for two children)*
$150 Members/$185 Potential Members (for three children)*

*After October 24, a late fee of $10 per child will be added to the registration fee.

 

 

 

Coaching

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. Coaches Meeting and Draft: Ages 5-8 – Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30pm and Ages 9-18 – Thursday, November 6 at 6:30pm.

Requests

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.

Contact

Patrick Whitbred, Sports Program Manager at 336.985.9622 x 6642 or p.whitbred@ymcanwnc.org


Competitive Basketball

A competitive designed basketball league program between different YMCAs in the Northwest North Carolina Association. 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. We will have two distinct divisions (recreation and AAU/USSSA). Season schedule will correspond with recreation league time frame.

Ages/Divisions

5th grade boys, 6th grade boys, 7th grade boys, 8th grade boys, High School boys

Season Timeline

November 20 from 6:00-7:15pm at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA in the West End room.

Registration

September 1-November 20

All fees include game jerseys and at least 8 games

No practices per week: $700

One practice per week: $900

Two practices per week: $1100

Register at the branch!

Contact Information

League Coordinator: Joel Zendel, Senor Program Director (WGW YMCA) j.zendel@ymcanwnc.org or 721-2100

Stokes Representative: Patrick Whitbred, Sports Program Manager, p.whitbred@ymcanwnc.org or 985.9622

 


Pickleball

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).

Ages

16 and up; if registration allows, we will have an A and B league

When

Games will start the week of December 1. Games will be played on weeknights. Captains Meeting is November 24 at 6:30pm. Latest date season could end is February 27.

Where

Stokes Family YMCA

Registration

September 1-November 19

$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.

Captains Meeting

All captains must attend the Captains Meeting on Monday, November 24 or send a representative in their place.

Contact

Patrick Whitbred, Sports Coordinator; p.whitbred@ymcanwnc.org or 336-985-9622 ext. 6642


Powder-puff Football Tournament

7 vs. 7 Flag Football Showdown

Not just for the guys!

Attention ladies! It’s time to hit the gridiron for our 3rd annual Stokes Family YMCA Powder-puff football game. Members can sign up a team with a max number of 9 people or can sign up individually to be placed on a team for the event. Ages range from 15 and up.

Build your team now and join us for this one day tournament showdown and prepare for a fun-filled day of football, friends and friendly competition.

Registration

October 1-November 12

Prize

TBA as we hear back from our sponsors

Event Date

November 15

10:30am until…

Fee

$100 per team (9 players)

$15 per individual

Questions?

Misty Cummings, m.cummings@ymcanwnc.org
Patrick Whitbred, p.whitbred@ymcanwnc.org
336.985.9622


Half Marathon Training

We want you to train with us for the Mistletoe Half Marathon!

This program is an 8-week program for individuals interested in running their first half marathon. Through this program participants will increase endurance and fitness level, complete new goals, meet new running buddies, and have a great time while running! We will be training for the Feed Stokes Half Marathon.

Program Information

Program Dates: December 15-March 14

Meeting Times: Mondays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 9:00am

Program Cost: Members: $75/Potential Members: $125

For more information please contact Allison Mabe at 985-9622 or at allison.mabe@ymcanwnc.org


Keeping Kids Active: Homeschool P.E

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!!!

Program Dates

2014-2015 School Year – 8 week semester with class on Tuesdays from 2pm-3:30pm

First Semester: September 2-October 21
Second Semester: October 28-December 16
Third Semester: January 6-February 24
Fourth Semester: March 3-April 28 (no class on March 31)
Christmas Break: December 23 & 30
Easter Break: March 31

Fee

$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.

Questions? Please Contact:

Contact Misty Cummings at (336) 985-9622 or by email at m.cummings@ymcanwnc.org


Industrial Basketball League

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. Church groups are welcome as well. Each team is guaranteed 8 games. A tournament will be held at the end of the season (all teams qualify).

Ages

18 and up

Important Dates

Captains Meeting is Thursday, November 20 at 6:30pm.

Season begins December 7. Games are played on Sundays. March 1 is the latest date the season could end.

Where

Stokes Family YMCA

Contact

Patrick Whitbred, Sports Coordinator; p.whitbred@ymcanwnc.org or 985-9622 ext. 6642

Registration

Now through November 19

$499 per team; 15 player roster limit

Rules

The league will consist of a 5 v 5 format. Roster limit is 15.

Captains Meeting

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.

Contact

Patrick Whitbred, Sports Program Manager, 336.985.9622 ext. 6642 or p.whitbred@ymcanwnc.org


Little Dribblers

Little Dribblers

Now your 3-4 year olds can have the experience of basketball!

Taught by YMCA staff in a clinic-style format, players are taught the basics of basketball such as dribbling, passing, shooting, defending and rebounding. It’s a great first sport as it is easy to understand and your kids can learn the fundamentals so they’re ready for League Play the following season. It also helps with social skills, such as waiting turns and how to work with others.

Age Groups

3-4 years old coed

When

First practice will be December 1. First scrimmage will be February 7. Little Dribblers will include 8 sessions: 6 practices, and the last 2 sessions will be scrimmages.
Sessions will be held on Mondays from 6:00-6:45pm. No sessions will be held on December 22, December 29 and January 19. An awards party will be held on February 16, following the last scrimmage.

Where

Stokes Family YMCA

Registration

Registration: September 1-October 24
$55 Members; $75 Potential members

Late Registration: October 25-November 24
$65 Members; $85 Potential members

Additional Info

Players need to wear tennis shoes, not provided by the YMCA. Players will receive a t-shirt for participating.

Parent Participation

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.

Contact

Patrick Whitbred, Sports Program Manager, p.whitbred@ymcanwc.org or 985-9622 ext. 6642


Volunteers

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.

Coaches Needed:

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Tiny Tots Assistants

Download the Volunteer Application

Download the Volunteer Background Check form

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 or m.cummings@ymcanwnc.org.


Cornhole

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!

Ages: all ages

When: Every Tuesday night in the community room, 4-6 pm (unless we close early).

Registration: none

Cost: Free

Questions? Contact Misty Cummings at m.cummings@ymcanwnc.org or 985-9622 or ask at the Membership Desk for more details.