Sports

The Wilkes 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

  • Indoor Soccer (Boys & Girls, ages 3-14)
  • Flag Football (Boys & Girls, ages 5-15)
  • Summer Sports Camps

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

Adult Sports

  • Adult Basketball League
  • Adult Racquetball League
  • Adult Indoor Soccer League
  • Adult Outdoor Soccer League
  • Adult Flag Football
  • Adult Pick Up Volleyball

Contact

Joe Lyon, Youth Sports Coordinator, at j.lyon@ymcanwnc.org or (336) 838-3991 ext. 6660

 

Summer Gym Reservations

Beginning May 30, members may reserve gym space for games such as pickleball, basketball, volleyball, kickball, wiffleball, badminton, etc. for groups large enough to have a standard game (i.e. 4 for pickleball, 8+ for volleyball, 6+ for basketball, etc.). Full court reservation time is available during early morning hours only. Reservation space is not available on Saturdays or Sundays as the gym is used on a first-come, first-served basis on weekends. Space may be reserved no more than 48 hours in advance. Please note that games requiring assistance from staff to set up equipment may be limited to when Activity Attendants are in the building. See the Front Desk for reservations and more information.


Youth Sports Conditioning & Technique

Ages

7-18 years (both boys and girls)

Designed for youth who are ready and willing to take their sports performance to the next level, this program focuses on building speed, strength, agility, quickness and endurance. These factors allow athletes at every level to improve their performance. Individuals will train with a Certified Personal Trainer. We are certain that your child will not only benefit from this program but enjoy it as well!

Youth Technique

Sharpen your Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, or Tennis technique! Technique training for youth ages 7-18. May be incorporated with Youth Conditioning Class.

Cost

Individual 

1 hour session – $30/members, $40/potential members

4, 1 hour sessions – $108/members, $150/potential members

8, 1 hour sessions – $200/members, $275/potential members

Group Sessions 2 or more participants

1, 1 hour session – $25/members, $35/potential members

8, 1 hour sessions – $160/members, $220/potential members

Sessions are set up based on your availability. You will be contacted by a trainer within 48 hours of registration.

Questions?

Contact Heather Barnes at h.barnes@ymcanwnc.org volleyball-man-woman-playing

 

Adult

Adult Pick Up Volleyball

Adult Pick Up Volleyball is all about competition, exercise, relationship building, staying fit, and developing a healthy lifestyle while enjoying a great time! All skill levels are welcome.

Tuesdays from 6:00-8:45pm.

Free for members!


Pickleball

Enjoy This New, Old Game!

Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, WA. Three dads whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities are credited for inventing the game. Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment and simple rules into a popular sport throughout the US and Canada. The game is growing internationally as well.

We have recently added this sport to our programming and hope everyone is enjoying it! We have made available some times that you may use the Pickleball courts. We currently have two (2) sets here at the Wilkes Family YMCA. The reservation sheet is available at the front desk but please be aware different programming and County school schedules may change the availability so call ahead. Now find a partner and sign up at the Wilkes Family YMCA!

Pickleball Court Location

The Wilkes Family YMCA gymnasium

Summer Pickleball Schedule (One (1) hour increments)

Court 1

Monday-Friday from 5-6am, 8-9am, 9-10am, and 10-11am.
Saturday: 8-10 am only
No Sunday Pickleball

Courts 2 and 3

Monday-Friday 5-6am.
No Weekend Pickleball

When school starts back, it will go back to regular schedule. 

When School Is In Session

Court 1

Monday: 5-6 am, 8am-12pm (Open Gym from Noon-9pm)
Tuesday through Friday: 5-6 am, 8-4pm
Saturday: 8-10 am only
No Sunday Pickleball

Courts 2 and 3

Monday: 5-6am, 8-9am (Open Gym from Noon-9pm)
Tuesday through Friday: 5-6 am, 8-11 am
No Weekend Pickleball

When school is closed on Mondays, pickleball will have full gym access from 8-10am. At 10am, Court 1 is the only available court and 1/2 court will be open to members.

Questions?

Please contact Joe Lyon at 838-3991 or j.lyon@ymcanwnc.org 


Sports Volunteer

The YMCA Sports program is always looking for great volunteers to help out with various aspects of the program. Our sports leagues are 100% volunteer driven, meaning that every single coach out on the fields is a volunteer. We value these individuals and without them, our terrific programs would not be possible. If you are interested in volunteering pick up the volunteer application at the front desk.

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Download the Volunteer Background Check form

YMCA Coaches 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 Joe Lyon at 336 838 3991 or j.lyon@ymcanwnc.org.


Programs

Wilkes Youth Basketball

Little Dribblers Ages 3-6

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 3 - 6

Program Dates: Oct 24 2016 - Dec 8 2016

Member: $40.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register

Wilkes Swim Camps

Christmas Break Swim Camp 12/19 – 12/23: 10am-1pm

Aquatics, Specialty Camp, Swim Lessons

Ages: 4 - 14

Program Dates: Dec 19 2016 - Dec 23 2016

Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $65.00

Register