Wilkes Family YMCA


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.


Anita Oliver, Youth Director, at a.oliver@ymcanwnc.org or (336) 838-3991 ext. 6660

Adult Sports

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

Winter Racquetball League

The Wilkes Family YMCA will be having a Winter Racquetball league for men and women, ages 14 and up. The league will be divided into (3) three divisions (If number of registrants allow) based on A player-advanced, B player-having played but not advanced, and C player-which is beginner with little to no experience.

Please be honest-we want the divisions to be as competitive as possible. If you are interested in participating in this exciting and competitive league, do not hesitate to sign up! You DO NOT have to be a member to participate, so encourage your friends to come out and try a new game that they can play, rain or shine!

*SPECIAL: Anytime Fitness, Kinetic, Muzz’s Gym, and New Life Fitness members may participate at the Member rate!

Early Bird Registration (November 1-December 7): $20/Members, $30/Potential Members

Late Registration (December 8-31): $30/Members, $40/Potential Members

Cost includes a league t-shirt. Season starts January 2015 and ends in March with a league tournament to follow.


Players will be given a match schedule as well as names and phone numbers of other league players. Players are responsible for scheduling their matches. There will only be one match per week. You are allowed to “play forward” should the person you are scheduled to play cannot play that week BUT must make sure you are playing at least one match per week. Reporting scores is to be done on the clipboard between the racquetball courts. Reporting scores after EACH match is important when it comes time for seeding for league tournament.

For more information, please contact Anita Oliver, Program Director @ (336)838-3991 or at a.oliver@ymcanwnc.org

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!

Dance and Tumbling

Students ages 2-8 will learn basic ballet and tumbling movements in a creative and fun way! Classes use music and movement to introduce dance and coordination while building confidence.


Boys and Girls Ages 2-8


Students ages 2-3 years old meet Tuesdays from 4:30-5:00pm

February 3-March 24

Students ages 4-8 years old meet Thursdays from 4:30-5:15pm

February 5-March 26


Classes will be held at the Wilkes Family YMCA in the Aerobics room.

Dance or gymnastics wear is recommended.


Registration starts January 1

$50/members, $70/potential members

For more info, contact Heather Barnes at h.barnes@ymcanwnc.org

Indoor Soccer

Dribble, kick, play all year long!

Indoor Soccer for ages 3-9.

Don’t let cooler temps chill your child’s soccer skills. Children learn the fundamentals of soccer in a fun and exciting way in the Wilkes Family Indoor Soccer Program.

Program Dates

3 weeks of practice starting the week of January 5

Matches run January 31-March 7


Wilkes Family YMCA


Registration (November 1-December 12): $45 members/$60 potential members

Late Registration (December 13-December 28): $60 members/$75 potential members


For more information, contact Anita Oliver at 336.838.3991 or a.oliver@ymcanwnc.org

Youth Sports Conditioning and Technique

Youth Conditioning


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.

Trainer: Dylan Johnson

Dylan played basketball at North Wilkes High School, in college at Warren Wilson College where he won a National Championship, has coached in college, and presently is an Assistant High School coach at Foard High School in Hickory.

He’ll be available on Saturdays and Sundays, all the hours the Y is open!



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.


Contact Heather Barnes at h.barnes@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.

Download the Volunteer Application

Download the Volunteer Background Check form


  • 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 Adam Key at 336 838 3991 or a.key@ymcanwnc.org.