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.

Adult Sports

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

Summer Basketball Clinic

By Amy Davidson

Younger Group is for kids that have 2 years or less experience playing basketball. Players will practice/learn the fundamentals of shooting, ball-handling, passing, and defense while running drills, playing games, and participating in competitions. This is a great opportunity to prepare for upcoming basketball season.

Older Group will focus on the fundamentals of shooting, passing, dribbling, defense, and a team mindset. After this camp, a player will understand the fundamentals but more importantly, how to be the best player as well as teammate, they can be! The first 2 hours will be teaching these skills with the last hour being competitions to utilize their new skills. 

Program Dates

July 14-17, 2014 (Monday-Thursday)

Program Times

Younger Group (5-8 years old) 8:30-10:00am

Older Group (9-13 years old) 11:00 am-2:00pm)


Opens May 1, 2014

*Early Bird Special: $5 off if registered by July 6, then full price after that!


Younger Group: $60 for Members/$80 for Potential Members

Older Group: $75 for Members/$95 for Potential Members

*You may register the morning of the camp’s start date/time.

**All campers will receive a Y Sports Camp T-shirt


Anita Oliver at 838-3991 or 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!


Time to get back outside and get active! Register for Spring T-Ball at the Wilkes Family YMCA.  Your child will learn the fundamentals of the game while having fun and making new friends in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. This is a 6-week program that will start the week of May 27.

Practices are held one night per week and games are on Saturday mornings at the Wilkes Family YMCA.

Age Groups

4-5 and 6-7

Program Dates

May 31 – July 12


Registration (Starts March 17): $45 for Members/$60 for Potential Members

Late Registration (Starts April 28): $60 for Members/$75 for Potential Members

Click here for the registration form.

Registration ends May 11                                                                                                           


Please contact Anita Oliver at 838-3991 or a.oliver@ymcanwnc.org

Dance and Tumbling

Students ages 2- 6 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 2-6


Thursdays from 4:30-5:15pm

April 10-May 29

Parent Presentation: May 31 at 9am


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

Dance or gymnastics wear is recommended.


Register starting March 1

$50/members, $70/potential members

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



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.