The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina aspires to be an outstanding recreational youth sports organization by providing fun, memorable seasons to our athletes, coaches and parents. Each athlete should feel like an important part of the team, regardless of performance, and learn the skills, tactics, and strategies of the game to improve as a player.

Sports Staff

Zack Manley, Aquatics and Sports Director,


Fall Sports Update

July 12-August 20: Registration Period (or until capacity has been reached)

August 21: Late Registration, price increases (if capacity has not been reached)

September 3-6: Fall Sports shop event at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Click here for your 20% off coupon.

Week of September 6: Fall Sports programs begin

Week of September 13: Rookie Sports programs begin

September 18: League games begin

October 30: Fall Sports programs end

November 6: Make up games (if necessary)

Family-Friendly Registration Process

Our registration process will allow you to choose the practice day and time that is most convenient for your family. The practice day and time that you choose at registration will determine your team. Early registration is strongly encouraged as each team has a set number of participants and once a practice day and time has reached its player capacity that team will be full.


This is an online sports platform that is utilized for simplifying communication among coaches, players and YMCA sports staff. PLAYERSPACE is where you will find your roster, practice and game schedules, as well as contact information for those on your team. If you do not have a PLAYERSPACE account, you will receive an email asking you to set one up once the teams have been assigned. If you have an existing account, please log in after the date that teams have been assigned. PLAYERSPACE will be used for basketball, soccer, flag football, t-ball/baseball and volleyball.

Youth Sports Parent Handbook

Be a Coach!

As is the case with all recreational leagues, the Y program is built on dedicated volunteer coaches. If you are a great role model, have a fun-loving attitude, enjoy working with kids, and have good communication skills, you are qualified to become a head coach! The Y provides coach training and practice plans, along with help from staff members when needed. Coaching couldn’t get any easier! If you are interested, contact the Y staff listed below and tell them you want to make an impact this season! Coaches, please make sure to register your child as soon as possible to ensure they have a spot on the team, as we cannot hold spots on any team.


Michelle Barson
Sports Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 614.404.2111

Coaches’ Meetings

Fall Sports Coaches’ Meeting: Wednesday, September 1 at 6:00pm



  • As of Monday, March 22 there will no longer be any restrictions on pickleball play and we will no longer require reservations.
  • 1 court available available on Mondays and Friday 9:00am-11:00am

Pick Up Basketball

  • As of Monday, March 22 there will no longer be any restrictions on basketball play.
  • Hours vary by day. Please see our gym schedule here for more information.


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