Sports

Sports Staff

Patrick Whitbred, Sports Director, p.whitbred@ymcanwnc.org
Chad Clark, Sports Coordinator (Soccer, T-Ball/Baseball, Lacrosse), chad.clark@ymcanwnc.org
Austin Gauldin, Sports Coordinator (Basketball, Sports Camps), a.gauldin@ymcanwnc.org
Katrina Maine, Sports Coordinator (Volleyball, Flag Football), k.maine@ymcanwnc.org
Racheal Salmons, Association YAG Director (Softball, Kickball), r.salmons@ymcanwnc.org

Youth Sports

  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Baseball/T-ball
  • Flag Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Summer Sports Camps

 

Adult Sports

  • Pickup Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Racquetball
  • Pickleball
  • Kickball

Youth

The Northwest North Carolina YMCA Association 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.

Click here for the field map.

Summer Basketball Timeline

Register Now! Season starts June 12!

April 17 Registration begins
May 13 Late Registration Period ($15 price increase)
May 30 Final Registration ($15 price increase)
June 1 Summer Basketball Skills Evaluations
June 5 at 6:30pm Ages 9+ Co-Ed Coach’s Draft
June 6 at 6:30pm Ages 5-8 Co-Ed Coach’s Meeting
June 8 Rosters distributed via PlayerSpace
June 12 Basketball practices begin this week
June 22 Games begin this week
July 3-5 No practices
Thursdays/Fridays June 22-August 11 Basketball game dates
July 20 Picture Day
August 7-11 Tournament games for ages 9+

Basketball Skills Evaluations

All participants 9 years and older MUST attend Skills Evaluation and teams will be drafted by coaches using the results from these evaluations. For more information on the basketball skills evaluations process, please click here.

Thursday, June 1 at 6:00pm Thursday, June 1 at 7:15pm
Ages 9-10 Co-ed, 11-12 Co-ed Ages 13-14 Co-ed, 15-18 Co-ed

Additional Summer Basketball Information

Summer Basketball FAQ
Team Formation Policy

PlayerSpace

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.

Girls Softball Academy

New this Summer!

Girls softball is finally at the Jerry Long Family YMCA! This is a four-week summer academy that meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm for a total of eight sessions that are a mixture of practices and games. Softball Academy starts July 11.

Get ready for Softball Academy with our Saturday Softball Clinics! Clinics will be held teaching Fundamentals, Hitting, Pitching and Catching prior and during the season. For clinic dates and more information regarding our softball program, scroll down.

Questions about softball? Contact Racheal Salmons at 336-721-2100 or at r.salmons@ymcanwnc.org.


Sports Camp

Sports Camps at Camp Play Ball reaches far beyond developing youth’s skills in the sports they love. Summer is a time to get outside, enjoy time with friends, be active and have fun! Our high energy coaches pride themselves on making this a reality for every child. Come enjoy the summer like it was meant to be enjoyed. Camps consist of games, water day, arts and crafts.

New this summer we have added Softball Camp! Click here to find out more information regarding our Summer Sports Camps.


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!

 

 


Austin Gauldin
Sports: Basketball
Phone: 336.712.2000
Email: a.gauldin@ymcanwnc.org

Racheal Salmons
Sports: Softball
Phone: 336.721.2100
Email: r.salmons@ymcanwnc.org

 

 

Coaches’ Meetings

Ages 5-8 Co-Ed Basketball: Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm in Before/After School Care Room
Ages 9+ Co-Ed Basketball Coach’s Draft: Monday, June 5 at 6:30pm in Activity Room


Adults

Adult Kickball

The YMCA is offering Adult Kickball this summer! The league will have a total of eight teams with twelve players per team.  Four females per team must be on the field at all times. For rules, please click here. Each team will need to designate a team captain who must attend a Captain’s Meeting on Thursday, June 8 6:30pm at the Jerry Long Family YMCA.

For dates, more information and to register, please scroll down. Questions? Contact Racheal Salmons at 336.721.2100 or at r.salmons@ymcanwnc.org.


Pick Up Basketball

Adult Pick-Up Basketball 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 and Thursdays at 5:00am
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm
Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30am

Free for members!

No need to sign up in advance, just come ready to play and meet new people that enjoy basketball as much as you do!


Pickleball

Come out and join a game that combines tennis, racquetball, ping pong and squash. Pickleball is a great way to combine fun and fitness.

Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 9:00am-12:00pm
Fridays: 7:00-9:00pm
Sundays: 2:00-4:00pm

Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time. 

You don’t need to sign up in advance, just show up ready to play!


Racquetball

We have two racquetball courts which can be reserved 24 hours in advance by calling 336.245.5839. You don’t need to sign up in advance if a court is available, and Members can check out equipment from the check-in desk.


Programs

Jerry Long -The Bash Volleyball Tournament

ADULTS 6/03 Volleyball Tournament

Adults, Special Events, Volleyball

Ages: 16 - 110

Program Dates: Jun 3 2017 - Jun 3 2017

Non-Member: $75.00

Register

Jerry Long -The Bash Volleyball Tournament

JUNIORS 6/03 Volleyball Tournament

Special Events, Volleyball

Ages: 9 - 18

Program Dates: Jun 3 2017 - Jun 3 2017

Non-Member: $75.00

Register

Jerry Long -The Bash Volleyball Tournament

REVERSE DOUBLES 6/04 Volleyball Tournament

Special Events, Volleyball

Ages: 12 - 90

Program Dates: Jun 4 2017 - Jun 4 2017

Non-Member: $30.00

Register

Jerry Long Adult Sports

Adult Kickball (ages 16+)

Adult Sports, Kickball

Ages: 16 - 100

Program Dates: Jun 12 2017 - Jul 26 2017

Member: $35.00

Non-Member: $45.00

Register

Jerry Long Adult Volleyball League

Coed Summer Outdoor Adult Volleyball League

Adult Sports, Volleyball

Ages: 14 and above

Program Dates: Jun 12 2017 - Jul 24 2017

Non-Member: $120.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

Ages 03-5 M/F 5:45-6:30 Martial Arts

Family Programming, Fitness / Wellness, Martial Arts, youth

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Jul 3 2017 - Jul 31 2017

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Online Registration Will Start on June 01.

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

Ages 03-5 M/F 5:45-6:30 Martial Arts

Family Programming, Fitness / Wellness, Martial Arts, youth

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Aug 4 2017 - Aug 28 2017

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Online Registration Will Start on July 01.

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

Ages 03-5 M/F 5:45pm-6:30 Martial Arts

Family Programming, Fitness / Wellness, Martial Arts, youth

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Jun 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

Ages 6+ M/F 5:45-6:30pm Martial Arts

Adults, Family Programming, Fitness / Wellness, Martial Arts, youth

Ages: 6 - 110

Program Dates: Jun 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

Ages 6+ M/F 5:45-6:30pm Martial Arts

Adults, Family Programming, Fitness / Wellness, Martial Arts, youth

Ages: 6 - 110

Program Dates: Jun 2 2017 - Jun 30 2017

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register