Sports

Sports Staff

Patrick Whitbred, Senior Program Director, p.whitbred@ymcanwnc.org
Austin Gauldin, Associate Sports Director, a.gauldin@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 YMCA of Northwest North Carolina 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.

 

Summer Sports Season Timeline

April 15 Early bird registration begins
May 14 Standard registration begins
May 31-June 2 Dick’s Sporting Goods Shop Event. Click here for the flyer.
June 3 Little Dribblers begin
June 6 Basketball Coach’s Meeting
June 10 Basketball League practices begin
June 10 Volleyball Academy begins
June 10 Outdoor Adult Volleyball begins
June 17 Camp Play Ball begins
June 20 Basketball League Games begin
July 1-5 No league practices or games
July 1 Soccer & T-ball League Coach’s Meeting
July 8 4 x 4 Soccer League begins
July 9 T-ball League begins
July 16 Tiny Tots T-ball begins
July 23-26 Basketball League Tournament

Scroll down to register online!

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.

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.

Youth Sports Parent Handbook

For more details on our spring sports such as timeline, Frequently Asked Questions, and other guidelines and procedures, please download and read our Youth Sports Parent Handbook.

 

Camp Play Ball

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. Check below for our sports camp schedule:

Week 1 June 17-21 8:30am-12:00pm All Sports Camp
Week 2 June 24-28 8:30am-12:00pm Soccer Camp
Week 2 June 24-28 1:00pm-4:30pm Basketball Camp
Week 4 July 8-12 8:30am-12:00pm Flag Football Camp
Week 4 July 8-12 1:00pm-4:30pm Volleyball Camp
Week 5 July 15-19 8:30am-12:00pm Baseball Camp
Week 6 July 22-26 8:30am-12:00pm All Sports Camp
Week 7 July 29-August 2 8:30am-12:00pm Lacrosse Camp
Week 7 July 29-August 2 8:30am-12:00pm Golf Camp
Week 7 July 29-August 2 1:00pm-4:30pm Flag Football Camp
Week 8 August 5-9 8:30am-12:00pm Soccer Camp
Week 8 August 5-9 1:00pm-4:30pm Basketball Camp
Week 9 August 12-16 8:30am-12:00pm All Sports 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! 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.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Coaches’ Meetings

Basketball Coaches’ Meeting: Thursday, June 6 at 6:00pm
Soccer & T-Ball Coaches’ Meeting: Monday, July 1 at 6:00pm

 


Adults

Summer Volleyball League

Fun in the sun! Summer is all abot being outside, catching some rays, and playing volleyball! This is a “bring-your-own-team” league and come ready to experience fun, friendly competition.

Games will be on Monday evenings. Season starts June 10 and ends July 22 (no games July 1). Tournament play will take place the final week of the season!

Questions?

Please contact Hailee Frank at h.frank@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: 5:00-7:00am on Court 3 & 4 (ages 18 & over)
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:30-8:00pm on Court 1 (ages 35 & over)

Senior Men’s Basketball
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00-10:30am on Court 1

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! Please note that these pick up times are subject to change at any time.


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, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturdays: 4:00-6:00pm
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! Please note that Pickleball times are subject to change at any time.


Racquetball

We have two racquetball courts which can be reserved in advance one of two ways: the website or the mobile app. In your app store search for YMCA of NWNC or click here. More information is available by clicking here. Or go to our schedules page here, scroll down to our dynamic online schedules to sign up hours in advance to reserve your court! 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 Adult Volleyball League

Summer Co-Ed Outdoor Advanced Adult Volleyball League Jerry Long

Adult Sports, Adults, Volleyball

Ages: 14 - 100

Program Dates: Jun 10 2019 - Jul 22 2019

Member: $120.00

Non-Member: $120.00

Register

Jerry Long Adult Volleyball League

Summer Co-Ed Outdoor Beginner/Intermediate Adult Volleyball League Jerry Long

Adult Sports, Adults, Volleyball

Ages: 14 - 100

Program Dates: Jun 10 2019 - Jul 22 2019

Member: $120.00

Non-Member: $120.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

2018-2019 Ages 04-6 M/Th Offsite

Family Programming, Fitness / Wellness, Martial Arts, Youth

Ages: 3 - 6

Program Dates: Sep 1 2018 - Aug 31 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

2018-2019 Ages 07-12 M/F 6:00-6:45pm

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

Ages: 6 - 110

Program Dates: Sep 1 2018 - Aug 31 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

2018-2019 Ages 13+ M/F 6:45p-7:30pm

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

Ages: 6 - 110

Program Dates: Sep 1 2018 - Aug 31 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

2018-2019 Replacement Uniform Fee

Martial Arts

Program Dates: Sep 1 2018 - Aug 31 2019

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $30.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Play with Friends)

Ages 07-08 Co-Ed Mon 5:30pm “Hokies” Jerry Long

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 7 - 8

Program Dates: Jun 10 2019 - Jul 25 2019

Member: $90.00

Non-Member: $120.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Play with Friends)

Ages 07-08 Co-Ed Mon 5:30pm “Seminoles” Jerry Long

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 7 - 8

Program Dates: Jun 10 2019 - Jul 25 2019

Member: $90.00

Non-Member: $120.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Play with Friends)

Ages 07-08 Co-Ed Mon 6:30pm “Cardinals” Jerry Long

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 7 - 8

Program Dates: Jun 10 2019 - Jul 25 2019

Member: $90.00

Non-Member: $120.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Play with Friends)

Ages 07-08 Co-Ed Mon 6:30pm “Tigers” Jerry Long

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 7 - 8

Program Dates: Jun 10 2019 - Jul 25 2019

Member: $90.00

Non-Member: $120.00

Register