Sports

Sports Staff

Patrick Whitbred, Senior Program Director, p.whitbred@ymcanwnc.org
Austin Gauldin, Associate Sports Director, a.gauldin@ymcanwnc.org
Joshua Merritt, Sports Coordinator, j.merritt@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.

Winter Sports Season Timeline – Early Bird Registration until November 17

October 1-November 17 Registration Period
November 18 Registration price increase
November 17 & 27 Winter Basketball Skills Evaluations
November 18 Final day to drop from program to receive full refund
November 29-December 5 Coaches’ Meetings
December 2 Indoor Soccer practices begin
December 6 Basketball rosters distributed
December 7-9 Dick’s Sporting Goods Winter Shop Event
Week of December 10 Basketball practices begin
Saturdays January 5-February 23 Basketball game dates
Sundays January 6-February 24 Indoor Soccer Game Dates

*No practices or games will be held from December 23-Janaury 4. No Indoor Soccer games will be held on February 3.

Scroll down to register online!

Basketball Skills Evaluations

Male participants 9 years and older and female participants 10 years and older MUST attend one 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.

Saturday, November 17 Tuesday, November 27
Girls 10-11 at 10:00am Girls 10-11 at 5:30pm
Boys 9 and 10 at 10:30am Boys 9 and 10 at 6:00pm
Boys 11 and 12 at 11:30am Boys 11 and 12 at 7:00pm
Boys 13-14 and 15-18 at 12:30pm Boys 13-14 and Boys 15-18 at 8:00pm

Additional Winter Sports Information

Winter Sports FAQ
Team Formation Guidelines

Winter Skills Clinics

Practice makes perfect! Work on your game this winter with our Winter Skills Clinics.  This winter we are offering clinics for lacrosse and basketball. Click here for more information and scroll down to register.

Family-Friendly Registration Process

Our registration process will allow you to choose the practice day and time that is most convenient for your family (except for basketball divisions that are drafted). 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.


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.

 

 

 

Joshua Merritt
Sports Coordinator
Phone: 336.712.2000
Email: j.merritt@ymcanwnc.org

 

 

 

 

Coaches’ Meetings and Drafts

November 29 at 6:00pm Indoor Soccer Coach’s Meeting
December 1 at 10:00am 9 Boys, 10 Boys, 11 Boys & 10-11 Girls Coach’s Draft
December 1 at 2:00pm 12-13 Bots & 15-18 Boys Coach’s Draft
December 5 at 6:00pm 5-6 Boys, 7 Boys, 8 Boys, 5-7 Girls & 8-9 Girls Coach’s Meeting

 


Adults

Fall Volleyball League

Schedule
Rules

Questions? Contact Hailee Frank, Volleyball Program Leader 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, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturdays: 2:30-4:30pm
Sundays: 1:30-3:30pm

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 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 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

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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

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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

Ages 09 Boys Jerry Long Basketball

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 9 - 9

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Youth Basketball

Ages 10 Boys Jerry Long Basketball

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 10 - 10

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Youth Basketball

Ages 10-11 Girls Jerry Long Basketball

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 10 - 11

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Youth Basketball

Ages 11 Boys Jerry Long Basketball

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 11 - 11

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Youth Basketball

Ages 12 Boys Jerry Long Basketball

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 12 - 12

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Youth Basketball

Ages 13-14 Boys Jerry Long Basketball

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 13 - 14

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register