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.

Jerry Long Family YMCA field map

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Summer Sports Season Timeline

June 1 Last day to drop for full refund
June 11 Basketball practices begin this week
June 13 Outdoor Volleyball Academy begins
June 21 Basketball games begin this week
July 2-4 No basketball practices
July 23-27 Basketball tournament games for ages 9+

Summer Basketball Schedules

Coed: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18

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.

Additional Summer Sports Information

Summer Sports FAQ
Summer Basketball Team Formation Policy

Intermediate/Advanced Youth Volleyball Academy

If you thought indoor was fun just wait until you play outside on the YMCA fields with your friends!  This academy is designed for indeterminate/advanced players ages 12-17 to work on their skills with instruction from staff and then use their skills to play games! Academy will meet Wednesdays at 6pm starting June 13 and ending on July 25 (no academy July 4).

Tournament play will take place the final week of the season for both programs!

Questions about volleyball?  Contact Scot Frreman at 336-712-2000 or at s.freeman@ymcanwnc.org.

Sports Camps

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 18-22 8:30am-12:00pm All Sports Camp
Week 2 June 25-29 8:30am-12:00pm Soccer Camp
Week 2 June 25-29 1:00-4:30pm Basketball Camp
Week 4 July 9-13 8:30am-12:00pm Flag Football Camp
Week 4 July 9-13 1:00-4:30pm Volleyball Camp
Week 5 July 16-20 8:30am-12:00pm Baseball Camp
Week 6 July 23-27 8:30am-12:00pm All Sports Camp
Week 7 July 30-August 3 8:30am-12:00pm Lacrosse Camp
Week 7 July 30-August 3 1:00-4:30pm All Sports Camp
Week 8 August 6-10 8:30am-12:00pm Soccer Camp
Week 8 August 6-10 1:00-4:30pm Basketball Camp
Week 9 August 13-17 8:30am-12:00pm All Sports Camp
Click here to find out more information regarding our Summer Sports Camp!

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

 

 

 


Adults

Spring Volleyball League

Schedules: Beginner/Intermediate, Advanced
Rules: Beginner/Intermediate, Advanced

Summer Outdoor Volleyball League

Fun in the sun! Summer is all about 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 each Monday at 6:30pm. Season starts June 11 and ends July 23 (no games July 2). Tournament play will take place the final week of the season! Click here for rules. Questions? Please contact Scot Freeman at s.freeman@ymcanwnc.org.

Kickball League

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 more rules, please click here.

Each participant will receive a jersey. All game days are double headers and will take place on either Tuesday or Thursday beginning at 6:15pm. You choose which night you play! A championship game between the two leagues will be played Friday, July 27.

Teams may have a maximum of 12 players. If a team registers, but does not have 12 players, the YMCA may add individuals to that team in order to fill it. A maximum of 96 participants will be taken.

Each team will need to designate a team captain who must attend a Captain’s Meeting on Thursday, June 7 at 6:30pm at the Jerry Long Family YMCA.

Questions? Contact Austin Gauldin at 336-712-2000 or a.gauldin@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 7:00-9:30am 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. Pick up times are valid through August 26. In the event of rain or extreme heat, pick up will be cancelled that day to accommodate for our summer day camp.


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: 7:00-9:30am
Saturdays and Sunday: 4:00-6:00pm

Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time. Pickleball times are valid through August 26. In the event of rain or extreme heat, Pickleball will be cancelled that day to accommodate for our summer day camp.

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 Adult Volleyball League

Summer Co-Ed Outdoor ADVANCED Adult Volleyball League Jerry Long

Adult Sports, Volleyball

Ages: 14 and above

Program Dates: Jun 11 2018 - Jul 23 2018

Member: $120.00

Non-Member: $120.00

Registration has ended for this program.

Jerry Long Adult Volleyball League

Summer Co-Ed Outdoor BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE Adult Volleyball League Jerry Long

Adult Sports, Volleyball

Ages: 14 and above

Program Dates: Jun 11 2018 - Jul 23 2018

Member: $120.00

Non-Member: $120.00

Registration has ended for this program.

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

2018 Summer Ages 03-6 M/F 6:30-7:00pm

Family Programming, Fitness / Wellness, Martial Arts, Youth

Ages: 3 - 5

Program Dates: Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

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

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

Ages: 6 - 110

Program Dates: Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

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

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

Ages: 6 - 110

Program Dates: Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Youth Basketball

Ages 09-10 Co-Ed Tues Jerry Long

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 9 - 10

Program Dates: Jun 12 2018 - Jul 27 2018

Member: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Registration has ended for this program.

Youth Basketball

Ages 11-12 Co-Ed Tues Jerry Long

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 11 - 12

Program Dates: Jun 12 2018 - Jul 27 2018

Member: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Registration has ended for this program.

Youth Basketball

Ages 13-14 Co-Ed Wed Jerry Long

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 13 - 14

Program Dates: Jun 13 2018 - Jul 27 2018

Member: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Registration has ended for this program.

Youth Basketball

Ages 15-18 Co-Ed Mon Jerry Long

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 15 - 18

Program Dates: Jun 11 2018 - Jul 27 2018

Member: $95.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Registration has ended for this program.

Youth Basketball (Little Dribblers)

Ages 03-04 Co-Ed Mon 5:30pm Jerry Long

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 3 - 4

Program Dates: Jun 11 2018 - Jul 20 2018

Member: $85.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Registration has ended for this program.