Sports

Sports Staff

Patrick Whitbred, Senior Program Director, p.whitbred@ymcanwnc.org
Austin Gauldin, Sports Director, a.gauldin@ymcanwnc.org
Matt Taylor, Associate Sports Director, m.taylor@ymcanwnc.org

 

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

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

Fall Sports Season Timeline

July 1-August 19 Early Bird Registration Period
August 6 Preschool Sports Sampler program begins
August 23-25 Dick’s Sporting Goods Shop Event
Week of September 2 Fall Sports programs begin
Saturdays September 14-October 26 League Game Dates

Please click here for a more detailed Fall Sports Season Timeline.

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Matt Taylor
Associate Sports Director
Phone: 336.712.2000
Email: m.taylor@ymcanwnc.org

 

 

 

 

Coaches’ Meetings

Soccer Coaches’ Meeting: Tuesday, August 27 at 6:15pm
T-Ball/Baseball Coaches’ Meeting: Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00pm
Flag Football Coaches’ Meeting: Wednesday, August 28 at 6:15pm
Volleyball Coaches’ Meeting: Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00pm

*All Coaches’ Meetings will take place in the Activity Center.

 


Adults

Fall Volleyball League

Beginner/Intermediate & Advanced Divisions!

This is a co-ed sport and the score is kept. There are no practices, only games. Games are held each Monday starting as early as 7:00pm. Each team is responsible for referring others’ games. Teams will play two matches and ref a match each night with game times varying each week. Season will end with a tournament on October 28.

This is a bring-your-own-team sport. If you are not currently affiliated with a Y team and would like to be placed onto a team, please come to a Monday evening open gym. Open gym runs August 19 and 26 on Court 4 starting at 7:00pm.

Please connect with Matt Taylor at m.taylor@ymcanwnc.org prior to attending an open gym and he can assist you in finding a team. Open gym is open for YMCA members, players registered on a team or those individuals seriously interested in joining a team. All others must abide by our guest policy.

Each team will nominate their captain who is charged with collecting playing fees, managing the roster and recording how many games each player has participated in. Players much play in at least four games to participate in the tournament. Please click here for additional league rules.

Questions?

Please contact Matt Taylor at m.taylor@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: 6:00-8:30pm 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. In the event of inclement weather, Pick Up Basketball will be canceled to accommodate for Summer Camps.


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: 7:00-9:30am
Saturdays: 2:00-4:00pm
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. In the event of inclement weather, Pickleball will be canceled to accommodate for Summer Camps.


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

Fall Co-Ed Advanced Adult Volleyball League Jerry Long

Adult Sports, Adults, Volleyball

Ages: 18 and above

Program Dates: Sep 9 2019 - Oct 28 2019

Member: $200.00

Non-Member: $200.00

Register

Jerry Long Adult Volleyball League

Fall Co-Ed Beginner/Intermediate Adult Volleyball League Jerry Long

Adult Sports, Adults, Volleyball

Ages: 18 and above

Program Dates: Sep 9 2019 - Oct 28 2019

Member: $200.00

Non-Member: $200.00

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: Aug 1 2019 - Aug 29 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: Aug 1 2019 - Aug 29 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: Aug 1 2019 - Aug 29 2019

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

2019-2020 Ages 04-06 Mon-6:15pm/Thur-6:30pm OFFSITE

Family Programming, Fitness / Wellness, Martial Arts, Youth

Ages: 3 - 6

Program Dates: Sep 1 2019 - Aug 31 2020

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

2019-2020 Ages 07-12 M/F 6:00-6:45pm

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

Ages: 6 - 110

Program Dates: Sep 1 2019 - Aug 31 2020

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

2019-2020 Ages 13+ M/F 6:45p-7:30pm

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

Ages: 6 - 110

Program Dates: Sep 1 2019 - Aug 31 2020

Member: $75.00

Non-Member: $125.00

Register

Jerry Long Martial Arts Classes

2019-2020 Replacement Uniform Fee

Martial Arts

Program Dates: Sep 1 2019 - Aug 31 2020

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $30.00

Register

Youth Basketball (3x3)

League I. High School “Blazers” Sunday 3:30pm (Jerry Long)

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 14 - 18

Program Dates: Sep 8 2019 - Sep 29 2019

Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $60.00

Register