Sports

Sports Staff

Reese Overby, Sports Director, r.overby@ymcanwnc.org
Danny Gathings, Associate Youth Development Experience and Sports Director,
d.gathings@ymcawnnc.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.

 

Spring Sports Update

January 22-March 19: Registration Period (or until capacity has been reached)

March 1: Price increases $15

March 12-15: Spring Sports shop event at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Click here for the 20% off coupon

March 15: Spring Sports programs begin

March 27: Games begin

April 3-9: Spring Break – no games or practices

May 15: Spring Sports programs end

During these times, the Y is even more committed to keeping kids and everyone else safe, while allowing our kids to become active again! How exactly are we keeping kids, coaches, parents, staff, and our community safe? We are glad you asked!

View our COVID-19 spring sports safety policies (updated as of 3/1/21)


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

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.

 

 

 

Contact

Michelle Barson
Sports Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 614.404.2111
Email: m.barson@ymcanwnc.org

 

 

 

Coaches’ Meetings

Virtual Spring Sports Coaches’ Meeting: Thursday, March 11 at 6:00pm (email invite will be sent one week prior)

 

For Adults/Families

Pickleball

  • 2 courts available Monday-Friday from 7:00am-1:00pm
  • As of Monday, March 22 there will no longer be any restrictions on pickleball play and we will no longer require reservations.
  • Participants must continue to wear face coverings at all times and remain 6 feet apart while waiting between games.

Pick Up Basketball

  • As of Monday, March 22 there will no longer be any restrictions on basketball play.
  • Participants must continue to wear face coverings at all times and remain 6 feet apart while waiting between games.
  • 2 courts available Monday-Friday during operational hours

Programs

There are either no programs listed for your Y or no programs listed under your search term for this Y. Checkout our other branches or contact this Y to see what programs are being offered.