Sports Staff

Danny Gathings, Associate Youth Development Experience and Sports Director,


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.

Fall Sports Update

Fall Sports Season Timeline:

July 31-August 31: Registration Period

August 31: Fall Sports programs begin

August 28-30: Fall Shop Event at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Click here for your 20% off coupon.

Week of October 19: Fall Sports make-up week

Although fall sports will look a little different, the Y is committed to keeping kids safe and active!  How are we keeping kids, coaches, parents, staff, and our community safe? We are glad you asked! Click Here to see our COVID-19 fall sports safety guidelines.

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.


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 leagues.

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.





Danny Gathings
Associate Youth Development Experience and Sports Director
Phone: 704.873.9622




Coaches’ Meetings

Virtual Coaches’ Meeting: Thursday, August 27 at 6:00pm (email invite will be sent)


For Adults


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