Sports

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.

Sports Staff

Sidney Rhodes, Sports Coordinator, s.rhodes@ymcanwnc.org


Youth

 

Spring Sports Update

The global pandemic that is COVID-19 has been an unprecedented test on our nation, state, and community. We are all dealing with abrupt changes and uncertainty that has no doubt been a challenge to us all. It has never been more critical to stay together as we follow the guidelines from officials to keep each other and our community healthy.

It was our hope to be able to begin spring sports next week. But based on Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order, we are unable to do so. As a result, we had to make the tough decision to cancel our spring sports season.

We miss you all dearly, and we were really looking forward to seeing everyone’s smiling faces this month! We hope you stay engaged with us this month by participating in our daily drills on our Instagram page. It is our intention at this time to offer special clinics, tournaments, and events in May as well as our normal summer sports programs. Stay tuned for more information and registration coming later this month.

Because we are not able to offer spring sports, everyone will be issued a system credit to your account that can be used at a later date for any program and/or membership. You do not need to take any action.

We ask during this time if you are able to lend a helping hand to the community, please consider converting your registration fee to a donation. This tax-deductible donation will help support our efforts and ensures our Y remains strong and poised to meet the critical needs in our community during this unprecedented time. On behalf of everyone in the community counting on our Y in the weeks ahead for meal distribution and emergency childcare sites, thank you for your strong consideration.

To convert your registration fee to a donation, please call 336 777 8055 and press option 8.

We know the options above will not work for everyone, and we always want you to make the best decision for you and your family. If needed, you can request a refund. Please understand it could take up to 2 weeks to process refunds. To request a refund, please call 336 777 8055 and press option 8.

We thank you for your trust and partnership in our programs and hope you and your family stay safe and healthy.  We look forward to serving you and your family soon!

 

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 (except for volleyball and divisions ages 11+ in basketball). 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 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.

 

 

 

Sidney Rhodes
Sports Coordinator
Phone: 336.985.9622
Email: s.rhodes@ymcanwnc.org

 

 

 

 

Coaches’ Meetings

Spring Sports Coaches’ Meeting: Monday, March 9 at 6:00pm in the Community Room

 


Adults

Adult Spring Volleyball League

Adult Volleyball offers a fun and exciting atmosphere with friends, co-workers, church groups and family. It also a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Players may sign up as an individual or together as a team.

Orientation and Preseason

Tuesday, March 10 will serve as Orientation and Pre-Season. Teams will be announced on this date and given time to introduce themselves to one another. We will also go over major rules. Two pre-season games will be played on this night and will not count in the regular season standings.

Rules

Each team must have at least two females on the court at all times. The league will consist of a 6 v 6 format. For the rest of our league rules, please click here.


Pickleball

Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping pong and racquetball, and also one the fastest growing sports in America. It may be a silly name, but it’s a serious sport! Good for all ages…come see what the excitement is all about!!

Where
South Gym

When
Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 3:00pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 3:00pm


Cornhole

Join the fun of a tailgate favorite while spending time with family and friends. Fun-spirited atmosphere where new friendships can be made and memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you are competitive, play for fun, or a beginner, this is the place for you!

Ages: All ages

When and Where: Every Wednesday in the community room, 1:00-3:00pm (unless we close early).

Registration: None!

Cost: Free!

Questions? Contact us at 985 9622 or ask at the Membership Desk for more details.

Ping Pong

Ages: All ages

When and Where: Every Monday and Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm in the Racquetball Courts

Cost: Free!

Programs

Youth Sports Clinics & Skill Sessions

06-18 Volleyball Clinic 5:30pm-7:30pm Stokes

Volleyball, Youth Sports

Program Dates: Jun 18 2020 - Jun 18 2020

Member: $20.00

Non-Member: $40.00

Register

Youth Sports Clinics & Skill Sessions

06-30 Basketball Clinic 5:30pm-7:30pm Stokes

Basketball, Youth Sports

Program Dates: Jun 30 2020 - Jun 30 2020

Member: $20.00

Non-Member: $40.00

Register

Youth Sports Clinics & Skill Sessions

07-28 Basketball Clinic 5:30pm-7:30pm Stokes

Basketball, Youth Sports

Program Dates: Jul 28 2020 - Jul 28 2020

Member: $20.00

Non-Member: $40.00

Register