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.

 Youth Sports

  • Youth Basketball (Ages 5-18)
  • Little Dribblers (Ages 3-4)
  • Spring/Fall Soccer (Ages 4-14)
  • Kiddie Kickers (Ages 3-4)
  • Volleyball (Ages 8-13)

Adult Sports

  • Basketball League (Church and Industrial)
  • Volleyball League

New Stokes Family YMCA field map coming soon

Sports Staff

Matt Taylor, Youth Sports Coordinator, m.taylor@ymcanwnc.org
Patrick Nail, Adult Sports Coordinator, p.nail@ymcanwnc.org


Youth

 

Winter Sports Season Timeline 

October 1-November 17 Registration Period
November 18 Registration price increase
November 27 & December 1 Winter Basketball Skills Evaluations
November 18 Final day to drop from program to receive full refund
December 3 Coaches’ Meetings
December 6 Basketball rosters distributed
December 7-9 Dick’s Sporting Goods Winter Shop Event
Week of December 10 Basketball practices begin
Saturdays January 5-February 23 Basketball game dates

Scroll down to see all of the great options we have for Winter Basketball!

Basketball Skills Evaluations

Male participants 9 years and older and female participants 10 years and older MUST attend one evaluation and teams will be drafted by coaches using the results from these evaluations. For more information on the basketball skills evaluations process, please click here.

Tuesday, November 27 Saturday, December 1
Co-ed 9-10 at 6:00pm Co-ed 9-10 at 9:30am
Co-ed 11-13 at 7:00pm Co-ed 11-13 at 10:30am
Co-ed 15-18 at 8:00pm Co-ed 15-18 at 11:30am

Additional Winter Sports Information

Winter Sports FAQ
Team Formation 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 (except for basketball divisions that are drafted). 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 and volleyball.

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
Youth Sports Coordinator
Phone: 336.985.9622
Email: m.taylor@ymcanwnc.org

 

 

 

 

Coaches’ Meetings

Winter Basketball Coaches’ Meeting and Draft: December 3 at 6:00pm
Indoor Soccer: December 4 at 5:30pm


Adults

Winter 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, December 11 at 6:30pm 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.

Industrial League Basketball

Industrial League Basketball is a league for anyone interested in pulling together a team of 15 people or less to play weekly games and be apart of a tournament at the end of the season.

Each team must provide their own jerseys, signatures from each player is required on registration form.

Each team is guaranteed to play 8 games and participate in a postseason tournament. Games will begin December 2 and the season will end no later than February 24. Tournament games may occur during a weeknight. No games will be played on December 23, December 30 or February 3.

Captain’s Meeting: Thursday, November 29 at 6:00pm

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: North Gym

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 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: Every Tuesday in the community room, 3:30-5:30pm (unless we close early).

Registration: None!

Cost: Free!

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

Programs

Youth Basketball

Ages 09-10 Co-Ed Stokes Basketball

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 9 - 10

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Youth Basketball

Ages 11-13 Co-Ed Stokes Basketball

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 11 - 13

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Youth Basketball

Ages 14-18 Co-Ed Stokes Basketball

Basketball, Teens, Youth Sports

Ages: 14 - 18

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Little Dribblers)

Ages 03-04 Co-Ed Tues 5:30pm Stokes

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 3 - 4

Program Dates: Dec 4 2018 - Jan 29 2019

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Play with Friends)

Ages 05-06 Co-Ed Mon 5:30pm “Sharks” Stokes

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 5 - 6

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Play with Friends)

Ages 05-06 Co-Ed Mon 5:30pm “Wildcats” Stokes

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 5 - 6

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Play with Friends)

Ages 05-06 Co-Ed Mon 6:30pm “Tigers” Stokes

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 5 - 6

Program Dates: Dec 10 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Play with Friends)

Ages 05-06 Co-Ed Thurs 5:30pm “Rockets” Stokes

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 5 - 6

Program Dates: Dec 13 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Play with Friends)

Ages 05-06 Co-Ed Thurs 6:30pm “Bears” Stokes

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 5 - 6

Program Dates: Dec 13 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register

Youth Basketball (Play with Friends)

Ages 05-06 Co-Ed Thurs 6:30pm “Bulldogs” Stokes

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 5 - 6

Program Dates: Dec 13 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $100.00

Register