Sports Staff

Tyson Carrier, Sports Director,
Frank Ratchford, Sports Coordinator,



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.

Winter Sports Update

Winter Basketball Season Timeline:

October 19: December 11: Registration Period (or until capacity has been reached)

December 5-7: Winter Basketball Shop Event at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Click here for your 20% off coupon.

December 7: Winter Basketball program begins

December 21-January 1: Winter Break – no practices

January 9: Games begin

February 28: Winter Basketball program ends

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 safety policies (updated as of 11/25/20)

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.

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.



Frank Ratchford
Sports Coordinator
Phone: 336.724.9205




Coaches’ Meeting
Virtual Coaches’ Meeting: Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30pm (email invite will be sent). Kernersville Family YMCA coaches will attend as well.


Parent & Me Pre-School Sports Academy

Ages 03-04 Co-Ed Little Dribblers Tues 5:30pm Winston Lake

Basketball, Youth Sports

Ages: 3 - 4

Program Dates: Jan 5 2021 - Feb 9 2021

Member: $55.00

Non-Member: $75.00