Youth
Sports

SWIM, SPORTS & PLAY

Youth Sports

Volunteer Coaches

Our YMCAs rely on the help of our volunteers to deliver the best experience for our youth in our Sports Youth Leagues. To provide the safest environment for our young players, our volunteer coaches undergo annual background screenings and other required trainings.  If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact Jennifer Weems at jweems@ymcabham.org

Scroll through to see Youth Sports Programming and Leagues traditionally provided by the Y.

Basketball Leagues

BASKETBALL – WINTER

Winter Basketball Registration Opens October 3rd.

Hit the court with the folks who invented the game – the Y! Our co-ed recreational basketball program is available for boys and girls ages 5-12. Our Winter league develops the fundamental basketball skills of dribbling, shooting and passing.

Every player is placed on a team and coached by a volunteer. There are no try-outs and every child plays.

Registration Dates | October 3 – December 2
Season Dates |
January 9 – March 18
Practices Begins |
Week of January 9
Games |
January 28 – March 18

Practice Days and Time
Parents will choose their practice day and time at the time of registration.

Game Locations
All games will be played on Saturdays rotating between the following branches:
Greystone, Hoover, Northeast, Pelham, Shades Valley, Trussville, YMCA Youth Center
*Travel for game days will be required. **Games may be played during the week depending on number of teams in each age division.

Branches Offered
Greystone, Hoover, Northeast, Pelham, Shades Valley, Trussville, YMCA Youth Center

Ages 
5-12

Cost
$63 per child Member
$149 per child Non-Member

Contact
Jennifer Weems | jweems@ymcabham.org

Volleyball Leagues

VOLLEYBALL – FALL

 

YMCA volleyball provides players the opportunity to learn the basics of volleyball in a safe and fun environment. In our co-ed recreational league, young players of all skill levels work on the basic fundamentals of volleyball. Every player is placed on a team and coached by a volunteer. There are no try-outs and every child plays.

Registration Dates |July 25 – September 5
Season Dates | October 15 – November 19
Practices Begins | Week of September 25
Games | October 15, 22, 29 & November 5, 12, 19

Practice Days and Time
Parents will choose their practice day and time at the time of registration.

Game Locations
All games will be played on Saturdays rotating between the following branches:
Greystone, Hoover,  Pelham, Shades Valley, Trussville, YMCA Youth Center
*Travel for game days will be required.

Branches Offered
Greystone, Hoover, Pelham, Shades Valley, Trussville, YMCA Youth Center

Ages 
8-11 | Junior League (must be 8 by September 1, 2022)
12-14 | Power League

Cost
$52 YMCA Members
$126 Non-Members

Contact
Jennifer Weems | jweems@ymcabham.org

Skills Clinics

Clinics are geared to help athletes develop sport-specific skills. YMCA trained staff and coaches lead players in drills and games designed to develop the fundamental skills required for the sport. Participants are sure to improve on skills, make new friends and have fun. A YMCA clinic is a great lead-up for participating in a class or league setting.

VOLLEYBALL CLINICS
Learn or sharpen the basic skills of playing volleyball. Join us for this 7 week clinic to either sharpen your current skills or begin learning the skills to becoming a volleyball player.

Click on your desired branch below for more information on days, times, and cost:

Alabaster
Greystone
Hoover
Trussville

Introduction to Sports Skills (ages 3-6)

Esports (Electronic Sports)

ESPORTS

 

Esports is a competitive sport through a video game requiring the use of strategy, collaboration, communication and problem solving skills to achieve individual or team success. And it’s bigger than ‘just gaming’. Esports allows for youth and teens who do not get involved in more traditional sports programs to be engaged through this outlet.

In our work with youth, teens and families, we listen and respond. As we navigate the ‘new normal’ in the midst of the pandemic, we recognize more fully that youth need to engage with us in different ways. The Y has been a leader in developing and implementing Youth Sports programs over the years that facilitate the learning of teamwork, health and wellness habits and self-discipline. With the addition and option of Esports, these opportunities continue, along with additional benefits:

  • Improved hand-eye coordination
  • Improved attention & visual acuity
  • Improved basic visual processing and executive function
  • Problem solving & strategy skill development
  • Boosts self-confidence and player socialization

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

Tennis

TENNIS – YEAR ROUND

 

OUR YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAM IS IN FULL SWING

With 21 clay courts and 3 indoor courts in the Birmingham Metro area, the YMCA offers a variety of tennis programming with opportunities for juniors to play and participate in one of the healthiest lifetime sports available.

Our USPTA certified tennis professionals offer instructional programs for every level. Looking to get in the game? We offer private lessons, junior clinics, leagues and tournament opportunities at our three tennis locations.

Contact our Tennis Professionals for More Information:
Greystone : Steven Faulkner sfaulkner@ymcabham.org
Mountain Brook: Steven Faulkner sfaulkner@ymcabham.org
Trussville: Joe Lane 205-655-2224

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