Youth
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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.

3 on 3 Summer Basketball

Registration closed for 2024 summer leagues! 

Games will be on Tuesday evenings for all locations. Additional Wednesday games will be added if needed due to high volume. 

In this recreational youth basketball league, players learn the fundamentals of basketball, sportsmanship, teamwork and healthy habits while sharpening skills, practicing drills and having fun. They will learn basketball skills like dribbling, shooting, and defense.

Ages | 7-12
Cost | $73 Members; $154 Non Members
First Week of Practice | Week of June 3
First Game | Week of June 17
Last Game | Week of July 22

Additional information about practices and games:

  • The first two weeks of the season will be two practices each week and no games.
  • Your practice days and times will be emailed to you after registration.
  • Beginning the third week of the season, games begin and there are no more practices.
  • All games will played on Tuesday evenings for all locations. Additional Wednesday games will be added if needed due to high volume.*

*Greystone YMCA: Any necessary make up and extra games will be scheduled for Thursdays after 6:00pm for the Greystone branch.

Game locations will rotate between the following branches:
Alabaster | Greystone | Hoover | Pelham | Shades Valley | Trussville | Downtown Youth Center
*Travel for game days will be required

Click below to register at your desired branch!

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!

NHL Street Hockey

NHL STREET™ is designed to provide kids and their families the best of what youth sports can be: having fun, staying active, making friends, and creating great memories. That’s why the NHL is inviting you to join a local street hockey league where kids of all skill levels can learn and play.

When you join NHL STREET™, you can expect a fast-paced game that teaches teamwork, creativity, and resilience. Created with parents in mind, we’re ensuring the pressure, schedules, and costs typically associated with hockey (and other youth sports) are kept in check.

All levels welcome! Equipment is provided by the YMCA.

Details:

Ages | 7-12, co-ed

Registration opens | June 19

Registration closes | July 26

Cost | $73 for members; $154 for non-members

Season Dates:

Practices | Start the week of August 5

Games | August 17, 24, 31; September 7, 14

Skills Clinics & Fitness

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.

Tennis Clinics (TWO age groups available: ages 5-7 and ages 7-10)

Tennis Clinic (Ages 5-7)

Start Date | July 17
Ages | 5-7
Day & Time |  Wednesdays; 3:30pm-4:15pm
Cost | $105 Members; $210 Non-Members
Click HERE for more information and registration

Tennis Clinic (Ages 7-10)

Start Date | July 18
Ages | 7-10
Day & Time |  Thursdays; 4:30pm-5:30pm
Cost | $140 Members; $280 Non-Members
Click HERE for more information and registration

Youth Basketball Clinics

Location | Greystone

Ages | Various age groups from 8 to 14 years old

Cost | Varies by age group

Click HERE for more information and registration

 

Intro To Soccer

Location | Pelham

Ages | 6-11

Cost | $50 Members; $90 Non-Members

Click HERE for more information and registration

 

Fitness

Youth Strength Training

Locations | Alabaster, Hoover Mountain Brook, Pelham

Ages | Vary by level and branch
Cost | $39 Members; $78 Non-Members

Click HERE for more information and to register

Youth Speed and Agility Training (ages 9-13)

Location | Hoover

Start Date | July 19
Day & Time |Fridays: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Cost | $39 Members; $78 Non-Members
Click HERE for more information and registration

Activating Athletes (ages 6-8)

Start Date | July 18
Day & Time |Thursdays: 6pm-6:45pm

Cost | $39 Members; $78 Non-Members
Click HERE for more information and registration

To view clinics by location, select your preferred branch below. 

Tennis

Tennis – Year Round

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
Mountain Brook: Joey Unkenholz

Soccer Leagues

Spring Soccer

YMCA soccer provides players the opportunity to learn the basics of soccer in a safe and fun environment. In our co-ed recreational league, young players ages 3-6 learn the basic fundamentals of soccer. Every player is placed on a team and coached by a volunteer. There are no try-outs and every child plays.

Check back for upcoming sessions later this year!

Contact
Jennifer Weems | jweems@ymcabham.org

Tiny Tots - Introduction to Sports Skills

Tiny Tots

If you are looking for a way for your child ages 3-6 to try out new sports without the commitment to a team, our Tiny Tots-Introduction to Sports Skills program is for your child. Participants will learn good habits such as warming up, organization, teamwork, and an appreciation for the sport. Parent involvement is required for Tiny Tots 3-4 years old.

Locations:

Alabaster | Flag Football, Baseball

Greystone | Tumbling, Intro to Basketball

Trussville | Tumbling, Survey of Sports

 

 

Volleyball Leagues

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.

Check back for upcoming season!

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
Alabaster, Greystone, Hoover, Pelham, Shades Valley, Trussville, YMCA Youth Center

Ages 
8-16

Cost
$73 YMCA Members
$154 Non-Members

Contact
Jennifer Weems | jweems@ymcabham.org

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