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

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 Opens: Members January 23 | Non Members January 30
Registration Closes: March 10
Season Dates: April 3 – May 20
Practices Begins: Week of April 3
Games: April 15, 22,29 & May 6, 13, 20

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
$63 YMCA Members
$149 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.

WINTER SESSION I:  January 2- February 18
Registration Opens: Members December 5 | Non Members December 12

Greystone YMCA
Ages | 8-14
Start Date | January 8
Day & Time | Sundays: 2pm-3pm & 3pm-4pm
Cost | $60 YMCA Members | $120 Non-Members
Click HERE to register.

Hoover YMCA
Ages | 8-16
Start Date | January 10 *new date
Day & Time | Tuesdays: 6pm-7pm (ages 8-12) | Tuesdays: 7pm-8pm (ages 13-16)
Cost | $60 YMCA Members; $120 Non-Members
Click HERE to register for ages 8 -12  and HERE for ages 13-16.

Trussville YMCA
Ages | 8 -16
Start Date | January 4
Day & Time | Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm (ages 8-12) | Wednesdays: 7:30pm-8:40pm (ages 13-16)
Cost | $60 YMCA Members; $120 Non-Members
Click HERE to register for ages 8-12 and HERE for ages 13-16.

Tiny Tots - Introduction to Sports Skills (ages 3-6)

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.

Click on your desired location below to learn more on sports offered, days, time and to register.
Hoover 
Pelham

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
Mountain Brook: Joey Unkenholz
Trussville: Nelson Brod

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