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.

Program

Basketball

Basketball - Summer & Winter

*Our BASKETBALL Youth Sports program will return Winter 2021. 

Check back here for updated information*

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 3-17. Our Summer 3v3 league and our Winter league both develop 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.

Program

Flag Football

Flag Football - Fall

YMCA Flag Football provides players ages 5-8 the opportunity to learn the basics of football in a safe, low-contact environment. Young players work on the basic offensive and defensive skills in drills and games.

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

Registration Dates | July 5 – August 12
Season Dates | August 22 – October 16
Practices Begins | Week of August 22
Games | September 11 – October 16

Practice Days and Time
Practice times and days will be determined once registration is complete. *Parents may request a preferred practice day at the time of registration, however, fulfilling those requests may be limited due to volunteer coaches practice availability.

Game Locations
Games will be played at the Alabaster YMCA or Pelham YMCA

Branches Offered
Alabaster, Pelham

Ages
5-8 year olds (Must be 5 by September 1, 2021)

Cost
$63 YMCA Members
$149 Non-Members

Contact
Jennifer Weems | jweems@ymcabham.org
Click the red buttons below to Register and access Important Season Information (links coming soon).

Program

Soccer

Soccer - Fall

The Fall Soccer program will be divided into two leagues:
Birmingham League (serving Downtown, Centerpoint and Roebuck areas)
South Shelby County League (serving Alabaster, Calera, Helena and Pelham).  

*There will be a 4 team minimum for each age group for each league. This option would only require local travel. If the minimum is not met, players of any cancelled league will be given the opportunity to join the other league, but in doing so, travel times may vary depending on the location of your league.

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 of all skill levels work on 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.

Registration Dates | July 5 – August 25
Season Dates | September 12 – October 30
Practices Begins | Week of September 12
Games | September 25 – October 30

Practice Days and Time

  • 3/4 year olds: No weekday practice once games begin. Saturdays: 30 min of practice followed by 30 min of game play.                
  • 5/6 year olds: Practice for 1 hour per week. Day and time- TBD *Parents may request a preferred practice day at the time of registration, however, fulfilling those requests may be limited due to volunteer coaches practice availability.

Game Locations

  • Birmingham League games will be played at the Downtown Youth Center and Northeast YMCA
  • South Shelby County League games will be played at the Alabaster and Pelham YMCAs.

Branches Offered
Alabaster, Northeast, Pelham, Youth Center

Ages
3-6 year olds (Must be 3 by September 1, 2021)

Cost
$52 YMCA Members
$126 Non-Members

Contact
Jennifer Weems | jweems@ymcabham.org
Click the red buttons below to Register and access Important Season Information (links coming soon).

Program

Volleyball

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 5 – September 15
Season Dates | October 3 – November 20
Practices Begins | Week of October 3
Games | October 16 – November 20

Practice Days and Time
Practice times and days will be determined once registration is complete. Most practices will be held on Sundays afternoons or Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings.
*Parents may request a preferred practice day at the time of registration, however, fulfilling those requests may be limited due to volunteer coaches practice availability.

Game Locations
All games will be played on Saturdays rotating between the following branches:
Greystone, Pelham, Hoover, 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, 2021)
12-14 | Power League

Cost
$52 YMCA Members
$126 Non-Members

Contact
Jennifer Weems | jweems@ymcabham.org
Click the red buttons below to Register and access Important Season Information (links coming soon).

Program

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

 

FOUR WEEK SUMMER PILOT PROGRAM
Registration Dates | July 19 – July 26

Season Dates | July 27- August 18

Games | Tuesday- Super Smash Bros | Wednesday- Rocket League

Days & Times | Tuesday- Super Smash Bros | Wednesday- Rocket League (Time will be in the evening for one hour between 5:30pm-7:00pm)

Location | Virtually from home

Ages | rising 4th-5th grade

Cost | FREE Members Only

Equipment Needed:
Rocket League

  • Download the game for free
  • Gaming device (Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch, or PC)
  • Reliable internet connection (ethernet connection preferred
  • Device (tablet, phone, computer) for communication through Discord.

Super Smash Bros

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Super Smash Bros Game
  • Reliable internet connection (ethernet connection preferred
  • Device (tablet, phone, computer) for communication through Discord.

Require Parent Meeting  | July 26 at 6:30pm. Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

Contact
Jennifer Weems | jweems@ymcabham.org

Click the red buttons below to Register and access Important Season Information (links coming soon).

Program

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: Pam Wildt pwildt@ymcabham.org
Trussville: Michael Spradling mspradling@ymcabham.org

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