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Sports are one way the Y nurtures the potential of youth and teens. Youth sports provide a structured opportunity for kids to learn the game, improve technique, stay active, build social skills, gain confidence and develop leadership. The focus is on teamwork in a positive environment where everyone plays and everyone is a part of the team. Check out the sports offerings at the YMCA of WNC and get in the game. Your child will improve skills, make new friends, be active with other kids, and learn to love a sport at the Y.

Sports categories


Registration is now open for youth basketball leagues, ages 3-16, in Asheville and Hendersonville. 

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Youth Volleyball

Our youth volleyball league is designed to help kids develop fundamental volleyball skills while learning teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship. Skills taught include serving, passing, setting, hitting, and the rules of the game.

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The game of lacrosse is quickly growing in popularity for kids everywhere. YMCA lacrosse is a great place to introduce your child to the sport, or for your child to continue playing in a safe and educational environment. Don't miss out on the action!

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Age Divisions

Ages 7-13

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Adult Sports

At the Y, sports and recreational activities are something special. Friendly competition (even with yourself), lots of variety, and a supportive environment make team sports and recreation fun again. 

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Field Hockey

YMCA Field Hockey is a great place to introduce your child to the sport or for your child to continue playing in a safe and educational environment. 

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Youth Flag Football

YMCA youth flag football teaches your child the fundamentals of the game as well as important values that are used on and off the field, all in a safe, friendly, supportive environment.

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YMCA Youth Soccer teaches players how to develop skills in a positive environment. We focus on footwork, coordination, balance, agility, teamwork, character, and communication. 


We have two league seasons each year, in the spring and fall. Spring registration begins in December or January, depending on location. Practices and games starting in March or April, depending on the location and age group.

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YMCA T-ball introduces young baseball players to the fundamentals of the game, including throwing, hitting, fielding, catching, base running, and teamwork. 

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Youth Sports

Y Youth Sports give children and teens a healthy outlet to gain new skills, develop a sense of team, and connect with positive role models.