Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much playing time can my child expect?

A: All participants play a minimum of 50 percent of the time.

Q: When are practices and games?

A: Teams will practice once a week, Monday – Friday, typically in the afternoon or evenings for about an hour. Games are generally held on Saturdays and range from the morning through late afternoon.

Q: Where are practices and games held?

A: All practices are held near the location that hosts the program for which you registered. Some games may require you to travel to other Y's in the YMCA of Middle Tennessee Association.

Q: How are practice times determined?

A: Practice times and locations are scheduled by volunteer coaches, not by YMCA Youth Sports directors. Your volunteer coach will inform you of your child’s practice time and location about one to two weeks prior to the start of the season.

Q: What should I do if the practice time that my team has doesn't work for me?

A: You may talk with your coach to see if the team has availability to change to a different day or time. If the team is able to, the coach will contact the youth sports office to determine if another practice day or time is available.

If another day or time is not available, you may then request to be placed on a different team by contacting the youth sports office directly. However, a change to another team is not guaranteed.

Q: How many games will we play?

A: We provide a minimum of eight games during the season. If there is an odd number of teams in a division, some divisions could have double headers or bye weeks. Some age groups and leagues will have the opportunity for an end-of-the-season tournament at an additional cost.

Q: What is Y-Gametime?

A: Y-Gametime is our online sports management system that provides families with easy online access to schedules, league updates, text alerts and more. Learn More

Q: How will I be notified about weather cancellations?

A: If the YMCA cancels for weather, the YMCA is responsible for notifying the guardian and coaches. The guardian and coaches will receive an email or text message through Y-Gametime. If the coach decides to cancel, it is the coach’s responsibility to notify the team.