Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can play?

A: YMCA sports leagues are open to boys and girls of all skill levels. Participants do not need a YMCA membership to participate. Ages vary based on location due to field and/or gym access.

Q: How are individual players placed on teams?

A: Participants are placed on teams based on their age and requests. The information you provide on the registration questionnaire plays a large role in how teams are drafted.

Q: What if I have a specific request?

A: We try to accommodate requests, but we cannot guarantee requests will be honored. Refunds are not provided due to an unfulfilled request. For teammate or coach requests, you must indicate whom you are requesting on the registration questionnaire.

Q: Do you accept team reservations?

A: Yes, but all participants must register prior to the season registration deadline and must indicate the teammate/coach they are requesting on the registration form.

Teams must also have a coach secured prior to registering as a team. Since our leagues are based on individual registrations, a team may have additional players added to their team if the team does not meet the maximum number of players allotted per team.

Q: How many players are on a team?

A: The number of players on a team varies based on the age group on the number of players required on the field/court, plus 2-3 additional players. The maximum number of players on a team is usually based on doubling the participants required on the field/court. For example, if an age group plays 5v5, the minimum on a roster is 8 with a maximum of 10.

Q: How are age/grade divisions determined?

A: We always strive to have single age/grade divisions. At times, we may have to combine certain age/grades together in order to have enough teams in each age/grade division. This is determined once registration has closed and we have an opportunity to build teams.

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