Level Up Your Game
YMCA eSports is a competitive program that allows kids the opportunity to come together and enjoy playing videogames as a team or individually in a positive, safe, and inclusive environment.
Electronic sports, known commonly nowadays as “esports,” is an activity that keeps youth engaged and connected, and is quickly becoming one of the most popular experiences for boys and girls of all ages. In fact, within the last few years, 125+ higher education institutions have created collegiate esports programs, and more than 30 colleges and universities around the US offer scholarships for gamers! Through the Y’s eSports program, children and teens are welcome to be who they are, excel at what they love, and develop skills that help them grow into thriving adults.
Current Season Info
September 14 – November 12
Available for kids ages 12 years and older whose family are current Y members.
Grades 6–8: Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Playoffs based on scores achieved during the week will take place on Fridays from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
YMCA eSports is a virtual and in-person program for kids and teens to stay connected, make friends, and learn new skills! Participants can develop their communication, collaboration, and critical-thinking skills in an individual or team environment all while having a blast.
Our eSports program will only be available at select locations as we roll out this exciting new offering. Please check back to see if your family center is added at a later date if it’s currently not listed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We will be offering NBA 2K for the current season. We hope to add additional games such as Rocket League and FIFA as we continue to build up our program and get additional participants.
The YMCA will provide all gaming equipment. There will also be multi-platform gaming including personal computers (PCs), Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch.
Kids who have registered can “drop in” online or at the gaming center within their YMCA to play with other gamers during scheduled times.
Participants can form their own teams to compete against each other during scheduled times.
If you have additional questions about eSports, please email Lauren Strickland, Youth Development Supervisor at Dr. P. Phillips YMCA, at [email protected].
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