Hit the Hardwood With the Y

Play ball with the folks who invented the sport! Y youth sports encourage and promote healthy kids, families, and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image, and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.

Families are encouraged to be more than mere spectators, by contributing their time as volunteer coaches—as well as being their kid’s greatest fan. 

Registration opens February 15 at 6:00 am for spring leagues and programs!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


How are we keeping kids safe?
  • Staff are trained to follow all safety protocols and cleaning procedures
  • Touchpoints will be thoroughly sanitized before and after each practice and game
  • Staff are required to wear a mask at all times
Do participants and spectators need to wear a mask?
  • Children ages 5+ years are required to wear a mask at all times while participating in a class or program
  • We strongly encourage children ages 3-4 years to wear a mask as well
Can I watch my child’s practices and games?

With the rise of Covid-19 cases in King County, we are actively monitoring the data and making decisions accordingly. We are encouraging our families to have only one parent and/or guardian attend their child’s program or practice.

Are staff required to be vaccinated for COVID-19?  

The YMCA of Greater Seattle has asked all staff to be fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021 or meet exemption requirements as outlined by the Governor’s mandate.

Are participants and spectators required to be vaccinated for COVID-19?

Individuals ages 12 and a half and older are required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test result from a testing provider within 72 hours of entering certain indoor establishments in King County, including Y gym facilities. Any type of Covid-19 test administered by a testing provider can be used. Rapid tests used without the supervision of a testing provider, such as home kits, will not be accepted.

This health order does not apply to children aged 11 or younger at this time. If someone is unable to show proof of vaccine status or negative test results at the time of their visit, they will be unable to enter the Y.

Learn more about our policy here >

Does my child need to be potty trained?

Yes, all participants must be potty trained.

Rookies League - Winter

Most of the questions and answers below are specific to our winter leagues that began in January and end in March. 

When, where, and how long will my child practice?

Teams will practice once per week for 45 minutes at your local Y.  You will be informed of your practice time during the fourth week of December. If by January 3 you have not been contacted, please reach out to your local branch leadership.


When will we receive a game schedule and where will games be located?

Game schedules will be released during the first week of practices. Games will be held on Saturdays at your local Y.

Who will be the coach?

Our teams are led by volunteer coaches.

How do we apply to be a volunteer coach?

We are looking for volunteer coaches to lead our teams. Please click here to sign up or contact your local Y leadership.

Can I request to be on a team with a buddy?

Yes, we will do our best to honor requests but are not able to guarantee them. During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to request ONE buddy. Your buddy must also request you on their registration.

When will we receive a uniform?

Uniforms will be distributed before the first game.

How are teams formed?

Teams are formed based on grade, school, and buddy requests.

How do I register?

You can register online, over the phone, or at your local Y.

What happens when games are postponed or canceled due to bad weather and/or power outages?

If a game has been played more than 50% that game is considered final. If an entire game is canceled, we try to reschedule for a future weekend or weeknight. Because weather is out of our control, sometimes games cannot be rescheduled, but we will do our best. 

Who do I contact with questions?

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Swim Lessons

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