Youth Programs

We are For Youth Development: Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

We believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through the Y, Gaston area youth are cultivating the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
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Available at: Central

The Gaston County Family YMCA is partnering with PlayerSpace, a sports league management and communication platform that connects players, parents, coaches and sports directors. We will use PlayerSpace as our primary communication platform for sharing game schedules, team rosters, cancelations and all other important information. With PlayerSpace, you’ll get: Convenient 24/7 online access to league information such as…

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Summer Youth Basketball League

Available at: Stowe

BRING YOUR GAME Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no getting cut and no bench warmers! YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary…

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Pharr Family YMCA Tee Ball

Available at: Pharr

LEARN & PLAY BALL Help your child develop skills, teamwork and confidence, all while engaging in healthy competition through Y sports leagues. The Y offers youth sports with a focus on character development. Y sports leagues provide a perfect opportunity to be active and social and reconnect with friends in the sport they love. Instructors and Coaches – often…

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Gymnastics Classes

Available at: Pharr

We are ready to welcome your gymnast back to practice! We have taken the steps to ensure gymnasts and staff are able to maintain a safe and healthy environment while performing gymnastics. What can you expect when you return to class? Smaller Class sizes (10 or less) Hand sanitizer stations available before and after use…

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Child Safety

Available at: Cherryville,  Pharr,  Stowe,  Warlick

The YMCA serves thousands of youth annually. The youth participate in a wide variety of programs, including child care, sports, aquatics and more. Our programs follow the principles of youth development, which include the belief that children need to be physically and emotionally safe. These programs take place at our branches, as well as numerous program sites and…

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