Adult Sports

 

We have a number of sports programs for both youth and adults. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for below, please contact (304) 485-5585 ext. 218 for more information.

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Wallyball | Pickleball | Judo | Karate | Women’s Volleyball | Muay Thai | Tai Chi | Dodgeball


Wallyball

Wallyball is a fast, dynamic and exciting sport that is played by both male and female sexes as well as a wide range of ages. Also known as 'rebound volleyball', it is a close relative of volleyball, and shares many rules, techniques, plays and features.

However there are some fundamental differences, the main one being that players are allowed to utilize the walls and ricochet the ball off there. This makes it a particularly fast paced sport and one that demands a great level of fitness and hand/eye coordination.

Price: $40 per 2-hour rental of racquetball room


Pickleball

Pickleball is an exciting game that is a cross between tennis, badminton and ping-pong. With an estimated 2.5 million players, it is the fastest growing sport in the country, according to the USA Pickleball Association.  It is played both indoors and outdoors, by young and old alike, and is a wonderful sport for the whole family.

The YMCA of Parkersburg has joined forces with the City of Parkersburg to bring the Mayor’s Pickleball Tournament to the Mid Ohio Valley on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8.  The Parkersburg City Park will be alive with excitement, with teams from across the state participating. Registration is now open. For more information on this and other programming, call the YMCA at (304) 485-5585 or email jeff.snider@parkersburgymca.org.

Mayor’s Pickleball Tournament - Parkersburg, WV

WHEN:
Men’s & Women’s Doubles – Saturday 9/7
Mixed Doubles – Sunday 9/8

Start times will be communicated on Friday, 9/6

WHERE:
Parkersburg City Park
1920 Park Avenue
Parkersburg, WV 26101

In the event of rain the tournament will be moved indoors

FORMAT:
Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles
Round Robin or Bracket Play – Medals to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place
Format determined by number of entries in each event
Medal matches will be officiated
Tournament Ball – Onix G2 outdoor ball

COST:
$15 per player for 1 event, additional event $5
Snacks and water provided.  Food truck will be on site.
All proceeds will benefit the Parkersburg YMCA
Download Pickleball Registration Form


Judo

WV FIGHTING ARTS ASSOCIATION

Learn throws, hold downs, submissions, striking techniques, self defense, and self-discipline.

WHEN: Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00pm

COST: $40 for members and $50 for future members

AGES: Eight and up

For more information, contact Jeff Snider, Activities & Sports Coordinator at (304) 485-5585 ext. 217


Karate

Come learn Self-Defense/Self-Discipline with Sensei Paul

WHEN: Mondays and Tuesdays for ages nine years and up from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Thursdays for ages five to eight from 6:00 - 7:00p.m.

COST: $40 for YMCA members and $50 for future members


Women's Volleyball League

This is a great opportunity for women to come out and show their volleyball skills. Each team can have up to seven players. Each team must have a minimum of four players to play their game. If less than four show up, the game will be forfeited. Every game will be played at the YMCA of Parkersburg. The league will last for seven weeks.  Dates and times will be announced as the registration nears. Please check our Facebook page or online calendar for further details.

Rosters

• Max of seven on each team

• Four players must be present for each team to play

• Each team member must sign in before playing

• Players can only be on one roster

• An updated final roster must be made before the tournament

• Payment due in full upon registration - $235 fee

Liaison: Karlee Wyer: wyerkarleee@gmail.com


Muay Thai

Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, is the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand and combines punches, kicks, knees, and elbow strikes, defensive techniques, partner drills, strength training, and padwork to train you like a martial artist.  It was developed several hundreds of years ago as a form of close-combat that utilizes the entire body as a weapon.

WHEN:  July 21—August 30

Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Sundays: 4:00 - 5:30pm
Thursdays: 6:00-7:30pm

COST: $40 members $50 future members

AGES: 13 and up

For more information, contact Jeff Snider, Activities & Sports Coordinator at (304) 485-5585 ext. 217


Tai Chi

An art embracing the mind, body and spirit, ai chi is one of the most effective exercises that incorporates mindfulness and meditation. Tai includes slow, gentle movements while focusing on the breath. This class will focus on the mechanics of 24 form and will provide the framework and tools to start you on your own personal Tai Chi journey.

Tai Chi with Randall - About the instructor:  Randall has been a practitioner of 24 form yang-style Tai Chi for more than 20 years.  

WHEN:  Beginning August 19

Monday and Tuesday Nights  from 9:00- 10:00pm during Y24

COST: Free for members with a signed Y24 waiver. Don’t have a Y24 wavier signed?  Ask the front desk for details.

For more information, contact Jeff Snider, Activities & Sports Coordinator at (304) 485-5585 ext. 217


Church League Basketball

Coming soon!


Dodgeball League

Coming soon!