If you have questions about adult or youth sports, please contact Ben Whitener, Brooks YMCA Sports Director, at bwhitener@piedmontymca.org.

Basketball & Pickleball Reservations

  • Reservations are required.
  • Reservations open 48 hours in advance. 
  • Please bring your own ball / equipment. 

More About Basketball

  • Basketball reservations are only for shooting hoops. Pickup basketball games are not allowed.
  • There will be 6 people per reservation time and 3 baskets available, so 2 individuals per basket.
  • Please bring your own ball.

More About Pickleball 

  • Pickleball will be every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9-11am starting July 6.
  • Please bring your own ball and paddle. Balls and paddles will not be provided by the Y.
  • Masks are recommended but not required.
  • Side A of the basketball gym is reserved for Pickleball and Side B is for camp. Side A will enable folks to use one court. A net has been set aside in the gym for your use. Please move the net over to the side at the conclusion of Pickleball.
  • We have 8 slots open per hour. We ask that pickleball begin at the top of the hour and end at the top of the hour so the next group of 8 can come on. We can only have 4 playing a once, so the other members can sit off to the side.
  • Pickleball cannot start 15 minutes early or run 15 minutes late.

Fall Sports

Youth Flag Football

Our Youth Flag Football league for youth in grades K-8 focuses on the FUNdamentals. Learn the game in a safe environment with skilled instructors who care about kids! Games will be in Charlottesville with practices throughout the surrounding areas. Teams will practice once a week with games on Saturdays. Practice time and location will be determined by the YMCA and coaches after registration ends. You may request locations, teammates, or coaches, but the YMCA is not able to offer refunds if your practice location, day, coach, or teammates differ from those you requested.

  • WHO: Co-ed, grades K-8
  • WHERE: Charlottesville & Albemarle Fields
  • WHEN: Practices begin August 24.
    Games on Saturdays, September 12 – October 31.
  • FEE: $100 for Brooks Family Y members; $140 for non-members.

Financial assistance available.

REGISTRATION: Open until July 31.

Youth Soccer Clinics

This program introduces children to the basics of soccer and builds skills in a fun and inviting environment. We encourage parents to be actively involved as you and your child learn new skills, run through drills, and have fun together! We emphasize learning, confidence-building, and socialization, not winning or competition. Kids will start each session with structured learning time and practice, followed by a small scrimmage.

  • WHO: Co-ed, ages 3-6
  • WHERE: Charlottesville & Albemarle Fields
  • WHEN: Saturdays, September 19 – October 24
  • FEE: $65 for Brooks Family Y members; $95 for non-members.

Financial assistance available.

REGISTRATION: Open until September 1.

Homeschool PE

Expand your circle of friends by joining the Brooks Y Homeschool Physical Education program! All kids ages 5-12 are welcome to join (kids are separated into age groups). We learn fun games while working on teamwork and other social skills! 

While we normally meet in the Brooks YMCA basketball gym, this fall we will be using some of the outdoor areas around Brooks to practice social distancing related to COVID-19. Some classes may be indoors while some will be outdoors. We will communicate all information to parents ahead of time.

  • WHO: All kids ages 5-12 (kids separated into age groups)
  • WHERE: Brooks Family YMCA (indoor & outdoor spaces)
  • WHEN: Tuesdays 1-2 pm, September 1 – November 17 (12 weeks) 
  • FEE: $45 for Brooks Family Y members; $65 for non-members.

Financial assistance available.

REGISTRATION: Open until August 21.