Play Esports at the YMCA!


Esports Programs

Looking to make friends through gaming? Got dreams to go pro in SmashBros or maybe just win a cash cup some day?


Nintendo’s most beloved characters such as Mario, Link, and more, clash in the ultimate showdown. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a platform fighter for up to eight players in which characters from Nintendo games and third-party franchises fight to knock each other out of an arena.


Super Mario Kart is a kart racing game featuring several single and multiplayer modes. During the game, players take control of one of eight Mario franchise characters, each with differing capabilities, and drive karts around tracks with a Mario franchise theme.

Esports at the Y helps your child…

Build Self Confidence

When kids are active in Esports, their self-esteem grows as they learn how sharp their minds are and they develop the mental skills of the game and self-reliance.

Practice Sportsmanship

Being a good sport shows respect for others and helps keep the game in perspective. Understanding sportsmanship fosters positive habits – in online and offline sports!

Gain New Skills

Kids learn the basics of online gaming and refine existing skills under the supervision of caring, skilled, and supportive coaches. Creativity and resilience are key in Esports!

Learn Discipline

Practicing any sport regularly helps kids learn the importance of discipline, organization, showing self-control, and staying focused. Esports takes dedication like any other sport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Competitive video games or electronic sports (Esports) have boomed in popularity in recent years and have become the next big thing in youth recreation. Esports is playing games against teams in an organized competition or match.

Kids will have the opportunity play a variety of games including Super Smash Bros, and MarioKart.

No, the Y Esports program is open to members and community participants (CPs).

Bringing own equipment is allowed but not necessary.

  • Improved hand-eye coordination
  • Improved attention & visual acuity
  • Improved basic visual processing and executive function
  • Problem-solving & strategy skill development
  • 71% of parents report gaming having net positive effects for children
  • Boosts self-confidence and player socialization
  • 54% of gamers say gaming helps them connect with friends
  • More than thirty U.S. colleges and universities offer scholarships for gamers!

Esports share many of the same benefits of traditional athletics, like sportsmanship, leadership, communication, and teamwork.

Esports is an ideal opportunity for students who are not necessarily interested in traditional athletics, but who want to be a part of a team and learn new skills.

Online safety, academic and career paths and an emphasis on our core values are also promoted in this program.

Contact Brandi Weimer, Sports Director for more information 580-446-2377 or [email protected]