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FAIR OAKS, GRASS VALLEY, SACRAMENTO AND YOLO ESPORTS LEAGUES

 

SUMMER ESPORTS - SAC & YOLO

Turn screen time into skill-building time with YMCA Esports powered by Nintendo Switch. Our experienced coaches provide a supportive environment for young gamers to develop their skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Whether your child is a casual player or aspiring pro, our league caters to all skill levels.

Who:  6 to 14 year-olds. There will be a junior division of 6 to 9 year-olds and a 10 to 14 year-old division.

When: Esports Jr is Mondays, 5:30-7:00, June 17th - August 12th. Esports is Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00, June 17th - August 12th.

Where: For Yolo residents - Yolo County YMCA, 1300 College St, Woodland. For Sacramento Area residents - Sacramento Central YMCA, 2021 W St, Sacramento. .

Coaches will be qualified YMCA employees.

Cost: Registration fee of $85 for Y Members and $105 for Community Members. The 2024 Esports jersey is required and will be an additional $25.

Financial assistance available through Y-Assist.

 REGISTER SACRAMENTO    REGISTER YOLO   

 


 

ESPORTS SUMMER CAMP - YOLO

Calling all gamers! Dive into the world of competitive gaming at our Esports Camp, featuring Nintendo Switch. Personal Switch not required. Campers will enjoy action-packed gameplay, friendly competition, and the chance to learn from qualified YMCA camp counselors. Whether they're into Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., or Minecraft, there's something for every gamer to love!

Who: Children ages 5-11

When: July 22nd - July 26th, 9AM - Noon, or 9AM - 5PM.

Where: Yolo County YMCA, 1300 College St, Woodland.

Cost: $65/week for YMCA Members, $75/week for Community Members.

Esports Full Day (9am-5pm): $125/week for YMCA Members, $140/week for Community Members.

Camp Counselors: All camps led by qualified YMCA staff who are also HS Athletes.

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SPRING ESPORTS - SAC & YOLO

Turn screen time into skill-building time with YMCA Esports powered by Nintendo Switch. Our experienced coaches provide a supportive environment for young gamers to develop their skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Whether your child is a casual player or aspiring pro, our league caters to all skill levels.

Who:  6 to 14 year-olds. There will be a junior division of 6 to 9 year-olds and a 10 to 14 year-old division.

When: Esports Jr is Mondays, 5:30-7:00, April 8th - June 3rd. Esports is Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00, April 9th - June 4th.

Where: For Yolo residents - Yolo County YMCA, 1300 College St, Woodland. For Sacramento Area residents - Sacramento Central YMCA, 2021 W St, Sacramento. For Grass Valley Residents: Memorial Park meeting room, 350 Race St, Grass Valley, 95945.

Coaches will be qualified YMCA employees.

Financial assistance available through Y-Assist.

 REGISTER SACRAMENTO    REGISTER YOLO 

 


 

What is Esports? 

Esports is a competitive sport through a video game requiring the use of strategy, collaboration, communication and problem solving skills to achieve individual or team success. And it’s bigger than ‘just gaming’. Esports allows for youth and teens who do not get involved in more traditional sports programs to be engaged through this outlet.

In our work with youth, teens and families we listen and respond. As we navigate the ‘new normal’ in the midst of the pandemic, we recognize more fully that youth need to engage with us in different ways. The Y has been a leader in developing and implementing Youth Sports programs over the years that facilitate the learning of teamwork, health and wellness habits and self-discipline. With the addition and option of Esports, these opportunities continue, along with additional benefits:

  • 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
  • As of 2021, approximately 200 universities have offered some kind of varsity Esports program and have spent nearly $15 million on related scholarship programs for top-tier video gamers.
  • For the first time, e-sport competitions were held at the 2021 Summer Olympics. The e-sport competitions were divided into the following disciplines: sailing: virtual regatta • cycling: Union Cyclist Internationale • rowing: open format• motorsport: FIA/Grand Tourism • baseball: World Baseball Softball Confederation - E-baseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020

Esports Pledge: 

We encourage players, coaches, and parents to recite this pledge prior to the beginning of each Esports game:

“I pledge to play the game the best I can, to be a team player, to respect my opponents and to improve myself in spirit, mind, and body.”

 

Esports Sponsorship: 

Interested to help support our Esports program? Consider sponsoring the league and receive marketing benefits for your company while helping make the program more affordable for youth. 

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