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SUPER SMASH BROS ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT

Yolo YMCA is hosting our first ever Super Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament. Using Nintendo Switches, your child will get a chance to go head to head with peers who also love the game. Your child will also get to see what our Esports League is all about. Personal consoles are not required to participate. Medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The entry is only $15 and pizza is included!

This is an in-person event. Must register by May 26th to participate.

Who:  9 to 14-year-olds.

When: Double Elimination - Saturday, May 28th, 9:00am - 12:00 noon. 

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

REGISTER


ESPORTS

Does your child like video games? Are you looking for a way to give purpose to their gaming time? The YMCA Esports Program is for you! This program offers curriculum-based learning, while also being engaging and fun for kids who are passionate about video games. Using Nintendo Switches and popular Nintendo games, such as Super Smash Bros, players will improve their gaming strategies, while also learning valuable skills such as teamwork and communication.

Who:  9 to 14-year-olds.

When: Practice begins April 11th and continues every Monday, 6pm - 7 pm.

Tournaments: Single Elimination - Monday, May 16th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, and Double Elimination - Saturday, May 28th, 9:00am - 12:00 noon. 

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.

Financial assistance available through Y-Assist.

 

REGISTER FOR SACRAMENTO          REGISTER FOR YOLO     


OROVILLE ESPORTS

Who:  9 to 14-year-olds.

When: The league is April 16 - June 06.  The team meets every Monday, 6pm - 7 pm.

Tournaments: Single Elimination - Monday, May 16th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm, and Double Elimination - Saturday, May 28th, 9:00am - 12:00 noon. 

Where: Oroville Convention Center

Coaches will be qualified YMCA employees.

Financial assistance available through Y-Assist.

REGISTER FOR OROVILLE


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. 

View Sponsorship Opportunities