We offer an array of sports and recreation activities that will challenge you or your child to reach goals both on and off the field. YMCA of Central Virginia sports programs are designed so that everyone gets a chance to play and feel connected. Because when we all play - we all win!

Team work, leadership, and a sense of comradery are at the core of Y sports. From soccer to swim team, and everything in between, there's bound to be a team that is a perfect fit for your needs. Check out our sports offerings for both kids and adults below.  

Kids Basketball Youth Sports Competitive

Youth Basketball

YMCA basketball is designed to teach the basic skills of basketball to newcomers and refine skills for return players.

Focus will be on ball control, shooting techniques, offensive and defensive tactics, rules and regulations of the game, team work, sportsmanship and fair play for all.

Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches and helpers.

Flag Football Kids Youth Competitive Sports

Youth Flag Football

The YMCA's Flag Football program offers several different leagues for boys and girls preschool ages 7 - 13yrs old.

Basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games and every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life.

Lap Swimming Indoor Pool Lynchburg

Lap Swimming

Strengthen your swimming skills, train for a triathlon or just get a great workout with minimal stress on your joints in one of our heated indoor lap pools. We have indoor pools with lap lanes at the Downtown YMCA and the Jamerson Family YMCA. Available times and lanes vary. Please visit our schedules page, or download our mobile app for up to date schedules.

LY Swim Team Lynchburg

LY Swim Team

The LY Swim Team  is the only year-round swimming program in Lynchburg. We focus on the long-term development of successful competitive swimmers, providing stroke instruction and age-appropriate training to allow swimmers to progress to their highest potential. LY Swim Team is a program of the YMCA of Central Virginia.

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

We offer programs for kids ages 5 -12, teens, and adults who want to learn a proven self defense system, gain newfound confidence, and get in the absolute best shape of their life!

Your first class is on the Y - come check it out!

Basketball Gym Open Gym Adult
Pickleball Handball Tennis Sports Adult Team Club


Pickleball is open to YMCA of Central Virginia members free and available at both the Downtown YMCA and the Jamerson Family YMCA.

Racquetball Sports Club Adult Pickleball Handball


Racquetball is available at our Downtown Branch.

Children Birthday Parties in Lynchburg at the Central Virginia YMCA

Rentals and Birthday Parties

Give your child a Birthday Party to remember at your Downtown or Jamerson Family YMCA. Parties are scheduled in two-hour blocks on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

Soccer Sports Kids Youth Competitive

Fall & Spring Soccer

The YMCA fall and spring soccer programs are progressive programs with age-specific levels.

Every child gets to play in a safe, exciting and fun atmosphere. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.

Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches and helpers.

Cycle Sports Adults Storming Thunder Ridge

Special Events

The YMCA of Central Virginia hosts several special events throughout the year. 

Youth T-Ball and Other Youth Sports Programs at the YMCA


Youth T-Ball at the Y is an opportunity to learn the basics of baseball in an introductory sport. Participants will practice catching, throwing and hitting the ball off a tee in a fun team environment. The focus of our Youth T-Ball leagues is to have fun, meet new friends and play in a non-competitive environment.

Adult Volleyball Programs in Lynchburg


Adult volleyball at the Jamerson Family YMCA is open to all Y members and free of charge.