Connecting Through Sports

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!

Teamwork, 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.

Youth Sports Programs at the Central Va YMCA

Youth Sports

The Y is the starting point for youth to learn about becoming and staying active and developing healthy habits that they’ll carry with them throughout their lives.

The benefits are more than just physical health; whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building relationships that lead to teamwork. Participation in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Click below to find out more about our current offerings. 

Adult Basketball at the Central Virginia YMCA

Adult Sports

From basketball to pickleball, there is something for all ages at the Central Virginia YMCA. Learn about the adult sports offerings available in Central Virginia.

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


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!


Additional Programs & Recreational Opportunities

Birthday parties, scholarships and more! The YMCA is more than just a gym, it is a place for celebrations and opportunity.

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.

Lynchburg's Storming of Thunder Ridge Central Virginia Biking Events

Storming of Thunder Ridge

Storming of Thunder Ridge is Lynchburg, Virginia’s only local, fully-supported road cycling event. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, there’s a ride for everyone:  27, 45, 47 (The Mountain Only), 75 and 100 mile options.

Cycle Sports Adults Storming Thunder Ridge

Special Events

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

Golf Tournament

Youth Scholarship Golf Tour

Each year the YMCA of Central Virginia hosts a Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament at Boonsboro Country Club. All proceeds raised through this tournament support our Power Scholars Academy, increasing literacy and math skills amongst local school children, while mitigating summer learning loss.