GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

TRADITIONAL OPERATIONS TEMPORARILY HALTED

In response to COVID-19-related public health concerns, the Greater Wichita YMCA has temporarily halted all traditional operations (facilities are closed, programs, sports and activities are suspended, membership fees paused, etc.). To learn more, tap below, email info@ymcawichita.org.

WE'RE HIRING - SUMMER CAMP AND LIFEGUARDS

We are currently seeking Summer Camp staff, Lifeguards, and other seasonal staff for Spring and Summer. Learn more on our SUMMER STAFF page.

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers volleyball for kids, teens, and adults with age grouping based on USA Volleyball criteria. Learn and expand skills and strategy for volleyball in an environment based on the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Recreational, advanced, and club teams available for young athletes.

We offer volleyball during open courts and through organized sports leagues at eight of our branch locations in Andover, El Dorado, Newton, and Wichita. Kids and adults can participate with member rates and non-member rates available. Most teams are coached by volunteer coaches but our club teams have HOA-certified staff coaches to mentor young players. 

Use the information and links below to explore and enroll in:

  • VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY Our coaching and fitness staff teach one-day intensive clinics for developing players
  • RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL For players just starting out - ages 6U-14U - with an emphasis on basics
  • ADVANCED VOLLEYBALL Players 9U-18U can compete in their local branch and at our Farha Sports Centers
  • CLUB VOLLEYBALL Available for 11U-18U players with local, regional, and national competitions
  • ADULT VOLLEYBALL Ages 18+ participate in co-ed teams at branch locations

VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY

  • ELIGIBLE AGES 4U-14U
  • TEAM FORMATION N/A (Individual Participation)
  • SESSION FORMAT These one-day events are for young athletes that have played the game and understand the skills but want to get more technical experience. Our experienced volleyball coaching and sports / personal fitness staff offer clinic-style, intensive instruction, training, and scrimmages.
 

REGISTRATION

DEADLINE

SESSION DATES

(WEEKS OF)

WINTER 2020 12/02/19 01/01/20 - 01/16/20
SPRING 2020 03/23/20 03/30/20 - 05/04/20
SUMMER 2020 (May) (June - July)
FALL 2020 (August) (September - October)
ACADEMY FORMAT
  • DURATION 1-Day/Session
  • POST-SEASON N/A
GAME AND PLAY FORMAT
  • N/A (Skills Development)
  • All players are expected to participate for the duration
PLAYERS COSTS / FEES
  • $40/Player/Session for Greater Wichita YMCA Members (Youth or Family Member)
  • $60/Player/Session for Community Participants (Non-Members). Join NOW and save IMMEDIATELY. Tap below for details
UNIFORM POLICY
  • N/A - Participants required to wear appropriate fitness attire and footwear
PRACTICE/GAME LOCATIONS
  • Sessions held at YMCA Farha Sports Centers Courts (Andover, South)
COACHES AND OFFICIALS
  • COACHES N/A (Sessions lead by Greater Wichita YMCA professionals and experienced staff)
  • OFFICIALS N/A

RECREATIONAL VOLLEYBALL

  • ELIGIBLE AGES 8U-14U
  • TEAM FORMATION 8-10 Players/Team with Coach
  • LEAGUE FORMAT For new and beginning players, Recreational Volleyball offers the fundamentals of volleyball with the YMCA's Core Values - caring, honest, respect, and responsibility - at the core of the game. Learn the right way to work as a team and improve the basics of winning on the court.
 

REGISTRATION

DEADLINE

PRACTICE BEGINS

(WEEK OF)

SEASON DATES

(WEEKS OF)

WINTER 2020 12/02/19 12/16/20 01/02/20 - 03/07/20
SPRING 2020 03/02/20 03/16/20 03/28/20 - 05/09/20
SUMMER 2020 05/04/20 05/18/20 (June - July)
FALL 2020 (August) (August) (September - October)
SEASON FORMAT
  • GAME COUNT 8 Games/Season
  • POST-SEASON N/A
GAME AND PLAY FORMAT
  • Score Kept
  • EVERYONE PLAYS POLICY All eligible players get equal playing time (approximately one-half, or more, of each match)
PLAYER COSTS / FEES
  • INDIVIDUAL Registration with Individual Fees (See Branch Staff for Details)
  • $45/Player/Season for Greater Wichita YMCA Members (Youth or Family Member)
  • $65/Player/Season for Community Participants (Non-Members). Join NOW and save IMMEDIATELY. Tap below for details
  • Players not assigned to a team will be provided a full refund
UNIFORM POLICY
PRACTICE/GAME LOCATIONS
  • WINTER and SUMMER practices and games are held at the YMCA Farha Sports Centers (Andover and Wichita)
  • SPRING and FALL practices and games are held on hardwood courts at our YMCA Branches including:
    • Dr. Jim Farha ANDOVER YMCA
    • EAST YMCA
    • Dennis Schoenebeck NORTH YMCA
    • Ken Shannon NORTHWEST YMCA
    • Richard A. DeVore SOUTH YMCA
COACHES AND OFFICIALS
  • COACHES Volunteers
  • OFFICIALS Provided by Greater Wichita YMCA

ADVANCED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

  • ELIGIBLE AGES 10U-18U
  • TEAM FORMATION 8-10 Players/Team with Coach
  • LEAGUE FORMAT Established/competitive players and teams continue to develop skills in competitive play including regional travel teams. YMCA Core Values are maintained for good sportsmanship.
 

REGISTRATION

DEADLINE

PRACTICE BEGINS

(WEEK OF)

SEASON DATES

(WEEKS OF)

POST-SEASON

TOURNAMENT DATES

WINTER 2020 01/06/20 01/20/20 02/04/20 - 03/03/20 03/09/20 - 03/10/20
SPRING 2020 03/02/20 03/16/20 03/31/20 - 05/05/20 05/11/20 - 05/12/20
SUMMER 2020 05/04/20 05/18/20 06/02/20 - 07/14/20 07/20/20 - 07/21/20
FALL 2020 (August) (August) (September - October) (October)
SEASON FORMAT
  • GAME COUNT 8 Games/Season
  • POST-SEASON Top-4 Teams (Single Elimination) Tournament
GAME AND PLAY FORMAT
  • Score Kept
  • Coaches determine playing time/percentage for each player
PLAYER COSTS / FEES
  • INDIVIDUAL or TEAM Registration with Individual Fees (See Branch Staff for Details)
  • $60/Player/Season for Greater Wichita YMCA Members (Youth or Family Member)
  • $80/Player/Season for Community Participants (Non-Members). Join NOW and save IMMEDIATELY. Tap below for details
  • Players not assigned to a team will be provided a full refund
UNIFORM POLICY
  • Matching shirts/jerseys (Team Provided)
  • Centered Numbers (front and back) Required
PRACTICE/GAME LOCATIONS
  • Practices held at YMCA Farha Sports Centers (Andover and Wichita) on MONDAY nights.
  • Games played at our YMCA Farha Sports Centers Courts (Andover and Wichita) on TUESDAY nights.
COACHES AND OFFICIALS
  • COACHES Volunteers
  • OFFICIALS Provided by Greater Wichita YMCA

 

COMPETITIVE CLUB VOLLEYBALL 

  • ELIGIBLE AGES 11U-18U
  • TEAM FORMATION 8-10 Players/Team with Coach
  • LEAGUE FORMAT Our FSC COUGARS are lead by HOA-certified coaching staff and practice at our YMCA Farha Sports Centers. Players will advance their skills and achievements through challenge and encouragement.
  • NOTE 2020-2021 Tryouts will be held in NOVEMBER, 2020
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JOIN AND SAVE ON VOLLEYBALL - AND MORE

Did you know that Greater Wichita YMCA members save on all programs, activities, and sports? By joining TODAY you'll save each season on:

  • Youth, Individual, Family, and Active Older Adult Memberships for LESS THAN $2/DAY
  • Full access to all of our branch locations
  • Unlimited access to included Group Exercise Classes
  • Discounted rates on all other programs and activities
  • Access to 2,000+ YMCA locations nationally

Income-based financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Spend less and do more as a YMCA member.

HELPFUL LINKS

Use the tiles below to download our adult sports brochures and to get more involved with our sports programs.

Playerspace

OUR SPORTS RUN ON PLAYERSPACE

The Greater Wichita YMCA's volleyball teams and all organized sports - including team and league information, schedules and standings, and ways to engage with coaches, staff, and other parents - run on the PlayerSpace platform. It's free and easy to use on Apple and Android devices or from a browser.

MAKING HEALTHY CONNECTIONS

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers volleyball and other ways to share time in pursuit of healthy spirit, mind, and body including:

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