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Our Philosophy
The YMCA Sports Department has a goal: to develop respectful athletes within the framework of character development. We are able to achieve this goal by teaching good sportsmanship and social skills in a non-competitive environment. It's about all players showing respect for one another and recognizing that teamwork is the winning strategy. We also know that "Fitness Disguised as Fun" will engage more Members and keep them active. So we also offer a wide variety of interesting activities for adults and kids throughout the YMCA.

Sports Director
Michelle Baldwin
Season dates: June 5th - August 19th
Ready. Set. Coach!

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteer coaches for our 2017 summer youth basketball season.

Age ranges: 5-6 years old, 7-8 years old, and 9-10 years old
Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays
Games are on Saturdays

We are also seeking reliable and knowledgeable referees for:

Summer Youth Basketball: Games Saturdays 10am - 2pm
Summer Adult Basketball: Games Mondays and Wednesday 6:30pm - 8:45pm

Contact Michelle Baldwin at 352-374-9622 or to learn more.

Basketball Skills Clinic

More than just the score! Skills for both on and off the court!
4 Weeks Long Small Group Instruction

Session 1 (7/10 - 8/4)

Session 2 (8/7 - 9/1)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Member $70 / Non-Member $80

This clinic will focus on the growth of the players in the following areas:


Cardio/ Endurance

Dribbling Skills

Shooting Skills

Defensive Skills

Rebounding Skills

Capoeira Classes

Classes Start June 5!

Join the Capoeira Academy of Gainesville at the North Central Florida YMCA for Capoeira, a unique form of Afro-Brazilian Martial Art.

Mondays and Wednesdays

Little Kids: (ages 3 - 5)
4:00pm - 4:30pm

Big Kids: (ages 6- 10)
4:30pm - 5:15pm

Teens and Adults:
5:15pm - 6:30pm


Combined Kids Class:
11:30am - 12:15pm

Teens and Adults:
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Pricing Per Month

Attend two classes per week
Member: $100 | Non-member: $150

Attend three classes per week
Members: $125 | Non-members: $175