The Hopewell Valley YMCA will be launching a pilot Esports program for middle school students (grades 6-8) within Hopewell Valley, in collaboration with the National YMCA Esports program. We are looking for 10 players and 1-2 volunteer coaches, who are willing and able to participate in an 8 week program, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm beginning on April 12, 2021.

While in the program, participants and coaches will adhere to the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) curriculum and will engage in weekly game practice sessions.

Throughout the program, participants will play games against local YMCA Esports teams to practice for the end of season tournament. Currently, the game selection will be Rocket League, which is a multi-platform game.

Players and coaches will utilize discord and leaguespot to game as a team and against other teams. The Esports league is not an open format league and will only be available to players registered in the program and other YMCA participants within the National YMCA Esports program.


Interested players must have access to their own gaming console or gaming PC.
Additional materials may be necessary as we advance through the program. Details will be communicated.


Registration will be completed on a first come first serve basis, with a waitlist established, in the event registered participants, can’t meet the specs required for gameplay.

As a reminder, this is a pilot program, so there will be a learning curve for both players, coaches and administration, with feedback and information shared throughout the program.

Participation will be limited!


If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, contact Daniel Williams,


Dates: April 12 -June 2, 2021

Grades: 6th – 8th

Days: Monday and Wednesday

Cost: $25 – Special Pilot Introductory Price




Thank you for your interest in helping the YMCA forge a future into the Esports gaming world.