Frequently Asked Sports Questions
HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED?
Teams are formed by the night, time and location that you pick for practice. You may request a certain coach, location, night or time that fits your family best.
WILL MY SPECIAL REQUEST BE HONORED?
The Pikes Peak YMCA Sports Program will try to make every accommodation when dealing with special requests. However, not all requests will be honored.
HOW DO I COMMUNICATE MY SPECIAL REQUEST?
Send an e-mail to your local YMCA branch YMCA Sports Director.
CAN MY CHILD PLAY “UP” A DIVISION?
Yes, contact your local YMCA branch Sports Director before registering. Children are allowed to play up ONE division from their current age. No more than one is permitted unless approved by the Sports Director.
CAN MY CHILD PLAY “DOWN” A DIVISION?
No, typically children are not allowed to play down a division unless a special circumstance is present such as disabilities. If you feel your child needs to play down a division contact your local YMCA branch Sports Director before registering.
WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT TO HEAR FROM A COACH?
You will hear from your coach by the Sunday before your first practice. If you do not hear from a coach by the Sunday before practices begin please call the YMCA to find out who your coach is.
WHERE CAN I FIND MY PLAYER’S GAME SCHEDULE?
All game schedules are posted on our sports portal known as Playerspace. You can login to Playerspace at playerspace.com. You will receive your username and password the week of your first practice. (See the Playerspace FAQ sheet under “Parent’s Place” tab at www.ppymca.org/programs/youth-sports).
MY CHILD(REN)’S PRACTICE DAYS AND/OR TIMES ARE INCONVENIENT. CAN I SWITCH TEAMS?
Switching teams is allowed if there is room on another team. Contact the Sports Director at your local YMCA branch to make the switch.
WHAT CAN I DO TO HAVE MORE CONTROL OVER WHEN AND WHERE MY CHILD PRACTICES?
Coach your child’s team! All of our coaches are volunteers. Because they have donated their time to our program they have sole discretion as to where and when they practice.
WHEN WILL MY CHILD GET THEIR JERSEY?
Jerseys are handed out by the second practice. Various sizes are available.
HOW DO I KNOW IF GAMES OR PRACTICES ARE CANCELED?
There are several ways to find out if games or practices are canceled! Game cancelations are made by the Sports Director at your local YMCA and are posted on playerspace.com, facebook.com/ppysports, ppymca.org, and on your Sports Director’s voicemail recording. Practice cancelations are made by your coach and are posted on playerspace.com, facebook.com/ppysports and you should receive a phone call or e-mail.
HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT EQUIPMENT MY CHILD NEEDS?
Visit the sports specific FAQ page under the “Parent’s Place” tab at ppymca.org/programs/youth-sports