Youth Volleyball

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For Ages 8 to 14

YMCA Youth Volleyball leagues and clinics emphasize skill development and good sportsmanship. Our Youth Volleyball leagues and clinics are recreational and teach kids volleyball basics, like setting, bumping and serving.

YMCA youth sports encourage and promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.

Season Information


  •  Returning Discount Registration: May 15 – June 15
  • Open Registration: July 26 – August 27
  • Late Registration-August 28 – September 5


  • Rosters and schedule available on September 5
  • Opening Day September 9th 
  • Practice starts the week of Sep 10th
  • First game: Sep 16th
  • Last game: October 21st
  • Make-up Games: October 28th 

Greater Austin YMCA Youth Volleyball Rules and Guidelines

Practices & Games

  • Players will practice for 50 minutes each week.
  • Games are played within a 50 minute time period.
  • Teams are coached by volunteers – who must pass background check, complete child sexual abuse prevention training, and attend pre-season coaches training.
  • Jerseys are distributed before the first game. Players are responsible for shorts or pants, necessary protective gear, and athletic shoes.
  • Ball Sizes: 8-10 uses Volley Lite & 11-14 uses Regulation ball.

Health and Wellness

Our program provides a nurturing environment for children to explore new skills, foster teamwork, and build connections with positive role models, offering them a healthy and safe outlet for growth and development. In consideration of the safety of others, we kindly request that if you or anyone in your household is feeling unwell, please stay home during youth sports events.
A girl in a white shirt serves a volleyball over the net in practice. Other teammates and a basketball gym are blurred out in the background of the photograph.

How Teams are Created

  1. Coach Request: We start by reviewing coach requests, taking into account any specific coach preferences that participants may have.
  2. Friend Request: Next, we consider friend requests. If your child wants to be on the same team as a friend, we make every effort to accommodate this request.
  3. Age and Skill Level: To create balanced teams, we also factor in age and skill levels. We aim to distribute participants of varying ages and skill levels across teams, promoting fair competition and a supportive environment.
  4. Practice Day: Additionally, we consider practice days when assigning teams. Our goal is to ensure that teams can practice together conveniently.

By integrating these steps, we strive to create teams that not only honor preferences but also provide an inclusive and well-matched experience for each participant.

A girl in a white shirt holding a volleyball listens to her female adult volunteer coach in a white shirt give her instructions about how to properly serve a volleyball. Other teammates and a basketball gym are blurred out in the background of the photograph.

Coaches’ Corner: Info for Coaches

Volunteers are crucial to the success of our program. Thank you very much for volunteering your time and talent to serve as Y youth sports volunteer coach.


Visit our volunteer training page for details and requirements to become a coach for Greater Austin YMCA sports leagues.

Contact Us 

For youth sports inquiries, reach out to Ricardo Torres or Alexis Williams at

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“Youth volleyball is one of the best ways for kids to learn to communicate with one another. It’s inspiring to watch the kids get better with each practice and game.”

– Chelsea J.