Join the GWVA YMCA Beavers in a competitive sport through a video game requiring the use of strategy, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills to achieve individual or team success. And it’s bigger than ‘just gaming’. Esports allows teens to be engaged in a non-traditional sports program.

Esports will be available for youth ages 8-17. They will be trained and coached by local Super Smash Bros. Competitors. A season is 2 months long with a tournament every week including 1 bigger tournament event near the end of each month.

They will compete in real local tournaments hosted by the coaches against other competitors of all ages. Tournaments are not mandatory but free exclusively for members of the Beavers. A general PR or player ranking based on results of said tournaments will also be available after each season

Game being offered:

Smash Brothers- is a crossover series of multiplayer fighting games in which many well-known Nintendo characters are pitted against each other to fight, with each character using their unique abilities in battle.

Nintendo Switch game console as well as the game will be available to play at the YMCA. You are also welcome to bring your own!

For more information regarding Youth Leagues please contact: Luis Avila, MESH Director at: [email protected]


Smash Brothers Ultimate -N. Switch- In Person- Age 8-17 Years Old

1/16/23 - 3/10/23

YMCA Esports is the development of values through a progressive program stressing skill development, fun, physical fitness, and friendly competition.  All youth have an opportunity to play and families are encouraged to participate. Additional benefits include:

  • Improved hand-eye coordination
  • Improved attention & visual acuity
  • Improved basic visual processing and executive function
  • Problem-solving & strategy skill development
  • 71% of parents report gaming having net positive effects for children
  • Boosts self-confidence and player socialization
  • 54% of gamers say gaming helps them connect with friends
  • At least ten St. Louis area high schools compete in the top national high school Esports league
  • In the span of just five years, over 125 higher education institutions have created varsity collegiate Esports programs.

More than thirty U.S. colleges and universities offer scholarships for gamers

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
1/1/23 1/31/23 Front Desk $ 60.00$ 60.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

01/16/23 - 03/10/23
Mo,Tu,We,Th - 5:30 pm - 1 hr, 30 mins