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. The season runs from Oct. 2nd – Nov. 22nd. Smash Doodle Tournaments will run 2x monthly on Friday & Saturday.

The local tournaments are hosted by the coaches and are against competitors of all ages. Tournaments are not mandatory but discounted exclusively for members of the Beavers.

There will be training for players trying to get better as well as endless friendlies or friendly matches available for players looking for some casual games.

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.

Luis Avila, ESports  Coordinator at: [email protected] and or (570) 931-5937.



All Locations
10/2/23 - 11/22/23

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
9/18/23 9/30/23 Online / Front Desk $ 75.00$ 75.00$ 150.00

Available Sessions

10/02/23 - 11/22/23
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 5:30 pm - 1 hr, 30 mins

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

10/2/23 - 11/23/23

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
9/20/23 11/1/23 Front Desk $ 75.00$ 75.00$ 150.00

Available Sessions

10/02/23 - 11/23/23
Register at
front desk