The YMCA of the North is excited to introduce our Esports leagues! Esports is a competitive video game experience that allows individuals the opportunity to compete as a team in a fun, safe environment. Participants will develop important skills that they can utilize to thrive in all areas of life, including communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills in an individual or team environment.

Beginning March 28, the YMCA will offer Esports Leagues for participants ages 10-18 including Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. Each session will last 8 weeks, with participants meeting 2 times per week. Each day will include a short practice session followed by gameplay. Practice and gameplay will be led by a trained coach who will support participants in a wide variety of areas, including positive competition, team-building activities and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

Esports is a virtual option for youth to stay connected, develop new friendships and learn important life skills from the comfort of their own home. All virtual players must supply their own equipment for Esports leagues. Virtual participants will need the following equipment in order to play:

  • Game for which they are registering for: Rocket League or Super Smash Bros.
  • Gaming console (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Xbox or PC)
  • Online gaming capabilities for the console in which they are playing on

NEW in March!

Esports will have an in-person option at the Andover YMCA. All gaming equipment will be supplied by the YMCA.

Game Options

Rocket League is a unique, high-octane arcade style game that combines elements of both racing games and soccer. Participants compete in a 3 vs. 3 environment and attempt to use their rocket-powered vehicles to hit an oversized soccer ball into their opponent’s goal and score points over the course of the match. Individuals will work alongside their teammates to develop strategies and perfect their moves in order to defeat their competition.

Registration currently closed. Please check back for the next eSports session.

Super Smash Bros. incorporates our favorite Nintendo characters such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Pikachu and many others in an arcade style battle game. Participants compete in a 1 vs. 1 match, attempting to use their character’s special abilities to knock their opponent out of the designated arena.

Registration currently closed. Please check back for the next eSports session.

For more information

Please contact Tommy Wasylik, West Region Senior Sports Director at or 763-445-3646