Join the popular world of Esports competitive gaming!

The Gateway Family YMCA is currently enrolling for Esports in Grades 7-12.

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Esports at the YMCA

Esports is an opportunity for participants to excel at what they love while developing strategic, social and problem-solving skills in a safe and inclusive environment.

What is Esports

Esports is organized competitive video gaming for all skill levels, that includes practice, games and tournaments, similar to a traditional sports league.

Benefits of Esports

Esports leagues promote sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership skills. YMCA Esports encourage healthy competition.

Esports League Opportunities

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Esports at the Y helps your child...

Build Self-confidence

When kids are active in esports their self-esteem grows as they learn how sharp their minds are and develop the mental skills of the game and self-reliance.

Practice Sportsmanship

Being a good sport shows respect for others and helps keep the game in perspective. Understanding sportsmanship fosters positive habits - in online and offline sports!

Gain New Skills

Kids learn the basics of online gaming and refine existing skills under the supervision of caring, skilled, and supportive coaches. Creativity and resilience are key in esports!

Learn Discipline

Practicing any sport regularly helps kids learn the importance of discipline, organization, showing self-control, and staying focused. Esports takes dedication like any other sport.

Esports Lab Location

The Gateway Family YMCA – Elizabeth Branch
135 Madison Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Esports lab was made available through a partnership with the Loyalty Foundation.

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