Mt. Hood Youth Sports

Mt. Hood YMCA Youth Sports FAQs
When will we hear from a coach?
When do practices start?
How many games?
Teammate requests?
Coach requests?
Do you have Financial Assistance?
What are your office hours?
Why doesn’t our team have a coach yet?
Why can’t we practice at the school that my child attends?
Why can’t we pick the night of practice we want?
If our practice night/time does not work for us can we switch?

When will we hear from a coach?
We ask every coach to have their players contacted prior to the weekend before the first week of practices. Many coaches will contact players sooner than that.
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When do practices start?
Practices begin the week before the first week of games. Typical practice start times are 6pm and 7pm. Practices last 1 hour. Most teams will have 2 practice weeks before the first game. Bowling and dodgeball do not have practices.
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How many games?
Most league sports will have 7 games in a season. Dodgeball and Bowling go for 6 sessions.
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Teammate requests?
We do our best to accommodate friend requests. On the registration form there will be a place designated for these requests.
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Coach requests?
We take coach requests on a first come first served basis. To keep the size of teams reasonable we cannot guarantee that you will be placed with the coach that you request however we are able to accommodate this request majority of the time. It will depend on how many players requested that coach ahead of you.
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Do you have Financial Assistance?
Yes we have a limited amount. Please see our Financial Assistance page.
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What are your office hours?
We do not have set office hours however we are most frequently in the office during morning hours. We have a small number of staff and tasks that take us out to the schools frequently in the afternoon and evening. The quickest way to have a question answered or a concern addressed is to Contact Us.
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Why doesn’t our team have a coach yet?
All of our teams are coached by volunteers. We make every effort during the registration process to invite coaches to Register. If you have not heard from a coach after the first week of practice it is because we are still looking for someone to volunteer.
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Why can’t we practice at the school that my child attends?
We use schools in the Gresham/Barlow and Reynolds school districts. Not all of the gyms are available to us. On the registration it will ask you for the school nearest to your home. This will give us a landmark to use when picking a gym for your child’s practice. Our goal is to keep everyone’s practice within 15 minutes of their home.
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Why can’t we pick the night of practice we want?
Due to the fact that our coaches are volunteers we allow them to choose their night and time to accommodate their schedule. During most seasons we have over 1000 registrations and requests from parents. We do not have the capacity to accommodate everyone’s request regarding practice nights.
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If our practice night/time does not work for us can we switch?
On most occasions the answer to this is no. The reason is because it would involve switching teams with another player or adding an extra player to a team that is already at capacity. We will of course take a look to see if there are any convenient changes that can be made, but if not we will refund you your payment.
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