Competition. WAYA provides more than 30 sports and learning programs for kids 18 months to 18 years of age. Participation is not limited by neighborhood boundary, physical or mental disability, skill level, or financial need. Integrity.  WAYA teaches great kids to be good sports and instills the values of integrity and sportsmanship through competition and interaction. Community. WAYA offers a place for families to gather, compete, learn and grown. In addtion, WAYA provides volunteer opportunites for our youth to be of service to the greater community. Legacy. WAYA began over 30 years ago as an idea in a living room; today WAYA has grown to become an organization that gives great joy to thousands of youth and is shared with the entire city of Austin.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Gym Hours?

Open Gym Hours:
Mon - Sat: Call for availability
Sunday: Call for availability
 

Are WAYA memberships refundable?

WAYA does not refund memberships.

 

Are WAYA coaches certified in any manner?

Yes. All WAYA Coaches are required to complete the PCA "Double Goal Coach" course. WAYA is committed to the principles of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and is against the "win-at-all-cost" mentality. PCA calls a positive coach a "Double Goal" Coach. A win-at-all cost coach only has one goal - to win. A positive coach shares that goal (to win), but has a second goal that is even more important - to use the sports experience to help young people to learn life lessons and gain positive character traits that will help them be successful throughout their lives.

Each year, WAYA hosts a FREE PCA workshop for all WAYA coaches and parents. The focus of these workshops is to educate our coaches and parents on the principles of positive coaching. To read more about PCA please visit www.positivecoach.org.

 

Can my child play up a division?

Participants with a higher skill level or experience may "play up" in an older division with the permission of the Athletic Director and league commissioner. Children who are not at the minimum age required by the league by the deadline will not be allowed to play during the season. Insurance does not cover and is not intended for those who do not meet the minimum age requirements.

 

Can I rent any facility space at WAYA?

Rental of any or all of the gyms at WAYA includes exclusive use of the rented gym space for the time designated. Only WAYA members are allowed to rent our facilities. More details about Facility Rental.