The YMCA of San Diego County's esports program enables students to realize their full potential in a variety of settings beyond the classroom. Through our on-site locations, students can increase their knowledge of concepts in a classroom setting through team play, projects and games. Students can use their creativity and imagination in the virtual esports world, under the real-world guidance and instruction of Y staff. Participating in this program will increase the students' sense of community and teamwork, as well as their individual strengths and problem-solving skills, through applying gaming and strategy to practical concepts like design and robotics. 

Join us in person or online from the comfort of your home! Our on-site, central location is the Mission Valley YMCA Digital Studio.


FOR YMCA Esports Technology & Innovation

Mission Valley Y's Digital Studio provides a safe and supervised digital gaming opportunity for students and is the first of its kind at the Y in San Diego. It serves as an after-school outlet where youth can tap into their passions and develop technology skills in a learning environment outfitted with high-tech tools for designing and building robots, 3D printed creations, gaming, exploring the world of making and more.

At the digital studio, students have the opportunity to participate in classes within three categories: 


  • LEGO WeDo Robotics | Ages 6 – 9
  • LEGO Mindstrom Robotics | Ages 8 – 12
  • First LEGO League (Competitive) | Ages 9 – 14
  • SAM Labs Robotics | Ages 6 – 10
  • Arduino Robotics | Ages 8 – 13


  • 3D Design & Printing | Ages 6 – 12
  • Scratch Game Design | Ages 6 – 9
  • Unreal Game Design | Ages 8 – 13


  • Minecraft Builders! | Ages 6 – 12
  • Modded Minecraft | Ages 8 – 12
  • Esports: Smash Bros. Ultimate | Ages 8 ‐ 12 and 13 – 17


Ages: 6 - 14
Questions? Contact Christian Chamberlain, [email protected] .