Four people with headphones on look at computer monitors while sitting in chairs.
The YMCA of Nebraska is beginning its spring esports league. Photo courtesy of YMCA of Greater Omaha.

YMCAs across Nebraska have started a new esports league. The competitive gaming league encourages children to cultivate skills like teamwork, leadership, online safety and individual growth.

Todd Johnson, executive director of YMCA youth sports in Lincoln, and Bailie Meissner, youth sports director at the Southwest YMCA in Omaha, discuss the new program.

The spring esports season began on April 5 and will continue every Monday and Wednesday until May 26.