YMCA Basketball (Ages 3 – 17)
The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming active and developing healthy habits they will continue throughout their lives. In a Y sports program, your child will meet friends, learn new skills, improve his or her fitness and most importantly have fun! Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes with learning a new sport, building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, or refining and improving skills, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole athlete, inside and out.
The YMCA Basketball League (YBL) is the perfect fit for you and your family. With both Competitive and Non-competitive leagues our focus is on developing your child’s skills and overall enjoyment for the sport of basketball. Teams will have experienced and trained coaches for all age levels. All teams will have one set practice night per week and one game per week with a playoff tournament at the end of the year for competitive play. Practice schedules will be announced. All teams will be guaranteed at least one practice the week prior to the league start date. Grades K-3rd are coed. Grades 4th-12th will have separate leagues for boys and girls. Games may be played at the YMCA, local area schools, or nearby churches.
BE GOAL ORIENTED!
Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no try outs, no getting cut and a good amount of playing time while making friends and learning new techniques.
Itty Bitty Basketball – Winter Season Only (Ages 3 – 5)
This fun and exciting basketball league gets young children introduced the wonderful sport of basketball. Children will learn the basic fundamentals of the game such as dribbling, passing and shooting in low pressure but fun environment. eight 45 minute practices followed by a 45 minute game will all be held on Saturdays.
Recreational Basketball (Ages 6 – 11)
From dribbling, to lay-ups, to free throws, the YMCA’s non-competitive youth basketball program teaches the fundamentals of basketball and provides kids ages 5 to 11 with a positive basketball experience. Through regular practices and games, teammates gain a strong knowledge of basketball, from shooting, to passing, to blocking and more. Plus they have fun and learn teamwork, which leads to a lifelong love of basketball.
Teams practice once per week and play eight games per season. All teams are led by volunteer coaches. Parental involvement, whether as a team volunteer, cheerleader or coach, is a key to success.
Each player will receive a team jersey and participation award. Every child plays at least half of every game.
Competitive Basketball (Ages 8 – 17)
This is a competitive basketball league that gives boys and girls a chance to go beyond our Non-Competitive League. Coaches are allowed to register a whole team and keep the team together over the years. Emphasis is on player development through higher level competition. Even though this is a competitive league, the Y still encourages and promotes healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition and sportsmanship.
Teams practice once per week and play eight games per season in addition to a season ending tournament. All teams are led by volunteer coaches. Parental involvement, whether as a team volunteer, cheerleader or coach, is a key to success.
Each player will receive jersey/shorts, participation award, and tournament award for 1st place. The season will end with a single-elimination tournament. Playing time varies according to each coach. NMAA High school rules apply.
Fall Basketball is a open to children ages 6 – 17.
|2023 Fall Division|
|RA-Division||6 & 7 Year Old’s||Co-Ed|
|RB-Division||8 & 9 Year Old’s||Co-Ed|
|B-Division||8 & 9 Year Old’s||Co-Ed|
|C-Division||10 & 11 year Old’s||Co-Ed|
|D-Division||12 & 13 Year Old’s||Co-Ed|
|E-Division||14 to 17 Year Old’s||Co-Ed|
Game Schedules and Times
Please click here for the “Y Game Time” website.
Find your child’s team under the divisions under each of the sports. Once you find their team, you can sync their game time schedules to your calendar by clicking the team name and next to “Calendar” you will click on “Subscribe”
Recreational League: Members*: FREE**
Competitive League: Members*: FREE**
Call for Non-Member Rates
*Must have an active family or single-parent family YMCA membership to receive member pricing.
Member Only Registration Day is July 3, 2023 (In person only).
Non-Member Registration opens July 4, 2023 and will be available online or in person.
Registration ends when teams fill or August 18. Early registration is advised, spots fill fast.
Practices and Games:
Practices will begin the week of August 21 and games will be posted on Y Game Time. The season concludes in November.
- Athletic Apparel and Sneakers are required.
- Mouth Piece and Water Bottle are recommended, but not required.
- Bringing your own Basketball is optional.
Year-round Registration Dates:
- Fall: Registration opens the first Monday in July
- Winter: Registration opens the last Monday in October
- Spring: Registration opens the first Monday in February
- Summer: Basketball Camps and Clinics are available, no current season
For questions or info, please contact:
Interim Sports Director
505-595-1515 extension 3117