YMCA Basketball (Ages 4 – 13)
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 their 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 solid 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 Advanced and Recreational level leagues, our focus is on developing your child’s skills and overall enjoyment for the sport of basketball. Teams will have experienced and trained volunteer 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 advanced-level play. Practice schedules will be announced during registration. All teams will be guaranteed at least one practice the week prior to the league start date. Leagues are entirely co-ed. 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.
Winter K Division Basketball League- Winter Season Only (Ages 4 – 5)
This fun and exciting basketball program will focus on the development of introductory skills needed to play basketball. Teams will have one practice per week (on Saturdays) until games start. Once games start, teams will practice 30 minutes before their game and then immediately play a 30 minute game. To encourage development, team coaches will serve as the game officials. If you’d like to volunteer to be a coach, please fill out our Volunteer Coach Application (linked below).
Winter Recreational Basketball League (Ages 6 – 9)
From dribbling, to lay-ups, to free throws, the YMCA’s recreational youth basketball program teaches the fundamentals of basketball and provides kids ages 6 to 9 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 gets equal playing time.
Advanced Level Basketball (Ages 8 – 13)
This is an advanced level basketball league geared towards kids that have played before. Emphasis is on further player development through higher level competition. Though this is an advanced level league, the Y’s main goal is to encourage and promote healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition, equal playing time, fun, 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.
Spring Basketball is open to children ages 6 – 13.
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|12 & 13
K League: Members*: FREE**
Recreational League: Members*: FREE**
Advanced 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 February 5, 2024 (In person only).
Non-Member Registration opens February 6, 2024 and will be available online or in person.
Registration ends when teams fill. Early registration is advised, spots fill fast.
Practices and Games:
Practices will begin the week of April 8th. Games begin on April 20th.
- 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 are available.
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”
For questions or info, please call 505-595-1515