Youth Basketball

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Our Youth Basketball program is for youth ages 4-17. This program is designed to develop fundamental basketball skills while learning, teamwork, strategy, and sportsmanship. Children will learn basketball rules, shooting, passing, and ball handling. They will also learn offensive and defensive skills like rebounding, and team play.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Our Youth Basketball leagues at the Y are held during the summer and winter.

  • YMCA league games are played at the A.J. McClung and D.A. Turner YMCAs.

  • For our Smith Station league, it is held only during the winter.

  • League games for Smith Station are played at Smith Station High School.

  • Practices are generally held on weekday evenings with games held on Fridays and/or Saturdays.  Please note, schedules may vary. 

Registration is currently open.  For the YMCA Youth Basketball League, you can register at your local YMCA Branch or online.  For the Smith Station Youth Basketball League, click here for more information.  

YMCA online registration, click here.

REGISTRATION

COST - YMCA LEAGUE

LITTLE DRIBBLERS (ages 4-5)

  • Members: $40.00

  • Non-Members: $55.00

JUNIORS & YOUTH LEAGUES (Boys & Girls, ages 6-17)

  • Members: $65.00

  • Non-Members: $80.00

TEAMS

LITTLE DRIBBLERS (ages 4-5)

  • This is considered an "instructional league" where our focus will be on mastering basic fundamentals & understanding of the game.

JUNIORS (Co-ed, ages 6-7)

  • For those with a basic understanding of the game. This league will continue to focus on basic fundamentals & skills.

  • Winter session players clinic: Saturday, December 11th at 9:00 a.m.

​YOUTH LEAGUES (Boys & Girls, ages 8-17)

  • Skill clinics will be used to assign teams.

  • Clinics will be run based on age.

  • All players MUST attend a skills clinic before participating in the upcoming season.

    • GIRLS all ages, Winter session players clinic: Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 a.m.

    • BOYS 8-10, Winter session players clinic: Saturday, December 11th at 10:00 a.m.

    • BOYS 11-13, Winter session players clinic: Saturday, December 11th at 12noon

    • BOYS 14-17, Winter session players clinic: Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 a.m.

Please note: all skill levels & abilities are welcome, no child will be denied the opportunity to play.

PLAYERS

All players must have sneakers with non-marking soles. Each player will receive a jersey.

COACHES

YMCA youth basketball recreational teams are led by volunteer coaches. All volunteer coaches undergo a background check and training. Opportunities are available for coaches and assistant coaches at all locations.

 

For more information, please contact our Director of Athletics and Recreation, Antonio Mathis

QUESTIONS?

Please contact our Director of Athletics and Recreation, Antonio Mathis.