Youth Basketball

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Our Youth Basketball program is for youth ages 4-18. 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.

Depending on age, practices and game times may vary.

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 basic understanding of the game. This league will continue to focus on basic fundamentals & skills.

​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.

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.

COST

LITTLE DRIBBLERS (ages 4-5)

  • Members: $40.00

  • Non-Members: $55.00

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

  • Members: $60.00

  • Non-Members: $75.00

REGISTRATION

  • Our Youth Basketball program has both a summer and a winter season.

  • Our leagues will meet/play at both the A.J. McClung and D.A. Turner YMCAs.

  • Practices are held on weekday evenings with games held on Fridays and/or Saturdays.

  • For additional information, download our youth basketball flyer.

Registration for the WINTER 2020 season opens on Thursday, October 15th.

*Spots are limited, early registration is highly encouraged.

Registration deadline: Saturday, December 5th

REGISTER HERE: Winter 2020 Youth Basketball

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. 

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