From building stronger skills to gaining self-confidence, our youth basketball program is about more than just the game. It is about building the whole child from the inside out. Our coaches focus on the youth basketball players’ development of building core skills such as ball handling, defense, offense, rebounding, shooting, conditioning and more. We’re creating team players and future leaders through team sports. Your kids will learn good sportsmanship and teamwork, develop positive friendships and you’ll build a network of like-minded parents.
2023 Winter Basketball
Ages: 3-14 Girls and 3-14 Boys
Member Priority Registration Begins ($39 – supply fee): November 1
Non-Member Registration Begins ($99): November 8
Registration Ends: November 25
Late Registration Begins: November 26 – November 30 ($10 late fee applies)
Practices Begin: Week of January 2
Season Begins: January 14
Season Dates: 1/14, 1/12, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Rain-Out/Make-Up Date(s): February 25
**Non-members can participate in sports programs by paying an annual Non-Member Participant fee of $69.99 for families with one child or $99.99 for families with more than one child.
Volunteer Coaching Opportunities
We’re seeking volunteers interested in coaching youth sports. Our coaches make YMCA youth sports possible and create a lifelong impact on children by encouraging participation and emphasizing sportsmanship and strong character while they are learning basic sport skills.
When you become a volunteer, the Y will introduce you to coaching and provide specific resources to the sport you coach. If your child is a player, getting involved at their practices can help them feel comfortable to practice with you outside of official practice time.
Basketball is a sport that requires great endurance, where kids can experience a full-body workout that is important for them to learn to push toward an end goal without giving up. They will also develop a good sense of balance, hand-eye coordination, agility, strategy and social skills at a young age that will play a part towards their success into adulthood.
Find a balance for your child between having fun and improving their skills as a player by exercising through drill work and conditioning to help them develop both a love for the game and solid fundamentals. Making sure to prioritize effort over results will nurture their interest to improve their skills and mindset as a future leader.
Teach good sportsmanship by your example in maintaining a positive attitude at all times. Teach them to play hard with respect to their youth basketball team opponents and to the officials. Wins and losses are not important at this age, it is about developing teamwork, emphasizing sportsmanship and learning their responsibilities to the team that will instill good discipline and dedication to a sport that they enjoy to play.