Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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Youth Basketball Leagues

Open to boys and girls Age 4 to 4th Grade

Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! The YMCA Youth Sports Program helps kids become not only become better players, but better people as well. It’s a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.

FOCUS: YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. Every game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS:  Fall, Winter & Spring

View schedules online at Quickscores

Fall Leagues:

Rookies Basketball (Ages 4 & K)
Rookies Basketball is taught to children through parent and community volunteers. Skills taught are the most basic; focusing on teamwork and sportsmanship. At this age the YMCA promotes a non-competitive, yet positive environment. Games will be played on Saturdays. There will be a 20 minute practice followed by a 35 minute game. All participants will receive a basketball with their registration.

League Dates: October 21-December 16
Registration Deadline: September 18

Member Fee: $41*
Program Participant $82*

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View schedules online at Quickscores

The Jr. NBA basketball league is a great program for girls and boys. The program is designed to enhance the youth basketball experience for kids of all skill levels. The Jr. NBA aims to develop a lifelong passion for the game of basketball by teaching boys and girls the fundamentals of the sport while instilling core values including teamwork, respect and sportsmanship.

Jr. NBA Youth Basketball League (Grades 1st-4th)
Games will be played on Saturdays and practices are held during the week. All participants will receive a basketball and an official Jr. NBA reversible basketball jersey with their registration.

Coaches Meeting: September 13 6:00-6:30pm
Practice Begins: Week of October 9
League Dates: October 21-December 16
Registration Deadline: September 18

Member Fee: $65.50*
Program Participant: $113.50*

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PRACTICES AND GAMES: The YMCA offers one practice per week for 60 minutes and games on Saturdays

*To ensure timely publication of sports rosters and schedules, those looking to register after the published deadline must receive the approval of the Program Executive. A $15 processing fee will be applied to those registrations.

Additional information:

In order for your child to be registered for Youth Sports, please complete and sign this concussion waiver.



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. When you become a volunteer, the Y will introduce you to coaching and provide resources specific to the sport you coach. For more information, Dave Dick Program Executive by email or stop by the YMCA Front Desk.