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Youth Basketball Leagues



Due to the Sports Center enhancements (new tile floor and updated ventilation system) being done September 3-22 our Adult and Youth Sports League dates will be adjusted. Please see the new dates below.





Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA Youth Basketball Leagues promises no tryouts, no getting cut, and no bench warmers! The YMCA Youth Basketball Leagues help 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 Basketball Leagues Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS:  Fall, Winter & Spring

View schedules online at Quickscores


Fall 2019 Season

Jr. NBA Rookies Basketball (Ages 4 – 1st Grade*)
Rookies Youth Basketball League 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 Jr. NBA reversible basketball jersey with their registration.

League Dates: September 28-December 7
(There will be no games or practice Thanksgiving week)
Registration Deadline: September 16
Games: Saturday mornings

Member Fee: $75
Program Participant Fee: $115

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*NEW THIS YEAR! 1st graders have the option of playing in the Jr. NBA Rookies League or playing up with the Jr. NBA Youth Basketball League with 2nd and 3rd graders. If you choose to play up please attend the 2nd and 3rd Skills Camp on September 14th from 10:30am-12:00pm

Jr. NBA Youth Basketball League (Grades 2nd-5th)
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. Games will be played on Saturdays and practices are held during the week. All participants will receive a Jr. NBA reversible basketball jersey with their registration

2nd-3rd Grade
4th-5th Grade

Coaches Meeting: September 14 at 10:00am-10:30am
Practice Begins: Week of September 23 
League Dates: September 23-December 7
(There will be no games or practice Thanksgiving week)
Games: Saturdays (First game: September 28)
Registration Deadline: September 16

Teams will be decided after the Skills Camp on September 14. Coaches will then contact players about practice dates and times.

Member Fee: $95
Program Participant Fee: $135

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

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, Heather Appling Program Executive by email or Fred Harris, Sports Coordinator by email