Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Youth Development Alerts Healthy Living Social Responsibiliy

Youth Basketball Leagues




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

Winter 2022 Season

Jr. NBA Rookies Basketball
(Ages 4 -1st* Grade)

Games will be played on Saturdays. There will be a 30-minute practice followed by a 20-minute game. All participants will receive a Jr. NBA reversible basketball jersey with their registration.

League Dates: February 19-May 14
Registration Deadline: February 5
Games: Saturday mornings at 9:00am
(No games Feb 26, Mar 5, Apr 16)
Time: Times of games depend upon registration numbers
Player Assessments: Saturday, February 5 9:00am-9:30am

Family Member Fee: $75
Member Fee: $113
Program Participant Fee: $150

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*FIRST GRADERS: 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 Grade Assessments on Saturday, February 5 from 9:30am-10:15am

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.

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

League Dates: February 14-May 14
Practice Begins: Week of February 14
First Game: Saturday, February 19 at 10:00am

Registration Deadline: February 5

Games: Saturdays at 10:00am* (No games Feb 26, Mar 5, Apr 16)
Times: Times of games depend upon registration numbers

Player Assessment: Saturday, February 5 9:30am-10:15am

Family Member Fee: $90
Member Fee: $135
Program Participant Fee: $180


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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, Kayla Heimerman, Healthy Living Coordinator at