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Basketball

With an emphasis on fair play and safety first, the YMCA basketball programs encourage fundamental skill development, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Participants will will learn important core values, while getting active and improving their health. Shooting hoops on our Y courts is the perfect way to have your child build coordination, sportsmanship, and leadership skills.
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Rookie Basketball

The Rookie Basketball program is a 50/50 developmental style league. YMCA Rookies is designed for the beginner who wants to experience youth sports once a week. Leagues are structured to allow for both practice and game experiences in the same day. Participants will learn new skills for 25-30-minutes and put those skills to the test during a short, 30-minute game after the practice.
PreK & Kinder (ages 4-5)
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Rookie Plus Basketball

The YMCA Rookie Plus program focuses on skill development, fun, and a sense of team in a semi-competitive environment, with volunteer coaches. Scores and standings will be kept. Our rules have been adjusted to ensure better parity and limit the ability of a team to “run up the score”. All rookie plus divisions will practice 1 hour per week and a game on Saturday. If needed, make-up games or tournament games may be played on Fridays.
Grades: 1st - 8th (ages 6-14)

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Basketball is offered year-round, though there are registration deadlines for each season. The Y offers early bird discounts for each season. Be sure to review any deadlines in order to reserve a space.

Rookie Players will receive a reversible jersey on the first day of practice.
Rookie Plus players will receive a Jersey and shorts on the first day of practice

Equipment: The YMCA provides 1 ball for every 2 players

Ball size:
5u/7u: 27.5 (junior size)
9u/11u/13u Girls: 28.5 (Intermediate size)
13u Boys: 29.5 (official size)

Shoe type: Tennis/basketball shoes

Hoop Height:
- 5u: 6ft
- 7u: 8ft
- 9u: 9ft
- 11u/13u: 10ft

All Rookie leagues will practice 1 day a week (specified at time of registration) for 25-30 minute practice, followed by a 25-30 minute game.

All Rookie Plus divisions will practice one hour per week with a game on Fridays. *Games may be played on Saturday and Sunday if necessary.* End of season tournament following the last week of games.

Game schedules can be found at ygametime.com

Emails with team assignments will be emailed out 2 weeks before the season starts. This email will have the team your child is on, the practice day and time, and location of the practice.