South Mountain YMCA

Youth Basketball

8-Week Program Sessions

Fall 1: September 8 - November 1, 2015 - REGISTER NOW!  
All 5-digit Program Numbers below refer to our FALL 1 Session.

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145   

Through our Y youth sports programs, millions of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. The YMCA believes that its youth sports programs can help children to grow personally, clarify values, improve relationships, appreciate diversity, develop leadership skills and have fun.

Not only is the YMCA the birthplace of basketball, but the South Mountain YMCA has been providing the finest in youth basketball instruction  in the area for years.   Coaches Dave Berry and Fred Ross will provide leadership to all of our basketball programs. Parents Note: Children attending the Y's after school program at the Program Center can be picked up and returned to their classroom by Y staff for any class held at the Y gym and Y field.


Children will learn introductory basketball skills, the importance of fair play, teamwork and good sportsmanship all while having lots of fun!  Please observe age restrictions.
Tuesday 10:50am - 11:35am (71775)
Wednesday 3:45 - 4:30pm (71682) LEVEL 1 - For children new to basketball
Wednesday 4:30 - 5:15pm (71681) LEVEL 2 - For children who have taken Kinder Basketball before
Saturday     3:40 - 4:25pm (71683) BOTH LEVELS
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $ 96

Fundamentals of basketball are taught (dribbling, passing, shooting and defense) along with the team concepts of offensive play and zone defense all done in a fun, values-oriented environment. Our Fall 1 clinic only classes will help prepare your child for league play starting with our Fall 2 session.  Level 1 clinic only classes are for children new to basketball or with low skill levels.  Level 2 clinic only classes are for children who have been in basketball programs before.  Please observe age restrictions.
Grades 1 & 2: 
   Tuesday      5:20 - 6:05pm (71716) - LEVEL 1
   Wednesday 5:20 - 6:05pm (71711) - LEVEL 2
   Saturday     2:50 - 3:35pm (71736) - BOTH LEVELS

Grades 3 & 4:
    Tuesday      6:10 - 6:55pm (71713) - LEVEL 1
    Wednesday 6:10 - 6:55pm (71712) - LEVEL 2
    Saturday     2:00 - 2:45pm (71737) - BOTH LEVELS
Location: Y Gym
Fee:   $96
This class is for children who have higher basketball skills already. If your child has been in previous basketball classes and game play and is looking to go to the next level and be challenged with a higher level of training, then this class is for them. The one hour class will be led by Coach Fred Ross who has over 30 years of experience training children in basketball fundamentals. The one hour class will cover all aspects of the game including dribbling, passing, shooting and position play. The class will be limited to 12 children.
Friday 6:30-7:30pm (71748)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $115

Basketball at the Baird Center

The South Mountain YMCA and the South Orange Recreation Department will be collaborating this fall and offering boys and girls basketball clinics and game play on the Baird courts that will be run by YMCA staff. The program will cover basketball fundamentals (dribbling, passing, shooting and defense) along with the team concepts of offensive play and zone defense. The coaches for this program are Fred Ross and Laron Ross. YMCA membership is not required to take classes at the Baird courts.
Thursday 5:00 - 6:00pm (71727)
Saturday 5:00 - 6:00pm (71726)
Fee: Member $97, Non-Member $107
Location: 5 Mead Street, South Orange

Travel Team winter Basketball season is right around the corner.  Help your child prepare for the competitive travel league season with this in house Y league.  The league meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting September 9.  The first three nights will consist of evaluations and practice.  From those registered, either two or four teams will be formed.  Depending on their team's schedule there will be games played over the next eight Monday and Wednesday nights at either 7:00 or 7:45pm.  Game shirt included with fee.
Monday & Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30pm (71707)
Fee: Member $125, Non-Member $135
Location: 5 Mead Street, South Orange

For Boys & Girls - Coach Fred will conduct a complete basketball skill training and conditioning clinic that will help prepare the dedicated basketball player for the upcoming season.
Thursday 6:00 - 7:00pm (71702)
Fee: Member $107, Non-Member $117
Location: 5 Mead Street, South Orange




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Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Mon: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040


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How to Register Online


Fall 1 Class Grids:
Preschool Age
School Age Children



Upcoming Events 

8/17  Registration Starts for FALL Classes

9/14, 9/15 & 9/23 - Vacation Camp

Parents Night Out:
September 12
September 26

9/3 SACC STARTS - 1st Day of School
9/8 Fall Session Classes Start!