South Mountain YMCA

Youth Basketball

8-Week Program Sessions

Registration Begins August 5th
Fall 1 Session:
September 6 - October 30th
Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145   

Through our Y youth sports programs, kids today are cultivating values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. 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 also has had the finest in youth basketball instruction in the area for years.   Coaches Dave Berry and Fred Ross 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.

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 high level of training, then this is the class for them.
Grades 3 & 4  Friday 6:30-7:30pm (78582)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $117

Participants will learn the fundamentals of basketball such as dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive skills in a fun, values-centered environment.  Please note:  This class is for children new to basketball or just beginning the sport.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of basketball such as dribbling, passing, shooting and defensive skills in a fun, values-centered environment.  Please note: Children previously enrolled in 2 or more YMCA basketball programs may register for this class or by instructor permission.
Grades 1 & 2 -
Level 1: Tuesday 5:20-6:05pm (78609)
Level 2: Wednesday 5:20-6:05pm (78604)               
Both Levels: Saturday 2:50-3:35pm (78615)
Grades 3 & 4
Level 1: Tuesday 6:10-6:55pm (78606)                      
Level 2: Wednesday 6:10-6:55pm (78605)              
Both Levels: Saturday 2:00-2:45pm (78616)
  Y Gym              
Fee: $98

BASKETBALL Pre-Season LEAGUE (Grades 5 & 6)
Winter Basketball Travel Team 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 7.  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 eight games played over the next eight Monday and Wednesday nights (4 weeks –last game played is Oct 12th) at either 7:00 or 7:45 pm.  Game shirt included with fee. 
Initial Evaluations: Wednesday, Monday & Wednesday, Sept 7, 12 & 14  7:00-8:30pm
Games:  Monday & Wednesday 7:00 or 7:45pm starting 9/19 (depending on the team schedule, last game is on Oct 12 -rain dates TBD)
Location: The Baird Courts, 5 Mead St. South Orange
Fee:  Members $127, Non-Members $137

BASKETBALL - Pre-Season Skills & Conditioning  (Grades 5-8)
Coach Fred or Coach Laron will conduct a complete basketball skill training and conditioning clinic combined with conditioning training that will help prepare the dedicated basketball player for the upcoming season.  This class is Co-ed
Grades 3 & 4 – Thursday 4:30-5:30pm (78909)                 
Grades 5 & 6 – Thursday
5:30-6:30pm (78612     
or Saturday 5:00-6:00pm
(First class is Sept 10) (78611)
Grades 7 & 8 – Thursday 6:30-7:30pm (78698)
Location: The Baird Courts, 5 Mead St. South Orange
Fee:  Saturday: Y Members $99, Non-members $ 109          
Thursday: Y Members $109, Non-members $ 119

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 10:50-11:45am (78608)
Wednesday 3:45- 4:30pm (78588)
4:30-5:15pm  (78587)
3:40 -4:25pm  (78589)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $98



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Competitive Team: Sunday, Aug. 28th 9:30-11:30am


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