South Mountain YMCA

Youth Basketball

8-Week Program Sessions

Fall 2: November 2 - December 23, 2015 - REGISTER NOW!  
All 5-digit Program Numbers below refer to our FALL 2 Session.

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145   
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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      10:50 - 11:35am (74132)
Tuesday       3:40 - 4:25pm (74149)
Wednesday  3:45 - 4:30pm (74142)
Saturday     2:50 - 3:35pm (74168)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: Tuesday & Wednesday $96 - Saturday $86

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. Children new to basketball game play must take this class before enrolling in our League/Clinic program.  Note that the children in this one day a week class are mixed in with the children in our regular league team practices in order to help the new children transfer more easily into the league when they are ready.  Only a limited number of clinic only children are allowed at each practice time.  Please observe age restrictions.

Grades 1 & 2: 
   Tuesday      5:25 - 6:10pm (74126)
   Tuesday      6:10 - 6:55pm (74112)
   Wednesday 4:35 - 5:20pm (74113)
   Wednesday 5:20 - 6:05pm (74110)

Grades 3 & 4:
    Tuesday      4:35 - 5:20pm (74111)
    Wednesday 6:10 - 6:55pm (74108)
    Wednesday 6:55 - 7:40pm (74115)

Location: Y Gym
Fee:   $96



Children can participate in a fun, low-intensity basketball league where competition is not emphasized and team work and good sportsmanship are.  No standings are kept and everyone plays at least one half of a game.  Participants are divided into teams at an evaluation class and games start the following weekend.  Children new to basketball or with minimal basketball skills should do one of our Clinic Only programs first (see above).

Placement evaluations for the children in this league will be held the first week of the session on a Tuesday or Wednesday.  See below for the evaluation schedule.  Choose any grade appropriate evaluation to attend.  For the rest of the session, after placement on a team, players will have an assigned 45 minute practice time on a Tuesday or Wednesday.  Please inform the coach of any clinic practice scheduling requirements before the end of the evaluation.  Do not ask for your child to be placed on a particular team unless there is a scheduling conflict (siblings will be placed on the same team).  Depending on your team schedule, games will be at one of the times on the weekend day listed below.  A game shirt is included to be distributed at first game. 

Grades 1 & 2 (74114)

Placement Evaluation (choose one): Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:45-6:45pm OR Wednesday, November 4th at 4:45-5:45pm
Clinics: (Children will be assigned to a team and will practice at one of these times starting the following week)

Heat and Spurs:   Tuesday 5:25 - 6:10pm
Knicks:                Tuesday 6:10 - 6:55pm
Celtics:                Wednesday 4:35 - 5:20pm
Bulls and Lakers:  Wednesday 5:20 - 6:05pm
Games:                Sundays at 3:00pm, 3:45pm, or 4:30pm (depending on the team schedule, last game will be 12/20; last practice will be 12/22 or 12/23).  There will be a game held on 11/29.
Location for Evaluations, Clinics, and Games: Y Gym
Fee: $135

Grades 3 & 4 (74109)
Placement Evaluation (choose one): Tuesday, November 3rd at 4:35-5:20pm OR Wednesday, November 4th at 6:10 - 7:00pm
Clinics: Children will be assigned to a team and will practice at one of these times.

Celtics and Suns:    Tuesday 4:35 - 5:20pm
Knicks & Bulls:       Wednesday 6:10 - 6:55pm
Lakers & Cavaliers: Wednesday 6:55 - 7:40pm
Games:                  Saturdays 4:30pm, 5:15pm, or Sunday 5:15pm (depending on the team schedule, last game will be December 19 or 20; last practice will be December 22 or December 23).
Location for Evaluation, Clinics, and Games: Y Gym
Fee: $135 



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Maplewood, NJ 07040

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

Early Childhood Learning Center
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Maplewood, NJ 07040


  • Mon-Fri: 7:00 am-7:00 pm


Fall 1 Class Grids:
Preschool Age
School Age Children


11/2/15: Fall 2 Session Classes Start!

Fall 2 Class Grids:
Preschool Age

School Age Children


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