South Mountain YMCA

Youth Basketball

8-Week Program Sessions

Fall Registration Begins August 7th
Fall Session: Sept. 5th-Oct. 29th
Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145   

Through our Y youth sports programs, kids cultivate values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Youth sports programs help children to grow personally, clarify values, appreciate diversity, develop leadership skills and have fun.

The YMCA is the birthplace of basketball and South Mountain YMCA continues to have the finest youth basketball instruction in the area. 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 or Y field.

KINDER BASKETBALL (4-5 1/2yrs)
learn introductory basketball skills, the importance of fair play, teamwork and good sportsmanship all while having lots of fun!  Please observe age restrictions.
Tuesday         3:45- 4:30pm
Wednesday   3:45- 4:30pm 
Wednesday   
4:30-5:15pm 
Saturday       
3:40 -4:25pm  
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $99

ADVANCED BASKETBALL SKILLS (Grades 3 & 4) 
For children with higher basketball skills or have taken basketball classes and participated in game play and want to go to the next level with a high level of training. Limited to 12 players
Friday 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $120

BASKETBALL CLINIC-LEVEL 1 (Grades 1-4)  
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.

BASKETBALL CLINIC-LEVEL 2 (Grades 1-4)  
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 5:25-6:10pm
Level 2: Wednesday 5:20-6:05pm
Both Levels: Saturday 2:50-3:35pm
Grades 3 & 4
Level 1: Tuesday 6:15-7:00pm
Level 2: Wednesday 6:10-6:55pm
Both Levels: Saturday 2:00-2:45pm
Location: 
  Y Gym              
Fee: $99

BASKETBALL PRE-SEASON LEAGUE (Grades 5 & 6)
Winter Basketball Travel Team season is right around the corner. Prepare for the competitive travel league season with this in house Y league.  The league meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting September 6.  The first three nights consist of evaluations and practice.  From those registered, two or four teams are formed. Depending on team's schedule there are eight games played.  Last game played is Oct 11th at either 7:00 or 7:45 pm.  Game shirt included with fee. 

Initial Evaluations: Wednesday, Monday & Wednesday, Sept 6, 11 & 13  7:00-8:30pm
Games:  Monday & Wednesday 7:00 or 7:45pm starting 9/18
(Depending on the team schedule, last game is on Oct 11th. Rain dates TBD)
Location: The Baird Courts, 5 Mead St. South Orange
Fee:  Y Members $140, Community Members $145

BASKETBALL PRE-SEASON SKILLS & CONDITIONING (Grades 3-8)
Coach Fred or Coach Laron conduct complete basketball skills training and conditioning clinics combined with training to help prepare the dedicated basketball player for the upcoming season.  This class is co-ed.

Grades 3 & 4 Thursday 4:30-5:30pm
Grades 5 & 6 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
                      Saturday 5:00-6:00pm
Grades 7 & 8 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Baird Courts, 5 Mead St. South Orange
Fee:  Saturday: Y Members $117, Community Members $ 122
         Thursday: Y Members $117, Community Members $ 122

New! BASKETBALL PRE-SEASON TEAM (Grades 7 & 8)
Winter Basketball Travel Team is right around the corner! Prepare for competitive travel league season with Coach Josiah Jacobs. Starting August 18th, first four Fridays and Saturdays are practice.  Starting September 15th, we play against a local team.  Last game is October 6, last practice October 7th. Game shirt included. 
Friday         7:00-8:00pm
Saturday    12:30-1:30pm
Location: Baird Courts, 3 Mead St. South Orange
Fee: $140 Y Members, $145 Community Members