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South Mountain YMCA


Youth Basketball

8-Week Program Sessions

Spring: April 27-June 21, 2015  
All 5-digit Program Numbers below refer to our SUMMER Session.
Summer: June 29 - August 22 - REGISTER NOW!

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2015 SUMMER BASKETBALL

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.

YOUTH BASKETBALL

KINDER BASKETBALL (4-5 1/2 yrs)
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 (70673)
Tuesday 3:40- 4:25pm  (70632)

Wednesday
3:45- 4:30pm  (70652)
Saturday  2:50 -3:35pm (70618) LEVEL 1 - For children new to basketball
Saturday  3:40 -4:25pm (70619) LEVEL 2 -
For children who have taken Kinder Basketball before.
Location: Y Gym
Fee: Tuesday and Wednesday $ 96; Saturday $84 (Only 7 classes - No class held on 5/23)

BASKETBALL CLINIC ONLY (Grades 1-4)
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 (70653)
   Tuesday 6:10 - 6:55pm (70654)
   Wednesday 4:35 - 5:20pm (70622)
   Wednesday 5:20 - 6:05pm  (70621)
Grades 3 & 4:
    Tuesday 4:35 - 5:20pm (70655)
    Wednesday 6:10 - 6:55pm (70657)
    Wednesday 6:55 - 7:40pm (70663)
Location: Y Gym
Fee:   $96
Gr. 3-4 ADVANCED BASKETBALL SKILLS CLASS -
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 (71194)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $115
BASKETBALL CLINIC AND LEAGUES (Grades 1-4)
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. Children with minimal basketball skills should do one of our Clinic Only programs first.  (see above)  Children new to the Y wishing to start off in the league must get permission from the Program Director, Dave Berry.
Placement evaluations for the children in this league will be held the first week of the session on Tues, April 28th or Wed, April 29th, and all team assignments and their schedule will be emailed out by Friday, May 1st. See below for the evaluation schedule. After placement on a team, players will have an assigned 45 minute practice time for the balance of the session on either 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 on the weekends at one of the times listed below. All clinics and games are held in the Y Gym.  A team shirt is included.
Grades 1 & 2 (70645) Spring Game Schedule
Initial Evaluations: Tues, April 28th or Wed, April 29th. Choose one of the team practice times listed below.  After evaluations team assignments will be emailed out on Friday, May 1st.
Team Practice/Clinic Times: Once assigned to a team, participants report to that Team’s practice time each week starting week 2
     Spurs:  Tues 5:25-6:10pm
     Knicks: Tues 6:10-6:55pm
     Celtics: Wed 4:35-5:20pm
     Bulls :   Wed 5:20-6:05pm
Games: Sundays – 3:00pm or 3:45pm or 4:30pm   Depending on the team schedule. First game = 5/3 and the last game = 6/21. 
Location for Evaluations, Clinics and Games: Y Gym
Fee:  $147
GRADES 3 & 4  (70637)
Initial Evaluations:
 Tues, April 28th or Wed, April 29th. Choose one of the team practice times listed below.  After evaluations team assignments will be emailed out on Friday, May 1st.
Team Practice/Clinic Times: Once assigned to a team, participants report to that Team’s practice time each week starting week 2
     HEAT:    Tues 4:35-5:20pm
                   Wed 6:10-6:55pm
    
Games: Sundays 6:00-7:00pm
For 6 Sundays starting Sunday May 10 at 6:00pm we will play a game for one hour at the West Essex YMCA's full length court. There will be no game on the Memorial Day weekend Sunday, May 24, the last game of the session will be on June 21. The address of the West Essex YMCA is 321 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039. Their Phone number is (973) 992-7500.  We will have a team practice at the Y Gym  Saturday 5/2 at 4:30-5:30pm. T-Shirts will be handed out then. Our team name will be the Heat with our white Y Heat T-shirts.
Location for Evaluations and Clinics : Y Gym
Fee:  $147

Basketball at the Baird Center

The South Mountain YMCA and the South Orange Recreation Department will be collaborating this spring and offering boys and girls basketball clinics and game play on the Baird courts that will be run by YMCA staff. During the first 4 weeks of the session the program will cover basketball fundamentals (dribbling, passing, shooting and defense) along with the team concepts of offensive play and zone defense. For the last 4 weeks of the session the group will be divided into teams and games will be played between the teams. The coaches for this program are Fred Ross and Laron Ross. YMCA membership is not required to take the classes at the Baird courts.  No class is held on 5/23 or 5/25 and any classes which are rained out will be made up the following Friday at the same class time.
Age 6: Thursday 5:00-6:00pm (70682)
8 classes- April 30-June 18
Age 7: Monday 5:00-6:00pm (70679) 8 classes: April 27 - June 22
Age 8: Thursday 6:00-7:00pm (70683) 8 classes- April 30-June 18
Age 9: Monday 6:00-7:00pm (70680) 8 classes: April 27 - June 22
Age 10-12: Thursday 7:00-8:00pm (70685) 8 classes- May 1-June 19
Age 10-12: Saturday 5:30-6:30pm (64297) 7 classes: May 3 -June 21
Age 13-14: Monday 7:00-8:00pm (64294) 8 classes April 27 - June 22
Location: The Baird Courts, 5 Mead St. South Orange
Fee: Mondays and Thursdays Member $104; Non-member: $114
Fee: Saturday -Member $91; Non-member: $101 Only 7 classes (no class on May 23).

 

Summer Basketball

The South Mountain YMCA and the South Orange Recreation Department will be collaborating this summer to offer boys and girls basketball clinics and game play on the Baird courts. Parents should also know that the YMCA coaching staff monitors and supervises the Baird Courts for the South Orange Rec. Dept. during designated times to insure safe basketball play and help younger children to gain access to the courts when they are otherwise busy with adult open play.
Those monitored court times are: Thursdays and Fridays   4:00pm - Sunset
                                                     Saturdays and Sundays 12:00pm - Sunset


FREE CLINICS Boys and Girls:
Come to the Baird Courts on Saturdays, NOW through June 21 from 12:00-2:00pm for free basketball Skill Clinics and supervised free play. Clinics and supervised play will be run and monitored by the South Mountain YMCA coaching staff led by Fred Ross and Laron Ross.

BASKETBALL SHOWCASE ON THE BAIRD COURTS
Join with the Y and the South Orange Recreation Department this summer as they put on a fun basketball showcase where the Gr. 3-4 and Gr. 5-6 teams practice once a week and play a game once a week for a total of 7 games against other outside invited teams. (The Gr. 1-2 teams will practice once a week and play against each other.) All games are at the Baird Courts. Game shirt is provided. Age Groupings are determined by the grade the child is entering in Sept. 2015. Rain date: TBA ** If more than 24 register, there will be a tryout for 2 teams. Those not making the team will be transferred to the Clinic Only class listed below.

Grades 1-2 (71551)
Practices: Sat 12Noon-1:00pm (but 1st class on Mon 6/29 will be a practice)
Games: Mon 6:00-7:00pm (1st game on 7/6)
Grades 3-4 (71547)
Practices: Sat 1-2pm (but 1st class on Fri 7/3 will be a practice)
Games: Fri 6-7pm (No game -7/4, 1st game on 7/10)
Grades 5-6 (71550)
Practices: Sat 2-3pm (but 1st class on Fri 7/3 will be a practice)
Games: Fri 7-8pm (1st game on 7/10)

Dates: June 23- Aug. 22 (no program on 7/4) Registration Deadline is July 6
Location: The South Orange Baird Courts, 5 Mead St. South Orange
Fee: Member $ 117 Non-member $ 127

BASKETBALL CLINIC ONLY ON THE BAIRD COURTS
These classes will focus on skill development of basketball fundamentals (dribbling, passing, shooting and defense) along with the team concepts of offensive and defensive play in a fun supportive environment. YMCA membership is not required for the summer basketball programs.
Ages 6-9: Thursday 5:30-6:30pm Coed (71548)
Ages 10-12: Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Coed (71541)
Ages 13-14: Thursday 7:30-8:30pm Coed (71549)
Dates: Thursday 8 classes: July 2- Aug. 20 Rain date: TBA
Location: The South Orange Baird Courts, 5 Mead St. South Orange
Fee: Member $99; Non-member $109

BASKETBALL CLINIC ONLY AT THE Y GYM
There will also be Clinic Only programs for some
age groups at the Y Gym. These classes will focus on skill development of basketball fundamentals (dribbling, passing, shooting and defense) along with the team concepts of offensive and defensive play in a fun supportive environment. YMCA membership is not required for the summer basketball programs.
Ages 4-6: Wednesday 6:00-6:45pm (71543)
Ages 7-9: Wednesday 6:45-7:30pm (71542)
Dates: 8 classes- July 1- Aug. 19
Location: The Y Gym, 13 Jefferson Ave, Maplewood
Fee: Member $90; Non-member $99

 

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