South Mountain YMCA

Youth Basketball

8-Week Program Sessions

Fall 1: Sept 2-Oct 26, 2014
Fall 2: Oct 27-Dec 21, 2014 - Registration starts Oct 6
Winter 1: Jan 5-March 1, 2015 - Registration starts Dec 1
Winter 2: March 2-April 26, 2015 - Registration starts Feb 9
Spring: April 27-June 21, 2015 - Registration starts April 6
All 5-digit Codes below are for  FALL 1 Session Registration

Easy Online Registration or Call (973) 762-4145    FALL TRAVEL BASKETBALL LEAGUES

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.

YMCA FALL BAsketball Programs on Baird courts web.jpg

The South Mountain YMCA and the South Orange Recreation Department will be collaborating through mid-October 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


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.

Wednesday 3:45- 4:30pm  (65287)
Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm  (65286)
Saturday   3:40 -4:25pm  (65288)
Location: Y Gym
Fee: Tuesday $82; Wednesday and Saturday $ 94

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

BASKETBALL CLINIC-LEVEL 2 (Grades 1-4)   Fall 1 Only
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 (65327) Classes ARE being held on Tuesday 9/2
Level 2: Wednesday 5:20-6:05pm (65321)
Both Levels: Saturday 2:50-3:35pm (65371)

Grades 3 & 4 - Level 1: Tuesday 6:10-6:55pm (65323)
Level 2: Wednesday 6:10-6:55pm (65322)
Both Levels: Saturday 2:00-2:45pm (65372)

Location:   Y Gym              
Fee: $94   

BASKETBALL Pre-Season LEAGUE (Grades 5 & 6)
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 with games starting September 15.  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 8th) at either 7:00 or 7:45 pm.  Game shirt included with fee. 

Initial Evaluations: Wednesday, Monday & Wednesday, Sept 3, 8 & 10  7:00-8:30pm
Games:  Monday & Wednesday 7:00 or 7:45pm (65317) starting 9/15
        (depending on the team schedule, last game is on Oct 8 -rain dates TBD)
Location: The Baird Courts, 5 Mead St. South Orange
Fee:  Members $125, Non-Members $135

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 5 & 6 – Thursday 5:00-6:00pm (65340)
                    or Saturday 5:00-6:00pm (65339)

Grades 7 & 8 – Thursday 6:00-7:00pm (65311)
Location: The Baird Courts, 5 Mead St. South Orange
Fee:  Y Members $107, Non-members $ 117

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Maplewood, NJ 07040

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

How to Register Online

Fall 1 Class Schedules
Pre-School Programs
School-Age Programs


Upcoming Events

FALL Registration Is NOW Open
9/20 Parents' Night OUT
9/20 Teen Trip Saturday

9/25 & 26 Vacation Camp

10/4 Parents' Night OUT
10/6 Registration Starts for FALL 2
10/12-14 TRYOUTS for
12U & 14U Travel Basketball
10/14 & 16 RED CROSS FIRST AID/CPR/AED Training Course
10/18 Parents' Night OUT
10/18 RED CROSS Babysitting Training Course

11/4, 6 & 7 Vacation Camp
11/6 & 7 Mini Drama Vacation Camp

11/15 Parents' Night OUT

December Vacation Camp