South Mountain YMCA


Youth Basketball

8-Week Program Sessions

Winter 2 Registration is now!
Winter 2 Session:  February 27-April 23rd
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Through our Y youth sports programs, kids cultivate values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Children to grow personally, clarify values, appreciate diversity, develop leadership skills and have fun.

The YMCA is the birthplace of basketball and the South Mountain YMCA continues to have the finest youth basketball instruction in the area. Coaches Dave Berry and Fred Ross provide leadership to all 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 (4-5½yrs) 

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      (84187)
Tuesday     
3:40- 4:25pm         (84188)
Wednesday
3:45- 4:30pm         (84189)
Saturday 
2:50 -3:35pm LEVEL 1 – players new to basketball (84190)
Saturday 
3:40 -4:25pm LEVEL 2 – players who have taken Kinder Basketball before (84191)
Location:
Y Gym
Fee:
$ 99 

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 (84171)
Tuesday      6:10 - 6:55pm (84172)
Wednesday 4:35 - 5:20pm (84173)
Wednesday 5:20 - 6:05pm (84174)

Grades 3 & 4:

Tuesday      4:35 - 5:20pm (84181)
Wednesday 6:10 - 6:55pm (84182)
Wednesday 6:55 - 7:40pm (84183)
Location: Y Gym
Fee:   $99

BASKETBALL LEAGUE & CLINIC (Grades 1-4) 

This fun, low-intensity basketball league is about teamwork and good sportsmanship, not competition. Everyone plays at least one half of a game and no standings are kept. Players with minimal basketball skills should complete one 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 are held the first week of the session on Tuesday or Wednesday. Evaluation schedule listed below. After team placement, players are assigned a 45-minute practice time for the session on either Tuesday or Wednesday. At evaluation, please inform the coach of any Clinic Practice scheduling conflicts. There are no team requests taken. Siblings are placed on the same team. Games are on weekends. Team shirt is included.

Location for Evaluations, Clinics and Games: Y Gym
Fee $150
Evaluation at one team practice: Tuesday 2/28 or Wednesday 3/1

After evaluations, team assignments are emailed March 3
Players report to team practice starting the following week.

Grades 1 & 2 (84175)

Team Practice/Clinic Times
Heat/Spurs:
Tues 5:25-6:10pm
Knicks:
Tues 6:10-6:55pm
Celtics:
Wed 4:35-5:20pm
Lakers/Bulls:
Wed 5:20-6:05pm
Games:
Sundays, 3:00pm or 3:45pm or 4:30pm
Depending on team schedule, first game: March 5th
Location:
Y Gym
Fee:
$150

Grades 3 & 4 (84176)

Team Practice/Clinic Times
Celtics & Spurs:
Tues 4:35-5:20pm
Knicks:
Wed 6:10-6:55pm
Lakers:
Wed 6:55-7:40pm
Games:
Saturdays, 4:30pm or 5:15pm or Sunday 5:15pm
Depending on team schedule, first game: March 4 or March 5
Location:
Y Gym
Fee:
$150

 

 

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