South Mountain YMCA

Youth Basketball

8-Week Program Sessions

Winter 1: January 6-March 2nd
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

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 3:40- 4:25pm                  

Wednesday 3:45- 4:30pm            
Saturday  2:50 -3:35pm LEVEL 1 players new to basketball
Saturday  3:40 -4:25pm LEVEL 2
players who have taken Kinder Basketball Not available
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $ 103

BASKETBALL CLINIC ONLY (Grades 1-4)
Fundamentals of basketball are taught (dribbling, passing, shooting and defense) along with team concepts of offensive play and zone defense in a fun, values-oriented environment. Children new game play must take this class before enrolling in our League/Clinic program. Players in this class are mixed in with players from our regular League Team practices. This helps new players transfer more easily into the league when ready. A limited number of Clinic Players are allowed at each practice time. Please observe age restrictions.
Grades 1 & 2: 
   Tuesday 5:25-6:10pm         
   Tuesday 6:10-6:55pm                   
   Wednesday 4:35-5:20pm    
   Wednesday 5:20-6:05pm    
Grades 3 & 4:
    Tuesday 4:35-5:20pm        
    Wednesday 6:10-6:55pm   
    Wednesday 6:55-7:40pm   
Location: Y Gym
Fee:   $103

BASKETBALL CLINIC AND LEAGUES (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. The evaluation schedule is 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.

Grades 1 & 2    
Location for Evaluations, Clinics and Games: Y Gym
Evaluation- Choose one of these dates:

Winter 1 Sunday, January 7 at 3:00-4:00pm or 4:00-5:00
Winter 2 Sunday, March 4 at 3:00-4:00pm or 4:00-5:00

Team assignments are emailed on the Monday after evaluations.  Once assigned, players report to team practice time starting the same week on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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: Jan 14 (Winter 1); March 11 (Winter 2)
Location: Y Gym
Fee:  $156

GRADES 3 & 4  
Evaluation Choose  on one of these dates:
Winter 1       Saturday January 6 at 4:30-5:15pm or 5:15pm-6:00pm
Winter 2       Saturday March 3 at 4:30-5:15pm or 5:15pm-6:00pm
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
Team assignments are emailed on the Monday after evaluations. Once assigned, players report to team practice time starting the same week on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Location: Y Gym
Fee:  $156

ADVANCED BASKETBALL SKILLS (Grades 3 & 4)
For players with higher basketball skills that have been in previous basketball classes and game play. This is the next level to be challenged with a increased level of training.
Friday  6:30 -7:30pm 
Location: Y Gym
Fee: $ 111