South Mountain YMCA

Youth Basketball

Basketball Classes

Our basketball classes are back and on the black-top! We are excited to bring in-person basketball back to the South Mountain Y! Coach Fred will be leading classes on Tuesday and Thursday nights in our parking lot at 13 Jefferson Ave. These classes will have reduced capacity as well as health and safety screenings and procedures to keep everyone safe. For more information, see the health and safety protocols.

KinderDucks Basketball (4-6 years old) Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Grades 1-2 Basketball: Tuesdays, 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Grades 1-2 Basketball: Thursdays, 6:00pm - 6:45pm

Grades 3-4 Basketball: Thursdays, 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Registration is open now on our website. For questions, contact Jason Kelly, Senior Director of Youth Sports & Wellness

Our Youth Sports Programs cultivate values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. Youth sports help children to grow personally, appreciate diversity, develop leadership skills, and have fun. We incorporate our core values: Respect, Honesty, Responsibility, and Caring into all our classes. 


Fall Session: October 3 - December 11

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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.
Friday: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Y Gym

Ducks Basketball Clinic

(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 game play must take this class before enrolling in our In-House League program. Please observe age restrictions.

Grades 1 & 2
Tuesday                               5:30 - 6:15pm  
Thursday                             4:30 - 5:15pm
Saturday                             10:30 - 11:15am

Grades 3 & 4:
Thursday                             5:30 - 6:15pm
Saturday                              11:30am - 12:15pm

Grades 5 & 6:
                          4:30 – 5:15pm

Grades 7 & 8:
                          5:30 – 6:15pm

Ducks Basketball In-House League & Practice

(Grades 1-4)
This fun, low-intensity league is about team work and good sportsmanship, not competition. Everyone plays at least one half of a game and no standings are kept. Players will minimal skills should complete one Clinic Only Program first (see above). Placement evaluations are held the first week of the session. Players will practice once during the week and play game on weekends.

No team requests taken.  Siblings are placed on the same team.  Games are on weekends.  Team shirt included. Participants are divided into teams at an evaluation class and games start the following weekend.

Grades 1 & 2

Wednesday Practice Group
Placement Evaluations: Wednesday, October 7th, 630-7:15pm and Saturday, October 10th, 2:45-3:30pm (children need to attend at least one of the two evaluations).
Practices:    Wednesday 6:30 - 7:15pm

Thursday Practice Group
Placement Evaluations: Thursday, October 8th, 6:30-7:15pm and Saturday, October 10th, 3:35-4:20pm (children need to attend at least one of the two evaluations).
Practices:    Thursday 6:30 - 7:15pm
Games: Saturdays at 2:45pm or 3:35pm. Depending on the team schedule, last game will be 12/5; last practice will be 12/9 or 12/10. (no games 10/31 or 11/28)
Location: Y Gym

Grades 3 & 4

Monday Practice Group
Placement Evaluations: Monday, October 5th, 6:30-7:15pm and Saturday, October 10th, 4:30-5:15pm (children need to attend at least one of the two evaluations).
Practices:    Monday 6:30-7:15pm

Tuesday Practice Group
Placement Evaluations: Tuesday, October 6th, 6:30-7:15pm and Saturday, October 10th, 5:15-6:00pm (children need to attend at least one of the two evaluations).
Practices:    Tuesday 6:30 - 7:15pm
Games: Saturdays at 4:30 or 5:15pm. Depending on the team schedule, last game will be 12/5; last practice will be 12/7 or 12/8 (no games 10/31 or 11/28). 
Location: Y Gym

“Girl Power” Basketball

(Grades 2-6)
This special basketball class is all about Girl Power! This class will focus on developing and improving basketball skills for girls in grades 2-6. The goal of this program is to grow a team that will eventually compete against other girls basketball teams in the area as well as enter girls basketball tournaments.
Saturday 12:30 - 1:15pm
Location: Y Gym

Kinderducks Basketball

(4-5 1/2 yrs)
Learn introductory basketball skills, the importance of fair play, teamwork and good sportsmanship all while having lots of fun!  Please observe age restrictions. Level 2 class is for students who have taken a Kinder Basketball class before.

Thursday                         10:00 - 10:45am
Saturday                          8:30 - 9:15am
Saturday – Level 2          9:30 - 10:15am
Location: Y Gym

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