West Essex YMCA

Youth Basketball League

Youth basketball

Registration is now open!


Welcome to the all-new West Essex YMCA Youth Basketball League


Register your child now as a YMCA facility member, and pay a discounted rate for the youth league.  Facility membership entitles you to supervised court time on weekdays between 5-6pm and on weekends from 12-4pm, so your child can practice skills and drills.
Official rules of the game will be taught to grades 2 thru 4.  Rule modifications will be made for kindergarten and first graders, who are just learning the game.

We are happy to welcome both 3rd and 4th graders this year.  Full court games will be played at these grade levels. 

Our program strives to offer our youth participants the opportunity to develop basketball skills, knowledge, confidence, game play, teamwork and social skills. In order to accomplish these goals, we divide the children by grade.  We use a progressive and positive approach that allows for individual and group development.

The program includes skill assessment, practice times, clinics and games.

The league will start November 7 with evaluation clinics run by our YMCA staff.  All players will be evaluated and placed on a team based on their skill level.   In December, team practices led by a parent coach begin, as well as clinics held on Saturdays run by our YMCA staff.   Games will begin January and continue through the end of February, at which time we will hold our end of season pizza party and trophy ceremony.

Complete the registration form or register online today! Be a part of the West Essex YMCA, where youth development is our key area of focus!!!

For more information, please contact Mike Lee at mlee@metroymcas.org 973-992-7500 ext.107