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Youth Basketball Leagues

Get involved with the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo's youth basketball leagues!

Special Event!

3 on 3 Basketball at the Y
March 25th 2017

You may register online by selecting the Register button below, calling the Member Service Desk (269-324-9622 ext. 400) or mailing your registration form and payment to the Portage Branch. See address on brochure.


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Youth Basketball Leagues


Click HERE to print a registration form.
Click HERE to print a waiver.

2016/2017 Schedules

*Updated 2/14*

2016/2017 Rules

Itty Bitty Basketball

Pre-K thru Kindergarten

Itty Bitty Basketball is a co-ed league that will help young players learn the basic fundamentals of basketball. Players will develop social skills, character and self-esteem while developing and learning the game of basketball. Each child will learn and improve in dribbling, shooting, passing, teamwork, sportsmanship,and skill-related games - but most of all, have FUN playing basketball. Coaches will teach the YMCA Core Values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.

Practices

8 week season - January 14 - March 4. Teams practice on Saturday for one hour, and coaches have fun drills and activities to help young players learn and enjoy basketball. We cannot guarantee special requests during late registration.

Schedules will be available by 12/19.
Coaches Clinic: Tuesday 11/15 7pm - 8:30pm at the Maple Branch

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Rookie Basketball

Co-Ed League Grades 1-2

Rookie Basketball is a co-ed league that will help young children continue to enhance their basic basketball skills. Players continue to learn social skills, character, and self-esteem, while developing their game. Each child will learn and improve in dribbling, shooting, passing, defensive skills, teamwork, sportsmanship through drills, activities and scrimmages, and have FUN playing basketball. Coaches teach the Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

Practices

12 week season - December 3, 10, 17, January 14-March 11. Teams practice for 1 hour on Saturdays and players will have 7 practices and 5 scrimmages. Times will vary.

Schedules will be available by November 25, 2016
Coaches Clinic: Tuesday November 15 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Maple Branch

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Y-Ball

Grades 3-4 and 5-6

Our Youth Basketball League provides a fun and supportive environment to learn to play and improve basketball skills. This is a 13 week season with 13 practices and 10 games. Practices and games are held at school gymnasiums in the area.

Practices will begin the week of November 7th and are 1 hour/1 day per week which will be determined by your coach on 10/26. Games will be December 3, 10 & 17, January 14 - February 25. Game times will vary. Schedules will be available by November 25, 2016.

The Y-Ball Program emphasizes equal participation, along with fun and fair play. Coaches teach the rules, YMCA Core Values and the proper techniques of dribbling, passing, shooting, and teamwork.

Coaches Clinic: Tuesday, October 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Maple Branch

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Y-Hoops Teams

Grades 7-8

Join us and build your basketball skills, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Program runs on Saturdays.

Y-Hoops Teams are for individuals and/or teams to play against other teams.
7 games - League for games only.

The season is 8 weeks. Register as a team or as an individual for placement on a team.

January 14 - March 4.

Tryouts on January 14, 2017 - time and location TBD

Practices

Teams will practice an hour one day each week beginning in November. Practices are normally held at local schools or area churches. They take place Monday - Thursday and will start no earlier then 5pm. Practices are selected by the head coach. We cannot guarantee special requests during late registration.

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