Youth Basketball

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Youth Basketball is an instructional program that focuses on skill development and an introduction to team play. The program encourages students to get active and have fun while learning basic basketball skills.

Let’s start playing!

Learn the fundamentals and skills needed to have fun playing basketball. Introduction to team play through guided drills and games. (Due to limited space, only players and coaches can be in the gym.)

This program runs on Saturday mornings for eight weeks in January through March.

Cost:

Age 3-5: $30 for Y Members / $45 for Community Members.
Grades 1-5: $40 for Y Members/ $60 for Community Members.
Free t-shirt and basketball for all participants! IMG_8333

Youth Basketball 2017 Schedule:

Dates: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18,  (No Class on 2/15), 3/4, 3/10, 3/18, 3/25.

Daily Time Slots:
8:00-8:45 am: Ages 3-5
9:00-10:00 am: 1st and 2nd Graders
10:15-11:15 am: 3rd and 4th Graders
11:30-12:30 pm: 5th and 6th Graders

The Rules Specific to Each Division and Group

Rookies:Knee-High – Preschool Boys and Girls ages 3-5
The goal of this group is to teach fundamental basketball skills – dribbling, passing, shooting, & teamwork.

Saturday Morning practice 8:00a – 8:45a

Rookies:1&2 – Boys and Girls in Grades 1 & 2
The goal of this group is to get to know the terms and rules of Basketball, learn to play offense, and learn to play defense. 8’ rim height.

Saturday Morning practice 9:00a – 10:00a

  • :30 skills and drills
  • 4 minute Mini-games with available teams
    • All players get equal play time
    • Scores will not be kept
    • Man-to-man defense only
    • No pressing allowed
    • Coaches on the floor to officiate and assist

Rookies:3&4 – Boys and Girls in Grades 3 & 4
The goal of this group is to get the players to setup and run a ½ court offense, and to play defense as a team.  9’ rim height.

1 Weeknight practice (day and time to be determined)
Saturday Morning game 10:15a – 11:15a

  • :10 skills and drills
  • 4 – 8 minute quarters w/3 min. half-time
  • Substitution horn at 4 min.
  • 1 time-out per half, per team
  • All players get equal play time
  • Fouls in the act of shooting – 1 shot
  • Clock stops for foul shots
  • Scores kept – 12 point spread max.
  • Man-to-man defense only
  • No pressing allowed
  • Coaches may be on the floor to assist

Winners: 5&6 – Boys and Girls in Grades 5 & 6
The goal of this group is to get the players completely trained in the rules and regulations of Basketball and ready to play in a competitive program. 10’ rim height.

2 Weeknight practices (days and times to be determined)
Saturday Morning game 11:30a – 12:30a

  • 4 – 8 minute quarters w/5 minute half-time
  • Substitution horn at 4 minutes
  • 3 time-outs per game per team
  • All players get equal play time
  • Fouls in the act of shooting 1 and 1
  • Clock stops for foul shots and dead balls
  • Scores kept – 12 point spread max.
  • Man-to-man defense
  • Pressing allowed during last 2 minutes of each half (unless at max. spread)
  • Coaches not allowed on floor

 

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