Youth Basketball

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Youth Sports Basketball Programs


Fundamental Basketball

A 45 minute class where your child will learn the basic fundamentals of the sport of basketball covering the basics of positions and roles, passing, and shooting & rebounding in a non-competitive environment. Modified scrimmages will be introduced in this session. 

This program places emphasis on participation, skills, values and sportsmanship and team work while building confidence.

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Program offered to: Ages 5-7

Your child will need:

  • YMCA Youth Sports jersey (available at all 4 YMCA’s for purchase price of $15)
  • Good pair of athletic shoes

Locations may include: Broadview YMCA, East Side YMCA, West Side YMCA, Dickinson School


'Power in Pink' Fundamental Basketball

'Power in Pink' is a special Fundamental Basketball offered just for girls at the 5-10 year age*.

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Program offered to: Ages 5-10* (girls only)
*Program may offer alternate ages depending on season, please check online registration for details.

Your child will need:

  • YMCA Youth Sports jersey (available at all 4 YMCA’s for purchase price of $15)
  • Good pair of athletic shoes

Recreational Basketball

A league sports program that will continue working on developmental skills with more advanced curriculum. This league will run 1 ¼ hours each week. Week 1 is a team practice. Weeks 2-7 begin with a 30 minute practice followed by a 45 minute game. Here we introduce more game play (unlike Fundamental Sports where we emphasis more on skills and drills with modified scrimmages). This league will be offered to 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-4th grade. Referees are incorporated in grades 3-4 and we will also introduce score as part of the game without putting too much emphasis upon competition. 

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Program offered to: Grades 1-4

Your child will need:

  • YMCA Youth Sports jersey (available at all 4 YMCA’s for purchase price of $15)
  • Good pair of athletic shoes

Locations may include: Broadview YMCA, East Side YMCA, West Side YMCA, Dickinson School

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Bill C

I was golfing with friends when I realized I could no longer hold my own in a competitive group of golfers. My balance was off and my friends joked that I was losing my game. That winter I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic, degenerative disease that affects everyone differently. With me, it affected my balance, short-term memory and caused fatigue. Disheartened, I thought “How could this happen to someone who was so active and recently completed two half-marathons?” MS can cause those affected to become confined to a wheelchair. My neurologist told me the best way to stay mobile was to keep exercising, so I decided to join the Y. I started swimming, where I feel the aches, fatigue and mental fog of MS melt away, and my worry about balance disappears. I just FEEL better! With help from Y trainers, I have successfully taken on TRX and learned how to do kettlebell "Turkish get-ups". I am working on mastering a headstand, and plan on doing a walking hand stand. - Bill Charles