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

My Y Story...

Dick

I have been a member of the YMCA throughout my whole life. In September 2005, I had open heart surgery to replace my aortic heart valve and repair an aortic aneurysm. After my cardiac rehab was completed, my wife and I decided it was best for me to continue through the YMCA. I felt safe at the Y, because I knew if anything happened there, the staff would help me. I started walking on the treadmill and lifting light weights. The personal trainers made sure I did not over exert myself so quickly after open heart surgery. They helped develop a workout program that fit my needs and made me feel comfortable. When I started walking the track, I was quite slow. Now, my daughters have to jog to keep up with me. This year, I started participating in yoga classes to work on my balance and stretching. Since my open heart surgery, I have had various medical issues including prostate cancer, diverticulitis, and a broken femur in my right leg. The YMCA is not only a place where I was able to physically heal, but also a place for me to meet new people and catch up with old acquaintances. At the Y, I realized I was not alone and am able to share my story openly and have others share their stories with me. I was told by my nurses on the heart floor that heart patients should receive twelve hugs a day to promote heart health. At the YMCA, I am always greeted with a hello and a hug. - Dick Rosin