Youth Basketball

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Let's Tip Off and Play Some Basketball!

Our Fundamental Basektball programs are for 5-7 year olds, 'Power In Pink' Basketball programs are for girls 5-10 year olds and our Recreational Basketball programs are for 1st-4th graders. See below for detailed information about our youth basketball programs.

See our Youth Sports Overview & Guide for program details and for times and locations of our youth basketball classes. For other types of programs for YMCA youth such as Gymnastics, Dance and Swimming Classes, see our current Program Guide.

Youth Sports Overview & Guide    Program Guide

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...

Derby Family

Our family came to the YMCA through #maks, a special program designed for children who are cancer survivors. #maks stands for Making Amazing Kids Stronger. The wonderful part about this program is that it offers opportunities for the entire family. Since Norah has been out of treatment, our family has been searching for ways to encourage total health for her. We want her to grow up having a strong heart, strong mind and a strong spirit. Through #maks, Norah learned to make healthy snacks, try yoga and Zumba, make a dream board, dance, laugh, share and bond with other children who are also cancer survivors. Her brother, Owen, was also offered many special experiences in the “super sibs” group. This has been a very positive experience for our entire family and we will continue making healthy life choices. We are so thrilled to be able surround our children with the wonderful staff at the YMCA. They are teaching them about helping others, being positive, living strong and giving back. That is total health. We have been blessed. - Derby Family