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 4-10 year age.

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Program offered to: Ages 5-10 (girls only)

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...

Aaron - SACC

Our son Aaron started attending the School Age Child Care program when he was 6 years old. His teacher recommended it to our family to help provide him with an opportunity to interact with other children during the summer. Aaron has Asperger Syndrome so relating and interacting with his peers can be a challenge. When he first started the program he had a hard time keeping his hands to himself, had difficulty getting along with his peers and would not accept responsibly for his actions. The staff made a bracelet for Aaron that had three beads on it. If he lost his 3 beads throughout the day he was unable to go to the gym which was one of his favorite times of the day. By having this visual for him he became aware of his actions and the consequences of his actions. Each summer was better than the last, to the point that this past summer he no longer needed the bracelet. He fits in with his peer group and has learned to make positive choices that will help him succeed. Aaron is looking forward to taking on a leadership role by being a junior leader this summer.