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

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At 423 pounds, I had just about given up on life. I was almost immobile and my sleep apnea was so severe it became a coin flip if I would even wake up in the morning. After three injuries due to sleep apnea, I met with my doctor to make a lifestyle change. We came up with a plan that was both sustainable and doable. At first, I concentrated on the nutrition portion because being 423 pounds, and injured, I could not start by exercising. After three months of changing my eating habits, I lost over 75 pounds! At this time I felt comfortable enough to start exercising. I was extremely timid and shy the first time I entered the Broadview YMCA. I didn’t know anybody and was very self-conscious of my body. The staff were welcoming and assured me this was a family-friendly, safe environment that promoted wellness for everyone. I decided to start with water aerobics for the low impact on my joints, plus I enjoy swimming. The instructor, Paul, was amazing in his approach to aquatic exercises and his class allowed every person to work at their own level and pace. After a few months, I approached Paul about weight lifting. He taught me a basic routine to follow on my own, and with the combination of weight training and water aerobics, I was able to accelerate my progress and move closer to my weight goal. Fast forward two years…I’ve lost over 225 pounds and lowered by body fat below 10% and counting! I have met so many great friends through the Y, and am eternally grateful for the caring staff and opportunities the Y offers to help people achieve their fitness goals. - Bill Janke