Youth Basketball League (October-February)
YMCA Basketball League is an instructional program designed for youngsters new to the sport of basketball as well as those who want to brush up on the rules, tactics, and skills, improve their game and most importantly, HAVE FUN! The winter program begins the week of Monday, January 7 and ends Friday, February 22. All practices and games are held in the YMCA gymnasium located on the third floor.
Each team is coached by volunteer parents and community members with a focus on participation, sportsmanship and staying active. Each team will have one evening practice and one game a week and all children receive a t-shirt uniform. Our 7-week league is offered to children in kindergarten-5th grade.
NEW! YMCA Girls Basketball League
The Girls Basketball League is for girls in kindergarten – 3rd grade and is designed to get girls in the game for skill development, friendships and fun! In the girls basketball league, we offer two divisions based on your child’s grade:
Zoom Division (Grade K-1):
One 35 minute practice, followed by a 20 minute game once a week on Tuesday at 5:30pm. Youth size basketballs for small hands.
One 30 minute practice, followed by a 30 minute game once a week on Tuesday at 6:30pm. Youth size basketballs for small hands.
Youth Basketball League
In the co-ed youth basketball league, we offer four divisions based on your child’s grade:
One 35 minute practice, followed by a 20 minute game, once a week. Youth-size basketballs for small hands. 5 v 5.
Rookies (Grade 1):
One 55 minute practice and one game a week. Practice times available Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings. Games are held on Friday evening. Youth-size basketballs for small hands. 5 v 5.
One 55 minute practice and one game a week. Practice times available Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings. Games are held on Friday evening. Intermediate-size basketballs. 5 v 5.
One 55 minute practice and one game a week. Practice times available Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday evenings. Games are held on Friday evening. Official-size basketballs. 5 v 5.
Your child will be placed in a league based on his/her school grade during the 2012/13 academic year.
■ Team Rosters
Team rosters and coach assignments will be published online at www.annarborymca.org on Friday, January 4th. We register approximately 9 players per team based on grade and experience. Players who register before Friday, December 21 may request up to three teammates.
■ Registration, Fees & Refunds
Early Bird Registration: November 12 – December 21. YMCA members: $45, Community Members: $85
Late registration: December 22 – December 28. YMCA members: $55, Community Members: $95
Places are limited so sign up early! Refunds will only be issued if a player cancels before the last day of registration. Through the generous contributions of our donors, the Ann Arbor YMCA is able to provide financial scholarships that enable all members of the community to enjoy YMCA programs, regardless of income. Applications for financial assistance are available on our website or at our membership desk. The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday, December 21, 2012.
■ Become a Y volunteer coach!
Y youth sports teams are coached by one or two trained YMCA volunteer coaches, many of whom are parents or community members. If you like to work with children and enjoy helping them learn and succeed, we need you! If you are interested in coaching, you need to be at least 18 years of age and attend a Y coach’s workshop prior to the start of the season. Our workshops introduce volunteers like you to the YMCA’s character values and youth development philosophy. Our workshops also give you the practical skills necessary to teach and lead youth sports teams. No formal coaching experience is necessary; all we ask is that you are committed to helping young people build positive self image and develop a passion for an active lifestyle. Coaches training will take place at the Ann Arbor YMCA on Wednesday, January 2 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jordan Keen at (734) 661-8016 or email email@example.com.