LEARN, PLAY AND COMPETE
Our basketball leagues provide the opportunity for friendly competition, while incorporating skill building and good sportsmanship. The programs emphasize learning the values of team sports, including fair play, team work, sportsmanship, and having fun. The YMCA believes that character development is an essential element of sports. Caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith are valued on and off the court. In YMCA sports, everyone plays and everyone plays fair. We put safety first and emphasize positive competition. YMCA sports are for all and are played for fun. Family involvement is encouraged. Parents become part of the Y community and enjoy supporting their children together at practices and games. Parents and friends can also be helpful as volunteer coaches, officials and timekeepers.
Divisions (By Grade)
Munchkins: PreK – K
Rookies: 1st – 2nd
Winners: 3rd – 5th
Session 1: November-December Fee: $65 Members / $80 Program Participants
Session 2: January -March Fee: $80 Members / $95 Program Participants
Location: Gilberts Elementary School
Practices are 1 night a week (either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday)
Games are on Friday nights/Saturday mornings
The YMCA provides basketballs for use during practices and games. Jerseys are included in the cost of the program and your child will receive one before the first game. There are times when we will be unable to use the gym at the school, so in such a case, practices and/or games are moved to our Taylor YMCA facility in Elgin.