Basketball / Cheer

Our Basketball program is guided by the YMCA Youth Sports philospohy which focuses on fun, participation, skilll development, teamwork, fair play, family involvement, and volunteer leadership.

Practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings; games are played on Saturday mornings. All practices and games are held at the Y gym.

New! Bitty Basketball - Ages 3-4 and 5-6

Our Bitty Basketball program focuses on giving kids a positive experience so they want to keep playing! Players are split into 2 groups, 3-4 yr olds and 5-6 yr olds, and play with age-appropriate size basketballs and 8' lowered rims. Coaches will use a series of fun practices and games that encourage kids ages 3-6 to develop motor skills and physical fitness.


Youth Basketball and Cheer- Ages 7-9 and 10-12

Youth basketball at the Y continues to improve and evolve into a competitive, yet still recreational experience for all players. Ages 7-9 will be grouped, and 10-12 yr old boys and girls will be split into separate leagues if #'s permit. Rims will be at 9' for appropriate shot development. Each team will have the opportunity to participate in the kick-off skills clinic on 12/22 and 6 games & practices/scrimmages for the season.

Cheer practices will be Thursdays 5:00-6:00 PM. Cheerleaders will cheer during a morning basketball game and a brief halftime each week.

Youth are welcome to register for both basketball and cheer - the Y will do our best to accomodate schedules.

Registration - Nov 14 - Dec 20
Clinic/Coaches Meeting - Dec 22
Practices begin Dec 27 - Practice Schedule
Games - Dec. 31 - Feb 4 - Game Schedule
Picture Day Jan 7th - Schedule

Volunteer coaches and referees are always needed; contact the Y at (937) 653-9622 or ymca@ctcn.net to volunteer.