Youth Basketball

2019 Bitty Basketball - Ages 3-4 and 5-6

$30 - Y members / $45 - Program members

Learn to love a sport at the Y! 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 for 3-4 yr olds will use a series of fun clinic-style practices and fundamental games that encourage kids to develop motor skills and start gaining a love for physical fitness and sports.

  • Clinics will be held Tuesdays 5-5:45 PM, Thursdays 6:45-7:30 PM, Saturday 9-9:45 AM.
  • These clinics will start on Nov. 30th with picture day at 9:00 AM and the clinic to immediately follow. This group will not be playing games, except for fun, skill based games as the coaches and volunteers see fit.


The 5-6 yr group will be split into teams and play an organized game after each of their practices on either Tuesday or Thursday and 1 on Saturday mornings for 4 weeks in December. All teams will play a minimum of 6 games!

  • Practices / Games will be played on Tuesday at 6:00 PM OR Thursdays at 5:00 PM and all teams will play Saturdays at either 10:00 or 11:00 AM.
  • A 30 min practice/warm up starts each session and then games typically take about 35-45 mins immediately following. Coaches may shorten practice a bit if both teams agree they are ready to begin play. The first practice for your team: Nov. 30th (also picture day) will be strictly practice slots for 1 hour. Games will begin on Dec. 3rd or 5th for all teams in this league.



2019-20 Youth Basketball - 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 (co-ed if #'s permit), and 10-12 yr olds. Rims will be at 9' for appropriate shot development. Each team will have the opportunity to participate in 6 games & practices/scrimmages for the season.

Registration - Nov 11 - Dec 15

Practices begin Thursday, Dec. 26

Games - Jan. 4 - Feb 8

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