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 don't permit splitting), 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.
Practices are held Tuesday OR Thursday evenings and games are played on Saturday mornings.
Registration: Oct. 20 - Dec. 13
Practices begin: Jan 5th or 7th
Games - 6 weeks, Jan 9 - Feb 13
Volunteer coaches and referees are always needed; contact the Y at (937) 653-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
$30 - Y members / $45 - Program members
Registration: Oct. 7 - Nov 15
Practices begin: Nov. 28
Games - Dec. 1 - Dec. 22
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.
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!
Dec. 5th morning will be a "practice only" week for every team starting at either 10:00 am or 11:00 am. After that initial practice, each game day will start with 20-30 minutes of practice and then a game to follow. Updated rules will be posted to our website soon.
The 6 game days (with practice) for 5 and 6 years olds will be:
PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE