Youth Basketball

Youth Basketball

The YMCA’s basketball program is geared toward learning the basic fundamentals of dribbling, passing, shooting, rebounding and defense with an emphasis on team play, overall gameplay and additional basketball concepts!

Our program is offered in the summer, fall and winter seasons.

The date and time you register for is the time of your practice! Games will be played on the weekend. 

2020 Fall Basketball

Ages Preschool - 12th Grade
Early Registration September 14 - October 13
Practices Begin the week of October 26
Season November 7 - December 19 (No games the week of Thanksgiving)

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2021 Winter Basketball

Ages Preschool - 12th Grade
Early Registration October 12 - December 8
Practices Begin January 4
Season January 16 - March 6

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AGE GROUP BREAKDOWNS:

Preschool (3&4 year old): Will meet once a week for a clinic style format. Will meet every week at the time you sign up for.

Kindergarten (5&6 year old): Will meet on Saturday only for practice/play. Teams will be scheduled for a 30 minute practice followed by a game. 

1st-8th Grade Rec: Will practice for one hour a week on the night & time you sign up for. Games will be played on Saturday.

5th-8th Grade Competitive: Will practice for one hour a week and games will be played on Sundays

High School: Will practice for one hour a week and games will be played on Sundays.

Here is what we are doing to protect your family during covid-19:

General Precautions

  • Smaller team sizes to promote smaller groups and more spacing.
  • Attendance will be tracked
  • No post game handshakes
  • No team snacks
  • Maximum of two coaches per team

Masks

We will follow local and state requirements in real time. Currently all indoor spectators and players 11 years and older will need to wear face coverings while indoors.

Equipment

  • Each team will get a clean set of equipment to start practice and coaches will return equipment to sports staff at the end of practice.

Practice and game times

  • Cohort scheduling will be implemented.
  • Staggered game and practice scheduling to allow time to clear gyms before next teams arrive.
  • We ask that you wait in your car until your practice time and do not arrive to the gym early.

Spectator Policy

Indoor Sports Practices:

Due to building capacity restrictions and those policies put in place by offsite rented gyms, parents/guardians will be using the drive-through drop-off/pick-up process. Parents may walk their child to and from the building entrance but practice attendance will be limited to players, coaches and YMCA staff. 

Indoor Sports Games:

One parent/spectator (not including children) per player allowed to attend. 6ft of distance must be maintained between each non-family parent/spectator. Marked signage will be placed to indicate spacing. All non-participating children must remain with their parent/guardian at all times and are not allowed in any other area of the facility. 


These policies are subject to be changed or modified based on rental policies at off site locations. 

Volunteer Coaches

We rely 100% on Volunteer Coaches here at the Y to teach our youth athletes the fundamentals of the game! We would love to have you out on the court helping the participants in our programs and making a difference in your community. If you, or anyone you may know, are interested in coaching a basketball team here at the YMCA or would like to know more information, please let us know.

The YMCA invites you to join our team of Volunteer Coaches (training provided)! Download a Volunteer Coach application form below and submit it to any local YMCA.

YMCA Sports - Volunteer Coach Application

Some divisions are association-wide and games may vary in location. Check your schedule for further details.

The date and time you register for is the time of your practice! Games will be played on the weekend.

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Our partnership with Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs

With a focus on youth development, wellness and injury prevention, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and Children’s Hospital Colorado partner to strengthen our community and help kids learn, grow and thrive. 

Sign up for the Just Ask Children's newsletter at childrenscolorado.org/YMCA

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