Calling all youth basketball enthusiasts!
Do you have a child in your life who lives and breathes basketball? If so, we’ve got an exciting slate of slam-dunk events where the budding baller in your life can learn from the best!
The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is collaborating with Dreamville and Wilson Sporting Goods, the new official basketball of the NBA and WNBA, to offer Y youth aged 8-13 years a complimentary two-hour youth basketball clinic. Distinguished coaches Derreck Baker, Kimrossi Taylor, and Dijon Knight, will take young players through a set of drills designed to focus on developing on-court skills while emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship.
The clinics will be held at the South Side YMCA (6330 S. Stony Island, Chicago) in August. All skill levels are welcome, and each clinic will be capped at 50 players. Participants will receive a free custom-designed Dreamville x Wilson Chi-League Clinic Tee Shirt.
Clinic dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, August 7: 10am-12pm (FULL)
Saturday, August 14: 10am-12pm (FULL)
Saturday, August 21: 10am-12pm (FULL)
The youth clinics coincide with Wilson’s return to the NBA hardwoods. Wilson is partnering up with Dreamville Records, one of the biggest brands in music and entertainment today, to bring Chicago’s iconic Chi-League Tournament back to the city’s South Side. The Dreamville Chi-League Powered by Wilson games will tip-off on August 8 at 12:00pm at the Jones Convocation Center at Chicago State University. Admission is free, with a $5 suggested donation at the door to support the South Side YMCA. Parking is $5.
Tournament dates and game times are as follows:
Sunday, August 8: 12pm – 5pm (Men’s Bracket Tip-Off)
Sunday, August 15: 12pm – 5pm (Men’s Semi-Finals and Women’s Bracket Tip-Off)
Sunday, August 22: 12pm – 5pm (Men’s and Women’s Finals)
This August, come join us and watch some of Chicago's top basketball talent go toe-to-toe at The Dreamville Chi-League presented by Wilson Sporting Goods!
With games on August 8, August 15, and August 22, all proceeds from The Dreamville Chi-League will benefit the South Side YMCA and help increase equity and access for local kids to participate in youth sports.
We're also partnering with Dreamville and Wilson to provide an unforgettable VIP basketball experience for 150 of our community's budding athletes, complete with free youth basketball clinics and reserved seating at the games.