Final shot to join Y winter basketball!

December 24, 2018

 

Now featuring 5 new basketball programs in addition to our storied basketball league. Check out the Y's basketball program lineup for all ages, abilities and family schedules. Don't delay! Classes and leagues begin early January. "

Basketball League (Grades 2-12)
Did you know that the YMCA invented basketball? Teams are lead by volunteer coaches, and all youth enjoy equal playing time. Players participate in one weeknight practice (Mon or Wed), Basketball Academy (Fri) and Saturday games. Basketball Academy features 90 minutes of structured activity focused on individual skill development as well as strength and conditioning to develop the whole athlete. Contingent upon enrollment, co-ed divisions are as follows: Grades 2-3Grades 4-5Grades 6-8, and High School. Learn more about the uniqueness and value of the Y's basketball league and secure your athlete's spot today

Tiny Tot Basketball (Ages 3-5)
Tiny Tot programs are designed to introduce children to sports in a fun, structured environment that encourages participation, builds confidence and fosters a love for staying active. Parents are asked to take an active role to ensure interactive participation that includes drills and small-sided game play. Enroll your favorite preschool athlete here.

Mighty Mite Basketball (Age 5 - Grade 1)
Mighty Mites is a great introduction to the game of basketball, where youth develop dribbling, shooting, defensive and teamwork skills. The first 30-40 minutes of the program builds upon and improves fundamentals while introducing more advanced skills. Young athletes then become acclimated to the rules of the game and working in a team setting through small-sided games for 20-30 minutes. Mighty Mites is the perfect prepartion program for league play when youth reach Grade 2. Sign-up your young athlete today.

Beginner Basketball (Ages 6-10)
Beginner Basketball provides a healthy introduction to the sport and foundation for building upon learned fundaments. Youth become confident in dribbling, passing, shooting, footwork, rebounding and defensive skills before translating their skills to tactical and team play. Beginner Basketball instills the fundamentals and IQ necessary to transition comfortably into league play. Join now, where everyone plays!

Girls Basketball Academy (Grades 2-5)
Just for girls, this Basketball Academy is designed to develop fundamental basketball skills while learning teamwork, strategy and sportsmanship. Girls learn basketball rules, shooting, passing and ball handling in addition to offensive and defensive skills like rebounding and team play. Instructors focus on individual challenge and progressive skill development in a fun, sociable, and character and confidence-building athletic experience. Your teammates are waiting - register today!

Basketball Academy (Grades 2-12)
Experienced instructors guide participants through drills and games designed to improve technical, tactical and athletic performance. Academy focuses on individual challenge and progressive skill development. Youth also hone key performance aspects including agility, balance, strength and conditioning. Exercises are adaptable for all ages and abilities.  Perfect supplemental training for intermediate and advanced athletes. Enroll in the academy and play even more.

For more information, contact Kim DeRaedt at 773-326-2563 or kderaedt@ymcachicago.org