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WATERTOWN AREA YMCA

Practice & Play Basketball: (Grades 1st-2nd)
These are staff-led skill development sessions are designed to help players learn fundamental sports skills. Players will expand their game play experience by applying those fundamentals in a team setting.  

 

Scrimmage & Skills Basketball: (Grades 3rd-6th)
Take your game one step further! These are staff-led sessions designed to help players develop their skills with a focus on real-game situations. Players will focus on a different skill each week and work with Y coaches to improve their fundamentals during scrimmages.  
 


YMCA AT PABST FARMS

Learn to Play Basketball: Formerly called Hoopsters (4K-5K)
Your little athlete’s first game play experience! Participants will learn fundamental skills and play in the same fun-filled session each week. We introduce the concepts of being on a team and learning from an instructor or coach.

Practice & Play Basketball: (Grades 1-2)
These are staff-led skill development sessions are designed to help players learn fundamental sports skills. Players will expand their game play experience by applying those fundamentals in a team setting.
 


2021 Winter Basketball Leagues

(Combined League for the YMCA at Pabst Farms and Watertown Area YMCA Branches)

Our basketball leagues provide a welcoming, friendly, fun atmosphere where children learn fundamental skills, the importance of fair play and hard work, and how to win graciously and lose gracefully.


Developmental Basketball League: 1st - 2nd Grade

These leagues are all about learning and growing. Building a solid foundation in a supportive environment is the focus, and all games are played with heavily modified rules designed to support the success of players as they learn about being a part of a team and get a solid grasp of the fundamental skills.

  • Season Dates: January 4th- February 20th

Recreational Basketball League: 3rd-6th Grade

Our recreational leagues are designed to prepare players for the next level. With a focus on expanding players’ game play experience, we use slightly modified rules to support players as they develop and grow.

  • Season Dates: January 4th-March 6th

 

League Format:

  • Developmentally appropriate progression basketball program with modified rules based on age group.
  • One practice during the week at the YMCA at Pabst Farms.
  • Games are held on Saturdays at the YMCA at Pabst Farms or Watertown Area YMCA.
  • Boys and Girls divisions for each league. Grade levels may be combined based on enrollment.
  • For the YMCA Sports Leagues Safety Guidelines & Procedures, please click HERE.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus and communicate proactively with any changes to the league as we approach the start of the season.

Registration begins October 1st and will be accepted through December 1st.

(Registrations received after December 1st will be wait-listed and not guaranteed a spot.)