This league exists for the youth of our community, providing them with the opportunity to experience and develop basketball skills. The primary objective of the YMCA is to develop people, not professional athletes. All Coaches are volunteers who are dedicated to developing youth and will emphasize the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
The Youth Basketball League is open to boys and girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade and consists of one practice per week and one game each Saturday from December through mid-March.
Clinic programs are featured for boys and girls in Kindergarten through 1st grade. Participants in clinics will learn basic basketball skills through fun games and instruction.
Boys’ leagues are separated by second grade, third grade, fourth grade, fifth/sixth grades, seventh/eighth grades, and high school. Girls’ leagues are offered as second grade, third/fourth grades, fifth/sixth grades, and seventh/eight grades.
Kindergarten through 8th grade will begin play on December 1. The High School League will get started later due to high school tryouts. The High School League has an extended registration date of December 7. After that, teams will be formed and the high school games will begin. Most games are held on Saturdays and teams will also hold one evening practice each week. League-wide evaluations for grades two through eight will take place on November 10 at the New Canaan YMCA, with the schedule to come. Players must be registered to participate in evaluation day. Practices will begin the week of November 26 and games will begin on Saturday, December 1. The season will last through March 9.
Registration begins October 1 and ends on November 2. All paperwork is due no later than November 9.
For additional information or questions, contact Will Schwartzstein at 203-920-1652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.