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 week-day practices 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 7. League-wide evaluations for grades two through eight will take place on November 9, 16 & 23 at the New Canaan YMCA. Please refer to information/registration packet for the schedule. Players must be registered in order to participate in evaluation day. Practices will begin the week of December 2 and games will begin on Saturday, December 7. The season will last through March 7.
Kindergarten through 8th Grade Registration begins October 8 and ends on November 3. All paperwork is due prior to participant’s evaluation day.
The High School League is a fun league designed for high school students to enjoy playing the game with friends in a non-competitive environment. Teams are led by volunteer high school captains. According to CIAC rules, participants are not eligible to play in the league if they play for their high school team. After registration, teams will be formed and the high school games will begin. Teams in the High School League do not have formal practices, and just enjoy games on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays throughout the season, ending on March 7.
The High School Registration begins October 8 and has an extended registration deadline of December 8 to accommodate high school team try-outs.
For additional information or questions, contact Will Schwartzstein at 203-920-1652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.