Youth Basketball

Youth Basketball

YMCA basketball emphasizes fun, teamwork, sportsmanship and inclusion for all, while encouraging kids to be active – a benefit to them both physically and mentally, as active kids are not only healthier, but do better in school.

3-on-3 Preseason Basketball Clinic & Tournament

Sinking Spring
10/23/21 - 11/13/21
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3-on-3 Preseason Basketball Clinic & Tournament; brought to you by New Age Hoops and The Sinking Spring Family YMCA

Who: 7th to 12th graders

Where: Sinking Spring Family YMCA – Large Gym

When: Sessions held on Saturdays (October 23, November 6, & November 13th). NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO SESSION HELD ON OCTOBER 30th. Tournament will be held November 13th from 2pm to 4pm!

Cost: $120 for the 3-week program

What: Learn strategy & improve skills for the upcoming season as Player Development Coach, Alex Bernhard brings “3-on-3” to a whole new level!

Players will fine-tune skills, enhance their Basketball IQ, and participate in structured 3-on-3 competition. A small tournament with exciting giveaways will be held for all program participants on November 13th!

Topics Covered: Will include, but not limited to…Ball Handling, Team Defense, Moving Without the Ball, Dribble Penetration, Spacing, Shooting, and Pick & Roll Offense.

Questions: Please reach out to Branch Executive, Zach Rubin at [email protected], or call the YMCA welcome center at 610-678-0484.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
10/5/21 10/23/21 Online / Front Desk $ 120.00$ 120.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/23/21 - 11/13/21
All Ages - Sa - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Registration
Closed

Best Shots Clinic

Adamstown
10/23/21 - 11/20/21
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***SESSION FULL!  Please email Tori Motter at the email below to be added to the wait list.  Please also see our Winter Basketball League information under programs.***

Basketball players grades 1st – 6th : sharpen those basketball skills with the Fall 2021 Best Shots clinic. Review dribbling, shooting, passing, defense, and more with this 5 week program.  We will also be placing an emphasis on learning teamwork and respect.  Children are asked to wear sneakers and bring a water bottle.  All equipment will be provided.  Masks are strongly encouraged: Due to the recent rise in COVID- 19 cases and the highly contagious Delta variant, the YMCA of Reading and Berks County strongly suggests all members, guests, and program participants wear masks in our facility when possible.

DATES/TIMES: Saturdays October 23rd through November 20th – 10am-11am

DEADLINES/FEES: Register by October 16th 2021: $60 members or $70 non-members ($10 late fee will apply after this date)

QUESTIONS: Contact Tori Motter, Program Coordinator, 717-484-4996 or [email protected]


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Early Bird Registration 9/22/21 10/23/21 Online / Front Desk $ 60.00$ 70.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
10/23/21 - 11/20/21
Sa - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Registration
Closed

Tri Valley Travel Team

Tri Valley
12/6/21 - 2/11/22
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Travel Team (Tri Valley YMCA ONLY):

At the 5th and 6th grade level for both boys and girls, the Tri Valley YMCA offers the option to try out for our TRAVEL TEAM! This is in an effort to make the competition levels more equal across opponents. If you are not selected for the travel team you will be placed on a rec team. If you are selected for the travel team there is an additional fee of $90 that must be paid after selections have been made. YOU MAY NOT REGISTER FOR THE TRAVEL TEAM BELOW, UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO PLAY ON THE TRAVEL TEAM.

Evaluations nights are listed below. You must attend the session below if your child is interested in being a player on our travel team. In order to attend a session below, YOUR CHILD MUST BE REGISTERED FOR OUR WINTER YOUTH LEAGUE FIRST!

5th and 6th grade girls: November 16th 6-7pm

5th grade boys: November 17th 6-7pm

6th grade boys: November 17th  7:15-8:15pm


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
11/16/21 12/6/21 Online / Front Desk $ 90.00$ 90.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
12/06/21 - 02/11/22
Registration
Closed

Winter League

Adamstown, Mifflin, Reading, Sinking Spring, Tri Valley
12/6/21 - 2/11/22
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Locations: Adamstown YMCA, Mifflin Area YMCA, Reading YMCA, Sinking Spring Family YMCA, Tri Valley YMCA

Dates:

1st– 6th grade: December 6, 2021-February 11, 2022 (Games will begin the week of 1/3/21)

4 year olds & Kindergarten (4K): January 3, 2022-February 11, 2022

Registration Deadline:  Sunday, November 7, 2021

Program Fees:  

4K—YMCA Member $50.00    Non-Member $60.00

1st-6th— YMCA Member $65.00    Non-Member $90.00

**a $30 late fee will be added to any registrations received after Sunday, November 7, 2021.**

COVID-19 Policies:

  • Masks are NOT required at this time for participants or spectators.
  • Masks are required for all YMCA staff.
  • If your child is ill, PLEASE do not send them to practice or games.
  • If your child or anyone else in your household tests positive for COVID-19, please inform the YMCA as soon as possible.
  • To encourage social distancing and limit the number of people in our facilities, we will only allow ONE adult spectator for games and practices, per child.
  • The YMCA reserves the right to change our COVID-19 policies at any time. We will NOT grant refunds or credits on program fees due to changes in our policies.

Volunteer Opportunities:

The YMCA relies strictly on volunteers to coach and referee youth sports programs. Without your help, our kids will not have the opportunity to learn the importance of teamwork, the basics of basketball and how to gain confidence. This program will NOT run if we don’t have enough volunteers. If you are able to help coach, assist or referee, please indicate such during this registration process.

Financial Assistance: Thanks to our generous donors, we provide financial assistance for memberships, programs and childcare giving everyone the chance to grow and thrive. To apply for financial assistance for youth basketball, complete our application HERE.

Other Information:

Parent packets will be EMAILED by the end of the day Monday, November 29th.  Packets include practice schedules, coach information, and team roster.

1st-6th graders practice ONE night a week, Monday-Thursday.  If you have a night that you know will prevent you from attending a practice, it should be specified when asked during the registration process. Only one night will be honored as a hardship night.  Please mark the day that will NOT work for you. Practice nights will not be determined until teams are formed.

For additional questions, please call your YMCA branch.

Travel Team (Tri Valley YMCA ONLY):

At the 5th and 6th grade level for both boys and girls, the Tri Valley YMCA offers the option to try out for our TRAVEL TEAM! This is in an effort to make the competition levels more equal across opponents. If you are not selected for the travel team you will be placed on a rec team. If you are selected for the travel team there is an additional fee of $90 that must be paid after selections have been made.

Evaluations nights are listed below. You must attend the session below if your child is interested in being a player on our travel team.

5th and 6th grade girls: November 16th 6-7pm

5th grade boys: November 17th 6-7pm

6th grade boys: November 17th 7:15-8:15pm


Available Sessions

Date(s)
12/06/21 - 02/11/22
Adamstown YMCA
Register  
Closes
11/07/2021
12/06/21 - 02/11/22
Mifflin Area YMCA
Register  
Closes
11/07/2021
12/06/21 - 02/11/22
Reading YMCA
Register  
Closes
11/07/2021
12/06/21 - 02/11/22
Sinking Spring YMCA
Register  
Closes
11/07/2021
12/06/21 - 02/11/22
Tri Valley YMCA
Register  
Closes
11/07/2021