Youth Basketball

HOOP IT UP

Basketball programs for ages 3-12 years.  Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball has no bench warmers! Every child plays while making friends and learning new techniques. The YMCA is where most children receive their first experience with sports in a non-competitive environment. We continue to be that place to nurture the potential of children and provide teamwork opportunities in a fun, supportive way.

Basketball League

A non-competitive basketball league coached by volunteers. Games/practices are 45 minutes. Participants and spectators must remain in the gymnasium during the duration of the program. Bathrooms are available on the third floor of the Whatcom Family YMCA for participants and spectators. Anyone above the age of 16 must provide photo identification upon arrival at the Whatcom Family YMCA. Coaches needed! Email kclogston@whatcomymca.org if interested.

All games will be played on Thursdays between 4 and 8pm at the Whatcom Family YMCA. With few exceptions younger age groups will be scheduled earlier and older age groups will be scheduled later in the evening.

Session 2
Basketball League Ages 6-7
Dates: February 27, 2024 - March 28, 2024

Basketball League Ages 8-10
Dates: February 27, 2024 - March 28, 2024

Session 1
Basketball League Ages 4-5
Dates: January 16, 2024 - February 22, 2024
Registration Closed

Basketball League Ages 6-7
Dates: January 16, 2024 - February 22, 2024
Registration Closed

Basketball League Ages 8-10
Dates: January 16, 2024 - February 22, 2024
Registration Closed

Basketball Clinics

Our basketball skill-building clinics provide a brief, flexible option for families interested in introducing their children to basketball or enhancing their skills prior to joining our basketball leagues. When you enroll your child in one of our skill-building sessions, they will participate in four 45-minute basketball classes led by our experienced YMCA basketball coaches. Email kclogston@whatcomymca.org if interested.

Stay tuned for more clinics coming soon!

Questions about Youth Sports, please contact our Youth Sports Coordinator, Dan Parine, dparine@whatcomymca.org

YMCA youth sports encourage healthy kids, families and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, positive self– image and a sense of fair play. Through our caring staff and coaches, we help your child develop the skills fundamental not only to play the sport, but also to be successful in the community such as cooperation, commitment, dedication and sportsmanship.