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

February 28th - April 6th

 

REGISTRATION OPENS NOV 1st @ 7am


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 aludtke@whatcomymca.org if interested.
 

Ages: 4 - 10yrs

Cost:

$120 Members

$150 Non members

Practices will be Tuesday or Wednesday with games on Thursdays from 4 - 8:30pm.

Please choose your team below that fits best with your age and time availability.

 

Tiny Hoopsters

Tiny hoopsters clinics focus on teaching fine motor skills and body control as well as basic basketball movements like arm swing and passing platform. The class will also introduce life skills such as teamwork sportsmanship, and respect as well as fostering a love for the game. Participants and spectators must remain at the gym during the duration of the program. Bathrooms are available onsite for participants and spectators (parent/guardians are responsible for child's bathroom visit). 

REGISTRATION OPENS Nov 1st @ 7am

 

Cost:
$35 Members

$65 Non Members

 

Ages 3 - 4yrs 5:00 - 5:45pm and 5 - 7yrs 5:50 - 6:35pm

Clinic 1: Jan 10 - 19 (Tues & Thurs)

 

Clinic 2: Jan 11 - Feb 1 (Wed)
 

 

Clinic 3: Jan 24 - Feb 2 (Tues & Thurs)

 

Basketball Clinics

This clinic with progressively teach shooting, ball handling, passing and defense as well as beginning basketball strategy. The class will also introduce life skills such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect all while focusing on having fun!  Children will be separated into age or skill appropriate groups for safety. Bathrooms are available onsite for participants and spectators (parent/guardians are responsible for child's bathroom visit).

REGISTRATION OPENS Nov 1st @ 7am


 

Cost:
$35 Members

$65 Non Members

 

3v3 Basketball Tournament

REGISTRATION OPENS ON DEC 5th @ 7am

A non competitive round robin 3v3 half court tournament. Sign up with a team and a volunteer coach for this fun day of basketball! 
Leagues: 4-5yrs, 6-7yrs, 8-10yrs,11-12yrs
3v3 half court tournament
4-5 players on a team must register with a volunteer coach.

 

Ages:

4-5yrs, 6-7yrs, 8-10yrs, 11-12yrs

Date:

January 21st
 

Cost:

$40 Members

$70 Non Members

 

Register here for 3v3 Tournament Jan. 21st

 

COACHES ARE NEEDED - PLEASE COMPLETE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

 

Questions about Youth Sports, please contact our Youth Sports Coordinator, Aria Ludtke, aludtke@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.