Hit the hardwood with the folks who invented the game – the Y!  Boys and girls develop skills including dribbling, shooting, passing, and rebounding. Youth Basketball League at the Y combines team play and individual skills in a fun and supportive environment. At the Y, everybody plays and everybody wins!


5-11 YEARS

Grade Divisions 
K-1st / 2nd-3rd / 4th-5th

Coaches Meeting
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Time: 6:30 – 7:30P

Practice Begins
Week of January 10, 2022

Game Season
January 22 – March 5, 2022
Season Length: 7 weeks
*Games are played on Saturdays

Skill Building and Character Development

Happens Here

For further information, email Doug Miller, YMCA Program Director by email
or by phone at 815-223-7904 Ext: 014.

Skill Building and Character Development Happens Here

For further information, email Doug Miller, YMCA Program Director by email
or by phone at 815-223-7904 Ext: 014.

Youth Basketball FAQ - 2022 Season

Any child grades K – 5th

Games will be played on Saturdays between 8A – 5P

Early Registration: December 1-12, 2021
10% discount

Open Registration:
December 13 – January 3, 2022

Yes. Those who are interested must pick up a financial assistance form from the YMCA, fill the form out completely and submit any requested documentation.

Yes, but please understand we cannot make any guarantees. We encourage requests for children to play with their friends and coaches they know. You can make player or coach requests on the request line of the registration form.

Because balanced teams are the priority, first we form teams by looking at the skill levels, grade levels and gender. Next we try to fulfill as many requests as we can. Then if it is possible, we try to group kids by the school attending.

To preserve the integrity of balanced teams, kids must register individually. No pre-formed teams may register.

Teams are formed the day after registration closes. Volunteer coaches are assigned to the teams. The coaches will receive their team packet and rosters on the day of the coaches’ meeting. You will be contacted by your team’s coach either by phone or email within 48 hours of the coaches meeting. When your coach contacts you, you will be informed of your coaches’ name and practice time

Practices will always be at the YMCA. Volunteer coaches will pick their practice time during the coaches’ meeting. Practice will be one night a week for one hour.

YMCA Youth Basketball is only possible through the generosity of our volunteer coaches. Usually, a parent will volunteer to coach or assist their child’s team but sometimes there can be teams with no coach. Parents are encouraged to get involved and help out by coaching your child’s team.

Practices begin the week of January 10, 2022

Games begin Saturday, January 22, 2022

In the event of extremely bad weather, games may be cancelled and rescheduled. Weather can be unpredictable. If games are cancelled, coaches’ will be contacted and they will contact team members’ parents via email or phone. Also, you may check our Facebook page for updates.

Not all teams will be able to practice more than once. In order to keep the league fair, teams will only practice once per week. If practices are cancelled due to weather, a rescheduled time will be worked out by the coach and YMCA Program Director.

Yes and no. Playing any sport is naturally competitive but at the YMCA we expect players and coaches to behave in a manner consistent with our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our rules try to encourage good sportsmanship and when possible, we include rules to enforce that. The main focus of the program and all YMCA programs is for the children to have FUN!

Early Registration
Save 10%
December 2-12, 2021Members: $54Non-Members: $81
Open RegistrationDecember 13 - January 3, 2022Members: $60Non-Members: $90
*Financial assistance is available. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay.