SLO Youth Sports: Basketball

Operates:
December 19, 2015 - March 5, 2016
Location:
San Luis Obispo Elementary Schools
GAMES: Saturdays, Dec. 19 - March 5
First game Dec. 19, 2015
Ages:
5 - 12
Times:
9 GAMES - are played on Saturday mornings and afternoons in SLO
TEAM PRACTICE - days and times are determined by team coaches after teams are assembled
Players/Parents will hear from a coach within 72 hours after the coaches' meeting.
Cost:
Sept. 1 - Sept. 30 Early Online Reg. $85 (with promo code - 5off)
Sept. 1- Sept. 30 Early In-House Reg. $90
Oct. 1 - Nov. 8 Late Online Reg. $95 (with promo code - 5off)
Oct. 1 - Nov. 8 Late In-House Reg. $100
After Reg Closed $120 (limited space)
SAME JERSEY WILL BE USED IN 2016
MORE DETAILS PLEASE READ WEBSITE INFO BELOW (including Financial Assistance help)

Click here to register

YMCA YOUTH BASKETBALL (Grades K-6 boys & girls)

In collaboration with the SLO City Parks and Recreation Department, the youth basketball program strives to enhance player's skills, self-confidence, and positive peer interaction. The program allows players to learn the basics of basketball while engaging in a healthy work out. (Players get medals at the end of the season - pictures are not included in the sport fee)
The leagues/teams are split up into the following grade divisions: (K-coed), (1-2grades coed-if they are enough girls, girls and boys teams), (Boys: 3-4grades), (Girls: 3-4grades), (Boys: 5-6grades), (Girls: 5-6grades). 
 
The same basketball jerseys will be used after the 2015-2016 season, please keep your jersey for the following seasons. . .  if you need a new jersey it will cost at your reg-payment.
 

Important Notice for Youth Basketball (Must read)

 

ONLINE step-by-step GUIDE to sign up for Basketball
 

DOWNLOAD PAPER REGISTRATION FORM HERE

GAMES - Dec. 12, 19 - Jan. 9, 23, 30 - Feb. 6, 20, 27 - March 5
ALL GAMES ARE PLAYED ON SATURDAYS

Practices start the week of Dec. 5

Coaches Roster Meeting - Monday, Nov. 9 @ 5:30pm (Ludwick Center)
Coaches meeting with city of SLO - Monday, Nov. 16 @ 5:30pm
TEAMS ARE MADE BY THE YMCA. Teams will be organized based on age, gender (where appropriate) and and player school. Teams will be balanced and contain players at all skill levels.
 
HELP US KEEP TEAM SIZES SMALL! VOLUNTEER TO COACH A TEAM!!
MORE VOLUNTEER COACHES = FEWER PLAYERS PER TEAM = MORE PLAY TIME PER PLAYER
 
VOLUNTEER TO COACH TODAY. Questions about the SLO County YMCA SPORTS PROGRAMS
 

Become a SPONSOR for a Youth Basketball Team - download paperwork here - sponsorship includes a plaque for your Business

The city of SLO Parks and Recreation Department is in charge of game times and locations, practice times and locations, and game referees. Please contact them with questions with those issues.
 

GYM/GAME TIMES CLICK HERE - Click on the age/grade divisions on the left side of the page and then the games will be listed. GYMS LOCATIONS

Practice Team Times - CLICK HERE

 

TEAM PICTURES - January 30th and February 6th

Details on picture prices - CLICK HERE
January 30th Team Pictures - CLICK HERE
February 6th Team Pictures - CLICK HERE

Required Equipment:

  • Shorts & Team Jersey (jersey comes with sign-up)
  • Athletic shoes with non-marking soles
 

Practice Drill Cards for coaches/players/parents

Basic Basketball Drill Videos

YMCA Youth Basketball Game Rules - for ball size/rim height info, etc.

(HOME TEAM IS WHITE COLOR/AWAY TEAM IS DARK COLOR)
(No jewelry is allowed on players while playing that includes: rings, earrings, watches, necklaces, and/or bracelets.)

TEEN Basketball Program - please contact the City of SLO Parks & Recreation department for details.

TED TALK Youth Sports Video - a video about youth sports for coaches/parents
 

Top 5 things that KIDS want from a COACH

(TIPS for first time coaches)

1. Respect and Encouragement

2. Positive Role Model

3. Clear, Consistent Communication

4. Knowledge of Sport

5. Someone Who Listens

(a good coach sees the potential in every child)
 
League Philosophy:
• To allow participants to have fun.
• To allow all youth an opportunity to participate.
• To teach participants proper skills and fundamentals.
• To provide an environment in which the participant will learn sportsmanship, camaraderie and teamwork.
• Players must play an equal amount of time.
 
Parents, Coaches and Families – please be nice and encouraging to fellow players, parents, children and coaches at the practices and games throughout the season in the league.  Children play sports because they think it's fun and they want to learn something new while meeting new friends.
 

For more information or if you would like to get involved/COACH, call Leola Macmillan at (805) 543-8235 or lmacmillan@sloymca.org.   

 

BITTY BASKETBALL (ages 3-5) CLICK HERE for information

 

Need Financial Assistance help - contact Andrew Peter apeter@sloymca.org.

Click HERE for more information on Financial Assistance.