SLO Youth Sports: Basketball

Operates:
December 5, 2015 - February 27, 2016
Location:
San Luis Obispo Elementary Schools
Saturday GAMES:
First game Dec. 5, 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 - Oct. 31 Late Online Reg. $95 (with promo code - 5off)
Oct. 1 - Oct. 31 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 Asst. help)

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.
 

SIGN-UPS start on Sept. 1-Oct. 31

ONLINE step-by-step GUIDE to sign up for Basketball
 
GAMES - Dec. 5, 12, 19 - Jan. 9, 23, 30 - Feb. 6, 20, 27
ALL GAMES ARE PLAYED ON SATURDAYS

Practices start the week of Nov. 16

Coaches Roster Meeting - Monday, Nov. 2 @ 5:30pm (Ludwick Center)
Coaches meeting with city of SLO - Monday, Nov. 9 @ 5:30pm
TEAMS ARE MADE BY THE VOLUNTEER COACHES AND THE YMCA AT THE ROSTER MEETING, similar to a draft . . . the coaches will try their best to make balance teams.
THE MORE VOLUNTEER COACHES, EQUALS LESS PLAYERS ON TEAMS AND THOSE PLAYERS CAN PLAY MORE DURING GAMES.......VOLUNTEER AND COACH TODAY. Questions about the SLO County YMCA SPORTS PROGRAMS
 

Become a SPONSOR for a Youth Basketball Team - download paperwork - sponsor plaque for the Business

The city of SLO parks and rec dept are in charge of the game & practice times 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 - TBD

Details on picture prices - 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 & rec dept 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.
 

More details or would like to get involved/COACH, please email jjones@sloymca.org or call the SLO County YMCA 805.543.8235     

Coaching and Teaching Youth Sports: The YMCA Way

Concussion Parent/Player Information

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

 

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

For detail info - click HERE

Applications may take up to 10 business days to process.  Financial Assistance must be confirmed prior to enrolling in a sports YMCA program.