BASKETBALL

YMCA basketball goes back way beyond tear-away pants and orange slices? In fact, the YMCA was instrumental in the invention of the sport in 1891. In the mid-1970s, when short shorts, high socks and converse were the preferred uniform, the YMCA and the NBA created the Youth Basketball Association (YBA) to organize youth into recreational sports programs that stress skills and teamwork over winning at any cost.
 

The YMCA has proudly continued that tradition. After over 128 years of youth basketball, the Y knows the big things joining a YMCA youth basketball team can mean for kids on and off the court. YMCA basketball is not just about sharpening shooting skills and making baskets, but about building skills that benefit mind, body and spirit. Participating in team sports when kids are young can build a life full of physical activity, but it also means improved cognitive function and social skills.

Basketball programs include:


 

Showcase Basketball Academy

 

Showcase Basketball brings high level basketball training to players striving to reach their potential. Whether you are a middle school player working towards making a high school team in the future, or a college player preparing for the pro game, Showcase Basketball has the knowledge and resources to get you there.

Rookie League

This is the perfect class for children to begin learning about a love of basketball. Basic skills, character development and fun are just part of the experience. Ages 3-4 yrs.

Who is it for?

Beginning players with little to no experience, ready to learn the game in a fun and positive setting!

What do I get?

9 practices + 9 games er season (3 month season)

What is taught?

Beginner basketball rule such as ball-handling, passing, lay-ins, proper shooting form, and defensive positioning. 

When is it?

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Development League

Who is it for? 

Players with under 2 years of basketball experience who want to prepare for advanced level basketball.

What do I get?

1 practice + 1 game per week.

What is taught?

Sharpening and advancing of the basketball skills learned in Rookie League, as well as an introduction to the play style, sets, and terminology of advanced teams.

When is it?

Year-round!

 

Showcase Academy Training

Who is it for? 

Boys and Girls ages 18-14!

What do i get?

Group training focusing on overall development and creating a well-rounded basketball skill set.

What is taught?

Offensive and defensive basketball techniques and philosophies to ensure a well-rounded basketball skill set that can be incorporated in to any basketball system.

When is it? 

Year-round!