BASKETBALL

The YMCA invented basketball. In fact, the first game was played in 1891 in a YMCA gym thanks to the imagination of James Naismith, a Y PE teacher.

Jr. Buffs BasketballYMCA JR. BUFFS BASKETBALL

YMCA and CU Athletics are pleased to team up to offer YMCA Jr. Buffs Basketball. Participants of the YMCA Jr. Buffs sports programs will receive the benefit of the expertise of both organizations. For each YMCA Jr. Buffs sport, CU has a team, so you can be sure to get the best youth sports experience possible.

FALL BASKETBALL

BOULDER VALLEY

Basketball Skills Clinics (3rd-8th Grade)

The best time to work on your game is before and after the season. This program will offer skill development drills and the opportunity to apply them in different situations of play. Kids will learn and play using fun, interactive games to improve their skills.

Mapleton Y

3RD-4TH GRADE

Saturdays, Sept 22-Oct-13, 1:00-1:45pm

  • Member: $40
  • Non-member: $60

5TH-6TH GRADE

Saturdays, Sept 22-Oct 13, 2:00-3:00pm

  • Member: $45
  • Non-member: $65

7TH-8TH GRADE

Saturdays, Sept 22-Oct 13, 3:15-4:30pm

  • Member: $50
  • Non-member: $70

REGISTER

Kinderhoops (PreK-Kindergarten)

Before your child can dunk, they must learn to dribble. Before they can land a three-pointer, they must learn to pass. Before they can realize their hoop dreams, they need the fundamentals. Kinderhoops is an ideal introduction to basketball — focusing on basic skills, rules and mechanics — in a fun clinic-style program full of energy-burning games and activities. Players develop athleticism and hand-eye coordination and prepare for rec basketball. 

Arapahoe & Mapleton Ys

FALL LEAGUE

Saturdays, Nov 10-Dec 15, 9:30-10:20am

No program Nov 24

  • Member: $70
  • Non-member: $95

WINTER LEAGUE

Saturdays, Jan 26-March 15, 9:30-10:20am

No program Feb 16

  • Member: $70
  • Non-member: $95

REGISTER

Rec Basketball League (1st-3rd Grade)

Recreational basketball at the Y is a community of players, coaches and parents who come together around the sport of basketball. This progressive program gives players the skill, knowledge, peer support and mentorship to thrive on the court. Our athletes learn shooting, ball handling and footwork while playing games, making friends and experiencing teamwork in action. Save $10 when you sign up for fall and winter leagues together.

Arapahoe & Mapleton Ys

FALL LEAGUE

Practices begin the week of Oct 29
Games: Saturdays, Nov 3-Dec 15, 10:30am-5:30pm
No program Nov 24

WINTER LEAGUE

Practices begin the week of Jan 14
Games: Saturdays, Jan 19-March 2, 10:30am-5:30pm
No program Feb 16

1ST GRADE

  • Member: $75
  • Non-member: $100

Plus uniform fee. There is a $20 wait list fee as of Oct 22.

2ND GRADE

  • Member: $85
  • Non-member: $110

Plus uniform fee. There is a $20 wait list fee as of Oct 22.

3RD GRADE

  • Member: $90
  • Non-member: $115

Plus uniform fee. There is a $20 wait list fee as of Oct 22.

REGISTER

Developmental Hoops League (4th-5th Grades)

Does your child dream of shooting like Stephen Curry? Or playing defense like Kobe Bryant? Our developmental league is an opportunity for young players who love basketball to continue to grow and refine their skills with the help of supportive coaches. A focus on sportsmanship, teamwork and fair play helps athletes develop character on and off the court. 5th graders choosing to play in this league should not have more than two years experience playing basketball. More advanced 5th graders should register for Black and Gold Hoops League.

Arapahoe Y, Mapleton Y and BVSD Gyms

FALL LEAGUE

Practices begin the week of Oct 22
Saturdays, Nov 3-Dec 15, 9:00am-4:00pm

No program Nov 19 or 24

WINTER LEAGUE

Practices begin the week of Jan 7
Sat Jan 19-March 2 9:00am-4:00pm

No program Feb 16

  • Member: $100
  • Non-member: $125

Plus uniform fee. There is a $20 waitlist fee as of Oct 22.

REGISTER

Black and Gold Hoops Leagues (5th-8th Grade)

Welcome to the big leagues! Black & Gold Hoops Leagues are the Y’s premier youth basketball programs, giving players a welcoming, non-traveling, full-season league. The Y’s Black & Gold Hoops Leagues inspire players to advance their knowledge of the game and expand their skills before they move on to high school ball. Progressive competition is the name of the game for both leagues, and players will end the season with a tournament.

  • Member: $210
  • Non-member: $260

Plus a uniform fee. There is a $20 wait list fee as of Oct 1.

Player Assessment Dates

  • Oct 15, 4:30-8:30pm, Mapleton Y
  • Oct 16, 4:30-8:30pm, Arapahoe Y

Arapahoe Y, Mapleton Ys, BVSD gyms and SVVSD gyms

Practices begin the week of Oct 22
Games: Fridays, Nov 9-Dec 14 and Jan 11-Feb 8, 5:00-9:00pm

No program Nov 19, 23, Dec 17-Jan 7

REGISTER

FALL BASKETBALL

LONGMONT

Kinderhoops (PreK-Kindergarten)

Before your child can dunk, they must learn to dribble. Before they can land a three-pointer, they must learn to pass. Before they can realize their hoop dreams, they need the fundamentals. Kinderhoops is an ideal introduction to basketball — focusing on basic skills, rules and mechanics — in a fun clinic-style program full of energy-burning games and activities. Players develop athleticism and hand-eye coordination and prepare for rec basketball. 

Longmont Y

FALL LEAGUE

Saturdays, Nov 10-Dec 15, 9:30-10:20am

No program Nov 24

  • Member: $50
  • Non-member: $65

WINTER LEAGUE

Saturdays, Jan 26-March 15, 9:30-10:20am

No program Feb 16

REGISTER

Longmont Rec League (1st-4th Grade)

Recreational basketball at the Y is a community of players, coaches and parents who come together around the sport of basketball. This progressive program gives players the skill, knowledge, peer support and mentorship to thrive on the court. Our athletes learn shooting, ball handling and footwork while playing games, making friends and experiencing teamwork in action. Save $10 when you sign up for fall and winter leagues together.

Longmont Y

FALL LEAGUE

Practices begin the week of Oct 29
Games: Sat Nov 3-Dec 15 10:30am-5:30pm

No program Nov 24

WINTER LEAGUE

Practices begin the week of Jan 14
Games: Sat Jan 19-March 2 10:30am-5:30pm

1ST-2ND GRADE

  • Member: $60
  • Non-member: $75

3RD-4TH GRADE

  • Member: $70
  • Non-member: $85

REGISTER

Longmont Basketball Skills Clinic (1st-6th Grade)

Get your player ready for the fall basketball season with our skills clinic! Your child can hone their skills, work on shooting mechanics and improve footwork with the help of the Y. These clinics focus on skill-development drills and the opportunity to apply them in different situations of play. Kids will learn, grow and play using fun, interactive games.

Longmont Y

1ST-2ND GRADE

Tuesdays, Oct 2-23, 4:15-5:15pm

3RD-6TH GRADE

Tuesdays, Oct 2-23, 6:15-7:15pm

  • Member: $40
  • Non-member: $60

REGISTER

Longmont Developmental Hoops League (5th-6th Grades)

Does your child dream of shooting like Stephen Curry? Or playing defense like Kobe Bryant? Our developmental league is an opportunity for young players who love basketball to continue to grow and refine their skills with the help of supportive coaches. A focus on sportsmanship, teamwork and fair play helps athletes develop character on and off the court. 5th graders choosing to play in this league should not have more than two years experience playing basketball. More advanced 5th graders should register for Black and Gold Hoops League.

Longmont Y

FALL LEAGUE

Practices begin the week of Oct 22
Games: Saturdays, Nov 3-Dec 15, 9:00am-4:00pm

No program Nov 19 or 24.

WINTER LEAGUE

Practices begin the week of Jan 7
Games: Saturdays, Jan 19-March 2, 9:00am-4:00pm

No program Feb 16.

  • Member: $80
  • Non-member: $95

REGISTER

Sports Specific Coaching

Basketball and Volleyball (Ages 8+)

Grow your game! This one-on-one training is designed specifically for the young athlete who wants to progress in his or her sport. Your child can take his or her game to the next level with a highly experienced Y Certified Coach. Trainings are offered year-round.

1 60-Minute Session

  • Member: $40
  • Non-member: $60

4 60-Minute Sessions

  • Member: $150
  • Non-member: $225

Register for sport specific coaching

Review our basketball rules for everything from playing time and policies to tournaments and traveling. 

Basketball Rules

Sports Department: Basketball

303-443-4474 ext. 2301
basketball@ymcabv.org

Sports Weather Hotline

303-827-2252