WASHINGTON WEATHER

Youth Basketball

Got game?

Hit the hardwood with the folks who invented the game - the Y!

Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. The YMCA of Washington County offers sports programs that help youth develop and discover their potential through relationships, teamwork and healthy competition. Youth basketball is one of the premier youth sports programs offered by the Y.

Players will learn the fundamentals of the game, gain the opportunity to play a game each week, have equal playing time and be encouraged to play more than one position. YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. Every game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake. 

YMCA Hardwood Academy - 2020

HARDWOOD ACADEMY
Basketball Training 
Who: Ballers grades 2 – 12
What: For players that are serious about advancing their game with consistent, focused, and intense training sessions.
Areas of focus for the camp include:

  • Ball handling development-control and strength drills along with game situation
  • Footwork development - in the post and on the perimeter
  • How to score in a team concept

  • Finishing at the basket - variations and repetition

  • How to be a good passer - mentality, skill, and awareness

  • Defensive attitude, awareness, and technique – on ball and off ball

  • Transition work-dynamics of a good break and conditioning

  • Basketball specific agility and strength exercises

  • Shooting development and increasing scoring moves/options

  • Developing toughness, effective communication habits, and a competitive attitude

When: Summer Academy & Year Round Group Workouts
Where: Kalona YMCA Rec Center & Washington Community Y

HARDWOOD ACADEMY BASKETBALL TRAINING SESSIONS CLICK HERE

Sponsored by: Karen Mitchell - Urban Acres Real Estate & STORYLINE MULTIMEDIA

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YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE - KALONA and WELLMAN
Ages: Grades K-2 Girls and Boys TBD
Ages: Grades 3-4 Girls CLICK HERE  Boys CLICK HERE
Ages: Grades 5-6 Girls and Boys TBD

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE - Washington

Ages: Grades K-2 Girls and Boys TBD
Ages: Grades 3-4 Girls CLICK HERE  Boys CLICK HERE
Ages: Grades 5-6 Girls and Boys TBD

 

YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINIC - WELLMAN

Basketball Clinic with the Mid-Prairie Basketball Teams.
Ages: Kind. to 5 grade Boys/Girls

POSTPONED DUE TO COVID

YOUTH TEAM BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS - KALONA/WELLMAN

Ages: Grades 3rd - 8th
Where: Kalona YMCA: 511 C Ave – Kalona, IA 52247
            Wellman Parkside YMCA: 525 13th St – Wellman, IA 52356
            Washington Community Y: 520 W 5th St - Washington, IA 52353
Times: December 12, 2020                                        
            3rd/4th Girls at Washington Y
            5th Girls at Kalona Y

           January 23, 2021
           3rd/4th Boys at Kalona Y
           5th Boys at Wellman Y

          January 30, 2021
          6th Boys at Washington Y
          7th Boys at Wellman Y

          February 13, 2021
          6th Girls at Washington Y
          7th Girls at Kalona Y

          February 27, 2021
          8th Boys at Washington Y
          8th Girls at Wellman Y
COST PER TEAM
• $150.00 - 3 game guarantee  MUST register as a team.  Youth will play against their respective age groups.  CLICK HERE for registration form

INFORMATION
• First game will begin at 9:00am
• Gym will open at 8:30am for first game warm-up
• Certified officials provided
• $3.00 adult admission $1.00 youth admission
• Concessions available at Kalona location only
• For more information or questions please contact Ryan Harris
• (319) 653-2141 or rharris@washingtony.org