Youth Basketball Information
BASKETBALL PRACTICE AND GAME SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Coach’s Meeting (required by all): Thursday, December 10th, 6pm-730pm
Parent’s Meeting (required by all): During your child’s first practice
Rookies1 (Ages 3-5) Skills Clinic – December 12th at 10AM, (RCES) Parents will be contacted by the child’s coach no later than December 19th with their first practice time. First Practice will be Saturday, January 2nd
Skills Assessment Days:
Rookies 2 (Ages 6-8 Boys) (RCES), Saturday Dec 12th, 10am
Rookies 2 (Ages 6-8 Girls) (RCES), Saturday Dec 12th, 10am
Winners 1 (Ages 9-11 Girls) (RCIS), Saturday Dec 12th, 11:15am
Winners 1 (Ages 9-11 Boys) (RCIS), Saturday Dec 12th, 11:15am
Winners 2 (Ages 12 -15 Boys) (RCIS), Saturday Dec 12th, 12:30pm
Winners 2 (Ages 12 -15 Girls) (RCIS), Saturday Dec 12th, 12:30pm
Practice 1: Saturday January 9th. Your Child’s Coach will call with the time and location.
Games: January 16th – March 5th
Banquet: Saturday, March 5th
Picture Day: Please be on the lookout for picture information and times.
YMCA Basketball Night: DATE: TBD. Rappahannock High School (Players wearing YMCA Jersey get in for free. Parents will have to pay regular admission)
- Games will be held on Saturdays. Each player will receive a team jersey. Please have your child wear their jersey on game day with a pair of basketball shorts.
- Practices will be held once a week at scheduled times. All age groups will practice weekly except for Rookies 1 Ages 3-5. It is important that all players attend practice to improve their skills and to improve team play. You will receive your actual times for practices and team pictures from your coach.
- You will receive a copy of the game schedule at practice Saturday January 9th. We will try to post schedules on our webpage.
- All practices and events will be held at the Richmond County Elementary and Richmond County Intermediate Schools. Some age groups will travel to other locations for games. Please contact us if you have any questions. The YMCA at 333-4117
Thank you again for playing at the Y!
Thank you for choosing to participate in our YMCA Youth Super Sports Program. We hope your experience will be fun and rewarding for both you and your child. It is our hope that your family will develop new friendships and have lasting positive memories of the season.
THE YMCA PHILOSOPHY OF YOUTH SUPER SPORTS
YMCA Youth Super Sports is not just another sport program. Our mission is stated in our Seven Pillars of YMCA Youth Super Sports.
- Pillar One – Everyone Plays
- Pillar Two – Safety First
- Pillar Three – Fair Play
- Pillar Four – Positive Competition
- Pillar Five – Family Involvement
- Pillar Six – Sport for All
- Pillar Seven – Sport for Fun
All three programs, Rookies, Winners and Champions, have been carefully crafted to maximize the potential for youngsters to have a positive and beneficial experience. We recognize that sport is not just a frivolous game in the life of young people, but instead has profound influences on them. Through YMCA Youth Super Sports we want to help young people develop character, not become “characters.” We want to help them learn to care about others, be honest, show respect, and be responsible.
Sport, of course, doesn’t teach these things automatically to young people. Sport provides a good opportunity to teach these values, but only through skillful leadership provided by volunteer adults.
All children are guaranteed to play at least half the game. Our Youth Super Sports program will not keep league standings, not recognize all –star teams, they are ALL all-stars. We will recognize all players with a medal and certificate at the conclusion of the season. We guarantee that all players will receive praise and positive reinforcement throughout the program.
Our coaches are perhaps the most important position in our program. The coach is the main contact for you and your child. The coach will be informed of all rosters, rules, practice times, game times and changes that might occur.
The success of our program is based on the involvement of the entire family. Parents are encouraged to get involved by assisting coaches, bringing a healthy snack and cheering kids on during games.
Please go to www.training.ymca.net and choose courses YMCA Youth Sports Programs and The Parents Role in Y Sports Volunteers Make the Team to learn the important role parents play in our program.