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.

Boulder Valley basketball programs for pre-k through 8th grade are held at the Arapahoe Y in Lafayette, the Mapleton Y in Boulder and at BVSD schools.

Boulder Valley Basketball

Longmont basketball programs for pre-k through 6th grade are held at the Longmont Y.

WINTER BASKETBALL

BOULDER VALLEY

Jr. Buffs Basketball

YMCA 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.

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

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

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 late fee as of Jan 4.

2ND GRADE

  • Member: $85
  • Non-member: $110

Plus uniform fee. There is a $20 late fee as of Jan 4.

3RD GRADE

  • Member: $90
  • Non-member: $115

Plus uniform fee. There is a $20 late fee as of Jan 4.

REGISTER

In-season Clinics for Rec League (1st-2nd Grade)

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. Must be registered for Rec League to participate.

Arapahoe & Mapleton Ys

Tuesdays, Jan 29-Feb 19, 5:00-6:00pm

  • Member: Free
  • Non-member: $25

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

Practices: Begin the week of Jan 7

Games: Saturdays, Jan 19-March 2, 9:00am-4:00pm

No program Feb 16

  • Member: $100
  • Non-member: $125

Plus uniform fee. There is a $20 late fee as of Jan 4.

REGISTER

Spring Basketball League (3rd-8th Grade)

At your house, there is no off season. Your kid can’t get enough basketball. We feel the same way. That’s why we’ve developed a spring basketball league. Join us for this fun-filled, no practice spring league. Seriously, just games. Keep your team moving, shooting and playing in the off season.

Arapahoe, Longmont & Mapleton Ys

Thursdays, April 18-May 9, 5:00-9:00pm

  • Member: $50
  • Non-member: $80

Plus uniform fee. There is a $25 late fee as of April 11.

REGISTER

MINI MADNESS

3v3 Tournament for Our Cause (3rd-7th Grade)

The Y is announcing its March Madness brackets, and your little basketball player can take part in the big dance. Teams will represent one of the 68 NCAA contenders during our Mini Madness Tournament. They will compete in a double elimination challenge to claim the title. Does your team have what it takes to be this year’s Cinderella story? All proceeds will benefit the Y’s annual Community Support Campaign. Suggested donation of $25/player. 

Sat, March 16 at the Mapleton Y

Team check-in: 9:30am / Games begin: 10:00am

REGISTRATION NOT YET OPEN

WINTER 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

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

No program Feb 16

  • Member: $50
  • Non-member: $65

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

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

Includes uniform

3RD-4TH GRADE

  • Member: $70
  • Non-member: $85

Includes uniform

REGISTER

Longmont Basketball Skills Clinic (3rd-5th grade, coed)

Winter basketball season is coming, and lucky for you, we have partnered with the City of Longmont to offer a one-day skills clinic to get your player prepped and pumped. Little hoopers will enjoy skill-development stations designed specifically to brush up on shooting, passing and dribbling before the season kicks off. Special guests and giveaways will round out this day of fun. 

Longmont Y

Saturdays, Jan 5, 9:00-11:00am

Fee: $10 per player

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. 

Longmont Y

Practices: Begin the week of Jan 14

Games: Saturdays, Jan 19-March 2, 9:00am-4:00pm

No program Feb 16.

  • Member: $80
  • Non-member: $95

Includes uniform.

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. 6101
basketball@ymcabv.org

Sports Weather Hotline

303-827-2252