About Winter Basketball

This is a recreational basketball program designed for youngsters to have fun while learning sportsmanship, as well as basketball rules and skills. Games are played with age appropriate equipment and lower hoops for the younger divisions. Practices occur during the week; games are played Friday evenings or Saturdays starting January 7, 2017. Jerseys are not included in the price of the program. May purchase one upon registered (jerseys are required). All teams will play games versus Northshore Y, Dale Turner Family Y and Duvall Teams.


No practices will be scheduled on non-student days. You will be notified if any changes come up as soon as possible. Check the website for any updates and information. Rosters will be listed on the website when completed.


League Details

  Grades   K-9th
  Dates   November 28 - March 4
  Days   Practices - Weekdays, Games - Fri or Sat
  Times   Varies
  Location   Practices/Games - Northshore Y, NSD Gyms, or local facilities
  Cost   $100 FM / $150 CM
  Registration   October 1 - November 13


Volunteer Coaches Wanted

No Experience Necessary! Coaching at the Northshore YMCA is not about developing a winning team, it is about developing a winning child. We do not keep score at the younger levels, and we do not stress WINS. We do stress teamwork and individual development. We also stress sportsmanship and most of all FUN! Volunteer coaches are the heart and soul of league. It is an awesome responsibility, but incredibly rewarding.


Team Selection Process

Teams will be determined by the director based on the total number of participants registered and what day, coach, and/or buddy preferences each participant has stated upon registration. This will ensure an even league throughout. If you list that you would like to volunteer to coach, you will be contacted to see which practice day/location/time would work best for you and your schedule. This is a benefit for those who coach.


Weather Cancellation Policy

YMCA sports programs follow the lead of the local school districts regarding cancellations due to weather conditions. If the school you practice at is closed for the day or closed early due to weather, your practice will also be cancelled. If the schools are closed due to weather, practice at the YMCA will also be cancelled. Updated information can also be obtained by calling the Northshore YMCA at 425-485-9797. Coaches have the right to cancel any practice due to weather if they feel it is not safe for the participants to travel to practice. We will do our best to scheduled you with a make-up date for your practice, but with limited gym space, it is not always possible and not guaranteed.