Youth Basketball Player Information
Bellevue Family YMCA

Important Season Dates

  • December 3 - Practices start the week of December 3
  • December 24 to January 4 - No practices during winter break
  • January 5 - Games start for Juniors
  • January 12 - Games start for Rookies
  • Monday, January 21 - No practices on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 18 to 22 - No practices during Mid-Winter Break

Skills Showcases
YMCA Youth Basketball offers opportunities for players of all skills levels, gives players an equal amount of playing time and never has tryouts or cuts. Our Skills Showcase is a day where participants will run through a series of basketball drills and skills to demonstrate their level of play. Staff will use what they observe in the Skills Showcase to help build teams that are balanced. 

To check-in, fill out paperwork and complete skills showcase, please plan on being present at a time designated below for about 30 minutes. If you cannot attend a Skills Showcase, please email lwhiteside@seattleymca.org.

  • Wednesday, November 14, 6:00 - 7:00pm: Rookies
  • Thursday, November 15, 5:30 - 6:30pm: Juniors

Practice Information
Players should wear athletic shoes and whatever they feel comfortable running, jumping and playing an indoor sport in. They should also bring a water bottle! Practices will be at the Bellevue Family YMCA.  Your coach will contact you during the week of November 26 to introduce themselves, share your practice day, time and location and your team roster.

Games
Games will typically be played on Saturdays at the Bellevue Family YMCA or other YMCAs in the area depending on your league. Game schedules will be available the week of January 1 or sooner.

Team Uniforms
Uniform tops will be distributed at practice before the first game of the season. 

Picture Day
Team photos will be taken in January after teams are finalized. Players should wear their uniform on Picture Day. More info to come.

Additional Information
We encourage all parents to stay at practices and games for the duration. Anyone 16 years old or older must have valid identification in order to be allowed into a YMCA facility. There will be no exceptions. Guests will only be allowed in the gymnasium during practices and/or games and will not have access to other areas of the YMCA.

Coaches
Our youth sports leagues depend on volunteers who give their times as coaches. Please email lwhiteside@seattleymca.org to learn more. 

Questions
Read our FAQ on the 2018-2019 Winter Basketball Leagues or email lwhiteside@seattleymca.org