YMCA Thunder Basketball

YMCA Thunder Basketball

From James Naismith’s invention of basketball at the Y in 1891 to today, the Y has a rich tradition in sports played around the globe. We nurture the potential of youth through sports programming by strengthening character, engaging families and building lasting relationships. We are pleased to partner with the Oklahoma City Thunder to further our mission within our youth basketball league, now called the YMCA Thunder Basketball League.

Our Developmental League for youth basketball will have an  emphasis on the development and understanding of the game of basketball. Youth basketball officials will be more lenient and assist in helping the child learn the rules as they play basketball games. The season consists of 8 games. The Developmental League is open for children ages 3-18. For ages 5 & up, our youth basketball league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration.

The Spirit League has been developed to provide a place for players and teams with advanced skills a place to play at the YMCA against competition of the same development. This league will be closely officiated by certified referees. We will continue to hold everyone whom participates to the highest character standards as outlined in the Players Pledge, Coaches Creed, and Parents Code of Conduct. The season consists of 8 games and an end of season tournament. The Spirit League is open for children ages 8-12. This league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration.

*Additional $30 fee for the Spirit League.

Stillwater YMCA

Stillwater YMCA
12/14/20 - 3/6/21
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League Contacts

Josh Jaramillo, Program Director of Aquatics & Youth Sports,

Uniforms

All players will be required to have the official YMCA Thunder Basketball League jersey. The jersey is available for purchase ($20) at the front desk of your local YMCA or the online store http://www.quickscores.com/ymcaokc. Fan gear and player equipment are also available online.

Important Dates

  • Coaches Meeting will take place on December 1st via Zoom. Coaches will receive a link! More information in regards to the Coaches Meeting will be sent out in November.
  • Online Parents Orientation video available on quickscores.com/ymcaokc
  • If you have not heard from a coach by December 13th, please contact Josh Jaramillo, [email protected]
  • PRACTICES: Begin December 14th (one practice per week determined by volunteer coaches).
  • No practices or games from December 21st – January 3rd
  • Practices Resume January 4th
  • Games will start January 9th. (Games played on Saturdays). Game Schedules will be released at least one week prior to the start of games on quickscores.com/ymcaokc
  • Season will end by March 6th, 2021.

DEVELOPMENTAL LEAGUE

The Developmental League is the standard YMCA League with an emphasis on the development and understanding of the game of basketball. Officials will be more lenient and assist in helping the child learn. The season consists of eight games. The Developmental League is open to children ages 4-16. For ages 5 & up, the league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration. Practices will take place at multiple locations throughout the local YMCA area. Games will be played on Saturday’s.

Age Cut Off, Gender Specific Leagues and Divisions

YMCA sports leagues are divided by the age of the participants. A valid birth certificate may be required for tournament play. The age cut off is how old the child was on August 31, 2020. For ages 5 & above, divisions will be gender specific if numbers allow. Below is a list of available divisions for the Winter League.

4 & Under, 6 & Under, 8 & Under, 10 & Under boys/girls, 12 & Under boys/girls

COACHES NEEDED

The YMCA uses volunteer coaches to provide leadership to the community through structured athletic activities. If you are interested in coaching, please contact the Sports Department for more information. Volunteers make our programs great!

YMCA MISSION

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

It is the policy of the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City that no person be denied membership or program participation due to the inability to pay. Funds for financial assistance are provided through the United Way and the YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign.


Available Sessions

Date(s)
12/14/20 - 03/06/21
Registration
Closed