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 3-16. 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.

Bethany/Rockwell Plaza

Bethany YMCA
5/31/21 - 7/31/21
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League Contacts

Marli Bartlett- Sports Director

Courtney Morris- Sports Coordinator

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 TBD

 

 

  • If you have not heard from a coach by May 25th, please contact Marli Bartlett- [email protected]

 

  • PRACTICES: Summer League is a game only league. There will not be any mandated YMCA practices. 

 

  • Games will start as early as June 14th (Games played on Weeknight’s & Weekends at the North Side YMCA).
  • It will be a 6 game regular season for Spirit and Developmental League. Spirit League will have a Double Elimination Tournament at the end of the season.
  • Game schedules will be released at least one week prior to the start of games on quickscores.com/ymcaokc

 

  • Season will end by July 31st, 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 six 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. Games will be played on weeknights & weekend’s in the Summer League.

SPIRIT LEAGUE

The Spirit League has been developed to provide a place for players and teams with advanced skills 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 six games and a double elimination end of season tournament  The Spirit League is open for children ages 7-12. This league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration. If unable to place a child on a Spirit League Team, they will be added to a Developmental League Team. Games will be played on weeknights & weekend’s in the Summer League.

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 Summer League.

Developmental League Spirit League
4 & Under Co-Ed 8 & Under
5 & Under 9 & Under
6 & Under 10 & Under
7 & Under 11 & Under
8 & Under 12 & Under
9 & Under
10 & Under
11 & Under
12 & Under
14 & Under
16 & Under

 

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.

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)
05/31/21 - 07/31/21
Registration
Closed

Earlywine Park

Earlywine Park YMCA
5/24/21 - 7/31/21
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League Contacts

DaMone Redd, [email protected] Earlywine Park YMCA Sports Director

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

  • Summer League Coaches Meeting May 18th at 7:15pm, at Earlywine Park YMCA in the Adventure Center.
  • Online Parents Orientation video available on quickscores.com/ymcaokc
  • If you have not heard from a coach by May 28th, please contact Nick Martinelli, [email protected]
  • Games will start as early as June 7th. (Games played on Weeknights only). Practice will be NOT be offered in our facilities. Game schedules will be released at least one week prior to the start of games on quickscores.com/ymcaokc

 

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 Summer season consists of six 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. Games will be played on Weeknights.

SPIRIT LEAGUE

The Spirit League has been developed to provide a place for players and teams with advanced skills 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 Summer season consists of six games and a double elimination end of season tournament. The Spirit League is open for children ages 7-12. This league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration. If unable to place a child on a Spirit League Team, they will be added to a Developmental League Team. Games will be played on Weeknights.

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.

Developmental League Spirit League
4 & Under Co-Ed 8 & Under
5 & Under 9 & Under
6 & Under 10 & Under
7 & Under 11 & Under
8 & Under 12 & Under
9 & Under
10 & Under
11 & Under
12 & Under
14 & Under
16 & Under

 

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.

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)
05/24/21 - 07/31/21
Registration
Closed

Edmond (Mitch Park/Rankin)

Mitch Park YMCA, Rankin YMCA
6/14/21 - 7/31/21
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League Contacts

Norris Williams, Edmond YMCA Sports Director

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 be held Tuesday, May 20th at 6:00pm. It will be virtual. More information in regards to the Coaches Meeting will be sent out at the beginning-mid of May.

 

 

  • If you have not heard from a coach by May 27th, please contact NorrisWilliams, [email protected]

 

  • PRACTICES: Summer League is a game only league. There will not be any mandated YMCA practices. 

 

  • Games will start as early as June 14th (Games played on Weeknight’s & Weekends at the Rankin YMCA or HIVE Sports Complex).
  • It will be a 6 game regular season for Spirit and Developmental League. Spirit League will have a Double Elimination Tournament at the end of the season.
  • Game Schedules will be released at least one week prior to the start of games on quickscores.com/ymcaokc

 

  • Season will end by July 31st, 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 weeknights & weekend’s in the Summer League.

SPIRIT LEAGUE

The Spirit League has been developed to provide a place for players and teams with advanced skills 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 eight games and a double elimination end of season tournament  The Spirit League is open for children ages 7-12. This league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration. If unable to place a child on a Spirit League Team, they will be added to a Developmental League Team. Games will be played on weeknights & weekend’s in the Summer League.

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 Summer League.

Developmental League Spirit League
4 & Under Co-Ed 8 & Under
5 & Under 9 & Under
6 & Under 10 & Under
7 & Under 11 & Under
8 & Under 12 & Under
9 & Under
10 & Under
11 & Under
12 & Under
14 & Under
16 & Under

 

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.

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)
06/14/21 - 07/31/21
Registration
Closed

Guthrie

Guthrie YMCA
6/14/21 - 7/31/21
VIEW

League Contacts

Katelyn Hinkle, Guthrie YMCA  Associate Executive Director

Ashley Sperry, Guthrie YMCA  Program Director

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 be May 20th at 6:00pm. It will be virtual. More information in regards to the Coaches Meeting will be sent out at the beginning of May.

 

 

  • If you have not heard from a coach by June 8th, please contact Katelyn Hinkle, [email protected]

 

  • PRACTICES: Summer League is a game only league. There will not be any YMCA Mandated Practices. 

 

  • Games will start as early as June 14th. (Games played on weeknights & weekends in the Summer League). Game Schedules will be released at least one week prior to the start of games on quickscores.com/ymcaokc
  • It will be a 6 game regular season for Spirit and Developmental League. Spirit League will have a Double Elimination Tournament at the end of the season.

 

  • Season will end by July 31st, 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 weeknight’s and weekend’s in the summer League.

SPIRIT LEAGUE

The Spirit League has been developed to provide a place for players and teams with advanced skills 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 eight games and a double elimination end of season tournament  The Spirit League is open for children ages 7-12. This league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration. If unable to place a child on a Spirit League Team, they will be added to a Developmental League Team. Games will be played on weeknight’s and weekend’s in the Summer League.

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 Summer League.

Developmental League Spirit League
4 & Under Co-Ed 8 & Under
5 & Under 9 & Under
6 & Under 10 & Under
7 & Under 11 & Under
8 & Under 12 & Under
9 & Under
10 & Under
11 & Under
12 & Under
14 & Under
16 & Under

 

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.

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)
06/14/21 - 07/31/21
Registration
Closed

Midwest City

Midwest City YMCA
11/30/20 - 2/28/22
VIEW

League Contacts

Mariah Behrns, Midwest City YMCA Sports Coordinator
[email protected]

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 be held Tuesday, May 18th at 6:00pm. It will be virtual. More information in regards to the Coaches Meeting will be sent out at the beginning-mid of November.

 

 

  • If you have not heard from a coach by May 25th, please contact Mariah Behrns, [email protected]

 

  • PRACTICES: There will be one practice held a week. Practice date and time will be set by the coach. 

 

  • Games will start as early as June 14th (Games played on Weeknight’s & Weekends at the Midwest City YMCA or surrounding Y’s).
  • It will be a 6 game regular season for Spirit and Developmental League. Spirit League will have a Double Elimination Tournament at the end of the season.
  • Game Schedules will be released at least one week prior to the start of games on quickscores.com/ymcaokc

 

  • Season will end by February, 28th, 2022.

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 weeknights & weekend’s in the Summer League.

SPIRIT LEAGUE

The Spirit League has been developed to provide a place for players and teams with advanced skills 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 eight games and a double elimination end of season tournament  The Spirit League is open for children ages 7-12. This league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration. If unable to place a child on a Spirit League Team, they will be added to a Developmental League Team. Games will be played on weeknights & weekend’s in the Summer League.

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 Summer League.

Developmental League Spirit League
4 & Under Co-Ed 8 & Under
5 & Under 9 & Under
6 & Under 10 & Under
7 & Under 11 & Under
8 & Under 12 & Under
9 & Under
10 & Under
11 & Under
12 & Under
14 & Under
16 & Under

 

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.

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)
11/30/20 - 02/28/22
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/17/21
06/14/21 - 07/31/21
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/17/21

North Side

North Side YMCA
6/14/21 - 7/31/21
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League Contacts

Mucio Macedo, North Side YMCA Sports Director, [email protected]

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 be held TBA. More information in regards to the Coaches Meeting will be sent out at the beginning of May.

 

 

  • If you have not heard from a coach by May 25th, please contact Mucio Mucedo, [email protected]

 

  • PRACTICES: Summer League is a game only league. There will not be any mandated YMCA practices. 

 

  • Games will start as early as June 14th (Games played on Weeknight’s & Weekends at the North Side YMCA).
  • It will be a 6 game regular season for Spirit and Developmental League. Spirit League will have a Double Elimination Tournament at the end of the season.
  • Game schedules will be released at least one week prior to the start of games on quickscores.com/ymcaokc

 

  • Season will end by July 31st, 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 six 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. Games will be played on weeknights & weekend’s in the Summer League.

SPIRIT LEAGUE

The Spirit League has been developed to provide a place for players and teams with advanced skills 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 six games and a double elimination end of season tournament  The Spirit League is open for children ages 7-12. This league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration. If unable to place a child on a Spirit League Team, they will be added to a Developmental League Team. Games will be played on weeknights & weekend’s in the Summer League.

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 Summer League.

Developmental League Spirit League
4 & Under Co-Ed 8 & Under
5 & Under 9 & Under
6 & Under 10 & Under
7 & Under 11 & Under
8 & Under 12 & Under
9 & Under
10 & Under
11 & Under
12 & Under
14 & Under
16 & Under

 

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.

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)
06/14/21 - 07/31/21
Registration
Closed

Stillwater YMCA

Stillwater YMCA
5/31/21 - 7/31/21
VIEW

League Contacts

Josh Jaramillo; Stillwater YMCA Program Director; [email protected]

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 Information

  • Coaches Meeting will be held friday, 05/21 at 6pm. Located at the YMCA
  • Online Parents Orientation video available on quickscores.com/ymcaokc
  • If you have not heard from a coach by June 4th, please contact Josh Jaramillo, [email protected]
  • PRACTICES: Summer League is a game only league. There will not be any mandated YMCA practices. 
  • Games will start June 19th (Games played on weekends at the Stillwater YMCA)
  • It will be a 6 game regular season
  • Game Schedules will be released at least one week prior to the start of games on quickscores.com/ymcaokc
  • Season will end by July 31st, 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 six games. The Developmental League is open to children ages 3-12. For ages 5 & up, the league is gender specific. Age groups may be combined, depending on registration. Games will be played on  weekends in the Summer League.

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 Summer League.


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.

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)
05/31/21 - 07/31/21
Registration
Closed
Opens on 08/17/21