Basketball

Overview

Kids practice core basketball skills such as ball handling, defense, offense, rebounding and shooting. As they develop their athletic talents, children also build character, values and confidence through teamwork and discipline. See the Rochester Y sports schedule

Questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 612-230-9622.

Each eight-week session is $65 for members and $90 for non-members. Age-based classes will vary by session.

Age 3: 30-minute class
Class introduces basketball basics, encouraging exploration within a safe and healthy environment. Kids work on beginner concepts such as dribbling, defense and shooting mechanics.

Age 4 through grade 1: 45-minute class
Class strengthens beginning basketball skills, preparing kids for the next level with work on ball handling and manipulation, defense and shooting mechanics.

Grades 2-8: 60-minute class
Class builds knowledge of the game through team play, developing individual skills including passing angles, defensive skills, offensive roles and shooting.

Session 4, August 19 - October 13

Online class registration is open July 2 through August 19.

Find a class

Tips and preparation for parents and guardians

  • You can also register in person at Member Services 
  • Have your child bring water and wear active wear and tennis shoes
  • Each child will receive a Y T-shirt
  • The Y will provide all necessary equipment
  • Arrive on time
  • Have your child use the restroom before class begins
  • Remain in the building throughout the entire class
  • Show a photo ID or driver’s license as you enter the building if you’re not a member of the Y

Each eight-week league is $100 for members and $125 for non-members.

Age-based leagues for grades 3-6 will vary by session. Leagues guarantee a minimum of 8 practices and 6 games throughout the session.

Tips and preparation for parents and guardians

  • You can also register in person at Member Services
  • Have your child bring water and wear active wear and tennis shoes
  • Players are required to purchase a Y jersey for $15 to participate in any YMCA league
  • The Y will provide all necessary equipment
  • Arrive on time
  • Have your child use the restroom before class begins
  • Remain in the building throughout the entire class
  • Show a photo ID or driver’s license as you enter the building if you’re not a member of the Y

Our goal for YMCA 3on3 youth basketball leagues is to teach the fundamental skills of basketball during weekly skills practices and to also encourage fun game play. Practices will focus on skills-based drills sessions that will prepare players for non-coached 3on3 games. Court officials will be present to manage each game. On game nights, each team will play a double header. Our 3on3 leagues range from Grades 1-12 and will vary by session. At a minimum eight skills practices and six games are guaranteed throughout the eight-week session. Parents are encouraged to cheer on all players but please refrain from coaching during gameplay.

Cost

  • Leagues: each eight-week league is $100 for members and $125 for non-members.

Questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 612-230-9622.

Session 4, August 19 - October 13

Online league registration is open July 2 through August 19.

Find a league

Tips and preparation for parents and guardians

  • You can also register in person at Member Services
  • Have your child bring water and wear active wear and tennis shoes
  • Players are required to purchase a Y jersey for $15 to participate in any YMCA league
  • The Y will provide all necessary equipment
  • Arrive on time
  • Have your child use the restroom before class begins
  • Remain in the building throughout the entire class
  • Show a photo ID or driver’s license as you enter the building if you’re not a member of the Y