YMCA of Austin Winter Youth Basketball League Registration Now Open

Registration for YMCA of Austin winter Youth Basketball leagues is now open and will run through December 4. Y Youth Basketball leagues are open to children ages 4-14.

YMCA sports help develop healthy kids, families, and communities by placing a priority on family involvement and healthy competition rather than rivalry. The Y emphasizes the value of participation over winning, while helping foster team-building, individual development, a positive self-image, and a sense of fair play and mutual respect. All skill levels are welcome, and every child has the opportunity to play. Financial assistance is also available for qualified applicants.

Kinder Hoops

The YMCA Kinder Hoops League is open for boys and girls ages 4-7. Divisions are determined by the player’s age entering into the season, and games will be played among teams within the same age division. Participants will have equal playing time throughout the game and will be given equal opportunities to start and end games throughout the season. Games are played on Saturdays. The season will start January 7 and run through February 25.

Youth Basketball

The YMCA Youth Basketball League is open for boys and girls ages 8-14 and will offer a greater level of competition than Kinder leagues. Teams will also offer a greater emphasis on rules and sport-specific skill development while still teaching YMCA Character Development values and fostering a spirit of good sportsmanship. Games are played Saturdays. The season will start January 7 and run through February 25.

For more details, call or visit any YMCA of Austin branch or visit http://www.austinymca.org. YMCA of Austin locations include:

· TownLake YMCA, 1100 W. Cesar Chavez, 542-YMCA (9622)

· East Communities YMCA, 5315 Ed Bluestein, 922-YMCA

· Hays Communities YMCA, 465 Buda Sportsplex Dr., 523-0099

· Northwest Family YMCA, 5807 McNeil Dr., 335-YMCA

· North Park Family YMCA, 9616 N. Lamar, 973-YMCA

· Southwest Family YMCA, 6219 Oakclaire Dr. (& Hwy. 290), 891-YMCA

· Springs Family YMCA, 27216 Ranch Rd. 12 South in Dripping Springs, 894-3309

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About the YMCA of Austin

The YMCA of Austin is a nonprofit organization that has served the Austin community since 1953, providing health and wellness, aquatics, youth sports, day camp, childcare, youth leadership and family enrichment opportunities for more than 40,000 members and 50,000 program participants. More information on the YMCA of Austin is available at http://www.austinymca.org.

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