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.

A. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Early Registration

Rankin
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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A. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Early Registration

Midwest City
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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A. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Early Registration

Edward L. Gaylord
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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A. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Early Registration

Guthrie
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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A. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Early Registration

Bethany
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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A. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Early Registration

Chickasha Area
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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A. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Late Registration

Midwest City
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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B. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Final Registration

Rankin
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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B. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Final Registration

Edward L. Gaylord
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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B. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Final Registration

Bethany
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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B. Winter Basketball 2019/20 Final Registration

Guthrie
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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Registration Information  

Open Close Household MemberIndividual/Youth MemberNon-Member
Final Registration Y Thunder Basketball League 10/22/19 2/2/20 Online / Front Desk $ 20.00$ 85.00$ 105.00

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Champions League

Mitch Park, Rankin
1/12/20 - 3/1/20
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Champions League

The Champions League is our Special Needs YMCA Basketball League. It will have an emphasis on the development and understanding of the game of basketball for those children and adults with disabilities. Officials will be more lenient and assist in helping the participants learn. The season consists of 8 games. The Developmental League is open for children and adults ages 4-99. Games will be played at the RANKIN YMCA on Sunday Afternoons. Games will be one hour and length.

 

Age Cut Off, Gender Specific Leagues, & Divisions

YMCA sports leagues are divided by the age of the participants. The Age Cut Off is how old the participant was on August 31, 2019. Below are the age divisions we will have for the Champions League.

 

10 & Under Co-Ed Basketball

17& Under Co-Ed Basketball

18 & Above Co-Ed Basketball

 

Coaches Needed

The YMCA uses volunteer coaches to provide leadership to the community through structured athletic activities. If you are interested in coaching, please see the attached form or contact the Sports Department for more information.

 

Important Dates

 

  • Champions League Coaches Meeting 6:30 PM Monday January 6th, 2020 at the Rankin YMCA.

 

  • Games Begin January 12th, 2020 (Games played on Sunday Afternoons at the Rankin YMCA). Times will be sent our closer to the season.

 

  • Season will end by March 1st, 2020. There will be 8 games per team.

Registration Information  

Open Close Household MemberIndividual/Youth MemberNon-Member
Early Registration 12/10/19 1/19/20 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 65.00$ 85.00

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1/12/20 3/1/20 Many Available Register  

Chickasha

Chickasha Area
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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11/21/19 2/22/20 Many Available Registration
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Earlywine Park YMCA Early Registration

Earlywine Park
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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11/21/19 2/22/20 Many Available Registration
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Earlywine Park YMCA Final Registration

Earlywine Park
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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11/21/19 2/22/20 Many Available Registration
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Stillwater

Stillwater
1/11/20 - 2/29/20
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Open Close Household MemberIndividual/Youth MemberNon-Member
Final In-House Registration 12/2/19 1/15/20 Front Desk $ 20.00$ 85.00$ 105.00

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1/11/20 2/29/20 Sa Yes Registration
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Winter Basketball

Bethany, Earlywine Park, Edward L. Gaylord, Guthrie, Midtown, Midwest City, Mitch Park, North Side, Rankin, Rockwell Plaza
11/21/19 - 2/22/20
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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.

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

  • City wide YMCA Coaches Meeting & Oklahoma City Thunder Coaches Clinic Meeting November 10, 2 – 5 p.m. (Location is TBD).

 

 

  • If you have not heard from a coach by November 14, please contact your local YMCA Sports Department.

 

  • PRACTICES: Begin November 21 (one practice per week determined by practice lottery).

 

  • GAMES: Begin December 7 (games played on Friday & Saturday). Game schedules will be released by 10 p.m. on November 26.

 

  • Season will end by February 22, 2020.

 

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. Practices will be one night during the week and determined by the coaches practice lottery. Games will be played on Friday & Saturday.

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, an end of season tournament and the chance to represent your local YMCA in the Oklahoma YMCA State Basketball 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. Practices will take place at multiple locations throughout the local YMCA area. Practices will be one night during the week and determined by the coaches practice lottery. Games will be played on Friday & Saturday.

 

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, 2019. 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.

Y NIGHT WITH THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

The YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City loves for youth to experience basketball at its highest level. We are excited to offer two Y nights to see the Oklahoma City Thunder play during the regular season. Participants can buy group tickets and have the opportunity to play on the Oklahoma City Thunder’s home court, high five players and experience other game day activities. Information on how to purchase tickets will be available on QuickScores beginning November 1.

 

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.


Registration Information  

Open Close Household MemberIndividual/Youth MemberNon-Member
Final Registration 10/22/19 2/14/20 Online / Front Desk $ 20.00$ 85.00$ 105.00

Available Sessions

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11/21/19 2/22/20 Many Available Register