Girls' Basketball

Girls' Basketball

Y-Ball is an opportunity for youth of all abilities and backgrounds to play recreational basketball in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment. Every player gets equal playtime in Y-Basketball, regardless of their position or individual ability.

AGES/GRADES:

  • Girls in grades K-7.
    • Boys season will begin in October.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Teams are capped at 12 players and fill fast. We highly encourage early registration to ensure that your player is able to play.
  • A late registration fee of $30 will be added to registration fees 5 weeks prior to the start of the program for any divisions that still have space available on teams.
  • The Y reserves the right to close registration at any time if teams are full.
  • Requests for coaches and players are not guaranteed after the late registration date. We will do our best to places players with teammates from their school but players will be placed on a team with space nearest to their school.
  • If your desired branch is not available for a certain age group, the teams at that branch are full and are not taking further registrations. You can continue with registration through the available branch(es) and will be placed on a team based out of that branch as close to your home school as possible.

2023 SEASON SCHEDULE INFORMATION:

  • Practices will begin the week of  January 9th
  • Game dates: January 26th/27th/28th, February 2nd/3rd/4th, February 9th/10th/11th, February 16th/24th/25th, February 23rd/March 3rd/4th, March 9th/10th/11th
    • Please note that we make every effort to play games on Saturdays but games may be played on a Thursday or Friday evening depending on staffing and gym availability.

CONTACT INFORMATION:


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE. At the Y, no one is denied service due to the inability to pay. Funds for Financial Assistance are provided through the YMCA’s Annual Giving Campaign. Learn more here!

If you are pre-qualified for Financial Assistance, please note that some of our programs have minimum fees in order to cover costs of materials and supplies. This fee may be higher depending on your amount of assistance.

A SAFE PLACE FOR ALL. Keep up-to-date with our current Safety Policies.

*Kindergarten

Downtown Boise YMCA, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA, West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatics Center
1/9/23 - 3/11/23
VIEW
  • Team formation
    • Teams are formed by the Y and will initially be created 4 weeks before the beginning of the program. Players who register before the registration deadline will be placed on their current school team unless there are too few registered players. The following criteria will be used to form teams from players that register prior to the registration deadline:
      • Coach/Teammate Request
      • Grade
      • School
      • Coach Availability (If the guardian volunteers to coach)
      • Date of Registration
  • Practice Information
    • YMCA Youth Sports Leadership will work with schools to solidify practice locations, days and times. The volunteer coach of your player’s team will choose from what practice options are available. Practices will be located at a school or Y facility that is nearest where they team is located. In divisions that are smaller, teams may be made from multiple schools, so practices may be a little further from where you are located.
      • Kindergarten–3rd grade teams practice once a week for an hour.
  • Equipment
    • Players will be responsible for bringing a basketball to practice.
      • For Kinder-2nd grade divisions, players will use a junior size ball (27.5).
    • Players will wear athletic clothing that they can easily move around and be active in.
    • Athletic type shoes that are non-marking, as we don’t want to damage courts.
      • Appropriate shoes would be basketball shoes, running shoes, tennis shoes etc.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Late Registration 2023 12/5/22 1/31/23 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/11/23
Registration
Closed

1st Grade

Downtown Boise YMCA, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA, West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatics Center
1/9/23 - 3/11/23
VIEW
  • Team formation
    • Teams are formed by the Y and will initially be created 4 weeks before the beginning of the program. Players who register before the registration deadline will be placed on their current school team unless there are too few registered players. The following criteria will be used to form teams from players that register prior to the registration deadline:
      • Coach/Teammate Request
      • Grade
      • School
      • Coach Availability (If the guardian volunteers to coach)
      • Date of Registration
  • Practice Information
    • YMCA Youth Sports Leadership will work with schools to solidify practice locations, days and times. The volunteer coach of your player’s team will choose from what practice options are available. Practices will be located at a school or Y facility that is nearest where they team is located. In divisions that are smaller, teams may be made from multiple schools, so practices may be a little further from where you are located.
      • Kindergarten–3rd grade teams practice once a week for an hour.
  • Equipment
    • Players will be responsible for bringing a basketball to practice.
      • For Kinder-2nd grade divisions, players will use a junior size ball (27.5).
    • Players will wear athletic clothing that they can easily move around and be active in.
    • Athletic type shoes that are non-marking, as we don’t want to damage courts.
      • Appropriate shoes would be basketball shoes, running shoes, tennis shoes etc.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Late Registration 2023 12/5/22 2/28/23 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/11/23
Registration
Closed on
01/23/2023

2nd Grade

Downtown Boise YMCA, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA, West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatics Center
1/9/23 - 3/11/23
VIEW
  • Team formation
    • Teams are formed by the Y and will initially be created 4 weeks before the beginning of the program. Players who register before the registration deadline will be placed on their current school team unless there are too few registered players. The following criteria will be used to form teams from players that register prior to the registration deadline:
      • Coach/Teammate Request
      • Grade
      • School
      • Coach Availability (If the guardian volunteers to coach)
      • Date of Registration
  • Practice Information
    • YMCA Youth Sports Leadership will work with schools to solidify practice locations, days and times. The volunteer coach of your player’s team will choose from what practice options are available. Practices will be located at a school or Y facility that is nearest where they team is located. In divisions that are smaller, teams may be made from multiple schools, so practices may be a little further from where you are located.
      • Kindergarten–3rd grade teams practice once a week for an hour.
  • Equipment
    • Players will be responsible for bringing a basketball to practice.
      • For Kinder-2nd grade divisions, players will use a junior size ball (27.5).
    • Players will wear athletic clothing that they can easily move around and be active in.
    • Athletic type shoes that are non-marking, as we don’t want to damage courts.
      • Appropriate shoes would be basketball shoes, running shoes, tennis shoes etc.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Late Registration 2023 12/5/22 2/28/23 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/11/23
Registration
Closed on
01/23/2023

3rd Grade

Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA, West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatics Center
1/9/23 - 3/11/23
VIEW

 

  • Team formation
    • Teams are formed by the Y and will initially be created 4 weeks before the beginning of the program. Players who register before the registration deadline will be placed on their current school team unless there are too few registered players. The following criteria will be used to form teams from players that register prior to the registration deadline:
      • Coach/Teammate Request
      • Grade
      • School
      • Coach Availability (If the guardian volunteers to coach)
      • Date of Registration
  • Practice Information
    • YMCA Youth Sports Leadership will work with schools to solidify practice locations, days and times. The volunteer coach of your player’s team will choose from what practice options are available. Practices will be located at a school or Y facility that is nearest where they team is located. In divisions that are smaller, teams may be made from multiple schools, so practices may be a little further from where you are located.
      • Kindergarten–3rd grade teams practice once a week for an hour.
  • Equipment
    • Players will be responsible for bringing a basketball to practice.
      • For 3rd-7th grade divisions, players will use an intermediate size ball (28.5).
    • Players will wear athletic clothing that they can easily move around and be active in.
    • Athletic type shoes that are non-marking, as we don’t want to damage courts.
      • Appropriate shoes would be basketball shoes, running shoes, tennis shoes etc.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Late Registration 2023 12/5/22 2/28/23 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/11/23
Registration
Closed on
01/13/2023

3rd Grade

Downtown Boise YMCA
1/9/23 - 3/11/23
VIEW
  • Team formation
    • Teams are formed by the Y and will initially be created 4 weeks before the beginning of the program. Players who register before the registration deadline will be placed on their current school team unless there are too few registered players. The following criteria will be used to form teams from players that register prior to the registration deadline:
      • Coach/Teammate Request
      • Grade
      • School
      • Coach Availability (If the guardian volunteers to coach)
      • Date of Registration
  • Practice Information
    • YMCA Youth Sports Leadership will work with schools to solidify practice locations, days and times. The volunteer coach of your player’s team will choose from what practice options are available. Practices will be located at a school or Y facility that is nearest where they team is located. In divisions that are smaller, teams may be made from multiple schools, so practices may be a little further from where you are located.
      • Kindergarten–3rd grade teams practice once a week for an hour.
  • Equipment
    • Players will be responsible for bringing a basketball to practice.
      • For 3rd-7th grade divisions, players will use an intermediate size ball (28.5).
    • Players will wear athletic clothing that they can easily move around and be active in.
    • Athletic type shoes that are non-marking, as we don’t want to damage courts.
      • Appropriate shoes would be basketball shoes, running shoes, tennis shoes etc.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Late Registration 2023 12/5/22 2/28/23 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/11/23
Registration
Closed on
01/23/2023

4th Grade

West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatics Center
1/9/23 - 3/11/23
VIEW
  • Team formation
    • Teams are formed by the Y and will initially be created 4 weeks before the beginning of the program. Players who register before the registration deadline will be placed on their current school team unless there are too few registered players. The following criteria will be used to form teams from players that register prior to the registration deadline:
      • Coach/Teammate Request
      • Grade
      • School
      • Coach Availability (If the guardian volunteers to coach)
      • Date of Registration
  • Practice Information
    • YMCA Youth Sports Leadership will work with schools to solidify practice locations, days and times. The volunteer coach of your player’s team will choose from what practice options are available. Practices will be located at a school or Y facility that is nearest where they team is located. In divisions that are smaller, teams may be made from multiple schools, so practices may be a little further from where you are located.
      • 4th–6th/7th grade teams may practice twice a week for a total of two hours gym space permitting.
  • Equipment
    • Players will be responsible for bringing a basketball to practice.
      • For 3rd-6th/7th grade divisions players will use a intermediate sized ball (28.5).
    • Players will wear athletic clothing that they can easily move around and be active in.
    • Athletic type shoes that are non-marking, as we don’t want to damage courts.
      • Appropriate shoes would be basketball shoes, running shoes, tennis shoes etc.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Late Registration 2023 12/5/22 2/28/23 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/11/23
Registration
Closed on
01/23/2023

4th Grade

Downtown Boise YMCA, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA, West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatics Center
1/9/23 - 3/11/23
VIEW
  • Team formation
    • Teams are formed by the Y and will initially be created 4 weeks before the beginning of the program. Players who register before the registration deadline will be placed on their current school team unless there are too few registered players. The following criteria will be used to form teams from players that register prior to the registration deadline:
      • Coach/Teammate Request
      • Grade
      • School
      • Coach Availability (If the guardian volunteers to coach)
      • Date of Registration
  • Practice Information
    • YMCA Youth Sports Leadership will work with schools to solidify practice locations, days and times. The volunteer coach of your player’s team will choose from what practice options are available. Practices will be located at a school or Y facility that is nearest where they team is located. In divisions that are smaller, teams may be made from multiple schools, so practices may be a little further from where you are located.
      • 4th–6th/7th grade teams may practice twice a week for a total of two hours gym space permitting.
  • Equipment
    • Players will be responsible for bringing a basketball to practice.
      • For 3rd-6th/7th grade divisions players will use a intermediate sized ball (28.5).
    • Players will wear athletic clothing that they can easily move around and be active in.
    • Athletic type shoes that are non-marking, as we don’t want to damage courts.
      • Appropriate shoes would be basketball shoes, running shoes, tennis shoes etc.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Late Registration 2023 12/5/22 2/28/23 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/11/23
Registration
Closed on
01/23/2023

5th Grade

Downtown Boise YMCA, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA, West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatics Center
1/9/23 - 3/11/23
VIEW
  • Team formation
    • Teams are formed by the Y and will initially be started 4 weeks before the beginning of the program. Players who register before the registration deadline will be placed on their current school team unless there are too few registered players. The following criteria will be used to form teams from players that register prior to the registration deadline:
      • Coach/Teammate Request
      • Grade
      • School
      • Coach Availability (If the guardian volunteers to coach)
      • Date of Registration
  • Practice Information
    • YMCA Youth Sports Leadership will work with schools to solidify practice locations, days and times. The volunteer coach of your player’s team will choose from what practice options are available. Practices will be located at a school or Y facility that is nearest where they team is located. In divisions that are smaller, teams may be made from multiple schools, so practices may be a little further from where you are located.
      • 4th–6th/7th grade teams may practice twice a week for a total of two hours gym space permitting.
  • Equipment
    • Players will be responsible for bringing a basketball to practice.
      • For 3rd-6th/7th grade divisions players will use a intermediate sized ball (28.5).
    • Players will wear athletic clothing that they can easily move around and be active in.
    • Athletic type shoes that are non-marking, as we don’t want to damage courts.
      • Appropriate shoes would be basketball shoes, running shoes, tennis shoes etc.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Late Registration 2023 12/5/22 2/28/23 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/11/23
Registration
Closed on
01/07/2023

6th/7th Grade

Downtown Boise YMCA, Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA, West Boise YMCA & Boise City Aquatics Center
1/9/23 - 3/11/23
VIEW
  • Team formation
    • Teams are formed by the Y and will initially be created 4 weeks before the beginning of the program. Players who register before the registration deadline will be placed on their current school team unless there are too few registered players. The following criteria will be used to form teams from players that register prior to the registration deadline:
      • Coach/Teammate Request
      • Grade
      • School
      • Coach Availability (If the guardian volunteers to coach)
      • Date of Registration
  • Practice Information
    • YMCA Youth Sports Leadership will work with schools to solidify practice locations, days and times. The volunteer coach of your player’s team will choose from what practice options are available. Practices will be located at a school or Y facility that is nearest where they team is located. In divisions that are smaller, teams may be made from multiple schools, so practices may be a little further from where you are located.
      • 4th–6th/7th grade teams may practice twice a week for a total of two hours gym space permitting.
  • Equipment
    • Players will be responsible for bringing a basketball to practice.
      • For 3rd-6th/7th grade divisions players will use a intermediate sized ball (28.5).
    • Players will wear athletic clothing that they can easily move around and be active in.
    • Athletic type shoes that are non-marking, as we don’t want to damage courts.
      • Appropriate shoes would be basketball shoes, running shoes, tennis shoes etc.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Late Registration 2023 12/5/22 2/28/23 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00$ 145.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/11/23
Registration
Closed on
01/23/2023

AAU 5th Grade - Spring

Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
1/9/23 - 5/20/23
VIEW

The TVAAU competitive basketball league offers players the opportunity to compete for their local high school all while learning the values of sportsmanship, effort, respect, and teamwork with a focus on maintaining healthy lifestyles and relationships. Treasure Valley AAU is committed to providing players with a positive playing experience. Through YMCA leadership, volunteer coaches as positive role models, and parents/families providing positive and continuous support Treasure Valley AAU Basketball is a platform for players to improve their game within a competitive environment and foster a lifelong pursuit of health.

HERE is a link to the homepage for the AAU league. There is a ton of information posted there.

We will not be having tryouts for this league. We will use the division that is selected on the registration to create teams. If you are unsure on whether you should select JV or Varsity, use the skills below as a guide. A Varsity level player should be able to do the following:

Skills:

  • Players need to be able to dribble with their dominant hand with complete control and vision of the court.
  • Players need to be able to pass and catch while moving with confidence and accuracy.
  • Players need to shoot the ball with confidence, proper fundamentals, and relatively high success rate with their dominant hand.
  • Players need to be aggressive and strong with the ball at all times.

Abilities:

  • Varsity players should already possess the ability to handle the ball, pass, shoot, play defense, and follow a designed offensive or defensive scheme.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of what to do on offense to get open without the ball.
  • Knowledge of how to screen and cut.
  • Knowledge of basic defensive fundamentals and positioning.
  • Knowledge of the rules of the game and where to position themselves correctly.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/19/23 3/27/23 Online / Front Desk $ 125.00$ 155.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/14/23
Registration
Closed on
01/12/2023
04/03/23 - 05/20/23
Register  
Closes
03/27/2023

AAU 6th Grade - Spring

Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
1/9/23 - 5/20/23
VIEW

The TVAAU competitive basketball league offers players the opportunity to compete for their local high school all while learning the values of sportsmanship, effort, respect, and teamwork with a focus on maintaining healthy lifestyles and relationships. Treasure Valley AAU is committed to providing players with a positive playing experience. Through YMCA leadership, volunteer coaches as positive role models, and parents/families providing positive and continuous support Treasure Valley AAU Basketball is a platform for players to improve their game within a competitive environment and foster a lifelong pursuit of health.

HERE is a link to the homepage for the AAU league. There is a ton of information posted there.

We will not be having tryouts for this league. We will use the division that is selected on the registration to create teams. If you are unsure on whether you should select JV or Varsity, use the skills below as a guide. A Varsity level player should be able to do the following:

Skills:

  • Players need to be able to dribble with their dominant hand with complete control and vision of the court.
  • Players need to be able to pass and catch while moving with confidence and accuracy.
  • Players need to shoot the ball with confidence, proper fundamentals, and relatively high success rate with their dominant hand.
  • Players need to be aggressive and strong with the ball at all times.

Abilities:

  • Varsity players should already possess the ability to handle the ball, pass, shoot, play defense, and follow a designed offensive or defensive scheme.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of what to do on offense to get open without the ball.
  • Knowledge of how to screen and cut.
  • Knowledge of basic defensive fundamentals and positioning.
  • Knowledge of the rules of the game and where to position themselves correctly.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/19/23 3/27/23 Online / Front Desk $ 125.00$ 155.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/14/23
Registration
Closed on
01/15/2023
04/03/23 - 05/20/23
Register  
Closes
03/27/2023

AAU 7th Grade - Spring

Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA
1/9/23 - 5/20/23
VIEW

The TVAAU competitive basketball league offers players the opportunity to compete for their local high school all while learning the values of sportsmanship, effort, respect, and teamwork with a focus on maintaining healthy lifestyles and relationships. Treasure Valley AAU is committed to providing players with a positive playing experience. Through YMCA leadership, volunteer coaches as positive role models, and parents/families providing positive and continuous support Treasure Valley AAU Basketball is a platform for players to improve their game within a competitive environment and foster a lifelong pursuit of health.

HERE is a link to the homepage for the AAU league. There is a ton of information posted there.

We will not be having tryouts for this league. We will use the division that is selected on the registration to create teams. If you are unsure on whether you should select JV or Varsity, use the skills below as a guide. A Varsity level player should be able to do the following:

Skills:

  • Players need to be able to dribble with their dominant hand with complete control and vision of the court.
  • Players need to be able to pass and catch while moving with confidence and accuracy.
  • Players need to shoot the ball with confidence, proper fundamentals, and relatively high success rate with their dominant hand.
  • Players need to be aggressive and strong with the ball at all times.

Abilities:

  • Varsity players should already possess the ability to handle the ball, pass, shoot, play defense, and follow a designed offensive or defensive scheme.

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of what to do on offense to get open without the ball.
  • Knowledge of how to screen and cut.
  • Knowledge of basic defensive fundamentals and positioning.
  • Knowledge of the rules of the game and where to position themselves correctly.

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/19/23 3/27/23 Online / Front Desk $ 125.00$ 155.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
01/09/23 - 03/14/23
Registration
Closed on
01/11/2023
04/03/23 - 05/20/23
Register  
Closes
03/27/2023