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YMCA Jr. Lopers Basketball

YMCA Junior Lopers Basketball program focuses on teaching fundamentals, sportsmanship and teamwork through games and drills. We follow an “everyone plays” motto which means that during the season every player receives equal practice time and plays at least half of every game. As part of a team, everyone contributes to the team’s success. We believe that kids who have fun playing sports build a lifetime love of healthy competition, and the best way to keep it enjoyable is to keep everyone involved. Teams will be formed by Y staff based on grade and school attended.

Participants Receive:
  • VIP Pass to UNK games
  • YMCA Jr. Loper Basketball Jersey
  • Jr. Loper Basketball Clinic led by UNK players & coaches

 

Jr. Lopers Micro Basketball

Kindergarten-1st Grade

Introduce your kids to the game of basketball. Lower baskets, smaller teams make this a fun learning environment. Teams will meet on Saturday morning at the YMCA beginning with a short team practice followed a game. Players get equal playing time and teams are put together by YMCA staff.

Divisions: K –1st Grade: Boys/Girls

Format: Introduction to team Basketball (4v4)

Games: 7 games per season

Registration:  Opens September 1

Program Dates: Saturdays: January -- March, 30 minute practice followed by 30 minute game

Location: Kearney Family YMCA

Coaches Meeting: Thursday January 3 at 6:30pm

Equipment: No jewelry can be worn during games or practices. Jersey will be provided to players prior to first game.

Jr. Lopers Youth Basketball

2nd-7th Grade

Your child will learn and build on the fundamentals of basketball skills in a fun and positive environment. Each week, players will focus on a different skill set to help them learn the game. Teams will practice once a week and have games on Saturdays.

Divisions:

  • 2nd - 3rd Grade: Boys/Girls
  • 4th - 5th Grade: Boys/Girls
  • 6th - 7th Grade: Boys/Girls
  • Teams will be combined into coed if registration doesn't allow for separate boys and girls divisions

Games: 7 games per season, 5 Regular Season games followed by a tournament.

Registration: Opens September 1

Program Dates: Saturdays: January -- March

Location: Kearney Family YMCA

Coaches Meeting: Thursday January 3 at 6:30pm

Equipment: No jewelry can be worn during games or practices. Jersey will be provided to players prior to first game.

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